A Hull man was arrested after he fired a gun on Amberly Drive recently.
James Edward O’Dillon, 76, was charged with one count of reckless conduct. Deputy Kyle Roberts went to the scene regarding someone firing shots at a dog.
Roberts spoke to the dog’s owner, who said that a neighbor (O’Dillon) came to the fence on the property line and started to yell at them. She stated that he began to threaten her and her girlfriend, saying that he would “go back in the house and retrieve a gun.” She stated that he was yelling about their large dog being close to his small dog. She stated O’Dillon returned a short time later and started yelling again and she could see that he did have a pistol in his hand and he told her he would use it “if he had to.” He then allegedly pointed at the ground and fired one shot, then pointed the gun directly at them and threatened to shoot them or the dog if they did not leave the neighbor’s yard.
O’Dillon admitted to Roberts that he fired a shot into the ground, but also stated that he never at any time pointed the gun toward anyone or the dog and never threatened to shoot anyone, only the dog, and only if it approached his small dog or attempted to hurt it. Roberts retrieved the loaded gun and took O’Dillon to jail.
In another incident, a Danielsville man was arrested last week on drug and other charges after an officer spotted him slumped over his vehicle’s steering wheel along a roadside.
Tony Charles Shroder, 24, was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession and use of drug-related objects.
According to the incident report, deputy Kyle Roberts was on his way to another call when he came upon a suspicious vehicle sitting on the side of the roadway. At first, it appeared to be unoccupied, but Roberts advised dispatch that when he got out of his patrol car, he noticed that it was occupied and that it appeared the driver was slumped over the steering wheel. Roberts approached the driver side window and tapped on the glass. The driver (Schroder) sat up and looked as if he was sleeping. When asked to get out, Schroder complied, and Roberts noted that he smelled of alcohol. When asked, Schroder told Roberts his female passenger was 16.
Schroder told Roberts that they were parked on the side of the road because he and his wife were having an argument on Hillwood Drive in Danielsville and he decided to leave so they wouldn’t fight. Roberts noted that he asked Schroder twice if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and if there was any weapons in the truck. Schroder reportedly stated “no” both times and gave Roberts permission to search the truck.
Roberts then found a bottle of pink lemonade vodka and a can of beer in the floorboard right at the feet of where the girl was sitting. He also found a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a box of swabs in the truck. Behind the passenger seat, he found a red Georgia “koozie” containing two small plastic baggies with a crystal-like substance, which tested positive for meth. It also contained a plastic baggie with two pipe push rods and Q-tips commonly used to clean meth pipes, Roberts noted. A metal pipe-like device was also found in the console. The girl’s mother, when contacted, said her daughter did have permission to be with Schroder.
Schroder was arrested and the girl was also taken to the jail to wait for her mother to pick her up. Roberts questioned the girl in the presence of her mother, who admitted that Schroder purchased the vodka for her and that she kept it to drink later. Her case was turned over to Juvenile Justice and she was released to her mother.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office recently included:
•A dog bite was reported on Della Slaton Road last week. A man there said a black dog belonging to a neighbor came into his yard and bit him on his left hand. Animal control was notified, came to the scene, and set up a trap for the dog.
•Defamation was reported on Wildcat Bridge Road last week after a woman there said emails and Facebook posts were being sent out to a number of people stating defaming things about her. The woman said she has filed reports in regards to this type of incident in the past and had been to court that day regarding an assault case against her ex-husband, which resulted in his arrest. She told investigator Pat Holl that she fears the postings will continue and/or worsen because of the results of the case. She believes the posts are being sent by either her ex-husband or his current wife and that she wants to pursue charges regarding this issue.
•A man on Cleghorne Road reported that someone has been fraudulently using his Medicare account. He stated that he has been receiving statements from Medicare indicating he has been going for medical treatment in Carrollton, but he says he has not been there, but goes to the VA for his medical needs.
•A fight was reported on Stone Ridge Drive last week when officers Jason Luke and Justin Hanley met with a woman and her boyfriend at Diamond Hill ball field regarding an altercation over child custody.
The woman stated she and her boyfriend went to her children’s father’s house on Stone Ridge Drive to pick them up and while there, an altercation occurred between the two men. The boyfriend said the other man struck him while he sat in their vehicle, but that he didn’t want to press charges, he just wanted his girlfriend to get her kids so they could go home. Luke was advised that the children’s father had no legal right to the children.
The officers then went to Stone Ridge Drive where the father told the officers that the couple came to pick up the kids and “started running their mouths.” He said the children’s mother ran towards his girlfriend in a threatening manner and his aunt stepped between them. He did not admit there had been an altercation between him and the boyfriend. He was advised that since he had no legal rights to the kids, officers were going to allow their mother to pick them up. While waiting for them to arrive, Luke discovered that the mother’s boyfriend was in fact a sex offender who had been convicted of statutory rape, so is not considered a sexual predator. All parties were advised of this, Luke noted. He also noted that the boyfriend had a small laceration on his cheek.
•A man on Pine Valley Farm Road was taken to the ER at Athens Regional last week after he accidentally shot himself in the ankle while cleaning his 38-caliber revolver.
•A woman on Virginia Lane reported that someone entered her unlocked Pontiac Vibe and stole change, an iPhone charger and other items, including her owner’s manual.
•Battery was reported on Sherwood Circle last week. Officer Kyle Roberts went to the scene regarding a report of battery on the complainant, who said that her 13-year old daughter hit her multiple times in the face and head leaving visible red marks. The woman stated that they were in her daughter’s bedroom and that she had a belt in her hand and was trying to whip her daughter when the girl turned around and started striking her. The Department of Juvenile Justice caseworker was contacted and told officers the girl should be remanded to her mother, but should first spend the night with a relative to “cool off” or that she would have to be turned over to DFCS. The biological grandmother was contacted and came to pick up the girl. The DJJ officer said she would contact the child’s probation officer.
•A woman on Lord Fleming Road reported that her estranged husband has been harassing her. Officer William Elrod was dispatched to her home. She told him that her husband, who she has been separated from for some time and is in the process of divorcing, has been threatening and harassing her. She said she obtained a TPO against him previously, which expired July 19, 2012.
She stated that since that time there had only been periods of difficulty in dealing with her husband. However, she stated that they had signed divorce papers approximately three weeks ago, and since then he has begun to harass and intimidate her again. She said he has said or texted her such things as “you are dead to me” or “you and the kids are dead to me.” She advised he has in the past posted pictures and stated things about her on social media websites that were cruel and hurtful in nature.
She said although he has not made any threats of physical harm to her or her children, he is nevertheless relentless in his pursuit of her in his personal attacks. Due to the history of this behavior, Elrod suggested she obtain another TPO against him. Elrod stated in his report that he did not make contact with the husband in reference to the report, as there were concerns it would make the situation worse until a new TPO is in place.
•A woman and her daughter reported that items were missing from their home on Brickyard Road last week.
The women stated that someone had entered the residence and had taken some items and moved other items around. They said that they had been in the home on Thursday and things were moved when they returned that day. There were no signs of forced entry and the mother said that all doors were secured when they left and the back door was open when they returned this morning. Items taken included several VHS videotapes, 10 dolls and a washer dryer set (make or other information unknown). The mother also said that a telescope and some pictures had been moved from one room to another. She also stated she thinks the burglary may be related to her divorce proceedings.