Madison Police Department
On Sept. 2,9 a theft of service complaint was filed at Red Roof Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said she noticed a woman moving items from a room as if she was moving out. The employee said she contacted the woman regarding a $60.41 motel bill. The woman told the employee she was going to Pizza Hut and then would pay. She never returned but did leave a trailer at the motel parking lot.
On Sep. 24, Tisha Lana White, 34, Cayce, S.C. was arrested and charged with reckless driving and following too closely. According to reports, an officer reported observing White driving a white Nissan east on Interstate 20. Reports state that White’s vehicle was less than a car length behind a vehicle in the left lane. The right lane was also blocked by a vehicle. White allegedly veered to the right and passed the vehicle in the right lane on the emergency lane before pulling back onto Interstate 20 in front of the vehicle in the left lane. An officer initiated a traffic stop and White stopped abruptly in the emergency lane and exited her vehicle and ran to the trunk area. She told the officer she was in a hurry to get somewhere to use the phone. She was then arrested and her vehicle was towed.
On Sept. 23, a suspicious person report was filed at Ag Pro, Lion’s Club Road. According to reports, an officer responded at 2:20 a.m. to the business to search for a person a security company said was near the building. A search was negative but the officer did locate a silver van with the engine still warm parked at a loading dock at Alliance Manufacturing (across the street from Ag Pro). That van had been reported stolen out of Smyrna. A second search for the individual again yielded negative results.
On Sept. 13, a burglary complaint was filed at a Harris Street residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had removed approximately $8,000 worth of jewelry sometime in the past two weeks. Items include a 14k 30-inch Herringbone necklace.
On Sep. 21, Walter James Gresham, 51, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, and driving while license suspended. According to reports, Gresham was stopped on U.S. 441 for a broken tail light. Consequent to the stop, an officer learned that his license had been suspended. The officer also reported smelling unburned marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer reported that he noticed a small bag of suspected marijuana and a gallon jug of suspected moonshine in the back of the truck. Gresham was arrested, the marijuana was confiscated and the suspected moonshine was poured out.
On Sept. 25, an entering auto complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her former boyfriend entered the trunk of her vehicle and removed a restraining order she was going to deliver to a Superior Court Judge for the judge’s signature. Officers spoke with the man who denied taking the restraining order.
On Sept. 29, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman said sometime between 9 p.m., on Sep. 28, and 9:40 a.m. Sept. 29, someone put deep scratches in both a Mazda and Jeep the woman owns. Reports state the scratches appear to have been caused by a knife.
On Sept. 28, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Amici’s, South Main Street. According to reports, a man said he left his wallet at the table as he used the restroom and when he returned, his wallet was gone. The wallet contained $80 in cash, a carry permit, driver’s license and bank card.
On Sept. 27, a suspicious person report was filed at Marco’s Pizza, Eatonton Road. According to reports, two officers observed a male sitting at a table outside the restaurant. When an officer exited his patrol car, the man got up and started walking away. The officer asked the man his name and he said “Yimamumaimaiti Abudoumijiti.” The officer suspected the subject might have been having a medical emergency, reports state. The man said he was coming from Virginia but did not know where he was going. The man was detained and taken to the jail. Fingerprints revealed the man was Pakistani and had an extensive criminal history. An officer was initially going to charge the man with obstruction but dropped the charges because of a language barrier.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On Oct. 2, an ongoing dispute report was filed at a Blue Springs Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that while his son and the son’s girlfriend were driving by a Blue Springs Road residence, persons outside the residence began to curse at the son and throw rocks at the son’s truck. The son said that a rear sliding window had been shattered by a rock and that a rock had struck him in the head. The son’s father said, after the incident, the same people drove by his Blue Springs Road residence and hurled insults, curse words and threats from a car. A deputy spoke with the alleged rock–throwing crowd who alleged that the son stopped in front of their residence and threatened them with a gun. They said no rocks were thrown in the incident.
