A Danielsville man was arrested recently after officers responded to a call on Eustus Carter Road regarding a “drunk, disorderly man, yelling, cursing and firing a gun aimlessly.”
Officer James Justice went to the scene where he found a man “extremely intoxicated” and stumbling around in his carport.
He told Justice his gun was in a drawer in his house and then said “you need to go talk to them sons of %*(^#@ up there ‘bout firing a gun,” while pointing to his neighbor’s house.
The man’s stepdaughter was at the home and said he had been drinking all day before he grabbed his gun and went outside, where he began firing numerous shots in the air. His gun was missing from the drawer he kept it in and a box of ammo was only partially full.
The man then said the gun was in his &$#@(*& truck. It was found there, along with a half bottle of beer.
The man was arrested and while escorting him to an awaiting patrol unit he had to be assisted due to “lack of stability” and fell to the ground once.
In another incident, warrants have been issued for a Hull man who is currently an inmate in the Jackson County Jail, after officers discovered a number of stolen items at his home last week.
On Feb. 5, officers went to a home on Garnett Ward Road to make contact with the suspect about several complaints that he had stolen four wheelers in his yard.
Officer Scott Pulliam went to the door, where he met with a woman who identified herself as the suspect’s daughter.
She said that her father was in jail in Jackson County and that he had asked to come to the house and “run everyone off” and take control of his house and property until he could get out of jail.
Pulliam told her they were there to check on complaints about stolen four wheelers. The daughter reportedly told Pulliam “she did not doubt that one bit” and that there were several four wheelers on the property, including a couple hidden inside the wood line. She gave permission for the officers to take a look around.
Pulliam noted that there were also numerous generators, lawn mowers, boats, air compressors, and other tools and equipment on the property. During the initial search a stolen generator was found.
A warrant was obtained and the search continued inside the home, where they also found a Ruger model 10-22 rifle that was stolen out of Elbert County.
In the suspect’s bedroom they discovered a large gun safe that was locked.
They called Jackson County to see if the suspect would give them the combination, but he told officers “if they wanted in the safe, (they) could just figure out a way to do it themselves.” Officers proceeded to pry open the door where they found three handguns, one rifle and several pills. The pills were determined to be controlled substances. Initial warrants were to be issued on the suspect for the stolen rifle, pills and the stolen generator.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•Deputies Bradley Free and Jason Luke went to a home on Lakeview Circle last week regarding a domestic dispute over a cat.
The wife said that she and her husband are going through a divorce and that they began to argue that day because one of the family’s cats had urinated on her husband’s pillow.
She said the argument turned physical when he grabbed her and pushed her and she slapped him several times to keep him off of her. Officers noted that the woman’s eyes were glassy and that she appeared to be intoxicated.
Her husband said the argument did start over the cat and said he only pushed his wife because she started slapping him first. He said he did lose his temper though, and punched a small hole in the wall.
After talking to both parties, the husband agreed to leave the home for the night and no charges were filed.
•A woman on DL Harris Drive reported that her son, who has a medical problem, woke her up that morning to tell her that he was going to “kill his niece.” When asked by officers if he was thinking of harming himself or another, he replied “yes” and was taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.
•A woman on Hwy. 29 North reported that someone had knocked on her door three times late at night. She said this is not the first time this has happened recently. No one was located.
•A man met with deputy Darren Sartain last week at the Kangaroo in Comer to tell him about someone who has been harassing him and his family. On that day, the victim said his aunt’s dog had been taken away from her home, beaten, and then returned. The aunt told him she heard a vehicle leave the area just before the dog came up. He said the suspect in the case had told his aunt that her dog would never be found.
The victim said that all this stemmed from a shooting incident that occurred Feb. 5, with threats continuing to be made to him and his family members since that time. He said on that day he sold a radio to the suspect for $100 and received partial payment from him in counterfeit bills.
When they went back to the man’s home on McCannon Morris Road to get the rest of the money, an altercation occurred and according to the victim, the suspect and another man began to shoot at him.
He said the situation has not died down since and that the suspect has continued to threaten him and his family, including saying that he would “put bombs under his truck” and telling him that “someone would lose their head” over the incident.
He said he also found some counterfeit $10 bills and some ammunition on the seat of his pick up truck recently. He was explained the warrant process.
•A vacant home on James Adams Road burned last week. The owner of the home said it had not been lived in for about 10 years and that he had been at the home earlier that day removing copper wiring with a gas torch, and thinks that the fire could have started after he left. There were no injuries and the fire was ruled accidental.
•Burglary was reported on Pine Valley Farm Road last week. Officer Chris Haston met with a man there who said someone had broken into his outbuilding and also taken items from his yard, including a Ford 120 blue and white field tractor, a camper and a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
Officers later found the Cutlass in the woods nearby and the tractor in a field behind his house, both bordering the same neighboring property.
The man identified a neighbor as a suspect and the owner of the property said told officers that the suspect had been cutting trees to provide access to the wooded property where the car was found.
It is believed, according to the report, that the suspect was cutting this road back in the woods to conceal the stolen property. The trees were cut and the stolen items were found just off of this property.
While locating the stolen property, officers found a hawk (a Federally protected animal) shot and nailed to a piece of plywood on the property line beside where the suspect reportedly parks his truck.
DNR Ranger Shane Sartor was contacted and came to the location and the hawk was photographed and bagged for evidence. Ranger Sartor took possession of the hawk.
Photos were taken of the located property. The case was turned over to investigations and the DNR.
•A gas drive off was reported at the Royal Food Store in Ila.
•A man on Hannah’s Creek Church Road reported that while he was out of town for three weeks, someone broke into his photography studio. He said he found broken glass on the floor from the back door where the person(s) gained entry. Once inside the studio they drilled out the interior door gaining entry into the main part of the residence. They took several items from the home.
Officer David Kidd found a pry bar believed to be used to gain entry.
Footprints were also recovered from where the offender walked on the white paper used as a background in the photography studio.
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