Two “suspicious” men were arrested for loitering recently after a man on Hardman Morris Road said he caught two men trying to steal a camper.
Stephen Eugene Manley, 51, 500 Granite Ridge Place, Atlanta, and James Ricky Standridge, 56, Lot 6, Pinewood Estates, Athens, were each charged with one count of loitering.
According to the incident report, the victim notified 9-1-1 that he had the offenders at the scene and that they were trying to steal his camper.
Officer Michael Moore arrived at the scene and found the victim and the two men. The victim told Moore that he saw the same two men driving through his yard two days before and saw them go by his residence again that day. He said they turned around and came back into his yard, where they proceeded to go into a camper and then walk down to a building on the property. When the men spotted him, the victim said they got back in their truck and started to leave, but he stopped them in the driveway.
Manley told Moore that he was there to look at a camper for sale and said someone named “Adam” told him about it. When Moore looked into the truck, he found bags of clothing, a large breaker box and breaker, and tools for cutting wire. A homemade gas pump was also located behind the seat, which could be used for taking gas from one vehicle to another, Moore noted. The men were taken to jail on criminal trespass originally, which was later changed to loitering per the magistrate judge.
Others arrested by the sheriff’s office recently included:
•Dustin Storm McDaris, 21, 1349 Irvin Kirk Road, Danielsville, was charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce after 9-1-1 received a call about someone using drugs in the parking lot of the BP gas station on Hwy. 29 North. The sheriff’s office K-9 dog was brought to the scene and a burnt marijuana cigarette was located in the front ash tray of the vehicle.
•Ashley Lynn Barksdale, 23, 117 Madison Avenue, Colbert, probation violation.
•Jason Ryan Bumstead, 23, 93 Nowhere Lane, Athens, criminal trespass and theft by taking.
•Kim T. Clark, 40, 10104 Ulm Road, Potosi, MO, theft by taking.
•Crystal Roshundra Cross, 29, 100 Winding Brooke Trail, Athens, failure to dim headlights, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, DUI/drugs, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence – felony and battery.
•Jonathan Joseph Denbeck, 21, 524 North Main Street, Danielsville, probation violation.
•Tracy Ophelia Fitzpatrick, 43, 241 Grady Drive, Lot 14, Hull, hold for Oconee County.
•Donald Stewart Heard, 35, 120 Wildcat Bridge Road, Royston, theft by taking.
•Michael Shane Henderson, 36, 71 Tomlin Way, Commerce, theft by taking and two counts of probation violation.
•Karen Leigh McClain, 36, Woodland Drive, Watkinsville, failure to appear and three counts of deposit account fraud/bad checks $499 or less.
•Melissa Charlene Moon, 29, 2024 Oak Street, Comer, DUI/alcohol and weaving over roadway. (Comer PD)
•Charles Buddy Payne, 52, 411 Powers Road, Lavonia, battery against a person who is 65 or older and obstructing or hindering persons making an emergency telephone call.
•Jose Herra Person, 24, 355 Marlborough Downs Road, Bogart, DUI/alcohol, weaving over roadway, failure to dim headlights, driving while license suspended or revoked and giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement officer.
•Joseph James Ries, 37, 305 Westchester Circle, Athens, speeding, open container and DUI/alcohol. (GSP)
•Gilbert Bernard Saylors, 29, 900 Clairmont Avenue, Comer, probation violation and failure to appear.
•Keely Ann Scarborough, 48, 4059 Lexington Road, Athens, probation violation.
•Richard Leon Stafford, 21, 670 Jack Sharp Road, Colbert, two counts of probation violation and one count of contempt of court.
•Charles Erick Watkins, 40, 657 Sawdust Road, Hull, DUI/alcohol, removing or affixing license plate with intent to conceal or misrepresent, improper lane change and knowingly driving a motor vehicle on suspended, cancelled or revoked registration.