• On Nov. 20 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Tony Arness Jacobs, 43, Madison, for driving with a revoked driver’s license, weaving on the roadway and attempting to flee or elude after an officer allegedly observed Jacobs driving a silver Taurus out of a convenience store parking lot at 2:21 a.m. According to reports, the officer was aware that Jacobs did not have a license. The officer reported that he followed the silver Taurus and that it stopped on North Main Street after the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over. When the officer exited his patrol vehicle, the Taurus fled. The officer followed the Taurus to Turner Road and the vehicle left the road and travelled on a dirt road into a wooded area. The officer and a Morgan County deputy later discovered the abandoned Taurus near a wooded area. Two open cans of beer were located in the vehicle. The vehicle was seized as evidence and impounded. Jacobs was not found.
• On Nov. 19 Scotty Ali Wyatt, 40, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after an officer observed Wyatt on the property of a West Washington Street liquor store. Reports state that Wyatt had been previously banned from the property.
• On Nov. 19 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that he heard a noise coming from the front door and when he checked the front door he noticed that the door had been forcefully pulled outward. The man said he attempted to close the door but the door was stuck. The outer door knob was damaged, reports state.
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• On Nov. 11 a larceny complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location after a man reported that someone removed a roll of sheep fence from his yard. The complainant reported that the fence was valued at $75.
• On Nov. 9 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man alleged that while he was at a convenience store, another man attempted to engage him in a fight. The complainant, who reports state is disabled, reportedly told the man that he would not be able to fight anyone. The man referenced a desire to “kick” the complainant and allegedly said, after the complainant got into his truck, that a “man was standing outside the truck looking at the boy inside the truck.”
• On Nov. 12 Kouri Durand Smith, 31, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle he was driving was stopped in a road block at the intersection of Georgia Highway 83 and Lions Club Road. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed a partially smoked “blunt” marijuana cigarette in an ashtray in the vehicle. Reports state that Smith also told the officer there was a small amount of suspected marijuana in a compartment over a visor. An officer confiscated both the “blunt” and the small bag of suspected marijuana over the visor.
• On Nov. 8 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway location after a woman reported that a man entered the store to purchase baby wipes but left the store and grabbed a plastic container worth $9. In the container was $50 worth of candy. Reports state that the man was white, wearing a hat turned backwards and had tattoos the full length of both arms. The man left the area in a light-colored SUV.
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• On Nov. 5 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that sometime between 1:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., someone entered her house and removed an Xbox 360 gaming system. The woman said there was also evidence that someone rummaged through a closet in the house, but that nothing else was taken. The woman said she left her back door unlocked to give her grandson access to the house.
• On Nov. 4 a burglary complaint was filed at an Old Post Road location after a man reported that, while he was out of town, someone entered his residence and removed a $1,500 Sony television and two remote control devices. The man said whoever took the television must have had a key to the residence because the front door was found to be unlocked.
• On Nov. 3 a larceny complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue location after a woman reported that someone entered her property and removed a bag of cans from her front porch. The woman said she was saving the cans to redeem them later for money.
• On Nov. 3 Robert James Higgins, 52, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly refused to leave a Green Meadow Drive residence when told to by the residence’s owner. According to reports, officers arrived and attempted to speak with Higgins regarding leaving but “due to his intoxicated state, I was completely unable to reason with him.” Reports state that Higgins also allegedly threatened to kill the officer if a gun was made available.
• On Nov. 2 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a woman reported that someone had broken a window to a room with a piece of concrete block. The man renting the room said nothing appeared to be missing.
• On Oct. 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Cooks Hill Road location after a woman reported that someone took a stand-up vacuum cleaner and a clothes iron. Reports state that the house was condemned because of storm damage and that the front door was secured by a piece of plywood. Reports state that someone kicked down the plywood to gain entrance to the house.
• On Oct. 28 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Hanover Drive location after a man reported that someone entered his property and destroyed side windows, a front window, a rear window and two headlights of a 1967 Ford F350. The glass appeared to have been broken by rocks, reports state.
• On Oct. 26 Marcellus Hawkins, 41, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he allegedly refused to leave the parking lot of a West Washington Street liquor store. According to reports, Hawkins had previously been served with a criminal trespass warning at the store. Reports state that Hawkins told an officer he was attempting to secure a ride home. Hawkins was cited at the store and was released. Reports state that he then secured a ride home from other patrons at the store.
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• On Oct. 15 Aleric C. Parks, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, driving while unlicensed and failure to stop at a stop sign after he allegedly attempted to avoid a police safety check point. According to reports, at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers established a checkpoint on Georgia Highway 83. Reports state that Parks allegedly avoided the checkpoint by driving through a restaurant parking lot and then accelerating on West Jefferson Street over a railroad crossing. An officer attempted to stop Parks near the intersection of Second and Burney streets. Reports state that Parks leapt from the vehicle and attempted to run. The officer reported that he pulled his service weapon and ordered Parks to stop. Parks was then arrested.
• On Oct. 16 Capricia M. Williams, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle she was driving was stopped at a safety checkpoint on Micha Way. According to reports, an officer reported detecting the smell of burnt marijuana smoke in the vehicle. The officer searched the vehicle and allegedly found a cigar blunt with suspected marijuana and flakes of suspected marijuana on the floorboards and around both front seats.
• On Oct. 10 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone entered her residence and removed $300 cash from a black zip-close bag she keeps on her night stand. The woman reported that she had come home from her waitressing job and went to put the night’ s earnings in the bag when she noticed it was missing.
• On Oct. 9 a larceny complaint was filed at a North Main Street drug store after a man reported that someone damaged locks on a drink vending machine and removed money from one of three machines.
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Madison Police Department
• On Oct. 7 a damage to property complaint was filed at the parking lot of Morgan County High School after a woman reported that when she was leaving a football game, she noticed someone had shattered the right, rear door, passenger window of her vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle.
• On Oct. 7 Gregory Cobb, 50, Madison, and Eric Gene Hardwick, 37, Social Circle, were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an officer responded to a fight in progress call on Burney Street. According to reports, the officer arrived and observed both men engaged in a fight. The officer ordered the men to cease fighting and then threatened to use pepper spray to stop the fight. At that point both men stopped fighting. Reports state that most of the individuals at the Burney Street location were intoxicated and that the officer received conflicting accounts of who initiated the fight. A female witness, who reports state was not intoxicated, stated that she was in the backyard of the residence when reports of a fight in progress in the front yard alerted guests in the backyard of the altercation. The woman said several guests ran to the front yard and a male attempted to stop the fight, but was struck in the head and knocked out. A woman who attempted to stop the fight, reports state, was also struck. Both men eventually requested medical treatment and neither man indicated who started the fight. Cobb, reports state, appeared to need stitches for a laceration to the head and Hardwick may have broken a hand.