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1he Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his mffailing love - Psalm 33:5 The Monroe County Reporter April 17, 2019 ~ ~l f~Ht ~ ftlll Jlli HI ii ~ HH III ! I ~HH~HHHHHH~Hj~HHH~HH~Hh~HH~HH~HHH~H~H~HHHH~HH~HH~HH~HHHH~H~H~HHHH~f~HH~j~B~H~HH~HHHHHH~HHH~i~HHHH~jHjH~Hi~ INCIDENT REPORTS April 17, 2019 The following incidents were reported by the Forsyth Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office April 1-14 Dairy Queen employee The case was turned over to Inv. reports stl kes Alexander Daniels. vehkle while at work Presidents Way woman A Dairy Queen employee told officer Bell on April I that an acquaintance struck her vehicle and left while she was working at Dairy Queen and produced video evidence of it happening. Officers confirmed that it was true and began searching for the suspect. Man reports ex goes through clothes, sends harosssing messages A Forsyth man told officer Bruce Hughley on April 1 that his ex-girlfriend was coming by his home, going through his clothes and harassing him with text mes- sages. He said he had blocked her on all social media sites and also wanted her to stop texting him. Woman reports rifles, shotguns missing from father's Hwy. 83 home A woman told Forsyth officer Teldric Middlebrooks that she was cleaning out her father's home on Hwy. 83 North when she realized about 11 rifles and shotguns were missing from a gun cabinet. Her sister denied removing the guns, and the woman noted that one door of the home doesn't lock. reports disabled son reqeests trip to hospi l A Presidents Way woman told officer Teldric Middlebrooks on April 2 that her disabled son was acting out because he didn't want to go to his day center. He said he didn't feel well and wanted to go to the hospital, which he did. m.n an n=l after possessing stolen gum at Sharp St. home A Forsyth man was charged with stealing two guns and having pot after a dispute with his grand- father at his Sharp Street home on April 2. The grandfather told officer Teldric Middlebrooks that his grandson had two guns during their dispute but threw them on the ground when officers arrived. The grandfather said his grand- son had been up all night and became upset, throwing things and threatening his grandfather because he had lost his cell phone. Other wimesses said they thought the grandson was on drugs. The dispatcher determined from the serial numbers that the guns were stolen. The grandson was charged with theft by receiving and crossing the guard lines with marijuana. Forsyth man reports leaving iPhone X, $80 cash on truck bumper A Forsyth man told police officer 1. Malone on April 6 that he lost his wallet with $80 cash and iPhone X after putting them down on the bumper of his truck in the parking lot of the E1Tejado Me dcan Restaurant while talk- ing and then later driving away headed to Warner Robins. Decatur man charged with hit-and-run after 1-75 wreck on April 6 A 61-year-old white Decatur man was arrested and charged with hit-and-run after a two- vehicle wreck on 1-75 North on April 6. At about 9:33 p.m Cp1. Nicolas Ortiz was notified by dispatchers of a hit-and-run incident on 1-75 North near mile marker 189 in which a black 2015 Chevrolet Silverado hit a silver 2019 Ford Expedition on 1-75 North. Ortiz learned the Expedi- tion was following the Silverado with its emergency flashers on. Ortiz then stopped both vehicles near miler marker 203 in Butts County. Ortiz smelled alcohol coming from inside the Silverado and the male Silverado driver admitted to having consumed "a few" beers. Ortiz saw inside the Silverado an empty 12-ounce Busch beer that was still cold. The Silverado driver then failed sev- eral field sobriety tests and tested a high positive for alcohol on a field breath test. Ortiz then met with the male Expedition driver who said he was traveling north- bound on 1-75 when the Silverado changed lanes. He said he tried to prevent contact with the Silverado but was unable to avoid getting hit on the passenger side near the front bumper due to heavy traffic congestion. The Expedition driver said the Silverado drove off and didn't stop. He said he then followed the Silverado until Ortiz stopped it. The Silverado driver's sons told Ortiz their father was headed northbound on 1-75 when he tried to change lanes and hit the Expedition. The Silverado driver's sons said their father was driving erratically and unable to maintain his lane. Ortiz then took the Silverado driver to the Mon- roe County Jail, where he was also charged with DUI (refusal) and an open container violation. Cross Creek Circle man reports finding pistol while cutting grass At about 2:04 p.m. on April 6, a Cross Creek Circle man told Dep. Kevin Williams that while he was cutting his grass he found a black Browning HiPower 380 pistol beside his mailbox. Williams determined the gun had not been reported stolen and took it into evidence. River Place employee reports suspicious truck causes home Iockdown At about 12:15 p.m. on April 7, a female River Place assisted living home employee told Cpl. Timo- thy Campfield that a black Ford F-150 truck pulled around to the back of the River Place property and started taking pictures. The employee said the facility's doors were open, so employees dosed the doors and put the facility on lockdown. The employee said the Ford F-150 then left the facility before the driver could be con- fronted. Forsyth