• On January 29 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Circle location after a woman reported that someone had broken a kitchen window in a vacant apartment unit.
• On January 25 Alexis Jessica Hargro 32, Madison was arrested and charged with felony shoplifting after she allegedly took items from an Eatonton Road grocery store and attempted to get a cash refund for items that she claimed she purchased at the store. Reports state that two employees at the store allegedly observed Hargro place items in her purse without paying.
Reports state that Hargro allegedly took a package of Pepto Bismol tables valued at $5.48 without paying. She also attempted to return Clairol shampoo and conditioner, Jiffy Mix corn bread mix, gravy mix and hair spray for cash refunds but employees determined that the items had not been in the store’s inventory for several years.
• On January 28 a terroristic threat complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman alleged that a woman known to her came into her office and threatened to kill her. Reports state that the complainant alleged that the woman stood on a counter top in the business, pointed her finger at the complainant and said, “I will (expletive) kill you, you (expletive).”
• On January 28 Timothy Aaron Harper, 26, Covington, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after an officer at a highway safety check point smelled marijuana smoke coming from a vehicle Harper was driving.
The officer asked Harper, reports state, if there was any marijuana in the vehicle and Harper allegedly told him there was a small bag of suspected marijuana in the center console of the vehicle. The suspected marijuana was confiscated.
• On January 29 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Whitehall Street location after a man reported that someone had broken a window at a rental unit.
• On January 30 Hakeen Abdul Hussein, 37, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication after an officer allegedly observed Hussein making a motion to strike a woman outside an Eatonton Road motel room at 4:30 a.m.
Reports state that an officer observed Hussen in a truck that made a sharp turn into the motel’s parking lot. Hussein allegedly jumped from the vehicle and approached the woman with his hands in the air. The woman, who was later arrested on an outstanding warrant, told officers Hussein was angry because she had a man in the room with her earlier.
• On January 31 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Green Meadows residence after a woman reported that a man attempted to kick down her front door at 2:40 a.m. The woman said the man was required by court order to come home by 9 p.m. and she locked the doors and placed a chair under the door.
• On January 20 JaMarcus A. Jackson, 18, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly took a plate of food from the deli department of an Eatonton Road grocery store without paying. Jackson was stopped by an officer while driving. Employees allege that Jackson did not pay for the food but two other customers with Jackson did pay.
• On January 25 Jasmine Antonia Burke, 18, Rutledge was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly attempted to take a Dark and Lovely perm kit from an Eatonton Highway department store without paying. According to reports, an employee allegedly observed Burke place the kit in her purse. The employee confronted Burke at the front of the store and Burke returned the item. However, she was later arrested for allegedly attempting to steal the perm kit.
• On January 19 a battery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road car wash after a man reported that a man known to him had attacked him.
According to reports the complainant said the man made disparaging remarks regarding the size of the complainant’s nose. The complainant said the man told him that his nose was so engorged that he could vacuum his car with his nose.
The complainant said he told the man that if there were crack cocaine in the vehicle he would vacuum the car himself with his nose. At this point the complainant said the man attacked him.
The complainant reported that he slipped in soapy water and at that point the man struck him about his head. Reports state that the complainant had a blackened and swollen eye and bloody clothes.
The victim was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital.
• On January 24 Barry G. Wright, 53, Athens was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication after a Wheat Street resident alleged that Wright was beating on windows and doors of the residence and cursing. An officer observed Wright walking on Wheat Street and Wright told the officer he was looking for his uncle.
The officer asked Wright how much alcohol he had drunk, reports state, and Wright allegedly replied “a whole lot.” When the officer attempted to place Wright in his patrol car, reports state, to get him out of the road Wright allegedly cursed at the officer.
