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Peyton Henderson saw a dark blue 2016 Mercedes E300 stuck on the railroad track facing south on Old Macon Road. Cpl. Timothy Campfidd notified Nor- folk Southern to stop any trains headed that way while Hen- derson saw the male driver still pressing the gas trying to drive off of the tracks. The driver, whose wife was a passenger in the car, then told Henderson that a man had helped him get his car off of the tracks, but Henderson told the driver his car was still on the tracks. Henderson smelled alco- hol on the driver, who admitted to having consumed "a big mixed drink" about two hours earlier. The driver then failed a field sobriety test but refused any more tests, saying he was disabled. Deputies then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail. When eaa route to the jail, the driver told deputies he was a military veteran and didn't understand why he hid been pulled over Henderson tOd th.e driver he was not pulled o' er, and that deputies stopped t6 move his car offthe railroad tracks. Once at the jail, the driver tested positive for more than two times the legal limit of alcohol on I puty locates loaded marijuana during L, 75 North traffic stop 20-year-old Hispanic Riverdale man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a one-vehide Wreck on 1-75:North on Dec. 2. At about l:13a.m Dep. Tyler Rodgers went to 1-75 North near mile marker 180 about a one- vehicle wreck, where he saw a white 2008 Acura TSX had hit a tree stump about 60 feet offthe road and was not drivable. The male driver, who was not injured, said he was the vehicle's lone oc- cupant. Rodgers smelled a strong odor of mari)uana coming from the vehicle, and the driver admit- ted to having smoked marijuana about three hours earlier. After first saying there were no drugs left in the vehicle, the driver then admitted to having a marijuana cigarette inside of it. Rodgers then searched the vehicle and found the marijuana cigarette on the passenger seat. He also found inside the glove box a pipe with marijuana residue on it and inside the center console a scale with marijuana residue and a box of 9 mm. ammunition. The driver then denied having any weapons inside the vehide. However, Rod- gers then searched the trunk and found a dear bag of marijuana and a loaded Smith and Wes- son 9 mm. handgun with 12 ball rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber The driver said he was aware of the marijuana but denied knowing about the gun. The driver later told Rodgers that the gun belongs to a friend of his and he didn't know it was in his vehicle. Rodgers then asked the driver his friend's name, and the driver didn't respond. Rodg- supposed to return home on Dec. 2 but never came home nor did he attend school on Dec. 3. The woman said she tried to call her son, but his phone was disabled. Justice then went to the neigh- bar's home, where the neighbor said she didn't know where the woman's son was but said he was likely with her brother The neighbor said the two would likely be traveling in a dark green 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier. The neighbor then tried to call her brother, but his phone was also disabled. Justice then entered the woman's son as missing. Then, at about 9:47 p.m. on Dec. 3, Dep. Tyler Rodgers saw the Cavalier parked on Old Benton Road. The neighbor's brother, who was driving, told Rodgers that he and the woman's son, who was a passenger in the car, were visiting a friend's house when his car ran out of gas. Cpl. Jacob Robins then took the neighbor's brother back to his home while Rodgers took the woman's son to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, where he was picked up by his mother Aaron Court resident reports pistol stolen from truck on Dec. 3 At about 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 3, a male Aaron Court resident told Dep. Jaleel Brown that someone entered his red 2006 Dodge Da- kota and took his black Walther .380 pistol from its holster. The resident said he had forgotten to lock his truck doors the previ- ous night. Brown entered the gun as stolen. Deputies arrest Macon man after dispute over attire in court hearing ers then took the gun as evidence until he could determine its owner and took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with failure to A 19-year-old black Macon man was arrested and charged with obstruction after he alleg- edly fought with deputies outside the Monroe County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 1. At about 2 p.m a Macon man entered the lobby of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for city court when he was maintain lane, driving too fast for told by a bailiff, Dep. Carl Fletch- conditions, window tint violation er, that hd ffeededtowe d6 nt : and possession of drug related clothing for court. When the objects. Charlie Benson Road woman reports son missing, found safe At about 4:49 p.m. on Dec. 3, a Charlie Benson Road woman told Cpl. Jake Justice that her 14-year old son was missing. The woman said she dropped her son off at a female neighbor's house on Dec. 1. She said her son was man got an attitude with Fletcher, another bailiff, Dep. Rodney Bittick, ordered the man to leave the building. Once outside, Bit- tick told the man: "You need to change the way you act and dress at court." The man replied to Bittick: "You white SOB." Bittick then tried to handcuff the man at which point the man pushed Bittick in the chest in an attempt to resist. Sgt. Kemeyan Colvard then assisted Bittick with taking the man to the ground, and the man was taken to the Monroe County Jail. Watts Service Center owner notifies deputies of fraudulent checks At about noon on Dec. 4, the female owner of Watts Service Center told Sgt. Kirk Seckinger she was contacted by two differ- ent people on Dec. 1 who wanted to verify she had written checks they had received. The owner said both of the checks, which she determined were fraudulent, were written on her business checking account through United Bank, using the owner's routing