Law Enforcement: January 6, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On December 29 Chester Riley Stephens, 26, Buckhead was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and no proof of insurance after a vehicle he was driving was stopped at a road block at the intersection of East Washington Street and Green Meadows Drive. According to reports consequent to the stop an officer allegedly found a small amount of suspected marijuana on the floorboard of the vehicle and a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana on Stephens’ person.
• On December 27 a forgery of checks complaint was filed at a North East Street, Greensboro location after a woman reported that someone had cashed two checked from her account without her knowledge or permission. The woman told police that both checks were outdated because both had her former address imprinted on the checks. Both checks were cashed at a Greensboro bank.
• On December 27 Jessica Nicole Jones, 24, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly took a bottle of Seagram’s Seven from an Eatonton Highway liquor store without paying for the item. According to reports a clerk at the store confronted Jones outside the store and noticed that the bottle of was tucked inside a jacket under one arm. The clerk also accused Jones of previously taking a bottle of tequila from the store without paying. Jones was arrested at the store. The value of the liquor was $13.99.
• On December 24 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a clerk at the motel reported that someone had broken a window near the front door of the residence portion of the motel. The complainant said he was at the motel’s desk working when he heard the glass break.
• On December 17 a recovered stolen auto report was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location after an officer reported that he was following a white Chevy Malibu that had been reported stolen in Morgan County. The officer detained the driver, reports state, and the driver reported that the vehicle belonged to his girlfriend and that he had borrowed the vehicle and was doing repair work on the vehicle. The officer also located a half empty can of beer in the vehicle. The driver said the beer belonged to a friend who had left it in the vehicle when the friend exited the vehicle. The vehicle’s owner said the vehicle was also missing a CD player, a digital camera and out-dated checks. The man was cited for open container and released from the scene. The woman retained the vehicle at the police station.
• On January 1 Scottie Ali Wyatt, 40, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, drunkenness and giving false information to a police officer after he allegedly urinated on the door of a motel room. According to reports, officers were called to an Eatonton Road motel room for the second time in a day to speak with Wyatt. The first time, reports state, Wyatt had allegedly been attempting to instigate a fight with another man at the motel. Wyatt was taken from the property and told not to return. The second time officers observed the door and was told by a couple that Wyatt had urinated on the door. He was located in another room and arrested. During his arrest he allegedly told officers he was his brother, which officers knew not to be true because they had interacted with him earlier in the day.
• On December 31 Ricky Darnell Crawford, 48, Conyers was arrested and charged with DUI, Habitual violator and driving while license suspended after he was stopped at a road block at the intersection of Maxey Lane and Crawford Street. Consequent to the stop, reports state Crawford could only produce a Georgia ID card and requested that officers allow his wife to drive the rest of the way. Officers discovered that Crawford’s license had been suspended.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On January 1 Roy Rogers Brown, 46, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to a call on Prospect Road alleging that Brown had chased a woman outside of her residence during an argument regarding to a convenience store and purchasing cigarettes. Officers reported that when they arrived Brown had locked himself inside the residence with two children. Officers removed Brown from the residence, reports state, and placed an eight-hour hold on him because of his level of intoxication.
• On January 1 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Bostwick location after a woman reported that a man had been making harassing phone calls and text messages to her. Reports state that the woman, who appeared to be intoxicated told officers she had been making similar calls and text messages to the man, who was her former boyfriend. Officers told the woman to quit taking the calls, ignore the text messages and refrain from making similar calls back to the man.
• On December 29 Emory Lewis Laguinn, 44, Covington, was arrested and charged with obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, seat belt violation and driving while license suspended after an officer attempted to stop Laguinn on Bethany Road for a seat belt violation. Reports state that after an officer activated his emergency lights Laguinn pulled into a residence and then exited the vehicle and began walking toward the residence. An officer told Laguinn to stop but Laguinn said he had to use the bathroom. When the officer returned to his vehicle to check Laguinn for any outstanding warrants Laguinn allegedly ran a lap around the house and would not stop. Laguinn eventually stopped running laid down on the ground. Reports state that he had active warrants against him in Morgan and Newton counties.
• On January 1 John Everett Hewett, 26, McDonough was cited for disorderly conduct after he allegedly threatened guests at a party and then kicked out the window of his vehicle. According to reports deputies arrived at an Indian Creek Road residence and were told by the residence’s owner that during the party he and Hewett had words and Hewett was asked to leave. While Hewett was leaving, reports state, he allegedly threatened to stab someone at the party at which point other guests trapped Hewett in his vehicle to prevent him from leaving or from hurting guests. Reports state that Hewett then kicked the passenger side front window of his car out and sustained injuries and a cut to the neck. He was cited and then transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital.
• On December 31 a battery complaint was filed at a Fears Road location after a woman reported that while she was driving with a man the couple began to argue. The woman said she requested that the man stop the vehicle and let her out on Davis Academy Road. The man did, the woman said, but then stopped the vehicle in front of her, got out and said, “do you think I’m someone you play with” and then allegedly punched her in the mouth.
• On January 1 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a woman reported that someone had cut the catalytic converter off her Ford Ranger pickup truck.
Printed in the January 6, 2011 edition