The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
MAN NABBED: On Jan. 10, Deputy Mark Towe went to a home on Hardigree Bell Road to serve a probation warrant on Raymond Cole McDaniel. When he arrived, he knocked on the door and heard a sound that seemed to come from the attic.
He knocked several times and Julie Ann McDaniel opened the door and told the deputy she didn’t think that Raymond McDaniel was at home. She allowed Towe and other deputies to come inside and look for themselves. When deputies checked, they found him.
Raymond McDaniel, 20, was served with the warrant and also was charged with obstruction. Julie McDaniel, 44, was charged with obstruction.
HARASSMENT: On Jan. 10, a deputy met with a Watkinsville woman at the sheriff’s office and she reported that over a 24-hour period she received numerous threatening text messages from someone looking for a man named Chris.
She has tried to block the number, but the person changes numbers and continues to send the messages. The deputy called the suspect, who said his girlfriend told him that this was the number to reach Chris.
He explained his girlfriend once had an intimate relationship with Chris and now he was harassing her. The deputy told the man that this number did not belong to Chris. The deputy then called the girlfriend, who said she thought it was the correct number and that the woman was Chris’ mother and she was covering for him.
FRAUD: On Jan. 11, a resident of Cold Tree Lane, Watkinsville, reported his wife received a letter from an insurance company that she had purchased a motor bike from a dealership in Dacula, then wrecked the bike on the same date. The man said his wife has never purchased a motor bike.
ASSAULT: On Jan. 11, Deputy David Burchett met with a 17-year-old Watkinsville resident and his mother. The teen said he was on Rankin Road with a friend when a person he knows drove up and began talking to them. He said the person walked behind him, then began choking him without provocation.
He said the offender went through his pockets, but he elbowed him and got loose. However, the offender got into a car and began driving off, but stopped and tried to provoke a fight. The teen said the offender eventually drove off.
The deputy spoke to some others who claimed the 17-year-old was in the area trying to collect money he was owed and was planning to rough up the offender, but he got jumped instead.
The teen told the deputy he wanted to handle the matter himself, but his mother insisted he file the report.
GUNFIRE: On Jan. 12, a deputy was dispatched to a home on Jefferson Avenue, Bogart, where a man said someone was shooting guns in the woods and the bullets were falling to the ground in his backyard.
The deputy drove to the area and found the shooters and made them aware of what was happening.
FRAUD: On Jan. 14, a Watkinsville woman reported that someone made an unauthorized purchase on her debit card for $160 the previous day.
PURSE STOLEN: On Jan. 15, a woman reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle parked between outside Barber Creek Veterinary Clinic on Epps Bridge Road. The woman said the purse contained $200 cash, cosmetics, and numerous debit and credit cards, all valued at $265. The woman also left her keys in the ignition.
BURGLARY: On Jan. 15, a deputy was called to Flat Rock Road after a woman came home and found someone had kicked in the carport entrance door. The woman went inside after deputies cleared the house and she determined an Ithaca .410-gauge shotgun was stolen.