Madison Police Department
• On June 6 Rebecca M. Whitaker Segars, 25, Mansfield, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after officers arrived at Segars’ house to serve a probation warrant against a man allegedly living in the residence. When officers arrived, reports state, they located Segars and the man in the rear of the residence. Segars allegedly was smoking a marijuana cigarette when officers arrived.
• On June 7 Brent Adam Ducote, 20, Athens, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and speeding after an officer stopped a vehicle Ducote was driving on the Madison by-pass. Following the stop, reports state, officers located a bag of suspected marijuana and a pipe crammed in the passenger seat of the vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, Travis Edward Dorsey, 22, Athens, was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
• On June 5 a simple battery complaint was filed at Morgan Memorial Hospital when officers arrived to interview a man who had a bleeding upper lip. The man told authorities that he had fallen off his bicycle while riding on the by-pass. A woman at the hospital told authorities that the man had struck her in the head so she had recruited her brother to protect her. Both sides declined prosecution.
• On June 7 Tyree Adalyn Smith, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and seat belt violation after an officer allegedly observed Smith was not wearing a seat belt while driving a vehicle on Vine Street. Consequent to a traffic stop and based on a drug dog alerting on Smith’s vehicle, the officer allegedly found a small bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle.
• On June 6 Lolita Maria Patrick, 45, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after she allegedly returned to a motel site after being told by officers to stay off the property. Reports state that an officer responded to a second complaint call regarding Patrick on the property and the second time Patrick said she was searching for her keys. The officer arrested Patrick and while attempting to process her at the Morgan County Detention Center, Patrick allegedly fell and her keys fell from her pocket. Authorities at the jail refused to house Patrick because they said she was too intoxicated for acceptance to the jail. A family member was called to pick Patrick up and she was cited.
• On June 4 Tayonies D. Clarke, 17, Athens, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after two officers allegedly observed him in the area of Morgan Circle. Clarke had been banned from the public housing area and had been served with the notice. He will be charged with two counts criminal trespass, reports state.
• On June 4 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Concord Lane location after a woman reported that she had given a man the keys to her car so he could retrieve a drink for her and that the man stole her son’s game system from the vehicle. The woman said the man retrieved the drink, locked her car and returned her keys but when she went to her vehicle she noticed that her son’s Nintendo DS was missing
• On June 4 Donita Lashun Hardy, 34, Madison, was arrested and charged with cruelty toward children and obstructing police officers after she allegedly refused both family requests and police requests of shelter for her two children. According to reports, officers were called to a Whitehall Street location after Hardy had allegedly requested a ride to a family member’s house but later changed her mind. Officers on several attempts offered Hardy a ride to her mother’s house and at first she agreed but later told officers that she and the children would spend the night on the street. A family member later drove Hardy and her children to the police department at which point Hardy allegedly demanded to see a judge and an attorney. She also allegedly told officers she would sleep in the parking lot of the police station. During this altercation a family member fainted and an ambulance was called. Hardy and another family member, reports state, appeared to be approaching a physical fight and an officer attempted to remove a child from Hardy’s arm to protect the child but Hardy would not relent. She was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center and the children were placed with family members.
• On June 9 Jerald Lowe, 28, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with simple battery, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, cruelty to children and criminal damage to property after he allegedly threw a bicycle at a woman’s car, pushed a woman down and tore her pants off, broke a coffee table, a lamp and threw furniture around a room, put a hole in the wall of a house and broke several pictures. He allegedly did all this in front of two juveniles.
• On June 7 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Innis Fall Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and drove a Kubota RTV 900 that the complainant keeps on the site and apparently broke a windshield and damaged a fence.
• On June 7 a cruelty to animals complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead location after a woman reported that after she had purchased hay from a man she noticed several calves that appeared to be malnourished. Officers found one dead calf that appeared to have died from a heat stroke and another calf that was dying reports state. Several other calves at the location were living. Fresh water was delivered to the calves. Officers said they would do a follow up visit on the location.
• On June 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his property and removed a housing unit from the complainant’s property.
• On June 8 Michael William Huckaby, 25, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with hit and run after he allegedly struck a mobile home with a pickup truck he was driving and then left the scene. According to reports, a man on Centennial Road told officers he was sleeping when at approximately 3:30 a.m. he heard a loud noise and felt his manufactured home shake. The man said he went outside and noticed a white Dodge pickup truck had struck his home, knocking the south side of the home off its foundation. While a deputy was interviewing the man, authorities received a call from another man who said that after he had passed out, someone had taken his truck on a joy ride. When officers arrived at that location they found a white Dodge pickup truck that had been heavily damaged. They also located a witness who alleged that Huckaby had been drinking with four women and when he left that site he lost control of his vehicle and struck the home. Huckaby had allegedly made the call to dispatch to report that his truck had been taken but officers arrested and detained him.
• On June 5 a theft by conversion of payment for property improvement complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge location after a woman reported that she and her husband had paid a man to purchase and install a heating and air conditioning unit in her home but the man had only installed the heating component and had not completed installing the air conditioning component. The complainant estimated that the man owed her $10,000.
• On June 7 Gregory Lawrence, 29, Madison was arrested and charged with obstructing law enforcement officers after he allegedly refused to allow officers into his residence. Reports state that officers went to Lawrence’s residence to serve four felony warrants against him and when they arrived they heard a television playing inside the residence but could not get anyone to respond to knocking. The television was then turned off. Officers contacted a supervisor who secured a search warrant. Lawrence was arrested inside the house. Three juveniles in the house were placed with a relative.
• On June 6 Timothy Scott Lane, 41, Madison was arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly grabbed a man in a headlock and struck him during an argument.
• On June 5 a road rage complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man in a tractor trailer reported that he was traveling west on Seven Islands Road when a tan SUV ran the stop sign at Bethany Church Road. The complainant said he had to slam on breaks to avoid the vehicle and that he then blew his horn. The complainant said the SUV kept going and then threw a bottle at the complainant’s truck. At the intersection of Seven Islands Road and U.S. 441 a large white male wearing a white T-shirt exited the SUV and cursed at the complainant. The complainant was able to provide authorities with a tag number and said he would like to press charges.
• On June 5 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sewell Church Road location after a man said someone entered his property and removed a motor and two motor blocks for Farmall tractors.
• On June 4 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Sugar Creek Trail, Buckhead location after a woman reported that she traveled to a man’s weekend home at Sugar Creek Trail and that the man became angry after he gave the woman his ATM card to get money from a bank and she also bought some items for herself. The woman said the man began drinking and then the arguments became more intense and that the man allegedly stuck her in the chest and grabbed her arms. The woman said she ran to a neighbor’s house and called 911 and the man locked her out of the house and left. The woman was transported to the Morgan County Sheriff’s office where she waited for a ride home.
• On June 5 Janice Peaks, 47, Greensboro was arrested and charged with battery after she allegedly stuck a woman in the face during an argument.
• On June 4 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway location after a man reported that someone had entered a house he has for sale and removed a refrigerator, stove and microwave. The man said they had removed the front door of the house to remove the items and then the thieves also took the front door.
• On June 3 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge location after a woman reported that someone had removed a concrete horse head from the front of her business.