Forsyth County Blotter: Aggravated stalking, drug possession

John Thompson
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(Forsyth County, GA) Here’s a look at recently released reports from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office:

Aggravated Stalking

On Aug. 7, an officer headed to a call concerning harassing communications from 5675 Bentley Road. The victim said the suspect had sent her letters violating her temporary protective order.

“I met with the victim at her residence. She showed me three letters that were addressed from the suspect and were mailed from the Forsyth County Jail and addressed to their child. These letters would talk about how the suspect was sorry for what he had done and that he just wanted to be home with the juvenile,” the officer wrote. The victim told the officer that three letters were delivered from USPS.

“At this point, the victim called 911 because this violated their TPO. I asked the victim to see the TPO. She provided me with a court copy of the document. In the document, it stated that the suspect was not allowed to contact the juvenile or the victim.

“At this point, I went to the Forsyth County South Precinct to apply for an Aggravated Stalking warrant. I was granted the warrant from Judge Bauer. I then signed and served the warrant electronically after checking with the GCIC unit,” the officer wrote.

The suspect, 39, was charged with aggravated stalking.

Drug possession

On Aug.3, an officer traveled westbound on Buford Highway between Haw Creek Circle and Sanders Road.

“I observed a dark in color Honda passenger car traveling in front of my patrol vehicle in the right hand lane. I observed the driver of the vehicle fail to maintain lane by crossing the fog line/ lane divider for a right turn bay for the car dealership with the vehicle passenger side tires,” the officer said.

The officer activated his emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop on Buford Highway and Marketplace Boulevard.

The officer contacted the driver Christopher Mayta and explained why he was being stopped. “While speaking with him, I could smell the odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. I asked for his license and he presented a Georgia driver's license. I asked where he was coming from and he stated he`d been visiting his mother,” the officer wrote.

Due to the odor of marijuana, the officer asked him to exit the vehicle. The officer explained to Mayta that he would conduct a probable cause search of his car.

“I opened the main storage compartment and located a large bag of marijuana that, per my training and experience, I identified as marijuana and observed that it was well over an ounce. Also inside the bag were two additional smaller bags of marijuana. The sum of the marijuana was approximately 128 grams. I located a large quantity of unopened THC cartridges inside the backpack, along with a digital scale, a plastic cup with residue, and packaging material. The backpack also had several hundred dollars in cash in separate locations inside the bag, mostly $20 bills.

Mayta, 21, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, failure to maintain a lane, and drug-related objects.

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