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Watkinsville Man Charged with Criminal Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct

The following information was supplied by the Watkinsville, Ga. police department. An arrest does not mean a conviction.

Watkinsville Police Saturday afternoon charged a resident of Southland Drive with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.

According to a news release from Police Chief Lee O'Dillon, officers were called to a Bishop’s Vineyard address where a man was out of control and destroying property inside the house.

Spencer Ryan McLellan, 20, was booked into the Oconee County Jail and later turned over to the United States Army, accused of being absent without leave, O'Dillon said.

Also in the news release, O'Dillon recapped some of the other incidents that police responded to during the week ending on Oct. 14:

  • On Oct. 8, police charged Holly Bethana Allison, 27, of VFW Drive, with making a false report of a crime.  The arrest warrant alleges that on Thursday, Oct. 4, Allison filed a report with police stating that her car had been stolen from her driveway.  Police learned that she had actually loaned her 1999 Mercury to a friend who became involved in a police pursuit and arrest in Athens-Clarke County. 
  • The driver of a 2002 Hyundai was attempting to make a left turn from South Main Street into Jittery Joe’s last Wednesday at 8:53 a.m. when it was struck from behind by a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora. Neither driver was injured. A 20-year-old Watkinsville man was charged with following too closely.
  • Early Friday morning police observed a 1993 Geo Metro traveling on the wrong side of North Main Street. Police stopped the car on Thrasher Drive. Steven Craig Chandler, 44, of a Thrasher Drive address, was charged with DUI, driving on the wrong side of the road and no driver's license.  Chandler refused to submit to any chemical sobriety testing, according to O'Dillon.

Watkinsville police responded to a total of 30 calls within city limits between Oct. 8-14, 2012.

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