Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his agency has made numerous recent arrests, recovered stolen property and seized six canines suspected to have been used in illegal dog fighting.
“On June 6, 2016 around 5:36 pm. our patrol deputies responded to the 500 block of Massengale Road, Woodbury, Georgia in regard to a reported theft of some puppies from the location. Information was received that the stolen puppies maybe located at a residence in the 800 block of Massengale Road, Woodbury, Georgia. Upon our deputies arriving at this second location in which the suspect was reportedly residing he ran out of the back door of the residence. Our deputies checked warrants on the suspect who was identified as Jonathan Blake Fuller. Information was received that Fuller had an active warrant for his arrest for a probation violation for the offense of burglary out of Troup County, Georgia. Although Fuller was able to elude capture on said date our patrol deputies were persistent in their pursuit. On June 7, 2016 at around 6:52 am our deputies went back to the location in an attempt to capture Fuller. They discovered evidence at the scene that Fuller had been at the location and had again fled into a wooded area. Our deputies went back to the location at approximately 11:15 hours and were able to apprehend Fuller in a wooded area behind the residence. Fuller was in possession of a back pack that contained methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales, syringes and other drug paraphernalia. Deputies seized 9.8 grams of meth and approx. 3.5 grams of marijuana. Jonathan Blake Fuller W/M, 27 years of age of Massengale Road, Woodbury, Georgia was transported to the Meriwether County Jail and was charged the offenses of V.G.C.S.A. Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Obstruction of an Officer and the violation of probation warrant was served. Fuller is currently being housed at the Troup County Jail without bond reference to the felony probation violation.
On June 11, 2016 at around 6:15 pm. our patrol deputies were patrolling on Roosevelt Highway, Greenville, Ga. when they observed a dirt bike being ridden on the roadway. Said dirt bike was not equipped for roadway operation in which the driver traveled approximately 1 mile on the Roosevelt Hwy. approaching its intersection with Todd Road. This being the location in which the driver finally stopped after the emergency equipment on the patrol units had been activated prior to the stop. The driver was identified as Bobby Jonathan Terry, Sr. While our patrol deputies were conducting their traffic stop investigation Terry gave the deputies indicators that something else was going on due to his behavior. During that time Terry placed his hand into his pocket. At this time deputies discovered that he was in possession of methamphetamine. Terry struck one of the patrol deputies in the chest and tried to flee the scene on foot up an embankment. Our deputies were able to take Terry into custody without further incident and he was transported to the Meriwether County Jail. Bobby Jonathan Terry, Sr., W/M 41 years of age was charged with the offenses of V.G.C.S.A. Possession of Methamphetamine, 1 count of Felony Obstruction of an Officer, 1 count of Misdemeanor Obstruction of an Officer and was cited for Operation of an Unregistered Vehicle on the Roadway.
On June 14, 2016 at around 3:00 pm. Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Charles Scott Rowe, W/M, 45 years of age, of Greenville, Ga. in regard to an act of Family Violence that occurred in the 11000 Block of Roosevelt Hwy on same date at around 5:00 am. Rowe was apprehended at the Meriwether County Courthouse in regard to the offenses of Aggravated Battery and Battery. Rowe was transported to the Meriwether County Jail and charged as stated due to the nature of injuries caused to the female victim.
On June 14, 2016 at around 8:00 our patrol deputies responded to the 1200 block of Betty Dunn Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia in regard to a subject that was in a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Columbus, Ga. The owner of the vehicle was at the Betty Dunn Road location. He called Meriwether County 911 regarding the vehicle and the subject. Prior to deputies arriving on the scene the subject had fled the area on foot. Upon arrival on the scene we confirmed that the vehicle had been reported stolen through GCIC in the jurisdiction of the Columbus Police Department. The vehicle owner also reported that property that belonged to him was missing from the vehicle and that property that did not belong to him was inside of the vehicle. Other responding deputies began to canvass the area searching for the suspect in this matter. A call came in of a suspicious person near Wallace Road that matched the suspect description. During this time we were able to locate the suspect on Wallace Road. The suspect took flight through a wooded area after being given verbal commands to stop. Our deputies were able to apprehend the subject in the wooded and swampy area. The suspect did physically resist arrest and necessary force was used to affect the arrest. The suspect arrested in this matter was identified as Matthew Johnson, W/M, 21 years of age with a listed address of Lanett Avenue, LaGrange, Ga. Johnson was transported to the Meriwether County Jail and charged with the offenses of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Felony Obstruction of an Officer.
On June 15, 2016 at around 11:50 am one of our patrol deputies went to the 1400 block of Shirey Road, Manchester, Ga. in regard to the service of a civil paper for a dispossessory. Upon arrival to the service location and contact with the occupant the deputy could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the residence. The deputy was granted access to the residence. During the course of the investigation the deputy spoke with an occupant of the location identified as Hakeem Marvelious Anthony, B/M, 23 years of age. The investigation into this matter revealed that Anthony was in possession of marijuana and Schedule IV Narcotics. It was also discovered that Anthony had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Manchester, Ga. for the offense of Possession of Marijuana with intent to Distribute. Anthony was transported to the Meriwether County Jail and charged with the offenses of V.G.C.S.A. Possession of Schedule IV Narcotics, Drugs to be kept in their Original Container, Possession of Marijuana less than an Ounce and the outstanding warrant for his arrest was served. The civil service was also completed regarding this matter.
On June 16, 2016 the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office along with the Upson County Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at 371 Chew Road, Manchester, Ga. The search warrant execution revealed the presence of marijuana, a firearm and ammunition, along with six canines that were discovered in poor living condition and poor health. Evidence found on the canines revealed wounds, scars and the like that were consistent with dog fighting. We also located evidence of a dog fighting pit on unoccupied land directly across the road from the residence. The Meriwether County Animal Control Department responded to the location and took possession of the canines concerning this investigation. We arrested Tavoris Reshawn Reeves, B/M, 24 years of age of the search location for the offenses of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Marijuana less than an Ounce, and Cruelty to Animals. Reeves bond was set at $9,000.00 related to these charges however he has a probation violation charged with no bond. Also charged was Crystal Jean Waller, B/F, 32 years of age of said address. Waller was charged with the offenses of Possession of Marijuana, less than an Ounce and Cruelty to Animals. Waller’s bond was set at $4,000.00. Both were transported to the Meriwether County Jail and charged as stated.” Sheriff Chuck Smith said.
I appreciate the work that all of our law enforcement personnel from each division along with the narcotics task force which we are a part of in making these arrests, recovering stolen property, getting these canines taken care of, and their persistence in capturing these wanted subjects.” Sheriff Chuck Smith advised.