Madison Police Department
On June 24 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had nudged open a front window and gained access to her manufactured house and removed a 73” Mitsubishi television. The complainant said the window had been secured by duct tape and that if a person was tall enough it was easy to push the window open and unlock the front door. She estimated the value of the television at $2,000.
On June 22 a theft of lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at a Vine Street residence. According to reports, a woman said she had ridden with a male in the male’s truck to Zaxby’s in Greene County and to an auto parts store in Madison. The woman said the couple then went to Burger King to retrieve food for a relative and after that stop she left the man. The woman said she then realized she had left her purse and some old car brakes and rotors in the man’s truck. The man told the woman that he had given another woman a ride in the truck and that perhaps that woman had taken the purse. The woman said she had $330 in cash in the purse.
On June 22 a burglary complaint was filed at a Concord Lane residence. According to reports, an officer investigating a suspicious person report notice that someone had forced entry into a vacant apartment. Nothing was reported stolen.
On June 21 a shoplifting complaint was filed at Ingles, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said a black male wearing blue jeans and a shirt that said “Don’t Let My (unintelligible)” took a case of beer and walked out of the store. The employee said the suspect has been a perpetrator in other shoplifting incidents and that recently he had attempted to steal another case of beer but was thwarted by an employee guarding the door. Officers were able to identify the man from video surveillance and are currently seeking the suspect.
On June 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said she left the keys to her 2013 Kia Optima in the vehicle as it was parked in the driveway. The woman said when she looked in the morning the vehicle was gone. A neighbor reported that the evening before at approximately 3:30 a.m. her daughter advised that someone had entered the neighbor’s car and rifled through the contents. The neighbor said she then noticed her neighbor’s car backing out of the driveway with no lights on and leaving the area on Bethany Road.
On June 18 Jodi Lynne Braddock, 57, Milledgeville was arrested and charged with DUI. According to reports, an officer responded to the Holiday Inn, Ramada Lane in regards to an EMS call where a man had fallen in the pool and injured his head. Reports state that when the officer arrived the man appeared intoxicated and needed to be transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital for possible treatment. Braddock told the officers that the man was her husband and that he was intoxicated and had fallen and hit his head on a chair. Reports state that Braddock also appeared intoxicated. After the man was transported the officer was informed that Braddock had gotten into her vehicle. The officer then allegedly observed her drive the vehicle from the motel parking lot to the front office. The officer performed a traffic stop and attempted to perform sobriety tests but, reports state, during the instruction phase of the test Braddock was “dancing.” She then allegedly told the officer that she was “drunk and couldn’t do the test.”
On June 20 a burglary and financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at an East Avenue residence. According to reports, a man said he was contacted by his bank that someone had used his debit card to make a $12.82 charge at Madison Drug and another $157.96 at Wal Mart.
The man said several other transactions were attempted at Wal Mart but the account was then frozen. The complainant said he was currently renovating his house and could not secure his carport door.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On June 25 a missing person complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone had picked up his wife from a drive in front of his house and driven away. The complainant said his 79–year–old wife suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The complainant said he was shaving when he observed his wife walking down a road in front of the house. The man said he immediately got in his car to get his wife when a second car came up behind him. He said he pulled over to let it pass and the car stopped by his wife and the wife got in the car and the car left toward Rutledge. The man called authorities and a “Be On The Lookout” call was made. Authorities approached the suspect’s car at a convenience store at the Morgan County/ Walton County line. A woman in the car said the man’s wife had told her that the man in the car was trying to hurt her so she gave her a ride. The wife was “appeared disoriented and uncertain of what was happening,” reports state.
On June 25 Kacey Leigh Ghann, 17, Bostwick was arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, Ghann allegedly engaged in a physical confrontation with a woman at a Wellington Street residence. Reports state that the woman allegedly became enraged when Ghann’s younger brother suggested that their father was not, in fact, their father. After the comment Ghann and the women engaged in combat that included hair pulling, eye gouging and Ghann biting the woman both on the hip and the hand.
On June 24 Yemisraci Fekadu, 39, Bixby, Ok. was arrested and charged with DUI, endanger of a minor while DUI and failures to maintain lane. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to a single car wreck on High Shoals Road. When the deputy arrived he observed a Jeep Patriot truck overturned. The deputy determined that Fekadu had been driving the vehicle. A 11–year–old male juvenile was also present and the maile told the deputy that Fekadu struck a mailbox and then went through a cattle fence before overturning the vehicle. This occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Fekadu was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital to be examined and was then arrested. An officer allegedly found an empty bottle of rum in the vehicle and a half full bottle of gin.
On June 24 a verbal dispute report was filed at a Shockley Road residence. According to reports, a woman said her former boyfriend had come to her residence and demanded entry. The woman denied the man entry and, her new boyfriend said, the ex–boyfriend then paced her front yard and allegedly cursed at the woman and called her vulgar names. The new boyfriend said he tried to “stay out of site” during the altercation and did not observed the ex trying to enter the house. The complainant advised that she thought the ex–boyfriend was intoxicated and that someone had driven him in a red car from Madison County to the residence.
On June 19 a battery complaint was filed at a Second Street, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she rejected her boyfriend’s request that she go with him to the dentist, the boyfriend jumped on her back and struck her about the head, shoulders and back approximately 30 times. The woman said she told the man he needed to “take care of himself” when he went into a rage. The woman said she also fears for the man’s elderly parents who he allegedly also treats with disrespect and violence.
