A Colbert man was arrested recently after he was found living in a vacant home.
Timothy Elton Anderson, 45, was charged with one count of criminal trespass.
According to the incident report, officer William Elrod received a call from a man regarding a home owned by a friend of his that was supposed to be vacant.
The man said that they had information that someone was staying at the residence though no one should be there.
Elrod went to the residence and noted that someone appeared to be staying there so he went back several hours later with two other officers.
When he stepped up onto the porch he could hear a radio playing in the back of the house. The front door of the residence was partially open. Officers went into the residence and found a white male lying on the couch, naked. After announcing sheriff’s department numerous times the offender (Anderson) still didn’t acknowledge their presence. It took several more attempts to get the man to wake up. He was placed under arrest at that time for criminal trespass.
•An incident involving strange text messages was reported on County Road 229 last week. Corporal Justin Hanley went to the scene where he met with a woman who said that that night she had received some strange text messages from her ex-boyfriend. She showed Hanley and Sgt. Jason Luke the text messages. She stated that sometime around the end of July and the beginning of August 2013 she was at her then boyfriend’s house in Bowersville, in Franklin County. She stated that everything was going fine until he received a phone call from an unknown person and stepped outside to take the call. When he came back inside he was as “white as a ghost” and was acting strangely. She stated that they broke up shortly after that.
She stated that the text messages she received that night were in reference to that incident. A summary of the text messages is as follows: His first remarks were “I’m drunk and bare with me.” He then said that he had been in a fight around two years ago and that during this fight he accidentally killed a person and disposed of the person’s body at an unknown location. On the night that the woman was at his residence, he said the phone call he received was that the person’s body had been found. The woman then asked her ex-boyfriend who he killed and he replied that it didn’t matter. The case is still under investigation.
•Felony theft by deception was reported on Gatewood Drive last week. A man reported that he sent thousands of dollars to someone after they told him he had won a car. According to the report, the man told Moore that “agent Morgan” left a message stating he had won a car and advised him to call a number for more information.
The man called him about 6 p.m. and was allegedly told that to receive the vehicle he would need to send $950 to have the car shipped to Georgia. The man said he sent the money via Money Pak. Later, Morgan allegedly called him back and told him to send $2,950 to cover IRS tax on the car, so he sent that amount.
Two days later, he received another call from Morgan saying he needed to contact another man named “David King” and send him (Morgan) $2,500 more because “he lives in Georgia and not in South Carolina like they thought he did.”
The man sent Morgan $2,500. Morgan then allegedly advised him he would bring the car to him on Sept. 16. He did not show up.
Sgt. Moore called the number provided for Morgan and spoke with the man who identified himself as agent Morgan.
Sgt. Moore identified himself and told him who he was calling on behalf of, telling him he needed an address for him (Morgan). The phone line was disconnected at that point.
•Criminal trespass was reported on Paoli Road last week. A woman there told officer Kyle Roberts that she thinks her ex-boyfriend may have tried to break in to retrieve his belongings.
•A man on Colbert-Danielsville Road reported that his garbage can was stolen from the roadside.
•A fight between two female students was reported at the high school last week. A teacher said the fight began with a verbal confrontation and then one girl threw a bag at the other and the other retaliated by throwing a breakfast drink at her.
•A woman on Maplewood Lane called 9-1-1 after she found her home ransacked. She told officer Larry MacKay that she thinks it may have been her ex-husband and a former roommate who broke in. She said she is afraid of her ex-husband.
•Robbery by “sudden snatch” was reported last week at Paoli Junction on Hwy. 98. Sgt. Klint Segars went to the scene and met with the clerk who said she was preparing to close the store when the incident happened. She said she pulled her car around to the front of the building and when she came back inside the store, the cash register was open and the cash drawer was sitting on the counter. She also saw a stack of one dollar bills and a ten dollar bill laying on the floor behind the counter. She said all of the one hundred dollar bills and twenty dollar bills were missing. She said she didn’t see anyone leaving or entering the store.
Segars noticed several surveillance cameras in the store and asked if they worked. The clerk said she didn`t know for sure, but did contact the owner, who said the camera should be working and that he was on his way to the store. On call Investigator Chris Guest was advised of the robbery and the owner came to the store.
The video reportedly showed what appeared to be a male wearing a green mask, gloves, gray hoodie sweatshirt, blue sweatpants with a white stripe down the leg, and gray Nike tennis shoes enter the store. He immediately jumped onto the counter and opened the cash register. He then grabbed the money and ran back out the front door of the store.
The total amount taken was determined to be $3,330.
•Harassing phone calls were reported on Wildcat Bridge Road last week. A woman there said that her friend’s wife keeps calling and harassing her and her fiancé through calls and also by text messages. She said she has asked the woman to stop, but she continues.
•A couple on Moon’s Grove Church Road reported that a neighbor’s boxer dog killed one of their cats. The man said this is the second cat that the dog has killed. The case was forwarded to animal control.