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L ]he Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfifiling love Psalm 33:5 The Monroe County Reporter June 26, 2019 INCIDENT REPORTS June 26, 2019 The following incidents were reported by the Forsyth Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office May 31-June 23. ~er d~cgod with patched to 1-75 northbound after failure to maintain lane agroup ofmotorcydists traveled southbound on the northbound m 1 H~. 18 ~ sT lanes between exits 188 and 187 on June 2. On June 2, Forsyth Officer Kevin Powell stopped a silver Forsyth police respond Hyundai Elantra on Hwy. 18 after it failed to stay in its lane. The after Ingles customer driver told the officer he did not tries to use fake bill have his license and asked Powell not to take him to jail, The driver's A young man tried to use a license came back suspended. Thecounterfeit $100 bill at the Ingles driver also had an active warrant Gas Station on June 4. q-he suspect for his arrest from the Forsyth left in a red Ford pickup truck Police Department. Officer Powell after management confirmed arrested the driver and issued him the bill was counterfeit. Officer citations for failure to maintain Jeremy Malone responded to the lane, driver to exercise due care, report and the tag on the suspect's and driving while license sus- vehicle was ran. It came back pended, belonging to a Toyota Corolla. Walmart customer tellsDairy Queen customer off'm r iPhone XR stolen reports hit-and-run from shopping cart incident in parking lot A woman at the Forsyth Walmart told Officer David As- bell that her gold iPhone XR Max had been stolen from her cart on June 2. After using the Find My Phone app, the woman said the phone was around the Rodeway Inn. Security videos did not show the phone get taken, but did print a photo of a suspect standing around the woman'S cart. On June 5, Cpl. Kimberly Barnett responded to a hit-and- run at the Forsyth Dairy Queen. A woman in a tan Chevy Tahoe struck the w ~hicle in front of her then drove away. The man who was hit told Barnett he tried to follow the suspect to get her tag number, but wasn't able to keep up. Asbell she had discovered a few items missing. Four different pieces of lawn equipment were stolen from the property since December 2018. She told Asbell she believed a temp maintenance man who worked there in De- cember was involved. The manager of Piedmont Hills Cpl. Terrence Thomas was dis- Apartments told Officer David to alleged shooting on Cpl. Kimberly Barnett respond- ed to an occurrence on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive where a person fired a gun at someone else on June 8. The suspect was charged with pointing or aiming a gun or pistol at another and reck- less conduct. Woman reports kids threw water balloons at her on city sidewalk On June 8, a woman told Ptl. Anias Benjamin kids threw water balloons at her while she walked down the sidewalk. Offkers discover items believed to be intended for inmate smuggling On June 6, Officer Jeremy Malone began to chase a ve- hicle with no tag and dark tinted windows when it did not pull over during a traffic stop. As the car drove down Juliette Road, it eventually slowed to a stop and a passenger in his 40s fled with an orange hiking backpack on. The vehide drove offand Malone continued following it down lu- liette Road. Malone followed the vehide into Jasper County, where for smoking crack cocaine, and a Louisiana ID during his inventory of the vehicle. While Malone was in pursuit of the vehicle, Deputy Yolanda Mercer with the Monroe Wanted suspect refuses ' arrest, spits and kicks in rear of patrol car Officers saw a wanted suspect County Sheriff's Office located a black backpack that held several on North Lee Street on June 13. pounds of smoking tobacco, roll- The suspect told the officers he ing papers, cell phones, chargers, was having a bad day and wasn't , and an extra cell phone battery, going to jail. He resisted arrest , and was handcuffed after a short , The tobacco and phones were struggle. The suspect then kicked wrapped in wash cloths, stuffed and spit while in the rear of the - in socks, then wrapped with tape vehicle. He was charged with . to form capsules that stored the obstruction. items. Malone silspects that the suspect was bringing the back- Cabiness Road resident pack to Tift College Correctional Facility to leave the items where reports theft of $400, , inmates would find them. car keys on June 14 , Woman reports online harassment over feud concerning male friend A woman reported on June 12 that another woman had been harassing her via social media and Major George Foster responded to a burglary on June 14 on Cabiness Road. A woman said ! ) when she left for approximately , 10 minutes, someone broke into her apartment and stole $400, , her clothes, her phone, and her t car keys. She accused two men of i over the phone. She also said the stealing her belongings. One of woman would follow her in her them was in the apartment and ! car and shout at her in public Of- accused the victim of setting him second woman and told her if she leave when he began arguing with ,| didnt stop she would be charged the victim. '- with stalking and harassing com- munication. The second woman claimed the victim sometimes contacts her. Malone