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On April 24 a burglary complaint was filed at a East Jefferson Street location. According to reports, a man stated that when he returned home from Easter activities he noticed someone had ransacked two bedrooms in his apartment. The man said perpetrators had taken $500 that he had saved from unemployment insurance for rent. An apartment manager told officers that the man was behind on his rent and that on two other occasions he had reported burglaries when no other apartments had been burglarized. Reports state that the bedrooms had clothes scattered and that a drawer that contained the $500 was not opened and that television sets and video games had not been taken.

On April 19 a simple battery warrant was issued for Jack Leon Jenkins, 47, Madison. According to reports, Jenkins allegedly threw food at a woman, grabbed her by the neck and struck her in the face with his fist at the woman’s Commerce Street residence. The woman alleged that Jenkins was under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the incident.

The woman fled the resident and called 911. On April 20 a simple assault and obstruction warrant was issued for Kendrick Franklin, 32, Madison. According to reports, a man said he was outside a Cook Hill Road residence playing cards when Franklin allegedly struck him in the face. When officers arrived, reports state, Franklin allegedly fled but was observed by an officer on Meadow Ridge Drive. As darkness fell, reports state, Franklin was able to elude three officers. On April 18 Christina Denise Spencer, 24, Madision, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Spencer allegedly placed two bottles of Aussie hairspray and one bottle of baby lotion in her purse while at the Dollar General Store, Eatonton Road, without paying for the items. On April 16 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Old Post Road location. According to reports, a woman stated that sometime between 6 p.m. on April 15 and 8 a.m. on April 16 someone had taken her purse and laptop from her vehicle. On April 16 a larceny complaint was filed at Wal Mart after a woman reported that she had left her wallet on a diaper changing table in the restroom. The woman said she continued to shop and when she tried to check out she realized she did not have her wallet. The woman returned to the restroom and located the wallet but said $300 was missing from the wallet.

On April 7 Taylor Coleman, 59, address unknown, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. According to reports, an officer was called to a fight complaint at Budget Inn and when he arrived observed Coleman running away. A man told the officer that Coleman had allegedly attacked two women at the motel. Taylor was located on Ward Road. On April 15 a fraud complaint was filed at a North Main Street location. According to reports, a man said that someone had deposited a fraudulent $600 check, a fraudulent $400 check and $1 cash into his account and then had withdrawn $200. The man said after the withdraw the checks were reported fraudulent and his account was overdrawn by $200.

On April 15 Willie Devoye Dixon, 30, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, cruelty toward children and simple assault. According to reports, officers responded to a fight in progress complaint at the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. When they arrived they spoke with a motel manager and a woman who both said Dixon had engaged in a fight with the woman. The woman said that Dixon had pushed her to the ground and then thrown a microwave oven at her. The woman said she fainted and Dixon had slapped her in an attempt to rouse her back to consciousness.

On April 12 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Hancock Street location. According to reports, a man stated that he was parked in front of Judicial Alternatives and when he returned to his vehicle he noticed that someone had poured congealed cooking grease down the rear bumper of his car. On April 7 Wendy Lee Dalton, 50, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Dalton was arrested and charged with a series of shoplifting incidents occurring at Wal Mart from March 5 to April 3. Reports state that on April 7 an officer met with Wal Mart employees and Dalton and reviewed video tape that allegedly showed her walking into a Subway store, where she worked as manager, with three Cool Gear cups. She then left the store with one cup and paid for the cup at the self check out line. Two Subway employees stated that Dalton had entered the store and presented each with a Cool Gear cup as a present. The officer also reviewed previous video tape that allegedly showed Dalton taking other items from the store.

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