Law Enforcement • January 3, 2013
Madison Police Department
• On Dec. 25 Jimmy Lee Binion, Jr., 32, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery after he allegedly choked a man and struck him in the head. According to reports, Binion was arrested after authorities responded to complaint at a Maple Street residence. Officers reported that they observed a man in bed with bloody abrasions on his forehead. The 53-year-old man refused medical treatment at the scene.
• On Dec. 25 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that he observed a man in a white Freightliner strike the trailer of another truck while the Freightliner was attempting to back into a parking space. The man said he told the driver he had observed the collision and the driver said he would report the incident at the fuel desk. The complainant said the man then entered the Freightliner and exited the parking lot.
• On Dec. 21 Ryan Lee Hawthorne, 32, Tarpon Springs, Fla. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuna, driving with a suspended license and speeding. According to reports, Hawthorne was stopped for speeding on Georgia Highway 812. Consequent to the stop, reports state, officers determined that his driving license had been suspended. They also located suspected marijuana cigarettes in a cigarette pack in the vehicle.
• On Dec. 20 a fraud complaint was filed at an East Avenue location after a woman reported that someone had used her Walmart money card to make two purchases at a Towson, MD. Walmart location. The complainant had the card in her possession and has not travelled to Towson, MD.
Morgan County Sheriff's Office
• On Dec. 28 an overdose report was filed at a Spears Road, Rutledge, location after a deputy responded to a medical call. Reports state that a deputy arrived and observed a 26-year-old man sitting on the floor of a residence unable to speak. The man's mother reported that her son was on various medications for pain. The man was transported via ambulance to a hospital.
• On Dec. 26 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Aqua Road location after a woman alleged that another woman struck her in the mouth and pulled her hair. According to reports, the complainant said she was with her uncle at an Aqua Road house and that the other woman was in another room with friends drinking. The complainant said her uncle told the other woman that she had had enough to drink and the other woman became verbally abusive. The woman said she attempted to leave the residence with her uncle and that the other woman came outside and attacked her.
• On Dec. 27 a simple battery complaint was filed at a McDonough Street, Rutledge location after a woman reported that a man had struck her in the lip and tried to choke her. Reports state that the woman, who told officers she was pregnant with the man's child, said the man hit her in mouth after they engaged in a verbal argument. A deputy spoke with the man who said the woman had attacked him. Neither person had visible marks.
• On Dec. 27 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Bostwick location after a woman alleged that her boyfriend had choked her and thrown a watch at her brother. According to reports, the woman said her boyfriend became enraged after she contacted another man on the phone. She said the boyfriend threw several phones at her and then grabbed her throat. She alleged that the boyfriend then placed her in a choke hold and drug her out of the house. Reports state that the woman's brother attempted to intervene and that the boyfriend allegedly threw a watch at him and struck him in the face. A deputy observed a four inch cut on the brother's face and blood pooled on the floor. The boyfriend had left the residence by the time officers arrived.
• On Dec. 26 a suspicious activity report was filed at a Swords Trial location after a man reported that someone had attempted to steal his jet ski. The man said the water craft had been lowered into the lake and that the last time he had observed the craft it was pulled out of the lake. The man said he had walked to his dock to retrieve a neighbor's boat that had come adrift. The man said there had been several unreported thefts in the area.
• On Dec. 24 a structure fire report was filed at an Atlanta Highway locaton after a deputy reported observing flames coming from a residence. The deputy reported that he arrived and attempted to make contact with occupants at the front door but failed. The deputy was met by the homeowner near a rear carport and, reports state, the homeowner appeared not to know the structure was on fire. The deputy restrained the man from attempting to remove a car from the car port. The man told the deputy he had two dogs in the residence. One dog was quickly removed and the deputy then went back into the structure and removed the second dog.
• On Dec. 23 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Academy Lane, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that her aunt had slapped her. The complainant was located at approximately 1 a.m. near Davis Academy Lane. Earlier, officers had located an outdoor party on Academy Lane and had been told by people at the party that the complainant had become beligerent. The complainant's mother said she attempted to drive the complainant home but the complainant exited the car at the intersection of Newborn Road and Davis Academy and began walking. The complainant said she and her aunt argued at the party and that she spit in her aunt's face at which point her aunt slapped her. The aunt told officers she had slapped the complainant after she spit in her face as a reflexive motion. Reports state that the complainant and others at the party were consuming alcohol.
• On Dec. 23 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Prospect Road location after a woman alleged that a man had struck her in the head with a bar stool. Reports state that the woman said she and the man had engaged in an argument that became physical. The man said that he had grabbed the bar stool from the woman as she was attempting to strike him with it and that the woman then fell to the ground.
Printed in the January 3, 2013 edition