num- ber. The owner said each check was for $1,865.47. The owner said she notified United Bank and dosed the account while learning there was also a third check in the same amount. Deputies locate bags of marijuana hidden in Crown Royal bag A 38-year-old black Atlanta man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after a traffic stop on Collier Road on Dec. 6. At about jl:10 a.m Cp1. John Thompson'saw a white 2004 Mercury Gr .anal Marquis follow- ing too closely behind a white Chevrolet while also failing to maintain its lane on 1-75 South near mile marker 188. Thompson then followed the car off of 1-75 and stopped it as it turned onto Collier Road. Thompson smelled a faint odor of marijuana coming from inside the car, but the male driver denied having any drugs. Thompson and Dep. Nicolas Ortiz then searched the car and found inside the glove box a green Crown Royal bag with a large bag of marijuana inside of it. Inside the large bag were seven individual bags of marijuana. Deputies then took the driver to the Monroe County Jail, where he was also charged with following too closely and failure to main- tain lane. DOT worker finds stolen gun along i-75 South on Dec. 6 At about 10:05 a.m. on Dec. 6; a male Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) worker told Cpl. Thomas Haskins that he was picking up debris alongside 1-75 South near mile marker 183 when he found a black Glock 23 pistol lying in the grass. The gun, which was missing its magazine and had "road rash" on its grip, appeared to have been left there a long time and looked as if it had been thrown out of a moving ve- hicle. Dispatchers determined the gun was reported stolen in Mon- roe County on Nov. 5, 2017. Inv. Martin Ursitti then discovered the gun's owner was deceased, so he turned the gun over to the owner's father. Ponder Trammell Road resident reports cat hit by bullet, dog beaten At about 12:40 p.m. on Dec. 7, Dep. Jaleel Brown went to a Ponder Trammell Road home about alleged animal cruelty. When Brown arrived, the female resident was not home. However, Brown saw a cat with a medical device around its neck in a bed- room. Brown then reached the resident by phone, and she said someone had shot her cat and beaten her dog while they were playing in the yard. The resident said her cat's shoulder had been shot off a few days earlier while her dog was beaten the previous day. The resident said she saw a lifted black truck with two white male occupants sitting outside her home before she heard the shot fired. The resident said when she ran outside, the truck took off abruptly. Brown told the resident to call the Monroe County Sher- iff's Office ffthe truck returned. Cheves Road resident reports GPS, badges stolen from vehicle At about 4:03 p.m. on Dec. 9, a female Cheves Road resident told Cpl. Jake Justice that she noticed on Dec. 8 that her black Garmin GPS and a work bag, containing two work badges, were stolen out of her vehicle. The resident told Justice that a friend later found the bag, but the badges, which were for Barnesville-based Continental Tire, were missing. The residents male neighbor then told Justice that he walked outside on Dec. 7 and saw a male suspect inside of his blue Honda. The neighbor said he asked the* suspect: "What the f--- are you doing in my car, bro?" q-he neigh- bor said the suspect replied, "I am looking for Some money so I can get high" before leaving. The neighbor, who said the suspect goes by the nickname "luJu'; told Justice that loose coins were the only thing stolen and he didn't want to prosecute. See INCIDENTS Page 6D The following arrests were reported by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Dec. 3-9. An arrest means someone has been charged with a crime, but the law considers them innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ' Edward ludie, 64, Macon, DUI :. Frank Marlinez, 72, Milner, driving while lfcense re- ked, having r~o insurance, violation of pi:obation * Anna Sgmpson, 19, Concord, possession ofmetham- phetamine, possession of d 'ug related objects Anthony Glen Smith, 25, Forsyth, failure to maintain lane, driving while license revoked, possession ofmetham- phetamine, possession of drug related objects Allen Brooks Pip- pin, 48, For- syria, driving while license revoked Dequan Smalls, 25, Savannah, possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felon ; possession of amphet- amine Latesha Denise Wil- son, 33, For- syth, expired registration, driving while license revoked, having no insurance 28, Miami, Fla, driving a commer- cial motor vehicle with more than one license prohibited Darlene Marie Mot- man, 36, Ma- con, driving while license revoked, suspended registration Travis Cody Wilson, 17, Forsyth, criminal trespass, first degree bur- glary Michael Deon Barnes, 41, Macon, .driving while license revoked James Bray, 33, Milled- geville, driving while license revoked Robert D. Grier, 39, Scottsdale, public drunk- enness Noah Willie Hill, 38, Atlanta, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, following too closely, failure to maintain lane Don- aid Wayne Merritt, 63, Stockbridge, possession of drugs l . Brandon John Hudson, 35, Forsyth, child support lockup order Michael Shane Lock- lear, 42, Jack- son, driving while license revoked Sobolnitsky," Vera 46, Miami, Fla speeding, driving while license revoked Raymond Fetting, 49, Macon, tag lights required, failure to maintain lane, driving while license revoked Janes," Clinton37, Alban); posses- sion of meth- amphetamine, possession of a weapon during the commis- sion of a felony Octavius Charles Lyons, 32, Forsyth, theft by taking, second degree criminal dam- age to property Vontaevi- ous Quintrell Colbert, 19, Forsyth, giving a false name or date of birth Brandon Graf, 42, Alpharetta, expired regis- tration, driving while license revoked Javon- tae Ivey, 22, Warner Robins, driving while license revoked Tyler Brad- ley Martin, 29, Forsyth, battery Arthur Womble, 25, Norcross, win- dow tint viola- tion, driving while license revoked iiii!iii:iiiiy,/] t / ii!iiiiiiii!iiii! " ' i