July 23, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On July 18 a damage to property complaint was filed at the Wal-Mart parking lot after a woman reported that someone had used an object to place a deep scratch in the left rear fender of her 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier.
• On July 17 a terroristic threats complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road fast food restaurant after a woman reported that someone called the restaurant and threatened to kill a woman.
• On July 16 a burglary complaint was filed at a Town Walk Circle location after a man reported that someone had entered a property and removed a $300 GE microwave oven. During the theft a glass stove top was damaged and a door frame was damaged.
• On July 15 a larceny complaint was filed at an Overlook Drive location after a woman reported that while enroute from Michigan to Madison on a bus, someone entered the woman’s purse and removed a wallet. The wallet contained a driver’s license, social security card, bank card, birth certificate, medical insurance and $35 in currency.
• On July 16 Melvin Reid, 39, of Madison was arrested and charged with false imprisonment, terroristic threats, battery obstructing a 911 call and simple battery after he allegedly threatened a family with a hammer. According to reports, Reid allegedly struck a woman in the mouth, pulled out part of her hair and then removed several cell phones from family members before leaving the residence. Officers confiscated a hammer in the oven of the residence.
• On July 15 a theft of services complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway breakfast restaurant after a woman reported that two females and a male left the restaurant without paying for their food. The complainant said the two women requested to walk outside to smoke a cigarette. The male then walked up to the counter to pay but then told the clerk that he had to retrieve his money from the car. The man then left and all three persons drove away in a green Honda Civic.
• On July 14 a domestic dispute was filed at an Overlook Drive location after a 17-year-old male reported that while he was attempting to allegedly retrieve a DVD player from a house an argument ensured regarding ownership of the DVD player. According to reports, the male said the DVD was given to him by his mother but another woman in the house claimed ownership. During a struggle, the male left the house and called police. Officers arrived and the male took the DVD player.
• On July 14 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that when he came home she located a bottle of wine on the sofa in the living room. The complainant said when she left the apartment the wine had been in the refrigerator of the unit. The woman also noticed that someone had shattered a window in the rear of the residence to gain entry. In total, the woman reported that more than $4,900 in jewelry and other items were removed from the residence.
• On July 13 Detrichs Leroy Lloyd, 36, Atlanta, was arrested and charged with four counts of forgery after he allegedly attempted to purchase a camcorder from Wal-Mart using four counterfeit $100 bills.
• On July 19 a threat to injure a person complaint was filed at a Bell Circle location after a woman reported that two co-workers of hers had allegedly harassed her at work and at home over allegations that the complainant had entered into a relationship with the boyfriend of one of the women. The complainant also allegedly that one of the women had offered a fry cook $100 to kill the complainant.
• On July 9 a false imprisonment complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location after a woman contacted authorities and alleged that a man had forced her to stay at his residence for four weeks. The woman said the man was armed and had intimidated her to stay. Several deputies and city officers responded to the residence and located the man. Reports state that the man was allegedly acting with erratic behavior. The man was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital for a medical examination. Officials said the man had high concentration of cocaine and marijuana in his system. The man was then transported to the VA hospital in Atlanta for treatment.
• On July 14 a pointing a pistol at another and domestic threats complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location after a woman called reporting that she was having trouble controlling two male youths at the location. According to reports, the woman alleged that one of the youths pointed a loaded .38 caliber pistol at the other youth and threatened to kill both the opposing youth and the complaint. The woman said the argument erupted regarding completing household chores.
• On July 11 A. J. Ferrell Jr., 40, of Madison was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct and carrying prohibited weapon after the allegedly struck a man in the head with a pistol during an argument. Reports state that when the man was struck, the pistol discharged and the round punctured a tire on a van. The incident occurred on Green Meadows Drive and the argument was allegedly over where the victim had parked his vehicle.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
•On July 18 a burglary complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that when she returned home from work she noticed that her front door was open and that a front window had been pushed out. The woman said an Aloe Vera flower and a white Styrofoam cooler were missing.
• On July 17 an information report was filed at a Guinn Road location after a woman reported that someone had placed an empty Coors beer bottle in her mailbox. The woman said earlier someone had thrown eggs in her front yard.
• On July 20 Lorenzo Thomas, 43 of Harlem was arrested and charged with reckless conduct and cruelty to children after he allegedly caused an accident on Interstate 20. According to reports, Thomas allegedly grabbed the steering wheel of a 1997 Ford Taurus driven by a woman. After he grabbed the wheel, reports state, the vehicle crashed into trees in the median. Four juveniles were in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
• On July 19 Lavonne McPherson, 50, of Buckhead was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and Harold Lee McPherson, 54, Buckhead was arrested and charged with battery after the two men allegedly fought in Harold Lee McPherson’s house, Reports allege that Lavonne McPherson struck Harold Lee McPherson with a plate. Deputies interviewed Harold Lee McPherson at Morgan Memorial Hospital where he received 20 stitches on his face. Deputies were told by witnesses that Harold Lee McPherson attacked Layonee McPherson and that Lavonne McPherson allegedly retaliated by striking Harold Lee McPherson with a plate. The plate was recovered.
• On July 20 a burglary complaint was filed at a Ponder Pine Road location after a man reported that someone entered the house and removed two Paslode air guns, a Savage .308 caliber rifle, a weed eater, a Makita circular saw and a television. Entrance was gained through an unsecured back door. The house was unsecured because it is currently under construction, the complaint said.
• On July 18 an aggravated stalking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a woman reported that a man called her and threatened to injure the woman’s male friend. The woman said she currently has a temporary protective order against the man.
• On July 16 a forgery complaint was filed at an Apalachee River Road location after a woman reported that after she had placed a check payment to her credit card company in her mailbox, someone used the check number to purchase items at a Nordstrom store in Minnesota. The woman said the original check was written for $83.40 but had been altered to read $873.97.
• On July 17 a complaint was filed at a Fears Road location after a woman reported that at 2:30 a.m. a man known to her and her husband pulled into her driveway and threatened her husband with injury. The husband attempted to confront the man and the man left. The man also relayed two recorded threats he had received from the man.
• On July 18 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fawnfield Drive, Buckhead location after a woman reported that someone had removed a patio set from a lake dock. The set included two lounge chairs, two rocking chairs, a 48-inch glass table, an umbrella and umbrella stand.
• On July 15 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Oak Lane location after a man reported that his brother had been chasing him around the house with a large butcher knife. The brother said that the complainant had ordered him out of the house and struck him in the mouth. Reports state that both men were allegedly intoxicated. The two were separated and told to stay away from each other.
• On July 15 a woman reported that while she was at the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Bostwick Highway her neighbor approached in his vehicle and called the woman a “freak.”
• On July 15 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Jim Thomas Road located after a woman reported that when her husband attempted to drive down their driveway he was blocked by a pile of clothing.