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Woman Arrested for Selling Stolen Artwork to Downtown Watkinsville Business

The following information was supplied by the Watkinsville, Ga. police department. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.

Watkinsville police on Dec. 19 charged a 27-year-old Alto woman with theft by deception, Police Chief Lee O'Dillon reported.

The arrest warrant alleges that the woman sold several pieces of artwork to a downtown Watkinsville business. The artwork had been reported stolen several days earlier from a residence in Athens, O'Dillon said.

Megan Gail Fowler was picked up from the Athens-Clarke County Jail and booked into the Oconee County Jail, he stated in a news release. She was released the following day on a $500 bond.

O'Dillon also noted the following incidents:

  • At 2:44 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, police responded to South Main Street, near the Golden Pantry convenience store where a 2009 Toyota Prius had struck the back of a 1996 Dodge Ram.  A line of traffic had stopped due to a vehicle attempting to make a left turn. Neither driver was injured.  A 26-year-old Watkinsville woman was charged with following too closely.
  • A 2012 Ford Escape was hit from behind on Colham Ferry Road at South Main Street at the railroad tracks on Dec. 17 at 6:05 p.m.  The driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, a 35-year-old resident of Old Farmington Road, was charged with following too closely.  No one was injured and only minor damage was reported.
  • At 7:21 Wednesday evening, Dec. 19, a 2008 Dodge Caravan was struck on the passenger side by a large deer on Barnett Shoals Road near Depot Street.  The 38-year-old Watkinsville driver was not injured. The minivan suffered significant damage.
  • A 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 backed into a parked 2009 Honda Accord on Katie Lane on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 6:25 p.m. No one was injured but both vehicles were damaged.
  • At 9:23 Thursday night, Dec. 20, motorists advised police of an erratic driver. Police located and stopped the 1997 Dodge Ram on VFW Drive.  Tommy Lee Morris, 49, of Watkinsville, was charged with DUI, having a suspended tag, and improper lane usage.  He refused to submit to any sobriety testing.  Morris was booked and later posted bond.

Watkinsville police responded to a total of 31 calls within city limits between Dec. 17- 23, 2012.

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