A Danielsville man was arrested recently after he allegedly beat up his wife.
Michael Ryan Morris, 24, was charged with false imprisonment and battery FVA.
On Monday, Sept. 2, Deputy Kyle Roberts responded to Hickory Hill Road. Roberts found the victim to be very upset and beginning to hyperventilate so he called for an ambulance.
The woman was finally able to calm down enough to explain what had taken place, telling Roberts that she and Morris got into an altercation the previous night and that her husband threw her to the bed in their bedroom and held her down on the bed, refusing to let her go until she started to scream. She stated that he made the comment to her that she better shut up before the neighbors thought he was raping her.
She stated that she was in fear for her life during the altercation. She further stated that the whole argument started over what they were watching TV. She said he had been drinking all night and was currently on probation. She added that he is “very violent” and has a tendency to get “very irate.”
Officers went into the home and found Morris passed out in the bedroom, which Roberts noted reeked of alcohol.
He was eventually awakened, taken outside and arrested. Witness statement forms were filled out by the victim and two witnesses who saw her running down the driveway, scared. The victim refused EMS transport and Roberts photographed her injuries.
Other incidents reported at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•Assault was reported on David’s Home Church Road last week. A man told officer Larry Mackay that his wife had left their house in the middle of the night to go see another man. He said he woke up around 4 a.m. and went looking for her. He said he stopped outside a trailer on David’s Home Church Road after he spotted her car. When he went to the door and knocked, a man allegedly answered and “sucker punched” him. The victim had a cut on his jaw and part of a tooth was knocked out.
•A high school student was charged with battery on a school teacher after he allegedly grabbed a teacher and pushed him backwards while another teacher was escorting him to the office. He also allegedly cursed at the other teacher, who then grabbed him by the arm, and continued to escort him to the office.
•Officer Klint Segars was reported assisting a motorist at Bryce Landing when he saw a vehicle headed northbound on Hwy. 29 almost hit a truck head on. He initiated a traffic stop and noted that the driver seemed confused and disoriented and did not where he was nor the time or date. He said he was a diabetic. Segars called for an ambulance.
While waiting on the ambulance the driver started to become agitated and insisted that he was being harassed. Medics were able to convince him to go to the hospital to be checked out. His vehicle was towed.
•Theft by taking was reported on Lucky Jones Road last week concerning timber theft. Officer Andrew Wilkes met with the complainant, who stated that his neighbor told him someone was cutting timber off of his rental property. The man stated that when he arrived at his property he saw a couple of people in the woods. He said that he fired three warning shots (not in the direction of the people) to try and get their attention and stated that they took off running. The man stated that he found the two people, and one of them was his tenant. Wilkes then walked through the woods to see what damage had been done and noted there appeared to be about one acre of trees cut and already taken off the property. The owner said he did not want to prosecute, but wanted to be reimbursed for his trees. The tenant agreed to the terms and also agreed to clean up the property.
•Theft was reported on Fernwood Drive last week. A couple said they had a person living with them for a few days to help her out, but had to ask her to leave the residence. They told officer Darren Sartain that she left about 3 a.m. and that later they discovered their laptop and case missing.
•Marijuana possession and distribution were reported at the middle school last week. Resource officer Jeff Vaughn met with several students and told them that if they had anything with them that they should not have they would be searched and it would be found. One of the boys said “it’s in my shoe” and pointed to another child and said that he brought it to him. Vaughn told him to get it out of his shoe and he handed him a plastic wrapper in a baggie containing a green leafy substance (suspected marijuana). The other child said he was bringing the pot to school to give to his friends. He said he was just giving it away and said he had been smoking it for over a year. Both juveniles were arrested and transported to Madison County Sheriff`s Office for booking procedures and the case was turned over to juvenile justice.
•A middle school student was charged after he allegedly brought a knife to school with him and then used it to slice a bus seat on the school bus.
The incident was reported to the bus driver and the driver called and spoke to his mother about the incident. The student`s mother brought him to school the next morning and met with principal Chuck Colquitt concerning the issue. She stated she knew her son was responsible for the destruction of school property and wanted to discuss his consequences. She wanted to ascertain if there was a system in place for the juveniles to work off the damage. She was advised the incident and restitution would be decided through the courts.
The boy was arrested and transported to the Madison County Detention Center for processing and released to his mother. A Juvenile complaint was filed for the above charges.
•A woman on Quaggin Road came to the sheriff’s office to report fraud after she said that she answered an ad in the Madison County Journal for a “mobile wrap advertisement of non-alcoholic beverages.” The ad reportedly stated she would earn $500. She contacted the number and on Aug. 19 received a check for $3,750 from a company in Bedford, IN. She said she cashed the check and sent two money grams for $1,500 to an unknown address in Texas.
•A three-hour search was conducted off Stoyle –Hattaway Road last week after a woman called to say her husband had threatened to kill himself and then stabbed himself and ran off into the woods. The man eventually returned to the residence and was taken into custody without further incident. He said he did not stab himself and he was uninjured except for scratches from him running through the woods without a shirt. He was taken to ARMC for a mental evaluation.
•A woman told officer Josh Fowler that she came to a residence on Diamond Hill Neese Road to stay the night with a man there. This date when she woke up she said she noticed that the man was not in the residence and called another man to come pick her up. When this man arrived, she went to the road to meet him and saw the man she spent the night with in his shop. She went back to speak with him and he allegedly walked over to his vehicle, pulled a gun from it and told her if she left with the other man he would “blow her %^^&** brains out.” She said she then asked him for a pawn ticket for a wedding ring and he gave it to her, then grabbed her by the arm, smacking her in the face, knocking her down and kicking her in the ribs. She then jumped up and ran to the other man’s vehicle and they left. She was explained the warrant process.
•A man on Freeman Fowler Road said someone stole his brother’s diesel fuel tank about half full of fuel.
•Officer Jason Ring went to a location on Hwy. 98 West regarding a man hearing voices and having thoughts of killing people. Ring spoke with him and he said he is bipolar and was having some “very bad thoughts about killing people.” He said he has had these thoughts in the past, but was having a big problem with them that day. He was advised he needed to go to Athens Regional Medical Center to seek treatment. He agreed and called the crisis line as well. He was taken by another officer to the hospital.
•A man on Hwy. 106 South will likely be charged with allowing his livestock to roam at large after numerous calls in the last six months about his cows in the roadway. Just last week, officer Josh Fowler was sent to the area where he encountered nine black cows in the road. He noted that there have been approximately 14 calls to the owner in the last six months.