Madison Police Department
• On May 30 Larry Donnell Carter, 23, Madison was cited with disorderly conduct after he allegedly slammed a woman to the ground during an altercation. According to reports, officers were called to a Harris Avenue location in regards to a fight in progress. Carter was located at an East Washington Street location and told officers he had to take a woman to the ground during a fight. Carter told officers he was defending himself from an attack. Reports state that a crowd at the East Washington Street location had gathered and were threatening Carter. Carter was cited and transported to a relatives house for his safety.
• On May 29 Andrew L. Alexander, 18, Watkinsville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after officers searching for a similar vehicle that Alexander was driving stopped Alexander for allegedly weaving. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Reports state that Alexander told officers he had recently smoked marijuana and that there was marijuana in the ash tray of his vehicle. The suspected marijuana was found along with a pipe.
• On May 29 a robbery complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that while he was walking on South Main Street near Walton Park a white male and a black male started demanding money. The complainant said he did not have any money but the two men allegedly shoved him to the ground and kicked him on his stomach and sides. The man said the two men took his wallet but that there was no money in the wallet. The man, reports state, sustained a broken nose and had a significant amount of blood on his face but refused medical treatment. The man told officers he currently resides in a tent behind the Budget Inn.
• On May 28 a larceny, fraud and forgery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman reported that someone had stolen her wallet while she was shopping. The complainant said the wallet contained two credit cards, a debit card, cash and other personal information. Reports state that officers were able to obtain video evidence from two locations that a white female had used the cards prior to the woman cancelling the accounts. Officers were also able to identify a vehicle used by the woman at one of the locations. The woman purchased $100 in gas at a local truck stop and a $200 gift card at a home improvement store. Both transactions were captured on video tape.
• On May 28 a larceny complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a woman reported that someone had taken an iron table, iron chairs and two iron porch chairs from her vacant, fire-damaged house. The items are estimated to be worth $500.
• On May 28 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that someone had spray painted the letters “YT” on mailboxes at the location and on a wall across from the mailboxes.
• On May 25 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a man reported that someone had entered his 1982 Toyota pickup truck and removed a Dual AM/FM CD player valued at $100.
• On May 23 a larceny from building complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway location after a man reported that someone had entered his damaged garage and removed a Snapper riding lawn mower. The mower is valued at $500.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On May 28 Pamela Renee Brewer, 41, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly became disorderly while selling a trailer to a man on Fairplay Street in Rutledge. According to reports, Brewer was arrested while a deputy was attempting to file a report that included allegations that the man purchasing the trailer had “shot a bird” at a man accompanying Brewer to the sale. The man with Brewer said he waited in his vehicle by the Fairplay Street location because he had past altercations with the man buying the trailer. However, he said, the man allegedly made an obscene gesture and then walked to the vehicle. The two apparently argued, reports state.
• On May 27 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Riverwalk Road, Bishop, location after a woman reported that her husband had received a letter from a bank detailing several charges that the bank suspected were fraudulent. Four charges totaling $624.90 had been made, reports state.
• On May 23 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that the wife of the man she was dating came to her residence and engaged in a verbal altercation with both the complainant and the husband. According to reports, the woman allegedly entered the house and allegedly threatened the complainant and the husband. The woman told authorities she had gone to the house to retrieve her vehicle and while at the residence had been threatened by the complainant.
On May 30 Wayne Morgan Vaughn, 29, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with simple battery after he allegedly grabbed a woman by her neck and hair and then beat her. Reports state that a bathroom door at the Seven Islands Road location had been broken off its hinges and when officers arrived the woman had visible marks on her chest, a small cut on her right ankle, a toenail torn off and a bruise forming on one thigh.
• On May 30 Sonny Bray, 49, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with simple battery, cruelty to children and obstruction after he allegedly struck a woman as she was attempting to leave a residence with her child. Reports state that the woman contacted authorities and as she was speaking with deputies, deputies noticed a vehicle driven by Bray drive by the downtown Rutledge square. Reports state that deputies attempted to locate Bray but only found his vehicle. It was later determined, reports state, that Bray had locked himself inside a Rutledge business and refused to leave the business. Deputies established a perimeter around the business and at 4:10 a.m.. Bray exited the business through the back door and was arrested. Deputies also secured a loaded 9mm handgun from his vehicle and a knife.
• On May 29 a simple battery and cruelty to children complaint was filed at a Sugar Creek Trail, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that as a party at the location was winding down, a man became upset with her because he blamed her for the guests leaving the location. The woman said she and the man had consumed alcoholic beverages during the party. The argument then involved the man accusing the woman’s niece of stealing money. At that point another niece attempted to defend the first niece and the man became enraged and allegedly struck the complainant. The man had left the scene when deputies arrived. The complainant said she did not want to press charges against the man but did not want him to return to the residence until he was sober.
• On May 29 a battery complaint was filed at a Old Mill Road, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that while she was at a party on Double Bridges Road a man known to her became enraged when she asked the man’s girlfriend to give her a ride back to Old Mill Road because the complainant felt she was too impaired to drive. During the altercation, the complainant alleged, the man pushed her and threw her to the ground. The complainant said she was bleeding from the face and back after the confrontation. She secured a ride to her Old Mill Road residence and contacted police.
• On May 25 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a Morgan County employee reported that someone had taken several video cameras from a dumpster site. A computer that stored the cameras data was also taken. Total value of the items is $2,900. In a separate report the same theft was filed at the Williams Road dumpster site. Total value of the Williams Road items is $2,750.
• On May 25 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Atlanta Highway, Rutledge, location after a man reported that he had attempted to buy a horse trailer off an internet site and after he made a $2,700 payment for the trailer he was advised by the site that he had received a bogus invoice.
• On May 18 a contributing to the delinquency of a minor complaint was filed at Morgan County Middle School after the mother of a female student who had been involved in a fight allegedly came to the school and instructed her daughter to continue the fight the following day. Reports state that the mother, in front of administrators and teachers told her daughter “I’m giving you permission tomorrow to knock her out and I mean pick up something and knock her (expletive) out, and I will deal with the mother.” The mother also advised administrators to “have people here tomorrow because (her daughter) would be fighting with (the other girl) again.”
On May 22 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Tamplin Road, Bostwick, location after a man reported that when he woke up he noticed $1,000 cash missing. The man said prior to going to sleep there had been a woman in the room and he had given the woman the $40 she had requested. The man said the woman left after he gave her the money and the man locked the door. However, when he woke up the $1,000 was gone.
Printed in the June 2, 2011 edition