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Madison Police Department

On June 29 an information report was filed at Huddle House restaurant, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a waitress at the restaurant alleged that a man became upset with her and threw a menu that hit her in the face. Reports state that an officer located the man in the parking lot behind the restaurant. The man allegedly told the officer that he had become upset with the waitress when he perceived that she was waiting on someone else before him. The man said he allegedly told the waitress that if she “wasn’t going to serve him, then he was going to leave.”

The man said the waitress suggested that he should leave and at that point he got up to leave and tossed his menu, which, he said, inadvertently struck the waitress in the face. The man said the act was unintentional and that he apologized to the woman before he left the restaurant.

The waitress told the officer that she wanted to pursue charges against the man.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On July 3 Brandon Demlin Harris, 22, Rutledge was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property and simple assault. According to reports, Harris was arrested after he allegedly ripped a screen off a window of a Fairplay Street residence, pushed the box fan out of the window and then crawled in the house. Reports state that Harris told an officer he had arrived at the residence to visit a woman and he allegedly looked in the window and saw her with another man. Harris said this “made him mad” and he entered the residence through the window. The fan struck the woman in the forehead. The woman told the officer that she and Harris had been dating for several weeks and that she had told him he could come to her residence at any time but he would need to call her first. She said he failed to call in this instance. Harris said after he entered the residence he left through the front door but returned because he “was still mad” and ripped a screen off a front window.

On July 2 Jeremiah Miguel Dawson, 17, Conyers was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce, failure to maintain lane and driving in violation of conditions of limited permit. According to reports, Dawson was stopped on Monticello Highway for failure to maintain lane. Consequent to the stop an officer reported that he allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle allegedly resulted in the confiscation of a small amount of suspected marijuana.

On July 2 Thomas Lennard Neal, 29, Augusta was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, speeding and a felony probation violation charge. According to reports, Neal was stopped for speeding on Interstate 20. Consequent to the stop an officer learned that Neal had an outstanding arrest warrant on him from Richmond County. After his arrest an officer allegedly found a partially burned marijuana cigarette in a pack of Newport cigarettes on a front seat console. Reports state that less than an ounce of marijuana was also located in the trunk of the vehicle.

On July 2 a dispute complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a landlord told officers that his tenant had allegedly taken several items from the property in the past few months and had spread roofing nails in a grass area near the landlord’s property. A deputy observed more than 1,000 nails on the ground. The tenant denied any knowledge of the nails or the alleged missing property and said that he and the landlord had been in constant dispute. He said his lease ends in a month and he plans on moving to a new location.

On July 1 a domestic violence complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a 26–year–old woman alleged that the father of one of her three children approached her on Williams Street and began to argue with her. The woman said the man followed her into her father’s residence and then left. The man told an officer that he saw the woman on Williams Street and began walking with her. He said the woman requested child support money and he explained to her that he did not have any money because he worked in landscaping and recent rains had prevented him from working. He said the woman then began to scream at him and he screamed back at her.

On July 1 a theft by taking and entering auto complaint was filed at a James Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man flagged down an officer and reported that someone had entered his vehicle and removed a Ruger 9mm pistol. The man said he noticed the gun was not in the vehicle on June 21 but did not call officers then because he thought he might have taken it into his house.

On June 30 a battery and criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Morgan Drive, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his son had a drinking problem and had been kicked out of medical school because he was arrested and charged with DUI. The complainant said he and his wife agreed to let the son live at their house as long as he abstained from drinking. The man said he allegedly caught his son drinking paint thinner in the garage one day and he verbally admonished him and gave him a warning. He said when the wife was cleaning the son’s room she found another cup of paint thinner and the son appeared to be intoxicated. The man said he confronted the son and the son began walking toward him. The man said he kicked at the son and struck him in the head with a flash light. He then told the son to leave. The son left walking toward the lake. The man and wife went searching for the son but could not locate him. They returned and observed that the windows on the master bedroom had been shattered and the son was back in his room playing video games.

On June 30 a burglary complaint was filed at a Shadow Lake, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had cut a hole in a screen door and gained access to a refrigerator on his porch. The man said the person removed seven beers, including Dos Equis Amber beer and Strongbow Apple beer, a bottle of wine and a bottle opener.

On June 29 a burglary complaint was filed at a Fambrough Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man stated that someone had entered his residence and removed a black Xbox One game system, a NBA 2K17 game, a Motorsport game, a gold Invite men’s watch and a Smith and Wesson rifle. The man suspected that suspects entered through an unlocked bathroom window.

On June 28 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his daughter was under the influence of drugs. The man said he had custody of his daughter’s 10–year–old daughter and that he was supposed to supervise a visitation with the daughter and the child at noon but he was running late. The daughter, reports state, became enraged and the two argued. An officer spoke with the daughter and reported that she was in an emotional state but did not appear to be under the influence of any drugs.

On June 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said after he and his new wife returned from their honeymoon, he observed that someone had forced entry into his house, removed keys to various vehicles and removed a DVD player attached to a security camera. The man said one vehicle had damage on the front quarter panel and a second vehicle had a jack stuck in the front windshield.

On June 27 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a man who oversees a 1600 acre property reported that nine cabins on the property had been vandalized. An officer observed that windows in all the cabins had been broken with various items, including rocks. a lantern and fire extinguishers. Reports also state that perpetrators also sprayed the fire extinguishers in all nine cabins. The complainant said he had recently caught two juvenile males fishing on one of the lakes on the property and he had taken them to their parent’s house and advised the juveniles and the parents that they should not trespass on the property again. The man estimated damages to the cabins to be in excess of $15,000.

On June 27 Monte Roderick Shavers, 40, Union Point was arrested and charged with speeding, driving while license suspended and possession of marijuana. According to reports, Shavers was stopped after allegedly speeding on U.S. 441. Consequent to the stop, Shavers told an officer his license was suspended. During an inventory of the vehicle after his arrest a deputy allegedly found a small bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle.

On June 26 Edgar Franklin Cape, 45, Madison was arrested and charged with prescription drugs must be kept in original container. According to reports, deputies were dispatched to an Apalachee Road location regarding suspicous persons. During an investigation of four males with a trailer, truck and motorcycle at the scene, a deputy allegedly searched Cape and found a small tube with 1.5 suspected Ocycodone pills in the tube and six Alprazolam pills in the tube.

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