In the January 13, 2011 Morgan County Citizen an item in the “Law Enforcement” section reported that Robert Lamar Stell, 43, Bishop, had been arrested and charged with forgery in the first degree and attempt to obtain dangerous drugs. In fact Ricky Lamar Stell, 43, Bishop, was charged. The Citizen regrets the error.
Printed in the January 20, 2011 edition
Madison Police Department
• On January 3 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had taken a U-Haul dolly. Value of the dolly is $2,500.
• On January 7 a counterfeiting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had paid with a counterfeit $10 bill. The woman said that she noticed the bill while checking a cash drawer. The bill was taken as evidence
• On January 9 Graham Louis Levitas, 19, Atlanta was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana after a vehicle he was driving on Interstate 20 was stopped for speeding. According to reports, consequent to the stop an officer observed several green leafy pieces of suspected marijuana on the center console. Levitas also, reports state, handed an officer a colored glass pipe with suspected burnt marijuana residue in the pipe. The officer also located a clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle.
• On January 4 a fraud complaint was filed at a Belmont Street location after a man reported that someone had used his wife’s maiden name and the family’s current address to create a Bank of America checking account. The man said he had recently been getting phone calls from bill collectors regarding bad checks on the account. Officers ran a driver’s license used to create the account and found it to be fraudulent.
• On January 6 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had broken the driver’s side rear passenger window and removed a Couch purse and a beach bag containing clothing.
Madison Police Department
• On December 29 Chester Riley Stephens, 26, Buckhead was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and no proof of insurance after a vehicle he was driving was stopped at a road block at the intersection of East Washington Street and Green Meadows Drive. According to reports consequent to the stop an officer allegedly found a small amount of suspected marijuana on the floorboard of the vehicle and a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana on Stephens’ person.
• On December 27 a forgery of checks complaint was filed at a North East Street, Greensboro location after a woman reported that someone had cashed two checked from her account without her knowledge or permission. The woman told police that both checks were outdated because both had her former address imprinted on the checks. Both checks were cashed at a Greensboro bank.
• On December 27 Jessica Nicole Jones, 24, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly took a bottle of Seagram’s Seven from an Eatonton Highway liquor store without paying for the item. According to reports a clerk at the store confronted Jones outside the store and noticed that the bottle of was tucked inside a jacket under one arm. The clerk also accused Jones of previously taking a bottle of tequila from the store without paying. Jones was arrested at the store. The value of the liquor was $13.99.
• On December 24 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a clerk at the motel reported that someone had broken a window near the front door of the residence portion of the motel. The complainant said he was at the motel’s desk working when he heard the glass break.
• On December 20 a lost property complaint was filed at a Hough Circle location after a man reported that he was not able to locate his Sony Cybershot digital camera. The man said he last saw his camera in his mother’s van. The man said he did not suspect the camera had been stolen.
• On December 16 Paul Bradley Parson, 25, no address, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly engaged in an argument with a woman at a Madison motel.According to reports, the woman told police that while the couple were drinking beer and watching television at the motel Parson allegedly became enraged because the woman refused to tell him she loved him. The woman said she became afraid and threw a beer bottle at Parson but the bottle missed and struck a window. When officers arrived they determined that both Parson and the woman had active warrants for their arrest out of Galveston, Texas. Officers contacted authorities in Texas who placed a hold on Parson but did not place a hold on the woman.
• On December 20 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a man reported that a man driving a maroon Ford truck struck a safety Bullard in the parking lot and left the area without reporting the accident.
• On December 16 a burglary complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a woman reported that someone had broken into her apartment through a back window. The woman said a 60-inch Mitsubishi television, six Play Station 2 games, two pair Polo shoes and three bottles of perfume are missing.
Madison Police Department
• On December 13 Holly Butler, 22, Madison, was arrested and charged with larceny from building after she allegedly took money from a cash drawer while employed at an Eatonton Road restaurant. According to reports the manager of the restaurant told officers that he noticed $50 missing from the cash drawer. Officers reviewed video tape, reports state, and allegedly observed Butler remove money from the drawer during her shift and place the money in a jacket. Officers confronted Butler at the establishment, reports state and Butler allegedly told police that she had taken $70 total from the drawer.
• On November 27 a possession of cocaine complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road convenience store after a clerk reported that a man leaving the store had dropped a clear plastic bag containing crack cocaine. The clerk called police and police reported that the items field-tested positive for cocaine.
While officers were at the store another man entered the store and asked clerks at the store for the plastic bag. The man told authorities that “a friend” had called him and told him to go to the store to see if “anyone turned something in.” The man told authorities he did not know what he was suppose to retrieve and that he did not know his friend’s name.
• On December 17 Michael Warren Hamilton, 19, Madison was arrested and charged with minor in possession of alcohol after a vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped by a Department of Natural Resources officers for allegedly shining deer at night. According to reports the DNR officer reportedly observed Hamilton and another man shining deer at the intersection of Brownwood Road and Spears Road.
• On December 11 Kerry Ann Smith, 46, Madison was arrested and charged with forgery, financial card fraud and possession of prescription drugs not in their original container after she allegedly stole a woman’s purse in Greene County and used the woman’s credit cards and identity to purchase more than $3,000 worth of items. According to reports the victim’s husband told officers that his wife’s purse had been stolen during a Christmas party. The husband told police that the wife’s credit card had been used to purchase $1,700 worth of furniture in Madison. The furniture store told police that Smith had presented herself as the victim and had signed a receipt as the victim. An officer recalled arresting Smith a week earlier on a shoplifting charge and requested that the furniture store call Smith and ask her to return to the store. Smith did and an officer arrested her at the store. During the arrest, reports state, an officer located the victim’s credit cards and other personal items. They also discovered Zanax and Hydrocodone in Smith’s purse. Smith was also cited on December 6 for shoplifting after she allegedly took items from an Eatonton Road department store without paying for the items.
• On December 11 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle location after a woman reported that a verbal altercation with her boyfriend turned physical when the man stuck a finger in her face. The woman stated that she pushed the finger away and then the man allegedly choked her and threw her to the ground.