Madison Police Department
On August 19 an aggravated assault complaint was filed at a Carmichael Drive residence. According to reports, a man alleged that at 6:30 a.m. a man came to his house and pointed a Glock pistol at his head. The complainant said the man’s hand was shaking as he pointed the pistol An officer stopped the suspect at the Sunflower Convenience Store. The suspect said the complainant had called him early in the morning and had disturbed him. He also said the complainant allegedly told him he was a member of a street gang and that he would come over and “shoot up my house.” The suspect said he then went to the complainant’s house and found him sitting in a SUV in the driveway. He said he remained on the street in front of the complainant’s house and offered to fight the complainant but the complainant told him he had a gun. The suspect then left. An officer stopped the suspect near the residence and searched the vehicle but did not find a weapon. The suspect said he was upset because the complainant had threatened both him and his wife and child.
On August 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location. According to reports, an employee with CaterParrott railings reported that someone had entered a train parked on Pennington Spur and released a hand brake. The complainant said the train rolled down a grade and hit a “derailed” causing the train to leave the track. The employee said the incident had caused “considerable damage” to the train.
On August 19 Quinton Andre Ross, 23, Madison was arrested and charged with giving false name to a police officer. Beason Randell Franklin, 28, Bostwick was arrested and charged with obstruction. Marquavious S. Jackson, 23, was arrested and charged with obstruction. According to reports, an officer responding to a stalled vehicle complaint in front of Wal Mart allegedly observed a second vehicle driving toward the stalled vehicle. Reports state when an officer began to follow the second vehicle it left the Wal Mart parking lot quickly. A deputy with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the vehicle, allegedly driven by Jackson but the vehicle continued on Micha Way and then into Orchard Grove Apartments where Franklin allegedly jumped from the back seat of the vehicle with a paper bag in hand and ran into a wooded area. Franklin was eventually captured but, reports state, officers did not locate the bag. Jackson was charged for aiding in Franklin’s attempt to flee and Ross was charged with initially giving officers his brother’s name.
On August 18 Troy Eugene McKain, 27, Madison and James Allen Mann, 29, Greensboro were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed Mann as a passenger in a truck leaving the Wal Mart parking lot. Reports state that the officer said he had knowledge that Mann had an outstanding arrest warrant against him so the officer stopped the truck on the Madison By–Pass. Consequent to the stop the officer learned that Mann had turned himself in earlier on the warrant and had bonded out of jail. The officer noted that he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the truck. A search of the truck, including a locked tool box, located a small sack of suspected marijuana in the tool box. Both men said they each had contributed equally towards the purchase of the suspected marijuana.
On August 18 a simple assault complaint was filed at the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman’s mother called Morgan County Dispatch to report that her daughter had been physically assaulted at the motel. An officer arrived and the woman said her child’s father had dragged her into a room and thrown her to the ground and had damaged her phone. The woman was transported to the Morgan County Public Safety Center where she waited for her mother to come and pick her up.
On August 18 a cruelty to animals warrant was issued against James Harrison Burt, 23, Greensboro. According to reports, a woman told officers that her daughter had reported that the family’s cat was acting strange and seemed to be injured. The woman said at one point she was able to review videos allegedly of Burt kicking, stepping on and throwing the family’s cat. The cat suffered from broken legs, a veterinarian’s report stated.
On August 13 Jeremy Keith Shumate, 33, Rutledge was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, an officer stated that he observed a suspicious vehicle parked at Plainview Storage, Eatonton Road. The officer approached and saw two men attempting to get a lock off a storage unit without a key. The men said the unit belonged to one of the men’s daughters. Shumate asked an officer if he could finish consuming a hot dog that was placed on a table the men had unloaded off a truck. The officer observed the hot dog along with a suspected marijuana cigarette on the lid of a Gatorade drink. Shumate told the officer that he was planning on smoking the marijuana but that he had found the marijuana cigarette on the ground and that it did not belong to him.
On August 8 an information report was filed at Days Inn, Eatonotn Road. According to reports, a man said he had left Country Boys RV park and walked to Days Inn to get a room. The man said he was speaking with some men sitting on a park bench when one of the men stood up and punched the complainant in the mouth. A witness told officers that the complainant had used a disparaging racial term while speaking with men and at that point one man stood and punched the complainant. Initially the complainant said he wanted to press charges against the man but then said “I see how this is going, you don’t have to worry about it, just don’t worry about it.”
