BLOTTER: April 30, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On April 24 Ray Artis Peppers, 53, Madison, was arrested and charged with resisting an officer, loitering and interference with a business after an officer responded to complaints that a person had walked out of the shadows of a parking lot at an Eatonton Highway fast-food restaurant and had frightened an employee. Reports state that an officer allegedly located Peppers lying down near hedges behind the restaurant. When an officer questioned Peppers, reports state, Peppers allegedly became verbally abusive and then combative. He was then arrested.
• On April 25 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Creek Point Drive location after a woman reported that while she was mowing her grass she noticed several bb or pellet holes in the windows of her house. A search of the area for suspects and evidence resulted in the discovery of a bb inside the house.
• On April 24 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road fast food restaurant after a 15-year-old girl reported that after she had received her food she noticed a 21-year-old male friend pull through the parking lot. The complainant said she walked outside to speak with the male and the male attacked her, at one point allegedly holding the girl’s arms. A witness to the altercation offered a different view, however and said that the complainant had walked outside and began beating the male with her hands through the male’s car window. The male then grabbed the complainant’s arms, the witness told police, to prevent further beatings.
• On April 25 a larceny complaint was filed at a booth on Jefferson Street during the MadFest celebration after a woman reported that during the festival someone removed a necklace from a display mannequin at the booth. The necklace is valued at $350 and was handmade using snow quartz, garnets, glass and Swarkosky crystal.
• On April 23 a fraud complaint was filed at a Madison location after a woman reported that on April 23 four withdrawals of $80, $25, $60 and $1 had been made from her account by a company named “Legacy” without the complainant’s permission.
• On April 22 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Sea Chem Drive location after an officer on patrol reported observing a Sentry Safe in a wooded area. The dial area of the safe had been destroyed but it did not appear that entry had been gained, reports state. Reports state that there was no evidence available regarding the origin of the safe.
• On April 22 Patrick Dion McGrew, 25, Brooksville, Florida and Mari Elizabeth Greenup, 43, Wichita Falls, Texas were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce after officers received a call regarding a domestic disturbance in a moving vehicle. Initially, reports state, officers could not located the tan 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo described in the call but eventually located the vehicle at a convenience store, reports state Greenup alleged that McGrew had just transported a 1/4 pound of marijuana from Texas to North Carolina. A search of the vehicle resulted in a testable amount of suspected marijuana on the floorboards and seat of the vehicle. There were also small plastic bags in the vehicle, reports state.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On April 24 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Mansfield, located after a woman reported that a man with whom she is going through a divorce allegedly made threatening comments to the complaint’s mother. The alleged threats are in relation to financial matters regarding the divorce, reports state.
• On April 24 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that his estranged wife had called him twice. The complainant said the woman had a temporary restraining order filed against him and that the order stated that the man was not to have any contact with the woman but that she had allegedly called him.
• On April 24 a civil dispute complaint was filed at a Centennial Road located after a woman reported that she had agreed to pay a man up front to repair the transmission of her 1997 Honda Accord. The woman said she told the man to call when the repair was completed. The man said he called but the woman denied receiving a call. The woman said the man was attempting to collect a $120 storage fee on the vehicle before he would release the vehicle. The man eventually agreed to accept $60 and the woman agreed to pay.
• On April 22 a recovered stolen property complaint was filed at a Turner Road location after a woman reported that while she was attempting to clean out a rental unit she found identification papers of a Madison woman in a safe. Follow up investigation, reports state, show that the woman had reported the items missing with the City of Madison Police Department. The items and the safe that contained the items were seized.
• On April 22 Ebony Lee Wright, 24, Darlington, South Carolina, was arrested and charged with speeding, possession of marijuana and possession of narcotics after deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Wright on Interstate 20 for speeding. According to reports, deputies located a suspected “blunt” marijuana cigarette in the vehicle as well as 100 suspected Ecstasy tablets in a plastic bag behind an ashtray in the vehicle.
• On April 21 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Little Creek Lane located after a woman reported that some time during the night someone had taken approximately $10 worth of gas from her 2007 PT Cruiser.
• On April 20 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway location after a man reported that a man who had lived with him for approximately two months was now calling and accusing the man of seeing his wife. The complaint said he had only met the man’s wife on two occasions and that the charges were false.
Printed in the April 30, 2009 edition.