A Danielsville man was arrested recently after a woman reported there was a suspicious person in her backyard.
William Robert Roy, 22, 606 Mt. Zion Road, was charged with loitering and prowling.
According to the incident report, officer Bradley Free found Roy sitting in a golf cart under a shed in the back yard. He stated he got lost while he was trying to cut wood and this residence “looked so much like home that he came here.” He was talking fast and could not stay on subject, Free noted. Roy told the officer he had taken meth two days ago. The woman told Free that Roy had just come walking up in her yard carrying a splitting maul, saying he had got lost while cutting a tree. He was taken to jail.
In a similar incident, Sharon Alice Nation, 45, 1321 Carey Ford Road, Danielsville, was also charged with loitering or prowling.
According to the incident report, a man on Carey Ford Road called to report a suspicious woman sitting in an old car in his yard. He said he went to the mailbox with his dog, who began barking at the woman. When he went inside to call 9-1-1, he saw the woman leave the yard and walk across a pasture and cross a road. He said he thought she might be a woman staying with his nephew. She was found at his nephew’s home and admitted being on the property. She said she thought it was OK since it was her boyfriend’s family. She was taken to jail.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office recently included:
•Family violence was reported on Hwy. 106 North last week. A woman met with deputy Jerry Whiddon at the coin laundry in Danielsville to tell him that she and her daughter got into a fight over a cell phone at their home. She said that her daughter left the residence on foot after the fight. According to the mother, she was checking her daughter’s messages on her phone when her daughter came and “sat on her” and tried to get the phone away. A fight then ensued. Afterwards, the mother ordered her daughter to go to her room, later realizing that she had left. Later, the mother called back to say that her daughter had been dropped off at the Golden Pantry in Danielsville after hitchhiking there. Officers met with the girl and her mother there and the daughter gave the same explanation. She was sent home with her mother and the mother was advised of options through juvenile court.
•Simple assault was reported on Kyla’s Way last week after a younger brother called to report that his older brother threatened his father with a butcher knife if he touched him. Officer Gary Floyd went to the scene where he found the father in a drunken state with slurred speech and watery eyes. The father said he and his 17-year old son were arguing when the boy grabbed the knife and told him he would kill him if he touched him. That’s when the younger boy called 9-1-1. The 17-year old said his father was drunk “as usual” and that he often verbally abuses his mother and him. He said that this afternoon when he came home from work his father began fussing at him and at one point tried to grab him and that when he grabbed the knife and threatened his father. The mother stated she was present during the altercation and told officers her husband was a recovering drug addict that abuses his family. All parties stated that the argument was over and the father stated that he didn’t want to press charges.
•Simple battery was reported on Hwy. 98 East when a woman said a visitor to her home snatched a cell phone from her hand while they were arguing, hurting her hand. She said he left on foot but later came back and now she wanted him to leave. The man said the phone was his and that he had come back for the rest of his things. He was given a criminal trespass warning and a courtesy ride to his home in Diamond Hill trailer park.
•A man on C O Draper Road reported that a neighbor has been spraying pesticide and killing the shrubs on his land.
•A woman on Bedford Drive reported that someone cut the wire to her a/c unit twice in one month.
•A man on Hwy. 98 East reported that someone stole a pistol out of his car.
•A woman on Hwy. 29 North reported that her daughter stole some of her methadone. She said her daughter had just gotten out of Franklin County jail and had come to stay with her. She said she caught her “shooting up” in the bathroom the day before and asked her to leave, but she wouldn’t. She did leave later that day and that’s when she noticed some of the medication missing.
•A man on Clarke Circle reported that he answered an ad on Craig’s List for a job and was under the impression he was accepted for the job. He said the man then sent him a check in the mail for $1,950, instructing him to cash the check and send a money order for $1,474 to a man in South Carolina and another to a man in South Africa. The man was later notified that the check he had received was a fake.
•A woman on Allen Road reported that she had befriended a woman on Facebook who began asking to see pictures of her belly button. When she refused, she said the woman took all of the pictures and videos of her children and uploaded them to a child porn website. She said the woman then blocked her from contacting her anymore. The officer asked the woman (victim) about the content of the pictures, and the woman assured him all of the pictures were of the children with their clothes on. A quick search of Facebook produced several women with the same name as the suspect’s and the victim said she was unsure which was the right one.
•A registered sex offender reportedly went to the high school last week where he ate lunch with his parents. He was notified that he could not be on school property.
•Harassing phone calls were reported on Creekwood Drive. A woman there said she returned home from being away and there were several calls on her caller ID from the same number. She said she called the number back to see who had been calling and the man on the other end became verbally abusive with her. She said she hung up and he called back and called her vulgar names.
•A woman on Hillwood Drive reported that someone shot and killed her pit bull after her dogs dug out of their dog pen sometime during the day.