Madison Police Department
• On May 17 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Eatonton Road department store after a man reported that while his vehicle was parked at the store someone attempted to gain entry to his 1997 Chevrolet 1500. The complainant said the lock and door handles on the driver side door are now malfunctioning.
• On May 14 a larceny complaint was filed at a Monticello Highway location after a woman reported that someone had taken her dog fence. The complainant said the house had been vacant during storm repair and that when she returned to the house she noticed that someone had taken the dog fence apart and brackets to the fence were missing. The woman said that she moved the rest of the fence to an area behind a barn but when she returned to the location again she noticed that the fence had been taken. A neighbor reported observing a dark Dodge extended cab pickup truck driven by an older gray-haired man in the area.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On May 22 Jacob Emanuel Cousins, 36, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly threw a shoe at a woman at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, deputies were called to the residence after they received a request for a welfare check on the woman and two juvenile children at the residence. When they arrived, reports state, the woman initially came outside but then walked back into the house. Deputies requested of Cousins to examine the house and speak with the woman, reports state. Cousins did not allow the deputies to enter the house but the woman came back outside. Cousins allegedly told the deputies that he and the woman had engaged in a verbal argument. He also allegedly told the woman to tell the deputy that “everything was okay.” The woman was bleeding from a cut on her knee and had a small cut on her lip. The deputy then entered the house and, reports state, observed that the condition of the house was unsanitary for the 2-year-old and 3-year-old children at the house. The deputy reported that dishes were scattered around the living area of the house and mold was growing in some of the dishes. The deputy also observed a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana with a pipe in the living area of the house. The deputy advised Cousins that the house had to be cleaned before the children would be allowed to return. The children were turned over to a relative and Cousins was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On May 19 a lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at a Mergendollar Road, Good Hope, location after a woman reported that someone had removed Percocet and Flexeril from her medicine cabinet. The woman said she and her husband had moved into the residence in January and that she had been prescribed the Percocet and her husband had been prescribed the Flexeril.
• On May 18 Gordon Randolph Hicks, 54, Lithonia, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft by taking after he allegedly took a bucket of railroad spikes from CSX Railroad. According to reports, a deputy allegedly observed Hicks parked next to the railroad near Parks Mill Road with his trunk up. When the deputy investigated, reports state, he observed Hicks picking up scrap iron from the rail line. He also observed a bucket of rail spikes in Hicks’ trunk.
• On May 16 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Beaver Dam Road location after a man reported that “for some time” his girlfriend had been receiving harassing phone calls from her mother and her sisters. The complainant said he was concerned for his girlfriend’s welfare because she was two months pregnant and the harassment had caused her to be hospitalized.
• On May 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a woman reported that someone had taken her dog’s pills. The complainant said the pills, Prednisone and Hydroxyzine, were at the residence prior to another woman coming to the residence. After the woman left, reports states, the woman could no longer find the dogs pills. The complainant said the last time the woman had come to her residence she had observed that Ocycodone and Ocycontin pills were missing.
• On May 15 Glenn Oscar Bolt, 49, Covington, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of drug related objects, hit and run, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine after he allegedly struck a vehicle with his vehicle. According to reports, a man in a Toyota Tacoma contacted 911 after an Isuzu Rodeo driven by Bolt allegedly struck the Tacoma while the vehicles were traveling west bound on Interstate 20. When deputies observed the Tacoma is was following the Rodeo with it’s lights flashing attempting to stop the Rodeo. After deputies stopped both vehicles they observed several empty beer cans, full beer cans in a cooler, a plastic bag of suspected marijuana, a plastic bag of suspected methamphetamine and two smoking pipes in Bolt’s vehicle.
• On May 12 Freida Michelle Smith, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with entering auto and theft by taking after she allegedly entered a man’s pickup truck and removed several keys.
• On May 12 Thomas Daniel Richie, 21, Maysville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after three deputies arrived at a Hawkins Avenue, Rutledge, location to serve warrants against Richie. Reports state that as the deputies arrived Richie attempted to flee out a back door but was stopped. Consequent to his arrest, reports state, officers located four suspected marijuana cigarettes and a small bag of suspected marijuana in a Marlboro Red cigarette pack on Richie’s person.
Printed in the May 26, 2011 edition