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At about 3:31 p.m Cpl, Thomas Haskins was notified by dispatch- ers to be on the lookout for a black 2018 Ford Fusion that was involved in a hit-and-run wreck inside the Forsyth city limits. Dispatchers'also told Haskins the male Fusion driver had report- edly switched seats with a male front seat passenger as the Fusion left the scene and said a male witness had followed the Fusion after the wreck. Haskins saw the Fusion on Old Macon Road at which point the Fusion sped up to avoid Haskins' patrol car. Haskins saw the Fusion fail to maintain its lane as it turned onto Collins Ridge Road. The Fusion then ran through a stop sign before coming to an abrupt stop on Collins Ridge Road. Haskins pointed his'gun at the Fusion and ordered the driver, /- front seat passenger and male back seat passer ger to exit and lay on the ground. Dep. ]aleel Brown then arrivedat the scene and as- sisted Haskins with handcuffing all three men. The male witness told Brown he saw the Fusion wreck into t he back of another vehicle on the 1-75 South exit ramp at Exit 186. q-he witness said the Fusion driver got out of his vehicle to look at it after the wreck and then got into the passenger seat as it continued on. The wit- ness said he followed the Fusion and saw the driver and passenger swap places again, and the origi- nal driver once againtook over the wheel. The Fusion driver told Haskins he had been involved in a wreck in front of the Fine Arts Center on Hwy. 41 South in which another vehicle driven by a "lady" had stopped in front of his, causing a third vehicle to lear-end him as he slowed down. He said the impact from the third vehicle knocked him into the "lady's vehicle." The Fusion driver said he exited his vehicle and checked on the female driger, who was uninjured. The Fusion driver said he then looked at his vehicle and did not see any dam- age so he left the scene. However, Haskins asked the Fusion driver why he didn't stop for his patrol car to which he replied: "I wasn't trying to run" Haskins then did not see any damage to the rear of the Fusion but did find damage on its front right side. The Fusion driver said he hadn't noticed the damage to the front end and said "his girl" had taken his vehide several days prior and must have hit something. Both the front seat and back seat passengers denied having seen anything with the front seat passenger saying he was "playing on his phone" the whole time. Haskins noticed the Fusion driver was very excited, unable to stand still and talking very fast. He also smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the Fusion driver, but he denied having been drinking saying he had ulcers and that alcohol could "kill him" The Fusion driver then failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Monroe County Jail. Forsyth man arrested after deputies search Towaliga Trail home A 22-year-old white Forsyth man was arrested and charged with possession of methamphet- amine after a search of his home on April 17. At about 7:30 p.m, Invs. Sam Leggett and Ma n Ursitti and Lt. Jarred Duncan went to a Towaliga Trail home to serve an arrest warrant on a male resident. Deputies did not find the resident inside the home, but as they were about to leave, he rode up in a silver SUV driven by his girlfriend. Deputies found on the passenger's seat of the SUV a small bag of marijuana. Leggett and Officer Kennedy then searched the residents bedroom and found a glass smoking pipe with methamphetamine residue inside of it as well as three large bags containing multiple small baggies commonly used for packaging drugs. Deputies then took the resident to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with possession of mari- juana, possession of drug related objects and violation of probation. Deputy finds injured dog on Old Indian Springs Dr. on April 17 On April 17, Dep. Jaleel Brown went to Old Indian Springs Drive where a black and gray dog appeared to have been hit by a vehicle. Brown then looked more closely at the dog and saw cuts across its rear end, indicating something may have tried to at- tack it. Brown then called Monroe County Animal Control about the dog. High Falls Rd. resident reports man standing outside bedroom blinds At about 1:51 a.m. on April 17, Dep. Tyler Rodgers went to a High Falls Road home about a burglary in progress. A female resident said she and her hus- band heard a noise outside their bedroom window. She said they looked out the blinds and saw a white mal6 wearing a ball cap standing at theirwindow. She said the mgl suspect ran away but she didn't see which direction. She saidshe then found broken beer bottles on her front porch and a white trash bag of items in her front yard. The female resident said she also found her bedroom window screen lying on the ground. Rodgers and Dep. Nicolas Ortiz then searched the area but were unable to find the suspect. Rodgers found inside the trash bag in the front yard clothes, CDs, two pocket knives and hy- giene projects. He took the items as evidence. Deputy finds cognac bottle in vehicle during Collier Road traff stop A 35-year-old black Barnesville man was arrested and charged with DUI (refusal) after a traffic stop on Collier Road on April 18. At about 9:52 p.m Cpl. Nico- las Ortiz saw a tan 1985 Toyota Corolla run a stop sign and fail to maintain its lane at the intersec- tion of Indian Springs Drive and Collier Road. Ortiz stopped the car on Collier Road and smelled alcohol coming from the car. He then saw a glass bottle contain- ing a brown liquid on the front passenger seat. The male driver