On Feb. 18 Larry Donell Carter, 30, Madison was arrested and charged with burglary and obstruction. According to reports, officers responded to Purcell’s Truck Wash, Eatontonton Road in reference to a suspicious person. When they arrived they observed Carter. An officer advised Carter to stop and Carter fled across the highway to the Deerfield Inn. He was subdued, reports state, in the parking lot of a vacant convenience store. On his person was a large rock and rolling papers. A video allegedly showed Carter making six attempts to enter the truck wash prior to police arriving.
On Feb. 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a MLK, Jr. Drive residence. According to reports, a man said someone had taken a backpack blower and a Black and Decker power saw from his outbuilding. The complainant said his son has been living in the outbuilding because he has no place to stay but he has not seen the son since the night before the incident report was filed.
On Feb. 9 a forgery complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that someone had attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill to make a purchase. Reports state that a black male wearing black pants and a black hoodie with white lettering and a black female wearing jeans and a camouflage jacket presented the bill but left the store before police could arrive.
On Feb. 14 Maurice Antoine Quick, 34, Bennettsville, S.C. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business. According to reports, officers were called to Zaxby’s, Eatonton Road in regards to a man yelling at an employee. When an officer arrived he allegedly observed Quick yelling at a counter employee. The officer requested that Quick leave the restaurant and explain why he was upset. Reports state that Quick took issue with both the count and quality of wings he had received for $8. “He said he was not paying eight dollars for four flat wings and requested his money back,” reports state. Quick told the officer the employee allegedly gave him $6 of the $8 he had paid for the wings. The employee told officers that Quick allegedly enquired about the cost of a five or 10 wing meal and once he received the information he “started complaining and cursing,” reports state and allegedly said in a loud tone “this is all I get for eight (expletive) dollars?” The employee also alleged that Quick called her several derogatory names. He was then arrested and charged.
On Feb. 15 a forgery complaint was filed at United Bank, North Main Street. According to reports, a bank employee reported that it had received two separate counterfeit $100 bills in the deposits of two separate businesses, both restaurant concerns. Reports state that the bills were printed on proper paper but that the printing was fraudulent. Both bills had the same exact serial number and mint date.
On Feb. 15 a forgery complaint was filed at Olde South Liquor Store, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man attempted to make a purchase with a $100 bill that had “Motion picture use only” printed on the bill. The man, who remained at the store, told the officer he had taken $250 from a Bank of Madison ATM that morning. The officer confirmed with the bank that its ATM machines do not dispense $100 bills.
On Feb. 5 a warrant allegedly shoplifting was issued against Sandra Lou Smith Johnson, 52, Monroe. According to reports, officers were dispatched to Wal Mart regarding a shoplifting complaint. An employee alleged that Smith Johnson, along with another female and a male, attempted to leave the garden area of Wal Mart with a shopping cart of items. The items included, reports state, several pairs of pants, shirts, bras and panties in an orange storage container in the cart. An employee said she attempted to lift the container and based on the weight believed there might also be beer in the container. Smith Johnson and the other two exited the store via the pharmacy entrance and fled across the parking lot to a vehicle parked at Advanced Auto.
On Feb. 12 juvenile complaints against three male juveniles, ages 10 to 13-years-old alleging burglary and theft by shoplifting were filed. According to reports, an employee at Hibbett’s Sports reported that someone attempted to enter the store through a roll-up door in the rear of the store. An officer observed a bent with two holes cut through the metal. The officer also located a screw driver and knife at the scene. The officer reviewed video surveillance and observed the three teens arrive at the rear of the store prior to the attempt. The officer also reviewed video surveillance from Goodwill and allegedly observed one of the juvenile’s take a knife from the store without paying for the item. Two of the juveniles are brothers and their mother was contacted at Budget Inn. The third was located at Micha Way.
On Feb. 10 a forgery complaint was filed at United Bank, North Main Street. According to reports, an employee reported that a white male entered the bank and attempted to received change from a counterfeit $100 bill. Reports state that the bill was sent to the United States Secret Service. The man was identified by officers. An additional report stated that the man’s nephew had received the bill at his business and had requested that the man take it to the bank to make change.