• On Sept. 23 a theft complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone had taken her keys. The woman said she came home from the grocery store and left her keys in the front door lock. She stated that, after she realized what she had done, she went to the door to retrieve the keys but they were gone. The keys were for both her apartment and vehicle.
• On Sept. 23 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that, while she was at lunch, someone had struck her vehicle in the rear passenger-side bumper.
• On Sept. 24 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive location after a woman reported that she had a problem with people loitering on the property of her mother, who currently resides in a nursing home. The woman said people were gambling, doing drugs and destroying the property. The complainant said that she learned there was a group of people on the back deck on the night of Sept. 23 and, when she went to the property to investigate, she noticed that a back sliding glass door had been damaged and that someone had attempted to set the deck on fire.
• On Sept. 22 Ricky Terrell, 55, Madison, was arrested and charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct after he allegedly created a disturbance at an East Washington Street convenience store. According to reports, an officer responded to the disturbance complaint and allegedly observed Terrell in the middle of the road, “waving his arms and obstructing traffic.” The officer attempted to speak to Terrell, reports state, and he walked away. The officer approached him a second time and Terrell attempted to walk away again. At this point he was arrested.
Madison Police Department
• On Sept. 16 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman reported that a woman wearing a pink shirt and plaid shorts entered the store and began acting suspiciously. The complainant said she observed the woman place two bottles of Old Spice body wash in her purse. The complainant said she confronted the woman regarding the Old Spice and the woman fled the store and ran behind a neighboring motel. The value of the Old Spice is $8.
Several persons were indicted on criminal charges by a Morgan County Grand Jury in Morgan County Superior Court during the September term of the Morgan County Grand Jury. The following persons were indicted:
• Wanda James Wheeler, 50, Decatur: one count, possession of cocaine: one count, possession of marijuana; one count, driving while registration suspended; and one count, window glazing violation
• Ezekiel Thomas Spell, 31, Bostwick: one count, possession of Alprazolam; one count, drug container violation; one count, habitual violator; one count, driving while license revoked; one count, no proof of insurance; and one count, driving without a tag
• Austin Blake Bustos, 17, Julliette: two counts, homicide by vehicle in the first degree; one count, driving under the influence; three counts, driving under the influence; one count, reckless driving; one count, failure to maintain lane; one count, driving without a valid license; and one count, underage possession of alcohol
• Aleric Chevis Parks, 23, Madison: one count, sale of cocaine
• Jereius M. Hawkins, 18, Madison: one count, sale of marijuana
• Melody Ann Sanford, 47, Madison: one count, sale of marijuana
• Felix Vidal Bailey, 22, Madison: one count, participation in criminal gang activity; and one count, battery
• Ridarius Canteen, 21, Rutledge: one count, participation in criminal gang activity; and one count, battery
• Trenton Bernard Coats, 21, Madison: one count, participation in criminal gang activity; and one count, battery
Madison Police Department
• On Sept. 11 a burglary complaint was filed at a West Jefferson Street location after a woman reported that someone had gained entry into a dress shop by throwing a rock through the glass front door. The woman reported that entry was gained and cash was taken from the register. She also reported that she had recently filed a police report after she had noticed pry marks on the side and rear doors of the shop. Nothing else was reported missing.
• On Sept. 10 a stolen property report was filed at an Eatonton Road motel room after a man reported that someone had taken a hearing aid. The man told police that he had been having problems with the hearing aid and took it out before going to a football game. The man said when he returned to the room after the game, he removed a hearing aid and placed it in the same container and noticed that the malfunctioning aid was gone. The man valued the hearing aid at $4,000.
Madison Police Department
• On Aug. 31 a warrant for shoplifting was issued for Antwain Laguin, 23, Madison, after he allegedly took a bottle of Excedrin pain relievers from an Eatonton Road general store without paying for the item. Reports state that a store employee notified officers after she reviewed video surveillance. The video, reports state, shows a man taking the bottle of pills and then leaving the store.
• On Aug. 31 a larceny complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that she left her purse in a breezeway while she spoke with another person and, when she turned to retrieve her purse, it was gone. The woman said the purse was black leather and contained her driver’s license, social security card, payroll card, food stamps and a Medicaid card.
• On Aug. 24 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a man alleged that after he had backed his truck into another man’s truck, the other driver attempted to attack the complainant. According to reports, the complainant said the other driver exited his truck after the collision and “started to call him names and berate him about his driving skills.” The complainant said the driver then chased him around the parking lot and attempted to assault him. The other driver told police that after the collision, the complainant became irate and began to make fun of the driver’s mother. The man said he told the complainant that he had “better stop making fun of his mother or he was going to get hurt.” The driver also said that if he had intended to assault the complainant he would have done so with a level of intensity and proficiency that the complainant would “have really hurt him.” The driver alleged the complainant struck him in the face. Neither man showed signs of injury and the collision did not damage either truck. Both men were released at the scene.
• On Aug. 23 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a man reported that he had placed his Sony Cybershot camera down while he was attempting to make prints and someone took the camera. The man said the camera was valued at $160. Store officials were able to capture a photo of a man taking the camera. The photo has been released to police for identification.