• On February 11 a cruelty toward child complaint was filed at a Bethany Road location after a woman reported observing a 18-year-old girl whip a four-year-old male with a belt in a parking lot. Officers responded to the complaint and spoke with the four-year-old boy’s legal guardian who said she would not let the 18-yaer-old have any more contact with the four-year-old pending the completion of an investigation.
• On February 7 a fraud, illegal use of credit card complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had used his credit card number to make more than $500 in charges in locations in Canada and California.
• On February 8 a larceny complaint was filed at a Ward Road location after a woman reported that a former employee had removed customer files from the office. The filed contained Social Security numbers and other personal information. The former employee was contacted by the police and returned the information. The complainant also said that two former employees were making harassing phone calls regarding the removal of the information.
• On February 14 Wendy Inman, 22, Madison and April Bryant, 27, Rutledge were arrested and each charged with a felony count of shoplifting after they allegedly conspired to steal items from a Lions Club Road department store were they both worked. According to reports, officers allege that Inman would allow Bryant to check out of the store but would void certain items so she did not have to pay for them. Officers also allege that Bryant, too, would allow Ingram to leave the store after voiding items at the checkout line in order to give the appearance that Bryant had paid for the item. In total, reports state, more than $800 was allegedly taken from the store.
• On February 8 a burglary complaint was filed at a Monticello Road convenience store after someone threw two bricks through the front window of the store, gained access and took more than $15,000 in cash and merchandise. Reports state that officers arrived while the store’s alarm was activated and noticed the bricks. The store’s owner reported that cash, a lap top computer, lottery tickets, prepaid cell phones, 26 cartons of cigarettes and calling cards had been taken.
• On February 12 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Seven Island Road location after a man reported that while he was walking on West Washington Street enroute to a liquor store he confronted a man who allegedly owned him $5. The complainant said after he made the request the man then struck him several times in the head. Officers located the suspect who said, instead, that the complainant had actually purchased $5 worth of marijuana from someone near the store and then left. Officers then located the complainant who agreed to a search of his person but no marijuana was located.
• On February 14 a fraud complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location after a man reported that after he had eaten lunch at a Madison restaurant he returned to work and was notified by his credit card company that someone had used his account to charge $432 at a SaveMart Supermarket.
• On February 14 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a man reported while he was leaving work his ex-girlfriend came on the job site and slapped him several times and then punched him in the jaw several times. The woman then allegedly left the coupe’s three-year-old son with the man and left.
• On February 12 Stanley Norris Massey, 45, Social Circle, was arrested and charged with speeding (74/45), driving while license suspended and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after an officer allegedly clocked Massey speeding on Georgia Highway 12. According to reports, Massey was stopped in a truck stop parking lot and exited his vehicle from the passenger’s side and walked quickly toward the officer. The officer reported deploying his pepper spray and strongly requesting that Massey lay down on the ground. Massey eventually complied and a resulting inventory of his vehicle consequent to his arrest on driving while license suspended revealed a .44 caliber handgun and bullets.
• On February 9 a fraud complaint was filed at a East Central Avenue location after a woman reported that someone had used her debit card information to charge more than $1,700 from her account.
• On February 8 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered three model manufactures homes and removed a sofa, a loveseat, a queen sized bed frame and mattress, three end tables and a coffee table. The furniture is valued at more than $4,800.
• On February 15 a harassing communication complaint was filed at an Indian Creek Trail location after a woman reported that an ex-boyfriend had sent her a letter and had called her even though she made it clear that she was now married and not interested in speaking with the man.
• On February 16 a theft by taking compliant was filed at a Spears road location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed several auto related items including four vehicle wheels and tires, a 5-speed transmission, a gas tank and the center cap chrome wheel from a Chevrolet. Estimated value of the items is more than $1,000. The man said some radiators were recently taken from the property.
• On February 16 theft by taking complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road location after a woman reported that someone had cut her chicken pen and removed three Old English roosters and three Old English hens. Estimated value of the chickens is $90.
• On February 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bostwick, location after a man reported that while he was driving past his barn he noticed that several items had been removed from the front porch including a pizza oven, a Tappan gas stove (standard), a Sears washing machine and six black wall truck tires. Estimated value of the items is $650.
• On February 16 Jerry Dean Thompson, 39, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with DUI alcohol refusal and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, after an officer observed a pickup truck Thompson was stopped on Swords Trail. The officer reported smelling alcohol near the truck and reported that Thompson had stated he had consumed four beers. The deputy also arrested Charles Melvin Poole, 43, Buckhead, and charged him with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. Poole allegedly exited the vehicle and the officer located small amounts of marijuana on the passenger seat, the passenger window and on the ground outside the passenger window. While Poole was processed at the Morgan County Detention Center, a deputy located a plastic bag in the crotch area of Poole’s pants that contained trace amounts of marijuana, reports state. The deputy also located a suspected marijuana cigarette in the ashtray of the truck which Thompson laid claim too.
• On February 15 a credit card fraud complaint was filed at a Jones Wood Lane location after a woman reported that after she had used her credit card to make a purchase at a Madison restaurant, someone had used the account to purchase more than $700 in items from Casual Products in New York.
• On February 13 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cajun Lane, Rutledge location after a man reported that he was alerted by a neighbor that a shed on his property had been open. The complainant said when he examined the shed, he noticed that several tools including miter saws, jig saws, drills and sanders had been removed.
• On February 13 a fraud complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Drive location after a man reported that someone had used his bank card information to charge more than $800 at WalMart.
• On February 13 Morgan County High School administrators reported finding a two-inch knife on a male student. The administrators elected not to press charges, however, and told authorities they would suspend the student pending a school tribunal on the matter.
• On February 13 a burglary complaint was filed at an Athens Highway convenience store after a man reported that someone had broken into his store by knocking out a window with a piece of cement. A beer bottle with cold beer in it was found at the scene. Several cartons of cigarettes and lottery tickets were taken.
• On February 12 a battery complaint was filed at a Guinn Road location after a 15-year-old male said a senior at Morgan County High School had followed him home and struck him on the complainant’s porch.The complainant said he had accidentally struck the suspect with a ball during gym class that day. The complainant said the senior came to his house is a black pickup truck. He could only remember the senior’s first name.
• On February 12 a theft of lost or mislaid property and a fraud complaint was filed after a woman reported that she had used a debit card at an Eatonton Road fast food restaurant and had forgotten to retrieve her card. That same day, she alleged, someone used the card to charge $465 to Sprint using the card.