tried to slide the bottle behind the passenger seat and when Ortiz asked him about the bottle, he denied knowing what the deputy was talking about. The driver then failed several field sobriety tests and tested positive for alcohol on a field breath test. Ortiz invento- ried the car and found a 200 mL. bottle of cognac behind the front passenger seat. He then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where the driver failed to give an adequate breath sample on a state breath test. The driver was also charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to maintain lane and an open container violation. Stone Mountain driver arrested after deputy locates pot in vehicle A 29-year-old black Stone Mountain man was arrested and charged with possession of mari- juana after a traffic stop on Collier Road on April 23. At about 2:47 a.m Cpl. Christian Sawley saw a black 2004 Honda Accord with- out tag lights traveling on 1-75 South near mile marker 190. As the car exited at Exit 188, Sawley stopped the car, which did not stop immediately, at the intersec- tion of Collier Road and Hwy. 42 North. Sawley saw marijuana on the male driver's shirt and lap. When Sawley asked the driver ff he had anymore marijuana inside the car, the driver denied ever having any marijuana. Sawley then saw marijuana in the driver's teeth and on his tongue. Saw- ley searched the car and found marijuana on the driver's seat and driver's side door. He also found a marijuana cigarette in a compart- ment along the center console, a Bud Light can on the passenger seat and a small black scale in the trunk. Sawley discovered the car's tag belonged to a white 2004 Acura, also belonging to the driver, with cancelled registration. Sawley then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with violation of tag light requirements, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, possession of drug related objects, an open container violation, cancelled registration and affix- ing a license plate with intent to misrepresent. Tomkins Creek Trail resident reports hand- gun stolen from truck At about 9:17 a.m. on April 24, a male Tomkins Creek Trail resi- dent told Cpl. Thomas Haskins that his handgun was stolen from his unlocked blue 2006 Chevrolet Silverado parked in his driveway the previous night. The resident said someone entered his truck and stole his nickel-plated Walther P22 handgun from the center console. He said he found two gloves that did not belong to him undemeath his truck, and they were taken as evidence. Dep. Christian Sawley entered the handgun as stolen. See INCIDENTS Page 6B The following arr~)sts were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Forsyth Po- lice Department'on April 22-28. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Tennisha Johnson, 35, Macon, speeding, ,: possession of : marijuana Michael :, NedPurvis, 35, Macon, speeding, reckless driv- : ing, driving while license revoked Gregory. Gardner, 29, Stone Mountain, license plate concealed, possession of drug related - objects, fail- ure to yield :, for emer- gencyvehide, :, open contain- er, suspended registration, . possession of - marijuana, :: taillights : required Antonio Fernando Martinez, 46, Forsyth, simple battery Cassandra Peterson, 34, Jackson, ex pired registra- tion, driving while license revoked Ted Leigh Pierce, 51, Barnesville, drugs not in original container, possession ofmetham- phetamine, possession of cocaine Crystal Darlene Rog- ers, 60, Ma con, harassing. communica- tions Beverly L Alford, 58, Forsyth, driving while license revoked Jayna Forbus, 40, Forsyth, driver to exercise due care, driving while license revoked Carlynia Dumaine Savoy, 22, College Park, identity theft fraud Carol Ann Watson, 46, Macon, failure to maintain lane, expired registration, DUI Chan- lor Heald, 26, Juliette, possession of synthetic cannabinoid, synthetic marijuana or K2, im- proper stop in roadway, possession of drug related objects, open container, DUI (refus- al), driving while license revoked, possession of a weapon during com- mission of a crime Willie Mor- ris Hickman, 30, Forsyth, possession of marijuana Chelsea Mattingly, 25, Bonaire, driving while license revoked cole Schindler, 31, Griffin, obstruction Lonnie Derrell Spoon, 59, Forsyth, DUI, driving while license revoked Ronnie Cauley, 42, Elizabeth, N.C giving a false name/date of birth, posses- sion of meth- amphetamine, driving while license sus- pended, wind- shield violation, no brake lights/ turn signals April Phil- lips Davis, 37, Forsyth, simple battery (Family Violence) Justin Ever- ett Davis, 37, Forsyth, simple battery (Family Violence) Orlando Montex King, 37, Forsyth, driving while license revoked Brandon Duke Ste- phens, 26, Forsyth, crimi- nal trespass, obstructing persons mak- ing emergency phone call, battery Christo pher Dewber- ry, 35, Forsyth, robbery, fleeing ' or attempt- ing to elude, obstruction, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to maintain lane, possession of drug related objects, seatbelt violation Paul Brett Dewberry, 27, Forsyth, pos- session of drug related objects Jessie Wayne Gar- ner, 31, Ider, Ala use of license plate with intent to conceal, driv- ing while li- cense revoked, tag lights required John Thomas Shannon, 28, Forsyth, first degree forgery April Ramsey Wad- dell, 42, For~' syth, diso erly conduct,' / Jeffery Francis Goldsmith, 52, Forsyth, simple battery lacoby Ra- shad Mitchell, 24, Forsyth, first degree criminal dam- age to property Candice Leigh Price, 35, Forsyth, :' criminal tres- pass Brenden Scott, 19, For- syria, loitering or prowling