POLICE BLOTER: June 4, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On May 30 Felton Harris, 53, Madison was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and acts after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman two times. According to reports, Harris allegedly told the woman he would kill her after she allegedly refused to return a cell phone.
• On May 28 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road general store after a man reported that a man in the store had inquired to the price of a pack of t-shirts. After the clerk informed the man of the price the clerk then turned back to the register and the man allegedly fled out of the store with the shirts.
The clerk reported the man utilized a red bike as a get-away vehicle. Cost of the shirts is $13.50.
• On May 28 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a woman reported that a black male entered the store and took two 12-pack of Budweiser beer without paying for the product. The beer is valued at $22.
• On May 27 an aggravated assault complaint was filed at a Lakeview Street location after a woman allegedly attacked a man with a pair of scissors and a machete. According to reports, officers arrived to domestic disturbance of the residence and were told by the woman that a man had pushed her and made her bump her head.
The man at the residence said the woman, who was allegedly intoxicated, had initially attempted to cut him with scissors but he disarmed her. The woman then sliced at the man with a machete. The man’s son disarmed the woman of the machete and threw the machete into the yard where the police recovered it. The woman also had allegedly thrown candlestick holders at the man as he was retreating from the altercation.
• On May 26 a forgery of checks complaint was filed at a North Main Street location after a woman reported that a woman known to her had used one of her checks to pay a utilities bill. According to reports, the complainant said the woman wrote a check on her account for $240 for a $200 utility bill. The woman collected the change. The suspect told authorities that she was recently diagnosed with an illness and that a combination of drugs she was taking had caused her to do “crazy” things, such as stealing money from relatives.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On May 30 a vehicle fire report was filed on Interstate 20 after a driver of a Southeastern Stages bus reported that while he was driving westbound he noticed that he had blown a rear tire. The driver stated that he observed sparks and smoke coming from the area of the blown tire. He stopped the bus, reports state, and successfully evacuated all passengers. The driver and passengers attempted to extinguish the flames but failed and the bus was fully involved on fire when emergency personnel arrived.
• On May 29 a hit and run complaint was filed at an Athens Highway location after a man and woman reported to deputies that a white man in a whitev an had struck them from behind while both vehicles were traveling south on Athens Highway.
After the van struck the complainant’s vehicle, reports state, the van continued south on Athens Highway. A lookout for the van was posted but no contact was made.
• On May 28 a forgery complaint was filed at a Hawkins Academy Road, Social Circle location after a man reported that someone had sent him a $3,200 check for A $1,200 engine he was attempting to sell on Craig’s List. The man said he was instructed to cash the check and send the change with the engine. The man took the check to the bank of origin and was told that the account had been closed since January. The man said this is the second time he has received fraudulent checks while attempting to sell items on Craig’s List.
• On May 27 a man reported that a woman known to him had attempted to run him over with her blue Honda Pilot sport utility. The man reported that he had to jump out of the way of the vehicle and that the woman was laughing and yelling out the window as she allegedly attempted to run him over.
The man also reported that the woman had removed several guns from his residence and that he was afraid she might return with a weapon and hurt him.
• On May 27 a dispute report was filed at a Ruark Lane, Bostwick location after a woman reported that her estranged husband had come to the residence unannounced seeking items. The woman said she agreed to release some items to the man but did not agree to release a number of photographs.
The woman said the man got into his vehicle but then got out and stated that he was going to get “those (expletive) pictures.” The woman said the man then grabbed her by the arm but when she said she was going to call the police he released her and advised her that “the negotiations are over.”
• On May 27 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a man reported that he had gotten his medications filed at 9 a.m. and then went to his job site.
The man said he left his job site around 2 p.m. and went to Athens. The man said after he made three stops he noticed someone had taken his prescription medicine.
• On May 25 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location after a woman reported that her boyfriend started drinking at approximately noon and three hours later began to argue with the woman. The woman said at 10:30 p.m. the man allegedly grabbed her by the throat five times and grabbed her by the shirt front and threw her into the wall. The man then made a phone call and the woman fled the residence.
Printed in the June 4, 2009 Edition.