advised both women to avoid all communica- tion unless absolutely necessary. The woman who reported the incident did not press charges and told the officer the communica- tion began over a common male friend the women shared. Forsyth station owner reports receiving fake checks at two locations Family leaves KOA , Campground without " paying for camp site ' On June 15, a tim@ left the KOA campground without pay- ing after being advised to. A man who works at the campground told Officer David Asbell he be- lieved the suspects went north. I .Q "t Forsyth man reports suspect throwing ice at him on front porch t it stopped again to let out two On June 13, the owner of two A man reported someone ' more passengers who appeared to Forsyth gas stations reported a throwing ice at him while he sat ' be in their 20s. Cpl. Thomas told man who had cashed fraudulent on his porch on June 15. He said ' Malone to stop the pursuit due checks at both locations. She he didnt know who did it but ' to no back-up being able to catch told Officer Jeremy Malone she wouldn't press charges unless the suspect didn't return the money. Malone also found the man also owed his previous employer money and was given his address and new employer's name. suspects it was his neighbors who , he's called the police on before because of their dogs being too , loud. See INCIDENTS Page 5D , Piedmont Hills Apts. up. Jasper County advised them a few minutes later the car had been Motorcyclists travel on manager reports lawn located a few miles up, aban- wrong side of 1-75 in equipment missing doned. Malone found a bottle city limits on June 2 of yellow pills, a digital scale, a knife shaped like a gun, two torch lighters, a pipe commonly used The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Forsyth Po- lice Department on June 17-23. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. JUNE 17 Decori- ous Deshun Davis, 23, Forsyth, bat- tery, giving a false name or date of birth Robert Lewis Dumas, 61, Forsyth, criminal tres- pass, battery o'Martha Luke, 63, LaGrange, fleeing, tail- lights re- quired, failure to maintain lane iii!iiiii:: ,i, ? JUNEIiS :ii : Christo- pher Black 43, Forsyth, possession of. methamphet- amine, posses- sion of drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop' at a stop sign Mariha Shay Holts, 27, Griffin, aggravated assault Johnathan Hymer, 46, Cross City, Fla second degree bur- glary, theft by taking Michael Antonio Lucear, 29, Forsyth, child support lockup order Cole Da- vid McCull- ers, 29, For- syth, driving while license suspended, visible auto emissions John Wes ley Mitchem, 28, Thomas- ton, driving while license suspended, hold for other agency Andrew Robinson, 24, Forsyth, obtaining, attempting to obtain dan- gerous drugs by fraud, forgery or concealment of fact Willis Jason Rosier, 39, Jones- boro, theft by receiving stolen prop- erty, criminal use of an article with an altered ID Emily Eu- dora Zellner, 71, Macon, financial transaction card fraud, identity theft fraud Michad Barnier, 46, Smithville, speeding, driving while license sus- pended Daniel Jeremiah Holmes, 34, Sdmer, Tenn pos- session of drug related objects, driv- ing while license suspended, no insur- ance, use of license plate with intent to conceal t Lisa Rob- bin Ramsay, 51, Juliette, drugs not in original container, possession of drugs, failure to maintain lane, DUI Eric Red, 37, Orville, Ala follow- ing too closely, driving while license sus- pended Michael Steve Smith, 34, Loganville, disorderly conduct JUNE~ William Bartholomew, 43, Indianapo- lis, Ind speed- ing, driving while license suspended Justin Wayne Brad ford, 28, Jack son, disorderly conduct Michael Dewayne Jefferson, 35, Decatur, failure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended William Edward Shaw, 55, Augusta, theft by taking Cody West Smith, 33, Jackson, crimi- nal trespass Daniel Washington, 36, Macon, failure to ap- pear ~!i~ ~i :! JUNE 21 Khalil Trquie Ro- shaun Alford, 19, Forsyth, entering auto Breanna Austin Bailey, 20, Macon, fail- ure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended Da- vid James Branfley, 59, Forsyth, child support lockup order Marvin Lee Hampton, 42, Riverdale, fail- ure to appear lakeb Con ner Hinson, 19, Jackson, disorderly conduct Cody West Smith, 33, Jackson, enter- ing auto, public drunkenness Adonis Leon Thomas, 45, Macon, criminal tres- pass " Brooks Reed Bass- Gainey, 36, Jackson, pos- session of drug related objects, failure to main- tain lane, DUI, drugs Preshantia Bowden, 21, Forsyth, viola- tion of proba- tion, robbery, second degree criminal dam- age to property Katrina Lanette Carter, 47, Austell, driving while license sus- pended Moeisha Quanyeah Hardy, 18, For syth, disorderly conduct Tamarisk Jones, 18, For- syth, entering auto, theft by taking Ashley Love, 35, Phe- nix City, Ma expired regis- tration, driving while license suspended I I Daniel Clemons, 31, Forsyth, dam- age to properly, affray Charlie Grier, 59, I Forsyth, simple ,~i(~! battery, damage ~ to property Willie De- nail King, 31, Forsyth, child support lockup order James Ber- nard Mekheal, 48, Forsyth, affray Brandon E. Shockley, 36, Juliette, headlight violation, tag light violation, seatbdt viola- tion, drivl!lg while license suspended, Superior Court bench warrant