On June 24 an injuring or tearing down mailboxes complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had damaged the door to her mailbox. The woman said this type of behavior “happens all the time” in her neighborhood and that she “is tired of it.” The box is estimated at $50.
On June 23 a burglary complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a man and woman said that their dogs woke them up and they heard noise outside the bedroom door of their house. The couple called 911 and then looked outside their bedroom window and saw that the lights on their Mercedes were on. Reports state there is evidence that the Mercedes was entered and a center console is missing along with change. The couple said the keys to their vehicles, house and office, all in a bowl in the house, were missing. Also missing was an older Xbox console valued at $50 and a pair of “Bragi” headphones. Two half–empty bottle of Powerade were found on stairs leading to the residence.
On June 23 a burglary complaint was filed at a Hestertown Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had entered his residence and removed family photographs. The man said that on June 19 his wife told him she was leaving him and that he was served with divorce papers on June 22. The man said the following day he came to the residence and noticed the photos missing. He also noticed that a security camera had been disabled that a memory card for the security system was missing. An officer noted that there were several empty nails on walls in the residence.
On June 22 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Country Boy’s RV Park, Eatonton Road. According to reports, two men at the park reported that they were attempting to removed three family members from a camper at the park and force them off the property when a man in the group allegedly threatened to fight the men. The men said the family was being asked to move because of repeated complaints from other guests at the park.
On June 20 Timothy Lawrence Briscoe, 31, Rutledge was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, officers responded to a fight complaint at a Nunnnally Street, Rutledge residence. A woman at the residence alleged that she had refused a request by Briscoe for a ride to a store and Briscoe had broken her key fob. Officers examined Briscoe’s room at the house and allegedly located several unmarked pills, a marijuana grinder, plastic bags, a straw, a jar with pink crystals and a broken pipe. Briscoe was arrested at a Fairplay Street residence.
On June 21 an injuring mailbox complaint was filed at a David Academy Road residence. According to reports, a woman said her mailbox had been damaged four times in the past two months. She valued the mailbox at $35.
On June 21 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Rawlings Drive, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said someone entered her unlocked Buick Enclave sometime between 5 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. The woman said she noticed a door open on the vehicle at 4:30 a.m. A key to a Dodge Durango was missing out of the vehicle.
On June 21 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Hidden Springs Drive, Rutledge residence. According to reports,a woman said someone entered her unsecured Ford Fusion and removed a black digital camera from a center console.
On June 19 a civil complaint was filed at a Turner Road residence. According to reports, a woman said a man hired by her to drive a tow truck at $100 per day had driven the truck one day but had ridden with a second employee the second day. The woman said she was only going to pay the man $100 for the day he drove, not for the day he rode with the second man and then fired the man. The driver said he was owed $200.
On June 19 an information report was filed at Bulldog Steel Fabrications, Greensboro Road. According to reports, an employee at the company said a woman who had attempted to gain employment at the company was harassing employees. Reports state that the woman has been told she was not qualified to work at the company several times but continues to return.
On June 19 Sanchez Eugene Sams, 21, Augusta was arrested and charged with possession of drug related items and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, Sams was stopped at noon on Interstate 20 after a truck driver accused him of pointing a pistol at him. Sams told authorities that while he was sitting in construction traffic, he glanced down at his phone as traffic had stopped and the truck honked at him when he did not pull forward when he was able. Sams said at that point he realized he did not have his pistol close by so he reached in the back seat and retrieved it and placed it by his side. He said he never pointed the weapon at anyone or anything. Officers found a marijuana grinder in the center console and a set of digital scales in the trunk.
On June 19 Krista Renetta Sawyer, 41, Indianapolis, Ind. was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended. According to reports, officers responded to an Eatonton Road location on complaint calls regarding peddling. Reports state that an officer allegedly observed Sawyer driving a vehicle with two males inside leaving a place where they had been trying to sell goods without a license. Consequent to a traffic stop to warn the group regarding peddling ordinances, a deputy allegedly determined that Sawyer’s license had been suspended.
On June 19 a injuring mailbox complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road residence. According to reports, a woman said for the third time in one month someone had damaged her mailbox. The woman noted that three other mailboxes on the street had been destroyed.
On June 19 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Hestertown Road residence. According to reports, a man said he and his wife engaged in a verbal argument regarding allegations that the man made, inferring that his wife was cheating on him with his brother. The man said he and his wife were at a restaurant when the argument began and the wife left the restaurant. The man said he went to his church to pick up his child and at first his mother–in–law, who works at the church did not want to allow him to take the child. The man said eventually church employees allowed him to take the child and he drove home to his Hestertown residence. The man said his mother–in–law was waiting inside his residence for him and an argument ensued including the mother–in¬law slapping him in the face. The mother–in–law left the residence before authorities arrived. An officer observed that he located the man’s wife behind the mother–in–law’s house. The wife said she was hiding from the man to prevent further arguing and that she was tired of his accusations and that none of the accusations were true and that the man was constantly trying to catch her in the act of cheating on him. She requested that a deputy assist her in getting the keys to her car, her cell phone and some clothing from the complainant’s residence.
The deputy escorted the woman to the residence and requested that the wife be allowed to retrieve some clothes and get her keys but the man refused and shut the door. The man later emerged and threw some clothes on the porch but would not give the deputy the keys. The man also demanded that his mother–in–law give him the key to his house.