• On April 26 an auto theft complaint was filed at a Overlook Drive location after a woman reported that a man known to her had taken her truck and told her that he was going to sale the vehicle. The complainant said the vehicle, a black four door Caprice with tinted windows actually belonged to her mother. A warrant has been issued for the man’s arrest.
• On May 3 Jimmy Lee Binion, 28, Madison was arrested and charged with drunkenness after officers found him at the intersection of Maple and East Jefferson streets. Reports state that Binion had blood-shot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person.
• On May 1 Randy Deon Benford, 29, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Officers allegedly found a small plastic bag that contained suspected marijuana in Benford’s left front pants pocket.
• On May 1 a harassing communication complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that another woman is threatening her and accusing her of dating her boyfriend. The complainant said the allegation was false.
• On May 2 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road pool hall after a man reported that someone had attempted to enter the pool hall through a vent in the roof. A burglar alarm activated at the building. Officers found a large hole in the ceiling at the establishment but nothing was reported missing.
• On April 26 a dog bite complaint was filed at a Ramada Lane location after a man reported that he was guest at a local motel and noticed another man walking two dogs from another motel. The complainant said one of the dogs broke free from the dog owner’s control and ran at the complainant, eventually biting him. The complainant said he attempted to speak to the dog’s owner regarding the event, but the man walked back into the motel. The complainant called the police and police located the dog owner who said his dogs were up to date on shots.
On April 26 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road restaurant after a woman reported that someone had entered her boyfriend’s 1999 Dodge 3500 and removed contents from her purse including a checkbook, a credit card, a debt card, a social security card, $1, an Ipod Nano and a Kodak digital camera. There was a pry mark under the driver’s side door handle. At the same restaurant, another man reported that someone had damaged the lock on his 1996 Chevy S10 pickup truck and entered his vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen. A third complaint was filed on the same day at the same restaurant after a man reported that someone had broken into his vehicle and removed a Garmin GPS system. Again, the front driver’s side door lock was damaged.
• On April 27 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that his son’s girlfriend had become enraged because the son was allegedly speaking to another girl and cut the passenger seat of the man’s vehicle. Estimated cost to repair is $400.
• On April 15 an auto theft complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle location after a woman reported that someone had taken her green 1997 Saturn SL2. The woman said she had left the vehicle unlocked and left the keys on the floor. Later the vehicle was recovered on an old logging road off Fairground Road.
• On April 14 Anna Beth Elizabeth Vice, 17, Madison and Elizabeth Liddell Newton, 17, Madison were arrested and charged with shoplifting after they allegedly removed makeup from a Lions Club Road department store and did not pay for the items. Reports state that Newton allegedly took $36.25 worth of items and Vice allegedly took $9.68 worth of items.
• On April 10 a forgery complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road department store after a woman took two checks totaling $997.33 that had been forged. Stop-loss investigators are seeking the identity of the man who cashed the checks.
• On April 14 Daniel Monroe Cooper, 42, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after officers stopped a vehicle in which he was a passenger. Reports state that an officer suspected that Cooper and another man were on Morgan Circle in a gray truck and were involved in a drug transaction. When the officer saw Cooper and the other man, someone in the neighborhood yelled “police” and another man fled from the vehicle’s driver side window. Following a stop of the truck at a West Washington Street liquor store officers located a small brown paper bag with suspected marijuana inside.
• On April 11 a harassing communication complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a man reported that a woman with whom he was “friends” had contacted him by phone and in person in the last several weeks in a harassing manner. The complainant said the woman had filed a complaint with the Morgan County Magistrate Court and that a hearing has been scheduled in regards to the complainant harassing the woman, which he denied.
• On April 10 an auto theft complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location after a man reported that he clocked in for work at approximately 5:30 a.m. and when he left work at 4:30 p.m. he noticed his 1971 red Chevrolet Chevelle was missing. The theft was captured on the plant’s video cameras, however, and the tapes are being reviewed. Estimated value of the convertible is $12,000.
• On April 11 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a man reported that he had forced a woman and two children to leave a room they had been renting since October because the woman fell $170 behind on her rent. The man said the room was in complete disarray and carpet had been damaged. The woman renting the room wrote the manager a letter apologizing for the condition of the room but added that she would make sure and tell her friends not to “Stay in this hell whole (sic).”
• On April 11 a fraud complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle location after a woman reported that someone had used her son’s identity to open a telephone account on Morgan Circle and in Mansfield.
• On April 3 a theft of auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road home improvement store after a man reported that he walked out of the store and noticed that his 1978 Chevy Malibu was missing. The man had the keys to the vehicle on his person.
• On April 1 a harassing communication and simple assault complaint was filed at a North Main Street location after a woman reported that while she was sitting in her car with her one-year-old child on her lap in a man’s yard, another woman approached her and sprayed pepper spray at her. The other woman told authorities that the complainant had been leaving threatening messages for the past several weeks on her cell phone. Both women reported an interest in the same man.
The second woman said she had honked her horn when she saw the complainant sitting in her boyfriend’s yard. She then pulled into a convenience store parking lot where she said the complainant drove her car at the second woman’s car.
A verbal fight insured reports state and the second woman reported that she did spray pepper spray at the closed window of the complainant. The second woman said there was no child on the woman’s lap during the altercation.
• On April 1 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bell Circle location after a woman reported that she came home at approximately 1:40 a.m. and noticed a white male and white female near parked cars in front of her house. The pair fled, the woman stated, and she gave chase in her car but lost the pair in a wooded area.
When the woman returned she noticed that someone had rubbed Vaseline and poured syrup on two vehicles parked in her driveway.
• On March 29 Jack Leon Jenkins, no age given, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and giving false information after an officer reported that while he was driving though the parking lot of an Eatonton Highway motel Jenkins saw his police car and fled. The officer located Jenkins crouched between two parked cars. A consequent search of Jenkins revealed a small amount of suspected marijuana. Jenkins initially told officers his name was Danny Lewis Powers, reports state.
• On March 28 a forgery complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department after a man reported that his wife had secured a loan using the title of a vehicle that he co-owned. The man said his wife had forged his signature on the loan papers while he was in the hospital.
• On March 28 Patsy Brand Nunn, 43, Oxford, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor obstruction of officers after officers asked Nunn if a man known to her was at the Larkmartin Street house where Nunn was located. The officers were attempting to locate the man because he was wanted in Newton County. Nunn told the officers the man was not at the house but at that moment a Morgan County deputy arrested the man leaving through the back door of the house.
• On March 30 a larceny from an auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a woman reported that someone had entered her vehicle and removed her wallet from her purse. Reports state that the complainant said she believed she had locked the vehicle but possibly did not. In the wallet were several credit cards, a debit card and her son’s social security card. The complainant said someone had used the debit card three times in the Jefferson, GA area.