• On February 25 Cecrick Ricando Williams, 21, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, fleeting or attempting to elude and driving while unlicensed after he allegedly led police on a chase after he refused to stop a vehicle he was driving during a traffic stop. According to reports, an officer attempted to stop Williams after he observed Williams driving a vehicle with no headlights on South Main Street. After the officer activated emergency lights, the vehicle accelerated onto Walker Circle, then Old Post Road, Cornwall Drive and finally Melrose Drive when Williams allegedly jumped from the rolling vehicle and fled on foot. Officers were notified that a man matching Williams’ description was observed running through Morgan Memorial Hospital and out the back door. Officers did not find Williams that night. The vehicle’s owner arrived at the scene and told officers that a friend had borrowed the vehicle. The man, however, gave a false name for Williams. The following day, reports state, the same officer stopped a Dodge truck for a tag violation and during that stop noticed Williams in the passenger seat. As the officer walked toward the passenger side of the vehicle, reports state, Williams attempted to open the door to flee but the officer jammed his leg in the door. Williams was then arrested. Reports state that officers are also taking several warrants against the man who gave police false information.
• On February 15 Natasha N. Pinkney, 26, Norcross and Kaseam Brown, 30, Norcross were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after officers were called to a fight at the parking lot of Zaxby’s restaurant on Eatonton Highway. According to reports, Pinkney told officers that she and Brown had argued regarding a small scar on his chin. Pinkney said Brown was concerned with the scar and Pinkney told him he was being “a sissy” about the matter. Brown then allegedly cursed Pinkney and stuck a finger in her face at which point Pinkney applied pepper spray to Brown’s face.
• On February 16 the violation of a temporary protective order complaint was filed at a Hough circle location after a woman reported that a man with whom she has a protective order against entered her residence while she was at work. A neighbor witnessed the alleged intrusion, reports state.
• On February 25 Dipika Balvantbhai Patel, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after an officer responded to a complaint of a woman sitting in a vehicle outside the Golden Pantry on North Main Street. Reports state that the woman was sitting in the car and singing and had been there for approximately one hour. When an officer approached, reports state, the woman allegedly ducked down in the seat. The officer said the woman had a difficult time exiting the vehicle and retrieving her personal information. The officer said he searched the vehicle and found suspected cigars and blunt wrappers used to smoke marijuana, suspected marijuana seeds and a clear plastic bag that contained suspected marijuana.
• On February 24 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Fairground Road location after a man reported that someone had entered a construction site and vandalized and damaged several vehicles. Reports state that a dump truck had a flat front tire and cracked windshield, a grader had two broken cab windows, a skid steer had four punctured flat tires, a Dozer had three broken cabin windows, a Dozer had two broken cabin windows and an excavator had a broken front cabin window.
• On February 23 a stolen property complaint was filed at a Highland Avenue residence after a man reported that someone had taken four checks, 34 10mg. Valium pills, three Fentanyl patches, $128 cash, five $1 gold coins, a Zebco 33 fishing rod and reel and a set of Kobalt sockets and wrenches.
• On February 5 a fraud complaint was filed at a Vine Street location after a man alleged that his ex-wife had secured power service in his name from March 2006 to July 2006. The man reported that Georgia Power had presented him a bill of $509 for the three months.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On February 24 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road convenience store after a woman reported that two women entered the store and accused her of crawling out of their father’s bedroom window. The complainant said the women both threatened to do bodily harm to her and to kill her.
The women left the scene before an officer arrived. Officers retained vehicle information for both women and are conducting a search.
• On February 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Kingston Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had taken his 2002 F-350 pickup truck. The man said he noticed the truck missing in the morning. The complainant said he had not left the keys in the truck’s ignition nor did he hear any type of disturbance in the evening. The truck is valued at $21,000.
• On February 11 a 15-year-old male student was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana at Morgan County High School after a teacher at the school allegedly observed the student rolling a marijuana cigarette in the bleachers of the school’s gym.
The student was turned over to his mother and a juvenile complaint report was filed.
• On February 17 a 15-year-old male student was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana at Morgan County High School after an administrator located a clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana in the student’s jacket pocket. The student was turned over to his mother and a juvenile complaint report was filed.
• On February 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bethany Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had taken a 2009 Arctic Cat ATV. The vehicle is valued at $8,000.
• On February 26 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Glades Road location after a man reported that a couple who left a rental property he owned took a dryer, a chest freezer and a wooden cedar chest when they left.
The complainant alleged that the items should have stayed in the house.
• On February 26 a theft of vehicle complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had taken his Kawasaki Mule from his barn. The complainant said he located the mule on an old road beside his dairy barn and that the vehicle must have been pushed to that location.
• On February 24 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location after a man reported that he heard something hitting the side of his house and when he checked to see where the noise was coming from he observed a woman known to him flee the area. The man located a cell phone on the ground and turned it over to authorities. Authorities located the woman who denied being at the man’s residence until one of the officers asked the woman for her cell phone number and then called the number and the confiscated cell phone began to ring. The woman then told the officers that she was at the man’s house and noticed that his dog was loose and was attempting to put the dog back into its’ pen.
• On February 24 a theft by receiving stolen property complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge location after a woman reported that someone had taken a garden tiller from an outbuilding.
Reports state that authorities checked a local pawn shop and located the tiller. The tiller had been pawned, reports state, by a neighbor of the complainant.
• On February 22 Antoine Megal Harris, 37, Rutledge was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and simple battery after he allegedly pulled out a gun and waved it in the air around a crowd of people and slapped a woman in the face.
According to reports, officers were called to a James Street location after they received reports of a man with a gun. Once there, reports state, witnesses alleged that Harris waved a gun in the air and began to argue with relatives.
Harris left the scene, reports state, and was located on Hollis Street.
Reports state that when he was located his shirt was ripped and “he appeared to be very intoxicated.”
No weapon was found at the scene. Witnesses said some men left with the weapon before authorities arrived.
• On February 21 a forgery complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bishop location after a woman reported that someone had taken a check and cashed it at a Madison grocery store. The woman said the man cashing the check is her daughter’s boyfriend’s friend.
Printed in the March 3, 2011 edition.