On Oct. 1, an entering automobile and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Morgan Drive, Buckhead, residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his Ford Escape and removed a .380 caliber Ruger pistol and a laptop computer that belonged to a company he works for.The man said he had left the vehicle unlocked at the time of the theft.
On Oct. 1, a disturbance call was filed at a Broughton Lane, Newborn residence. According to reports, officers responded to a dispatch call regarding an assault in progress at a Broughton Lane residence. Dispatch advised the suspect had a knife and they heard him say “I’m going to jail anyway,” over the phone. When they arrived, they found the appropriate residence and were told from a 69–year–old man that he and another man had gotten into an argument over a tire. The man said he told the suspect “he knew that he was right” regarding the tire and the suspect struck the man in the side of the head with his hand. The complainant said his hands were in his pockets at the time of the strike and that the suspect then pulled a knife on him. The complainant said he does not wish to press charges because he and the suspect are friends. The owner of the residence said he was watching a NASCAR race when the incident occurred. The complainant said the suspect had called to “sincerely apologize” and promised to come by later to shake his hand.
On Sept. 30, an unruly child complaint was filed at a Doster Road residence. According to reports, a family alleged a 17–year–old son was being disrespectful, cursing at family members and flashing gang signs.
On Sept. 30, an entering automobile complaint was filed at a Westminster Way residence. According to reports, a deputy investigated two entering auto complaints on Westminster Way. One man said someone entered his 2012 Jeep and removed a two checkbooks, a Yeti tumbler and a briefcase. a woman said someone entered her 2016 Jeep Cherokee and took $500 from her wallet. The complainant said she found the wallet on the front seat.
On Sept. 29, a simple assault complaint was filed at a Bass Road resdience. According to reports, a 22–year–old woman told a deputy that her grandmother came to the residence and “got an attitude” with the woman and said the grandmother said the house “smelled like reefer.” The woman said her father got in between her and the grandmother and she alleged that the father struck her in the face several times and held her down on the couch by her wrists. The father said the woman had taken a swing at him and he struck her with an open palm and held her down to mitigate further damages.
On Sept. 27, a domestic disturbance complaint was filed at Old Mill Road, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that on Sept. 24, her live–in boyfriend called her a derogatory name centered on his perception of her weight and threw three dishes at her before grabbing her wrists and dragging her into the bedroom. The complainant said she then bit the man on the stomach. An officer spoke with the man who said the argument was verbal and not physical and that the couple had argued about the woman spending all day and much of the night in a trailer park in Walton County. The deputy noted there were no marks on the man’s stomach.
On Sept. 27, Merrill D. Brown, 17, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, while at Morgan County High School. According to reports, an administrator told a deputy that he had obtained a glass jar of suspected marijuana from Brown.
On Sept. 27, a found property report was filed at the intersection of Newborn Road and Dixie Highway. According to reports, a man reported that he had located a green glass holder 10 days earlier that contained a spoon, finger nail file, two syringes and a clear plastic bag containing a clear glassy substance.
On Sept. 26, a found property report was filed at the Caboose, West Main Street, Rutledge. According to reports a man said he had located a loaded Smith and Wesson .40 caliber pistol on the ground next to his vehicle. The man turned the weapon over to a deputy. A man returned to the restaurant and reported that he had lost the pistol. He said his grandfather owned the pistol and that it must have fallen out of his truck. The grandfather retained the pistol and told a deputy he had let his grandson borrow the pistol to shoot armadillos.
On Sept. 26, a harassing communications complaint was filed at an Arbor Lane residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a male was calling her making sexual references. The woman said she didn’t know what the man was saying because he was whispering.
On Sept. 26, a burglary complaint was filed at a Pintail Lane residence. According to reports, a man alleged that several firearms had been taken from his house. The man said the firearms are a .20 gauge shotgun, a .35 caliber rifle, a .410 shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle and a World War I antique rifle.