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On June 18 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Harper Street residence. According to reports, a woman stated that her grandson had “started acting up” and had broken a hole in a kitchen door, broke a phone charger and tore two electrical cords from a wall socket. Officers were called to the residence a second time and this time the grandmother said the male juvenile had hit his sister. He was then arrested and transported to Sandersville Youth Detention Center.

On June 17 a forgery complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department, North Main Street. According to reports, a woman alleged that her former spouse had forged her name on a car title in order to use the vehicle as a trade–in for a different car. The woman said the man had kept a Ford Focus after their divorce but that the Ford was titled to her. The woman said she noticed her daughter driving a Mazda 6 but was told that the Mazda was a rental. The woman was able to determine that the Ford title had been given to a local car dealership and then the Ford was sold to a Macon dealership and then sold to a private individual.

On June 18 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Commerce Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man came to the residence to wish his uncle a happy Father’s Day.” The woman said that while the man was at the residence a fight commenced that allegedly included the man throwing a plate of food at the complainant.

On June 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Circle residence. According to reports, a woman said the morning after she moved into a residence she observed that someone had slashed the two rear tires on her vehicle.

On June 11 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a second juvenile took her daughter’s Apple iPhone 7 and smashed it on the  ground before running away.

On June 15 an entering auto complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had entered her vehicle and removed a black purse containing a wallet. Surveillance video showed the woman parking the vehicle and returning to the vehicle but did not show anyone entering the vehicle at anytime.

On June 15 an entering auto and theft by taking complaint was filed at Burger King, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that someone took a shotgun from his vehicle. Video surveillance showed a black male attempting to pry into the vehicle and then breaking a window and entering the vehicle. The man valued the shotgun at $200.

On June 15 an entering auto complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that someone took a suit case containing a shaving kit, socks, two blue shirts and a copy of his passport.

On June 15 Javonda Jquon Harrison, 17, Thomasville, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance. According to reports, officers were called to the Holiday Inn Express after the head football coach for Thomasville High School reported that one of his players had two bottles of unidentified pills in his possession. The coach said the team was staying at the motel while participating in a football contest at the University of Georgia. An investigator took possession of the pills and state that there were two types of pills in the bottle; one a controlled substance and the second considered a dangerous drug.Harrison was then arrested.

On June 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Markham’s Hill Drive residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had removed 80 Hardy Plank boards from a construction site. The man estimated the building materials are worth $3,500.

On June 14 a theft of service and burglary complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said while she was standing between the washroom and another building she observed a man look out the window in room 136. The employee said she knew that 136 was not on the occupancy list. She said she then observed the man and two women leave the room. Officers examined the room and observed that the beds were in disarray and that the room smelled of marijuana.

On June 13 Jasmine Nicole Cox, 18, Madison and Chiquita Rene Clark, 40, Madison were both arrested and charged with battery. Clark was also charged with pointing or aiming a pistol at another. According to reports, officers were called to an Overlook Drive residence in regards to Cox and Clark engaged in a fight. Reports state that Cox is Clark’s daughter. Clark alleged that when Cox came home an argument ensued regarding the cleanliness of the house. The argument included Cox allegedly punching Clark and Clark choking Cox. A second argument commenced at which Clark allegedly retrieved an unloaded pistol and pointed it at Cox.

On June 9 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Commerce Street residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had removed a wedding band set from her residence. The set included a gold wedding band with five small diamonds and an engagement ring with a large diamond and smaller diamond on each side of the large diamond. the set is valued at $1,000.

On June 8 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Burney Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone removed a bottle of Lipitor, a cholesterol medication and a bottle of Losartan, a blood pressure medication, from her mailbox. The woman said she receives the medication in the mail.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On June 19 Gary Reuben Vandiver, 42, Madison was arrested and charged with obstruction and battery. According to reports, Vandiver allegedly kicked open a front door of a Greensboro Highway residence and entered the residence and grabbed a woman by her right arm and slammed her onto a couch. A deputy noted that the front door was both locked and latched at the time of the incident.

On June 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pennington Road location. According to reports, a man said that he left a Cannon Dale 12–speed mountain bike in the back of his truck as he went to Atlanta for a job interview. The complainant said when he returned the bike was gone. The bike is valued at $1,200.

On June 18 arrest warrants for three counts of terroristic threats, three counts simple assault, criminal trespass and DUI were issued against James Erik Hester, 38, Madison. According to reports, Hester alleged drove to a Price Mill Road residence and confronted three men regarding a missing dog. The men said Hester initially walked to the back yard of the residence shouting to someone who was not there before he then began cursing the men and approaching them in an aggressive manner. One of the men said he tapped Hester on the back with a stick and then struck him in the face with his fist. When a deputy arrived Hester was sitting in his truck with blood streaming down his face and one eye swollen shut. Reports state that Hester appeared intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. While the deputy was present Hester allegedly formed his hands into a gun and pointed at each of the three men and made shooting sounds with his knife. He also allegedly formed his hands into a knife and made the motion of slicing his neck from ear to ear while making a noise similar to having a throat cut.

On June 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Pro Foam, Newborn Road, Rutledge. According to reports, someone cut a lock on a 2017 Spartan Cargo enclosed trailer. The trailer is valued at $5,175.

On June 16 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bonner Lane, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man said that someone had broken into a camper and removed a juice bottle, a bag of chips and chem lights and placed the items in a creek.

On June 16 a fraud complaint was filed at an Arbor Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said she was contacted by her bank and warned that someone had been trying to access her account online. The woman said a woman and then a man called the bank from Tarpon Springs, Fl. attempting to get access to the account but failed.

On June 16 an information report was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man came into the lobby of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and said that several months ago when he moved into a rental house, the landlord asked him to clean up garbage around the rental property. The man said he and his children had taken several loads of trash to the Morgan County Landfill and one of those loads included a metal Bush Hog mowing attachment. The man said the attachment was rusted shut, had no deck or places on it. He said he recently was informed by his landlord that he owed him $700 for the attachment or the landlord would have him arrested for theft.

On June 15 an information report was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man who recently was released from prison after he had completed time for the burglary of her house was trying to gain access to her Facebook page. The woman said that recently she had received friend requests from several men with facial tattoos who appear to be incarcerated.

On June 14 a burglary complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road residence. According to reports, a man said after he returned from a trip to Texas, he noticed his screen door open. The man said he entered the house and observed that the back door had been kicked in. Furniture was turned over in the house but nothing was reported stolen.

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