Law Enforcement: May 12, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On May 3 a counterfeiting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that a man entered a drug store and attempted to make a purchase with a counterfeit $100 bill.
Reports state that when the man was told that a clerk could not return the fake bill the man said he would go to his car and retrieve some change to pay for the order.
The man did not return to the store but employees retrieved a tag number on the man’s GMC Envoy.
• On May 3 a damage to property and larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road storage facility after a woman reported that someone had cut a lock on a storage unit and removed a Toshiba flat screen television, a Toshiba VCR, a Samsung DVD player, CDS, a Kenmore sewing machine, winter clothes and shoes.
Estimated value of the items is $4,250.
• On May 3 a burglary complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive location after a man reported that someone had entered his residence and removed $100 cash.
The man said someone entered the residence through an open front door.
• On May 2 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Fairgrounds Road location after a man reported that someone had cut two tires on a utility trailer he had parked at a construction site.
The man said he had replaced the tires at a cost of $210.
• On May 2 a warrant was issued for Antwan Laguin, 23, Madison for simple assault after he allegedly struck a woman in the face, spit in the woman’s face and threw the woman to the ground and allegedly choked her.
The victim was observed by officers on East Washington Street in her vehicle.
She told officers she had just left an Overlook Drive location where the alleged abuse occurred. Officers returned to the Overlook Drive location but could not locate Laguin.
• On May 3 Jonah Osborn, 34, Madison, was arrested and charged with larceny after he allegedly made fraudulent refunds while working as a clerk at a North Main Street convenience store.
According to reports, a store manager told officers he suspected money was missing from the cash register and when he reviewed video tapes he allegedly observed Osborn make three fraudulent refunds for cigarette purchases and then place the money in his pocket.
Total amount allegedly taken is $37. According to reports Osborn allegedly told police he took the money to purchase marijuana.
• On May 3 a forgery of checks complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location after a woman reported that someone had taken two of her checks and written them to a Madison attorney for a total of $55,000.
The woman said she realized the checks had been taken and written when she was with her daughter and son-in-law revising her will.
According to reports, the victim said she noticed after reviewing banking accounts that a statement had been “whited out” and the balance had been changed to hide the $55,000 withdrawal. The woman said her sister had been charged with arson and insurance fraud in Walton County and had hired the Madison attorney to defend her in those cases. The complainant, a Winder resident, said that the sister had moved into her house after she was charged and had access to her accounts. The case was referred to Winder authorities.
• On May 3 a harassing communication complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a woman reported that she was receiving text messages from two different phone numbers that she did not recognize. The woman said the texts were sexual in nature. She turned the texts and the phone numbers over to Madison investigators.
On May 2 a damage to property and larceny complaint was filed at a Confederate Road location after a man reported that someone had attempted to drill a hole in a lock securing a storage facility. The man said a fence around the facility had been damaged and a four-wheeler and riding lawn mower had been taken.
• On May 1 a burglary complaint was filed at a South Main Street restaurant after a man reported that someone had entered the restaurant at 5:30 a.m., walked to a cash register, entered a secured code on the cash register, opened the cash register and removed $116 cash. There was no forced entry into the restaurant. The entire episode was captured on video tape and the tape was turned over to Madison investigators along with a list of key holders for the restaurant.
• On May 5 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend had become enraged regarding a photo she had sent him and had allegedly pulled her hair, hit her and kicked her in the stomach.The woman reported that she was pregnant and begged the man to stop kicking her. The woman requested a ride to Morgan Memorial Hospital to ensure that the baby was not injured.
Officers noted that the woman had a cut on her finger and that one of her fingernails had been torn off.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On May 8 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Old Buckhead Road location after a man reported that he had removed an old license plate from a tractor trailer rig when he purchased a new plate. The man said he had placed the old plate in a shed on his property. The complainant said he had recently received notification that he owed the state of New York claiming that he owed $90 in toll and administration fees. The demand letter included toll booth camera photos that showed the old license plate attached to a white Freightliner Century class truck.
• On May 8 Phillip Lee Morgan, 42, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery after he allegedly head-butted a woman, spit on a woman and took her keys so she could not leave a residence. The complainant said she and Morgan engaged in a verbal argument that escalated. Officers spoke to Morgan, reports state, and he said he had bit the woman.
• On May 6 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Jackson Street location after a woman reported that someone had entered her vehicle and removed a radio.
• On May 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered her residence and removed a letter from her son, a pair of Nike socks and a Big Mama 2 DVD.
• On May 5 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Newman Drive, Madison location after a woman reported that someone had stolen her Wells Fargo debit card and used the card 39 times to compile $1,208.19 worth of transactions.
• On May 5 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Eatonton Road location after man reported that he had received a letter from Capital One credit card company in reference to purchases he had made. The complainant said he did not own a Capital One credit card. The card had been issued in April, the man said.
• On May 5 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Apalachee River Road location after a man reported that someone had removed a Khan shotgun and a Marlin 30.30 rifle from an unlocked laundry room located at his Apalachee River Road residence.
• On May 4 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Antioch Church Road location after a man reported that someone had damaged two air conditioning units at Antioch Baptist Church.Reports state that the air conditioners had been disassembled and the copper coils had been removed.
• On May 2 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Mt. Zion Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had splintered a door jam on the side door of a volunteer fire station.
Printed in the May 12, 2011 edition