man arrested for DUI after leaving MP campus on April 8 A 19-year-old white Forsyth man was arrested and charged with DUI after a traffic stop on Hwy. 41 South on April 8. At about 7:51 p.m the male Mary Persons principal told Dep. Ray Hilliard that a man was in the student parking lot after the principal had instructed him to leave campus. Hilliard then told the man he needed to leave the campus immediately. Hilliard then followed the man, who was driving a black 1999 Honda Ac- cord, off campus, where he turned into the Pecan Circle neighbor- hood. Hilliard then followed the car back onto Montpelier Road and then onto Thornton Road, where he weaved within his lane and crossed the center line several times. Hilliard then stopped the car on Hwy. 41 South just off Thornton Road, and the man, whose eyes were glazed and whose speech was slurred, said he was unaware he was failing to maintain his lane. The man, who struggled to maintain his balance and nearly fell on the ground twice during the stop, initially denied having been drinking or using drugs. The man then admit- ted to Cpl. Nicolas 0rtiz that he had taken a half of a Xanax pill and smoked marijuana about five hours prior to the stop. Rilliard then took the man to Monroe County Hospital, where he submitted a blood sample, before taking him to the Monroe County Jail. The man was also charged with failure to maintain lane. Andrew Court resident reports handgun stolen from truck on April IO At about 7:45 a.m. on April 10, an Andrew Court man told Dep. Robertson that his 9 mm. Kimber Solo Carrier handgun was stolen out ofthe driver side door ofhis gray 2016 Chevrolet Silverado. The man said he last saw the handgun at about noon on April 9 when he went to United Bank in Jackson. The man said he wasn't sure if the gun was stolen from his truck while it was parked at his home or while it was parked at the bank but said his doors were not locked when it was at his home. The man said the stolen gun was valued at about $1,200. See INCIDENTS Page 5B 5 The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Forsyth PilJce Department on April 8-14. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent unlJJ proven guilty in a court of law. Brian Cole Buchanan, 19, Macon, failure to maintain lane, DUI Ashley L. Cosby, 30, Jackson, possession ofmetham- phetamine, possession of drug related objects Ter- rance Latrel Dumas, 24, Forsyth, theft by taking Jakeb Con- nor Hinson, 19, Jackson, possession ofmetham- phetamine, possession of drug related objects Nicholas Hale Johnson, 38, Forsyth, possession ofmetham- phetamine, possession of drug related objects, loiter- ing, financial transaction card theft, giving a false name or date of birth, ob- struction Jaylen Eric Jackson, 23, Forsyth, disor- derly conduct Timcoyis Lekell John- son, 33, For- syth, simple battery, third degree cruelty to children David Monroe, 44, Albany, DUI, failure to maintain lane, open contain- er, tag lights required Sarah Elizabeth 'l-homa& 31, Macon, obstruction Frank Stricldand, 47, Dominic Lithonia, fail- Abrams, 29, Macon, DUI, speeding, open con- tainer RaDon Dakari Christian, 28, Macon, driving while license revoked Shermain Dontez Hart, 34, Forsyth, simple as- sault (Family Violence) Ivan Saban Jones, 23, Forsyth, having no insurance, possession of amphet- amine, fleeing, reckless driv- ing, failure to yield for emergency vehicle, fail- ure to main- tain lane, passing in a no-passing zone, driving on the wrong side of the road, driv- ing an unsafe vehicle, tag violation, no license, violation of probation Adrian Middle- brooks, 24, Macon, driving while license revoked, headlight violation ure to maintain lane, altered tag, unsecured load, window tint violation, obscured tag, obstruction John Eddie Tennyson, 37, Macon, failure to appear Jerome Williams, 62, Macon, driving while license revoked Cordarrel D. Woodward, 31, Forsyth, driving while license revoked, possession of marijuana Darien D. Griggs, 19, Union City, fleeing or at- tempting to elude, posses- sion of drugs, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a weapon during the commis- sion of a felony, speeding, driv- ing in a divided highway, using emergency lane, reckless driving, driv- ing without a valid license, failure to signal when turning or changing lanes, hit and run, possession of drug related objects Genin Noe Martinez, Puentes, 22, Memphis, Tenn driving without a valid license, speed- ing Rhainah Monee Smith, 18, Macon, possession of marijuana Zack Ryan Wilson, 26, Oakwood, fail- ure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended/ revoked Ace Kevin Chrisley, 30, Jackson, failure to appear Shontaeya Lynnae Dixon, 39, Lithonia, second degree burglary, theft by taking John Wil- liam Heather- ington, 36, Griffin, failure to maintain lane, failure to signal when turning, DUI, speeding Leonard Chad Rogers, 40, Forsyth, first degree arson Kend- rial Raytriel Brantley, 26, Forsyth, driving while license revoked Johnny ' Matthew Conlde, 29, Griffin, disor- derly conduct Hailey Rebecca Hat- tell, 22, Juliette, driver to exer- cise due care Mat- thew Cooper Haynie, 37, Brunswick, speeding, DUI Leshaum Jackson, 41, Juliette, theft by shoplifting Jason DeL- loyd McCall, 49, Jackson, driving while license revoked Andre Waller, 48, Rex, failure to maintain lane, failure to signal when turning or changing lanes, DUI Brian Cole Buchanan, 19, Macon, theft by taking <: ; ~l~ r !