Madison Police Department
• On Aug. 11 Lachaka Torressa Stewart, 33, Augusta, was arrested and charged with giving false information to police. According to reports, officers arrived at an Eatonton Road motel on Aug. 2 to investigate an assault complaint and met with Stewart who, reports state, told officers her name was Lashika Morris.
On Aug. 11 officers were called back to the motel in regards to a female threatening others with a knife. On that call they approached Stewart and called her “Mrs. Morris” but Stewart did not respond. Officers then determined that there was an outstanding warrant for Stewart from Augusta. She was then placed into custody.
• On Aug. 11 Terrance Antwan Walker, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with obstruction after he allegedly disrupted an investigation into allegations that he was attempting to start a fight at a Garnett Street residence. Reports state that a woman at the residence reported to officers that Walker had engaged in an argument and would not leave the residence. Reports state that earlier in the day deputies from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office had also been to the residence and had attempted to arrest Walker but Walker had fled on foot.
• On Aug. 4 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a manager at the store reported that a woman entered the store with a large, grey, cloth purse and when she left the store the purse appeared to be full of items. The woman left the parking lot in a tan Nissan Sentra.
• On Aug. 12 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that after he had parked a tractor-trailer at a vacant gas station, someone had “ransacked” the truck and removed several items. Missing from the truck was a Dewalt saw, a weed eater, a Poulan chainsaw, wrench set and two Milwaukee drills.
• On Aug. 12 Mario Desha Watkins, 26, Sparta, was arrested and charged with shoplifting and possession of marijuana after he allegedly took $7.50 worth of Hanes T-shirts from an Eatonton Road department store without paying. According to reports officers responded to a call of a shoplifting in progress. A Morgan County Sheriff’s deputy detained Watkins in front of the store. A clerk at the store said she observed Watkins open a pack of T-shirts and place them in his pants. Watkins allegedly questioned the clerk while she observed him. During his arrest, reports state, a small amount of marijuana wrapped in pink paper was discovered in his front pants pocket. The T-shirts were found on the back seat of his vehicle.
• On Aug. 14 a harassment complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location after a woman reported that two other women had come to her apartment and harassed her.
The woman said she has a heart condition and cannot get upset and that she does not want the two women to return to her apartment.
• On Aug. 13 Luciouis Shropshire, 29, Atlanta, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he and two other unidentified men attempted to take $2,900 worth of cigarettes from an Eatonton Highway drug store. According to reports, a clerk at the store said Shropshire distracted her and two other men grabbed two boxes of cigarettes and fled the store. Shropshire was detained by a Madison police officer in the back parking lot of the store. Officers used a canine to track the two other men for approximately 1.5 miles in a wooded area behind the store before the dog lost the scent. Shropshire allegedly refused to identify the other two men and told an officer that he would “take this ride myself.”
• On Aug. 14 Mason Stephen Eaton, 22, Macon, was arrested and charged with failure to wear seatbelt and marijuana possession after an officer stopped Eaton on the Madison by-pass for allegedly failing to wear a seatbelt. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer found a pill container in the vehicle that contained a small amount of suspected marijuana.
• On Aug. 1 Linda Jean Woodruff, 51, Madison, was cited with shoplifting after an officer responded to a shoplifting complaint at an Eatonton Road department store.
According to reports, Woodruff was identified by a clerk as a suspect in the shoplifting. She was apprehended in the parking lot of an Eatonton Highway motel. She returned the items to the store, reports state, and was cited by the officer for shoplifting.
• On Aug. 10 a forgery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman reported that a man had paid for items with a counterfeit $100 bill. An officer recovered the bill.
• On Aug. 5 David Michael Andre, 52, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he allegedly kicked down the door of an Eatonton Road motel room. Reports state that Andre had been banned from the motel on several occasions. He told an officer he returned to the motel and kicked the door down in order to retrieve his girlfriend.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Aug. 13 a found bones report was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead, location after two men reported they found a collection of bones while putting up deer stands. Reports state that the men said the bones did not appear to be deer bones and that a small shoe was also found in the area. Authorities collected the bones and have sent them to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for identification.
• On Aug. 10 a suspicious incident report was filed at a East Jefferson Street location after a woman said that following a telephone conversation with an unknown male caller she felt she had given the caller too much personal information. Reports state that the caller, who initially was requesting the phone number of a Madison restaurant, ended the conversation by requesting a relationship with the woman. The woman said later that evening a man came to her house and “rung the doorbell out of control.” She also said the same man called her on three occasions that evening.
• On Aug. 14 Perry Royce McClain, 54, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly threatened a family and deputies during a confrontation at a Greensboro Road residence.
• On Aug. 14 James Lee Washington, 27, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery and cruelty towards children after he allegedly became enraged at a Cleveland Avenue, Buckhead, location and pushed a 75-year-old woman down to the ground. Reports state that several juvenile children were at the residence. The woman told authorities that Washington was cursing and that she asked him to leave the residence. The woman said as Washington was leaving he threw a floor lamp to the ground and pushed her down to the ground. The woman sustained a cut on her leg, reports state.
• On Aug. 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greater Mosley Baptist Church, Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, after a woman reported that copper tubing had been cut from three outside air conditioning units. Estimated repair costs for the damage is $500.
• On Aug. 11 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Plantation Road location after a woman reported that her estranged husband had become enraged during a conversation and had entered the house and taken a computer and digital camera which he then smashed on the ground. The woman said she then locked herself in the bathroom but that her father demanded that she unlock the door. The woman said when she refused the father kicked open the door. Deputies spoke with the estranged husband who, reports state, verified that he had entered the residence and removed and destroyed the electronic devices but he stated that he owned the devices. The complainant elected not to file charges against either man.
• On Aug. 10 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, location after a Department of Natural Resources employee received a call from a resident regarding clear cutting timber in the park. The officer said the man took issue with the work being done on Sunday. The employee said he told the caller that cutting timber on Sunday was not against any law or regulation. The employee said the man threatened to put up a target in his back yard in the direction of the clear cutting and was then going to start taking target practice with a weapon. Authorities spoke to the man’s wife who told them that he was at work.
• On Aug. 9 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Woodkraft Road location after a man reported that someone had taken several tools from a farm truck. The complainant said farm workers had noticed the tools missing.
• On Aug. 8 a damaging property complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that while he was boating, someone had cut part of his muffler off. The man said he noticed his truck making a distinct noise as he attempted to pull his boat from the water. The man said the truck had been parked at the Swords boat ramp for approximately two hours.
• On Aug. 8 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Confederate Road location after a man reported that someone had cut a valve stem to the tire of his Ford F250 pick-up truck, had broken the ignition switches on several ATVs on the property and had drained the oil from his truck.
• On Aug. 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location after a woman reported that someone had taken her 110 cc four-wheeler.
Printed in the August 18, 2011 edition