Madison Police Department
On August 24 a n information report was filed at 441 Pawn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer reviewing pawn transactions determined that a Remington rifle with scope that had been pawned at the store had been reported stolen out of Jasper County. Reports state that the officer took the rifle as evidence and was able to make contact with the man who pawned the rifle. The man agreed to come to the Madison Police Department to give a statement regarding how he acquired the rifle but he did not arrive at the appointed time.
On August 21 a simple assault and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Penor Street residence. According to reports, a woman said when she attempted to discipline her juvenile daughter with a belt, the daughter secured a butcher knife and began poking holes in the wall of the house. The complainant said she was trying to discipline the daughter for turning over a kitchen table and pouring dish soap on the floor when the incidence started. The woman said she was able to force the daughter out of the house but the daughter repeatedly stabbed the front door until the woman let the juvenile back in the house. An officer observed that when he arrived at the house he noticed a kitchen table overturned, dish soap on the floors and the juvenile female sitting on a couch with a butcher knife in her lap. The officer secured the knife and said in the report that the juvenile was not cooperative.
On August 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location. According to reports, a man said someone took three road work warning signs from the location.
On August 17 a criminal trespass and terroristic threats and acts warrant was issued for Aron Brian Herrick, 27, Monroe. According to reports, a man alleged that Herrick has been harassing him recently, in part, because the complainant had consorted with Herrick’s girlfriend. The complainant alleged that Herrick met him at Town Park and punched a window of the complainant’s vehicle. Reports also allege that while an officer was talking with the complainant, Herrick allegedly called the complainant and threatened to do physical harm to the complainant.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On August 27 Carrington Keron Tankson, 27, North Charleston, S.C. was arrested and charged with speeding, driving while license suspended and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a deputy stopped Tankson for allegedly driving 90 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 20. Consequent to the stop the deputy learned that Tankson’s license had been suspended. The deputy also noted that he smelled unburnt marijuana in the vehicle and a passenger in the vehicle offered that there was a small amount of suspected marijuana in a container on the front seat. The deputy said he also found a small amount of marijuana in a book bag in the trunk of the vehicle.
On August 27 Gheremy Bernard Weaver, 32, Covington was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended. According to reports, a deputy was called to be on the lookout for a silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo who’s driver had allegedly driven away from the Fairplay General Store without paying completely for gas pumped. The deputy stopped Weaver driving the car and Weaver told the deputy that he had paid $5 to a clerk and assumed that the gas pump would shut off at $5. The deputy called the store and a clerk at the store said that if Weaver would pay what was owed on the gas they would not press charges. Weaver gave the deputy $10 and said that was all the money he had. The store agreed to take the money. A check showed that Weaver’s license had been suspended in February and that there was an outstanding arrest warrant against him from Covington Police Department.
On August 27 an unruly child complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said her 13-year-old son, who she has custody of every other weekend, is “extremely unruly and back talks.” The woman said she is disabled and cannot discipline the child. She alleged that the boy has knocked a hole in a living room wall. She also alleged that the boy’s father encourages the child to be respectful when he is with his mother.
On August 27 an animal complaint was filed at a Turner Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that a stray dog was in her front yard. Reports state that the dog was friendly but needed medical attention. The dog was transported to the kennel behind the Morgan County Detention Center.
On August 27 an abandoned vehicle report was filed at the west bound Interstate 20 rest area. According to reports, a deputy responded to a complaint that a silver Tiguan with Virginia registration had been left at the rest area for two weeks. The deputy contacted a woman in Virginia who owned the vehicle. She said her boyfriend had left in the vehicle on August 7 and since he left he has turned off his cell phone. The deputy called a wrecker service to collect the vehicle. The deputy told the woman that wiring to the ignition and other wiring was cut, the seats were cut and a fuse panel had been removed. The deputy described clothes, tennis shoes and tools in the vehicle to the woman. The woman said the clothes sounded like the one’s the boy friend was wearing when he left. She also said the man had left on prior occasions but he had never damaged the vehicle.
On August 26 Adam Ray Bodie, 20, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, a woman alleged that Bodie came to the RV park after the complainant and Bodie’s mother had a disagreement on Facebook. The woman said Bodie allegedly texted her telling her he was coming and texted a second time when he arrived. The woman said she stepped outside and observed Bodie driving away and stating “you might want to check your window (expletive).” The woman said she then noticed that someone had thrown a rock through a window in her vehicle. Bodie was stopped by Morgan County authorities and a Madison Police Department officer on the Madison by–pass.
On August 26 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Enterprise Road residence. According to reports, a man said that a woman continues to trespass on his property, primarily on a four-wheeler, even though he has told her several times to stay off his property. The man said that the woman recently got her four–wheeler stuck in a creek on his property.
On August 26 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a woman said she gave a man a $800 deposit to begin work on a fence. The woman said the man, four days later, requested another $1,000 for lumber. The woman said no work has been done on the fence since she gave the man the money.
On August 25 a dogs at large complaint was filed at a Newborn Road residence. According to reports, a man said that when he was leaving the residence he noticed two Pit Bull dogs attacking a friend’s blue heeler dog. The man said he tried to kick at the dogs to thwart the attack but that failed. He said he shot at the dogs with a .22 pistol and they fled. The blue heeler was transported to a veterinarian who said the dog would survive the attack. The deputy found the Pit Bull dogs at a house next to the complainant’s. The owner said she had left the dogs out that morning and later heard gun shots and the dogs ran back home.
On August 12 a damage to property complaint was filed at Playfair Park, Fairplay Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a Rutledge city employee provided a deputy with video surveillance of five juvenile males destroying a picnic table at the park. The deputy was able to identify two of the juveniles from the tape. A second report was filed regarding the same juveniles destroying an electrical outlet with a concrete block.
On August 23 a tearing down mailboxes complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road location. According to reports, a deputy noticed that someone had struck five different mailboxes and had scattered the mailboxes more than 100 feet from their original location. Reports state that it appears a vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and struck the boxes.
On August 22 an information report was filed at a Clack Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her nephew had forged her name to secure a credit card. The woman said she was recently served with papers regarding a past due $6,000 debt to the card company. A deputy contacted the nephew who said he had recently had some financial set backs and he had fallen behind on the card. He also alleged that he and the woman shared the card and the expenses.
On August 23 a damage to property complaint was filed on a Morgan County Board of Education school bus at the intersection of Fairplay Road and Prospect Road. According to reports, a deputy responded because an 11–year–old male child had kicked out a window on the bus. The bus driver said the child had moved out of his assigned seat and when she told him to return he became angry and kicked out the seat.
On August 21 a suspicious activity report was filed at a Second Street, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had opened a letter she received from the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services that contained her driver’s license and then sealed the envelope back with clear tape. The woman said she is requesting a new driver’s license number from the state to avoid identity theft.
On August 21 a 15–year–old male was arrested and charged with obstruction. According to reports, a deputy attempting to transport the juvenile to Sandersville Youth Detention Center reported that the child began to scream and kicked at the doors and partition of the patrol car. Reports state at one point the juvenile freed his hands and removed a seat belt and kicked at the partition in the vehicle until the deputy threatened to use his taser weapon. The juvenile also allegedly spat in the deputy’s face.
On August 22 Mandrell Adrian Love, 38, Madison was arrested and charged with driving without a license, failure to maintain insurance and possession of cocaine. According to reports, a vehicle Love was driving was stopped near the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. Consequent to the stop a deputy allegedly verified that Love did not have a license.
The deputy also reported that he allegedly located a small plastic bag of a white powdery substance that contained suspected cocaine.