• On January 22 a warrant was issued for simple assault, battery and interference with a 911 call against Bryan James Clark, 36, Monroe. According to reports, officers were called to a battery complaint at an Eatonton Road motel. When they arrived, reports state, they placed Clark in the rear of a patrol car. Officers interviewed a woman who alleged Clark had struck her several times in the head and face. She also alleged that Clark had broken her arm a week earlier. After interviewing the woman officers decided to arrest Clark but he had released himself from the car. Clark was arrested a few days later in Oconee County.
• On January 29 a battery complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence after a woman alleged that her estranged husband threw a hammer through the windshield of her vehicle.
Reports state that the woman reported that she had gone to a cousin’s house to pay the cousin money when the man threw the hammer.
Officers located the man in Godfrey and the man reported that he threw the hammer through the windshield because people in the vehicle were stating that they were going to shoot him.
He also said that the driver of the vehicle cut his finger with a knife.
• On January 28 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at an Athens Highway location after a woman reported that someone had torn the screen out of her screen door and entered her house. The woman said dresser drawers had been opened and rifled through.
• On January 20 Tangalla Latrice Jackson, 33, Madison was arrested and charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal and obstruction after she allegedly denied knowledge of a wanted fugitive staying in a Penor Street house. According to reports deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office escorted a U.S. Marshal to the Penor Street location searching for the man. Residents in the house denied knowledge that the man was there. Deputies left but returned when they observed Jackson going into the house. Jackson denied that the man was present, reports state. Later deputies searched the house and noticed that insulation was falling from a ceiling panel. When the U. S. marshal commanded the man to come out of the ceiling a deputy in the rear of the house observed the man fall through the ceiling. The man and Jackson were then both arrested.
• On Jackson 12 a burglary complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge location after a woman reported that someone had entered her house and removed two Remington rifles, a Wii game system and a Mac book computer.
• On January 25 Charlie Andrew Johnson, 19, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce after a deputy responding to a suspicious vehicle complaint on Fieldcrest Drive in Buckhead discovered suspected marijuana in the car. Reports state that three individuals, including Johnson were in the vehicle. The deputy reported that he smelled burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and that Johnson gave him consent to search the vehicle.
Report state that after the marijuana was found Johnson told the deputy the bag belonged to him.
• On January 28 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an East Dixie Avenue, Rutledge location after a woman reported that someone had removed an air conditioning unit from the house.
• On January 28 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Wynbrook Place location after a man reported that someone had entered his vehicle and removed two IPod Nano’s, a Garmin GPS unit and $400 cash.
• On January 26 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway, Bostwick location after a man reported that his former girlfriend continued to come by his house even though he had told her not to return to the property. The man also alleged that the woman had told a mutual friend that the complainant was going to be harmed.
• On January 26 a simple battery company was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a man reported that when he went to a female friend’s house to pick her up the friend’s husband confronted him in the driveway.
According to reports, the husband told authorities that his wife was extremely intoxicated and had texted the man to come and get her.
When the man arrived, reports state, the two men engaged in an argument and the friend called police. When police arrived the friend told them that the woman had stated that the husband had struck her and she was fearful for her safety.
Officers noted that there were no marks on the woman to substantiate the claim and also noted that the woman’s speech was so slurred that the deputy could not understand her statements.
• On January 24 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location after a man reported that someone had attempted to poison his dogs by placing a baking dish with suspected anti-freeze next to the dogs food and water bowls.
The substance in the baking dish was taken by Morgan County Animal Control for testing.
• On January 21 a burglary complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location after a man reported that someone had broken into the basement of a vacant house and removed a compound bow and a Panasonic lap top computer. Deputies took a Monster Energy drink can into evidence and observed that someone had scratched the name “Chris” onto the walls of the basement.
Also scratched on the walls were C T M W and D.E. 0567.
• On January 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road, Buckhead conveniences store after a woman reported that someone had taken a meat slicer from the kitchen area of the store. Reports state that officers obtained video footage of a man leaving the kitchen area of the store, walking outside and then returning back to the kitchen area.
Printed in the February 3, 2011 edition.