Law Enforcement: December 30, 2010
• On December 20 a lost property complaint was filed at a Hough Circle location after a man reported that he was not able to locate his Sony Cybershot digital camera. The man said he last saw his camera in his mother’s van. The man said he did not suspect the camera had been stolen.
• On December 16 Paul Bradley Parson, 25, no address, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly engaged in an argument with a woman at a Madison motel.According to reports, the woman told police that while the couple were drinking beer and watching television at the motel Parson allegedly became enraged because the woman refused to tell him she loved him. The woman said she became afraid and threw a beer bottle at Parson but the bottle missed and struck a window. When officers arrived they determined that both Parson and the woman had active warrants for their arrest out of Galveston, Texas. Officers contacted authorities in Texas who placed a hold on Parson but did not place a hold on the woman.
• On December 20 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a man reported that a man driving a maroon Ford truck struck a safety Bullard in the parking lot and left the area without reporting the accident.
• On December 16 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a woman reported that someone had broken into her apartment through a back window. The woman said a 60-inch Mitsubishi television, six Play Station 2 games, two pair Polo shoes and three bottles of perfume are missing.
• On December 15 a disorderly conduct and simple assault complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road restaurant after a woman allegedly entered the restaurant and attempted to engage a man and a woman in a verbal confrontation. According to reports the man told police that he and the woman had a child together. The woman told police that she had confronted a female restaurant employee because she would not let her talk to the man on the phone. The man told authorities that he did not want to speak with the woman. The man also said that the woman had left a 3-month-old child unattended in a vehicle during the confrontation. Officers said they would schedule a pre-warrant hearing for the woman.
• On December 22 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a man reported that someone had broken a bathroom window, entered the room and took $80 in cash.
• On December 23 Carnell Porter, 53, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly took four packs of long johns and six packs of white athletic socks without paying for the items. Officers located Porter in the parking lot of an Eatonton Road department store. Estimated value of the items is $27.
• On December 22 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at the Morgan County tennis courts after a man reported that someone had damaged a woman’s bathroom, took a roll of toilet paper and defecated on a tennis court. Reports state that the toilet paper was used to “roll” a tree near the restroom area. Reports state that the events were captured on videotape and officers are reviewing the tape to identify suspects.
• On December 21 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a West Jefferson Street location after a man reported that while he was working he heard someone enter the building, go to the bathroom and then exit the building. The man said approximately 30 seconds after the person left the building he heard the sound of breaking glass and observed that the glass face of a hallway fire extinguisher had fallen to the floor and shattered.
• On December 22 Japonieka C. Mathis, 31, Madison and Kantrell D. Smith, 26, of Madison were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after they were observed by an officer fighting on Whitehall Street.
• On December 21 a dog bite complaint was reported at Morgan Memorial Hospital after a woman reported that her boyfriend’s Pit Bull bit her on the lip. According to reports the woman told authorities that the dog had growled at her child so she struck the dog. The woman said after she struck the dog the dog bit her. The dog was secured by her boyfriend.
• On December 25 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge location after a woman reported that she had observed a man jump over a fence and enter the property of a neighbor. When officers arrived they located a man sitting in a car near the fence. The man possessed a wallet and a flashlight. The man told authorities he had not entered the residence. Officers advised the man if he returned to the property he would be charged with criminal trespass.
• On December 25 a burglary complaint was filed at a Whitley Lake Road location after a man reported that someone had entered a work area and removed a tile saw and a 55-gallon drum filled with various items. The man told authorities that a window had been covered by a blanket to stop light from emitting from the window. The man also said he was burglarized in September and that a neighbor had called authorities to report a suspicious vehicle in the area on December 16.
• On December 23 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road location after a woman reported that her estranged husband and his girlfriend had been making harassing phone calls and text messages to her phone. Authorities located the man and told him to cease and the man stated that the complainant had also been making harassing phone calls and text messages to his phone.
• On December 23 a battery complaint was filed at a James Street, Rutledge location after a woman reported that a man known to her had pulled her hair and pushed her into a Christmas tree.Officers located the man who told them that the woman had attacked him with a steak knife and he pushed her away. The woman said the argument started when the man accused the woman of taking money from him as he slept.
• On December 22 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had cut the copper lines to his coolers.
• On December 22 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that he walked to the front door of a residence to inquire about obtaining a disabled truck parked in the woods when he noticed that the front door to the residence had been kicked open.
• On December22 Jeffrey L. Evans, 27, Buckhead was arrested and charged with obstructing or hindering a person making an emergency call and battery after he allegedly struck a woman several times and did not allow her to leave a residence or make a phone call. According to reports the woman stated that Evans left the residence with her cell phone, money and vehicle sometime after 10 p.m. The woman alleged that when Evans returned he had been drinking and that he repeatedly cursed at her and struck her several times in front of her children. The woman said Evans refused to allow her t use her phone. She said when he fell asleep she left with her children. Officers arrested Evans at the house the next morning. He denied assaulting the woman.
• On December 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Jones Wood Lane, Good Hope location after a woman reported that someone had taken four rings from her purse.
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