On August 14 Christian Nathaniel Ems, 18, Fayetteville, N.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, possession or use of drug paraphenlia and theft by receiving stolen property. Austin Michael Ryan Smith, 20, Fayetteville, N.C. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and prescription drugs not in original container. According to reports, officers were dispatched to Bohlen’s Garage Fairground Road in relation to two persons with weapons. When an officer arrived they located the two men but no weapons and found that the men had not threatened anyone at the location. An officer learned that Ems mother had called Morgan County Dispatch regarding his location after discovering it on a phone app. The mother alleged that Ems had taken items from her home and she wanted him arrested. Inside a vehicle used by the men officers allegedly found items the mother reported missing from her residence, suspected marijuana, a bag of white powder, Xanax pills, a pipe and other drug related items.
On August 14 an entering auto complaint was filed at Classic Collision, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said someone had entered 18 vehicle in a secured vehicle storage lot. Reports state that officers are not aware if anything was removed from the vehicles.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On August 21 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Barrows Grove Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a 74-year-old woman filed a report alleging harassing phone calls. No other information was available regarding the incident.
On August 21 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was scolding her juvenile cousin for trying to hit the complainant’s child, the cousin’s father told her to “take control of her kid” and then “got into… (her) face and swung at her.” The man told offices that he did tell the woman to gain control of the child but he did not make an attempt to strike her. The woman countered that he did, in fact, swing at her and she told the deputy she wanted to press charges.
On August 19 a harassment complaint was filed at the River Store, Greensboro Road. According to reports, a man and woman said an employee at the store accused them of stealing a bag of ice. The couple denied the allegation. The employee requested that the couple was troublesome and wanted them banned from the store. A relative of the couple had already come to the store to pay for a bag of ice, reports state.
On August 19 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a woman said her estranged husband had not been living at the house for two weeks. She said when he returned for clothes, she was sitting on the front porch with her child and the man came outside “running his mouth.” The man, she said, predicted that she would “never be anything” and that he was going to take the couple’s children away from the woman. The man then allegedly struck the woman in the face, causing her phone to fly out of her hand. The man then entered a white Dodge Dart and backed the vehicle down the long driveway, the woman said.
On August 18 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Jackson Street residence. According to reports, a 44-year-old man stated at the Morgan Memorial Hospital that he had been attacked by three men while he was walking on Jackson Street. A deputy noted that the man had a busted lip and chest pains. The man refused to identify the men “but said he was going to get them” reports state.
On August 18 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was at her aunt’s house having a “conversation” a man came out of a bedroom and held her down and choked her. The man said the complainant had come to the residence and commenced arguing with several other females, using disparaging terms for the women. He said he did emerge from the bedroom and tried to reason with the complainant to de-escalate the situation but the woman disagreed so the man said he held her down until she agreed to leave. The man said he did not, however, choke the woman.
On August 18 a battery complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that sometime between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. her boyfriend became angry because the woman was at a friend’s house. The woman said the man hit her in the face with his head. He then stepped on her back before going back into the residence. A deputy observed that the woman had laceration above her left eye and her eye was bruised. She also, reports state, had a bite mark on her shoulder. She also had marks on her right leg, right arm and left arm. The complainant said she also had injuries to her back and ribs. She said it hurt to take a breath. The woman said she did not want to call the police because she was in a relationship with the man but that her friends had demanded she call. She said this was third time the man had allegedly attacked her and in one of the past attacks the man had broken her finger.
On August 15 Angela Yvonne Shields, 49, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy with knowledge that Shields had an outstanding arrest warrant against her, stopped her near the Quickshop convenience store on Atlanta Highway. Consequent to the stop, reports state, Shields allegedly told the officer that she had a suspected marijuana cigarette in a pack of cigarettes in the car.
On August 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Reids Ferry Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a man said he had stored components to construct an in-ground pool at a carport at the new home construction site. The man said before the pool was constructed, someone took a Hayward Swim Pure complete salt system valued at $1,605 and a Hayward LED pool light valued at $620.
On August 16 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Drive residence. According to reports, a man said he pulled into Whispering Lakes Drive and stopped his vehicle to get cell service. While he was stopped, he said, a man in a silver Jeep pulled up next to him. The man said he rolled his window down and the driver of the Jeep, a man with no shirt with numerous tattoos on his arms, chest and back and a cross tattoo on his left side, began to curse and yell profanities at the complainant. The complainant said the man appeared to be intoxicated based on slurred speech and poor pronunciation. The man gave the deputy the suspect’s address and the deputy made two attempts to contact the man but failed.
On August 14 an information report was filed at a Sewell Road residence. According to reports, a man said he found a broken windshield in his driveway. The man said he believes the windshield may be retaliation for complaints he has made about people speeding on the road.
On August 14 a fraud complaint was filed at a Westminster Way residence. According to reports, a man said someone used his debit card information to make three Western Union transactions totaling approximately $400.