Oconee Blotter

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:

TRAILER STOLEN: On Oct. 3, deputies went to a home on Forest Road, Watkinsville, where a resident reported the theft of a metal trailer valued at $800.

GUN PULLED: On Oct. 4, a deputy was dispatched to Fernwood Place, Watkinsville, where a woman reported that her dog got loose from the back yard and began barking at a neighbor, who went down the road to another neighbor’s house.

She observed one of the neighbors pull a pistol out of his waistband, so she called for a deputy. The deputy could not locate the neighbor.

IDENTITY THEFT: On Oct. 4, a resident of Crystal Hills Drive reported that his accountant informed him that someone in Miami, Fla., has filed for his income tax return. The Internal Revenue Service has been notified.

SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 4, a deputy was dispatched to Walmart, where two people were being detained for taking several items including washcloths, clothing, a backpack and window decal. Jessica N. Jones, 28, and Rodney Shannon Jr., 26, both of Winterville Road, Athens, were charged with shoplifting.

SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 4, a deputy was dispatched to Lowe’s on Epps Bridge Parkway, where a man attempt to leave with a two cans of paint. Jimmy Ray Cowart, 47, of Sweet Gum Alley, Hull, was charged with shoplifting.

On Oct. 5, jail deputy Joshua Dudley went into the holding cell and found where someone had written the name of a woman in ink on a bench. Attempts to clean the ink were unsuccessful, so Dudley checked the inmate list of those who had been placed in the cell. He found the woman’s name on Cowart’s visitor list.

Then Dudley watched the security camera tape for the cell and observed Cowart break an ink pen and write the woman’s name.

Cowart was charged with damaging government property.

FACEBOOK DISPUTE: On Oct. 4, a deputy was dispatched to Elm Street to check on a 911 hang-up call. The deputy arrived to learn that a man and his girlfriend had a dispute over a Facebook issue.

The man said the woman became upset and came at him swinging. When the deputy noticed a cut on the man’s hand, he explained that she was armed with a knife, but that he didn’t want her to get in trouble.

The woman said she didn’t mean to cut her boyfriend. Antavia Roach, 20, of Bailey Street, Athens, was charged with aggravated assault and cruelty to children because some children were present during the assault.

CONVERTERS STOLEN: On Oct. 4, a deputy was dispatched to Bimmers South Inc., on Ashley Avenue, Bogart, after someone entered the business and stole nine catalytic converters — eight from BMWs and one from a Mercedes-Benz. The converters were valued at a total of $7,000.

A fence enclosing the business was also damaged.

FLUTE STOLEN: On Oct. 5, Deputy Mark Smith met with an Athens man, who said his 12-year-old daughter left a flute on a Clarke County school bus during a track meet at North Oconee High School. When the meet was over, students were escorted to another bus for their ride home.

The man checked with Clarke school officials, but the flute, valued at $1,300, was gone.

SHOPLIFTING: On Oct. 8, a deputy was dispatched to Kohl’s on Epps Bridge Parkway, where security had detained a woman for trying to leave the store without paying for some items. Stephenie Lemonds, 34, of Hog Mountain Road was charged with shoplifting.

THEFT: On Oct. 8, a resident of Luke Circle, Bogart, reported someone entered her open carport and stole two lawn mowers, nails and some pots and pans.

HARASSMENT: On Oct. 9, a woman came to the sheriff’s office to report that her daughter is receiving unwelcome text messages that are bullying in nature.

DOG POOP: On Oct. 8, a resident of Rankin Road, Watkinsville, reported about 11 p.m. that his neighbor came to his front porch and threatened him with a gun.

The complainant said he pulled out a knife in self-defense. The neighbor is upset over the complainant’s dog defecating in his yard.

The deputy spoke to the neighbor, who denied having a gun and said he only had a flashlight when he confronted the dog owner. He allowed the deputy to look in his home and no gun was found. The two residents were told to stay away from each other.

RING STOLEN: On Oct. 9, a resident of Ridge Pointe Road reported that some stole her white gold diamond ring, valued at $22,000, sometime between Sept. 7 and Oct. 7.

THEFT: On Oct. 9, a deputy was dispatched to Sykes Road, Statham, where a woman said someone went into her shop and stole a Stihl chain saw, a Poulan chain saw and three heavy-duty drop cords, valued at a total of $800.