September 17, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On September 9 a disorderly conduct and criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Allen Street location after a woman reported that her daughter had stated that a man had followed the daughter home. The complainant told police that she observed the man in the backyard of her Allen Street house. The woman told the man to leave the property but the man initially refused. The woman told the man she was calling police and the man left.
• On September 12 a theft complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had removed his 12-foot utility trailer. According to reports, the trailer was later located in a wooded area behind the man’s business location and appeared to have been hidden in the woods for retrieval later.
• On September 4 a forgery complaint was filed at an Eatonton location after a man reported that a woman known to him had forged a check for $300.
• On September 12 Timothy Antwan Chester, 19, Madison was arrested and charged with two counts obstruction of police, criminal trespass and minor in possession of alcohol after police responded to a noise complaint at a Micha Way location. According to reports when officers arrived Chester allegedly fled the scene but was later captured hiding in a field next to the apartment complex. Reports state that Chester had been banned indefinitely from the apartment complex several years ago.
• On September 8 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone forcefully entered the apartment through a bedroom window and threw what appeared to be transmission fluid or oil over the interior walls and carpet of the living room and kitchen areas.
• On September 8 a theft of property complaint was filed at Wal-Mart after a woman reported that someone had taken her purse that contained cash, a credit card and driver’s license. The complainant stated that another woman engaged her in conversation at the housewares section and distracted her. The complainant believed the woman took her purse.
• On September 8 a burglary complaint was filed at a Monticello Highway convenience store after a woman alerted police that the store’s front door had been shattered. Officers found a red metal pipe near the door and learned from the storeowner that cash had been removed.
• On September 8 Marcus Folds, 28, Eatonton, Quinton Roydell Mohone, 22, Monticello and Jerome Williams Morris, 22, Eatonton were all arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after they alleged engaged in a fight at an Eatonton Highway convenience store. According to reports, two of the men suffered two knife wounds during the altercation. A razor-type weapon and a tire tool were located at the scene. Two of the men were treated at Morgan Memorial Hospital and released to the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On September 7 a larceny complaint was filed at a William Street location after a woman reported that someone had entered her vehicle and removed $45 from her purse.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On September 10 Sterling Alexander Briggs, 26, Columbus, Ohio was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, refusing to sign a citation and speeding after a deputy observed what he believed to be a small piece of marijuana on Briggs right leg. After Briggs was cited for speeding the deputy searched the vehicle and found a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana in a roof mounted center console and a suspected marijuana cigarette on the floor of the vehicle. While at the Morgan County Detention Center, reports state, Briggs allegedly became argumentative and refused to sign citations. He was then issued a citation for refusing to sign citations.
• On September 8 criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge located after a woman reported that when she came home at 10 p.m. she noticed that someone had kicked in a back door. The woman said the alarm had activated and it appeared no one had entered the house.
• On September 4 a harassing phone call and terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge location after a woman reported that a man who she had dated for two weeks but had since ended the relationship had called her four times in one day allegedly using profanity and threatened to first beat and later kill the woman.
• On September 13 Benjamin Elisha Burgess, 19, Watkinsville was arrested and charged with speeding, theft by receiving stolen property, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, following too close, underage possession of alcohol and failure to dim headlights after a Morgan County deputy allegedly observed Burgess traveling 96 mph south on US 441. After the deputy initiated a traffic stop, reports state Burgess told the deputy he was going hunting. A search of the vehicle, reports state, found a nearly empty bottle of Crown Royal and a loaded Glock Model 22 in a tan holster. Following the arrest the deputy reported the deputy located a small bag of suspected marijuana and a pipe under the rear seat of the patrol car.
• On September 10 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Armistead Road, Rutledge, location after a man reported that someone had entered his open carport and removed a green Suzuki 5.5 horsepower boat motor.
• On September 9 a burglary complaint was filed at a Double Bridges Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered her second home and slept in a bed. A deputy observed that a rear door was open and had pry marks around the door. There were also multiple footprints in the living room area.
• On September 10 a burglary complaint was filed at a Paxson Dairy Road, Bishop location after a man reported that someone had entered his barn. Deputies found the barn door open and a rear window had been shattered with rocks. Multiple paint cans had been thrown around the area of the barn.
• On September 13 Harold Sanford Griffin, 45, Buckhead was arrested and charged with simple battery after he allegedly threw a coffee cup that struck a woman and broke a window. He then allegedly threw the cup at the woman again as she was leaving the location in her vehicle.
• On September 10 a recovered property complaint was filed at a Newborn Road location after a man reported that he had located a purse burning on the side of the road. The man stomped the purse out with his feet. Deputies found two temporary Sam’s Club membership cards in the purse.