Law Enforcement: Oct. 17, 2013 edition

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Madison Police Department

On October 5 a warrant was issued for Brandon Patrick Ford for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to reports, Ford was stopped at 4:34 a.m. while driving on Eatonton Road. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer located a loaded .22 pistol in the glove compartment of the vehicle. Ford was not cited at the scene but after the officer consulted with Morgan County Magistrate Judge Connie Holt, a warrant was issued.

On October 9 Brian Michael Robbins, 32, Siloam, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of dangerous drugs, seat belt violation and prescription drugs not in their original container. According to reports, Robbins was stopped at 1:47 a.m. near Flash Foods, Eatonton Road, for a seat belt violation. Consequent to the stop, an officer learned that Robbins license had been suspended. During the arrest, reports state, an officer allegedly located eight prescription pills wrapped in tissue paper in Robbins’ back pocket.

On October 4 a larceny complaint was filed at a storage unit facility on Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man told police that someone had entered his unit and removed a 42-inch Magnavox flat screen television, a 32-inch Sony flat screen television, a Sharp microwave, a Black and Decker toaster oven, kitchen plates and a desktop computer. Estimated value of the items is $2,700. Reports state that a damaged lock was located inside the unit.

On October 7 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had taken five used tires. The tires were valued at $75 each.

On October 9 Stacey Marie Campbell, 34, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Campbell was arrested at Walmart after a loss prevention employee reported observing Campbell remove several items from the pharmacy area and take the items to a woman’s clothing area before she allegedly placed the items in a black and white handbag. Reports allege that Campbell had a 12-year-old female positioned as a “look out” when she allegedly placed the items in a handbag. The items were valued at $33.46. The loss prevention employee told authorities that he did not wish to press charges against the juvenile but the company would place a life-time ban against Campbell and the juvenile at all Walmart stores.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On October 14 an identification theft complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a woman reported that she received a notification from Georgia Power that she owed $1,376.34 for power used at a Lithonia residence. The complainant said that the residence in question belonged to her ex-husband who, at the time of the power usage, was running a half-way house for drug abusers.

On October 12 a dog bite complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road location. According to reports, a woman reported that her 7-year-old son had been bitten on the leg by a dog while he was at his uncle’s residence. The child told his mother that he and a brother had been playing on a trampoline when the dog escaped its pen. The boy said he ran from the dog and was bitten. The boy said he managed to climb onto an air conditioning unit to escape the dog. The dog was controlled and the boy received stitches to close the wound.

On October 11 Jennifer D. Youngblood, 24, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with one count cruelty to children. According to reports, a man told officers he observed a small child walking down the center of Centennial Road at approximately 9 a.m. Reports state that a week earlier a Morgan County deputy had responded to the same location regarding a small child walking on the road. At that time, reports state, Youngblood was issued a warning. Reports state that Youngblood told the officers she was sleeping and did not realize that on either occasion the child had left the house.

On October 10 a theft by taking complaint was filed at the Relax Inn, Eatonton Highway. According to reports, a Florida man alleged that at approximately 2 a.m. he stopped at the motel to acquire a room for the night. The complainant said he paid a female clerk $30 for the room and after he completed paper work for the room the woman asked for another $30. The man said he told the clerk that he had already paid cash for the room but the woman denied accepting any money. The woman told a deputy that she had not been paid for the room. Reports state that the woman appeared “very unsteady and unsure of herself” during the interview.

On October 9 a burglary complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location after a woman reported that someone had forced entry into her home through a carport. The woman said a neighbor had called her and told her all the lights in the residence were on and that the carport door was open. The woman said nothing appeared to be missing.

On October 8 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Jackson Street location after a woman reported that she wanted her 16-year-old son taken to her aunt’s house for the day. The deputy transported the son to the aunt’s house to relieve the tension in the house.

On October 8 Brent Cannon Baxter, 35, Madison, was arrested and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude, driving with a suspended license, improper U-turn and too fast for conditions. According to reports, Baxter allegedly attempted to evade a road check on Newborn Road near I-20. Reports state that Baxter made a U-turn at the road check and entered the east-bound lane of I-20. Several law officers then attempted to stop Baxter and, reports state, Baxter accelerated away in excess of 110 mph. Baxter was stopped at the 113 exit ramp by several more officers. Reports state that he told officers his license was suspended, which is why he tried to elude the officers.

On October 8 a burglary complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered her garage and taken a blue Craftsmen tool box full of tools that had belonged to her late husband. The woman estimated the tool box and tools were worth $4,000.

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