On May 17 a fraud complaint was filed at a North Main Street location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had used her debit card information to make four charges totaling $750. The charges were all made in Orlando, Fla. and were made at Sam’s Club, Chili’s and Publix.
On May 17 Donna Melissa Hornsby, 29, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, an officer was at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, on an unrelated matter when he observed Hornsby wave at him from a silver pickup truck parked in the parking lot. The officer stated that he had knowledge that Hornsby had been banned from all Wal Mart locations. The officer said he questioned Hornsby regarding her being at the Wal Mart and Hornsby acknowledged that she was aware she was banned from Wal Mart locations but that she did not think that ban applied to the parking lot. On May 17 Victoria Nicole Edwards, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an officer arrived at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, and was told by the company’s loss prevention officer that he had allegedly observed Edwards place items of clothing in her purse and not pay for the items.
Reports state that Edwards took the items out of her purse in front of the police officer and admitted to the theft. On May 12 a larceny complaint was filed at a Penor Street location. According to reports, a woman told an officer that someone had taken her Dell laptop computer from her residence.
The woman said the unit was valued at $600. On May 11 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Mapp Street location. According to reports, a woman said someone attempted to remove a window unit air conditioner. The unit was found on the ground under the window. Nothing was reported stolen.
On May 15 Beau Charles Basham, 27, Covington, was arrested and charged with larceny. According to reports, Basham was arrested and charged after a woman told police she had allowed Basham to sleep in her Travel Inn motel room and when she awoke she noticed that her cell phone, laptop computer and Basham were all gone. Reports state that other family members left the motel to search for Basham and found him near a Madison Pawn Shop off West Washington Street. The pawn shop owner told officers that Basham had attempted to pawn the cell phone but the shop owner had refused. The cell phone was located by an officer near the pawn shop and returned to the woman.
On May 15 Joya Nicole Rice, 38, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an officer reported to a shoplifting complaint call at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road and discovered Rice with a loss prevention officer. The Wal Mart employee accused Rice of taking a black dress and two bags of candy valued at $27 total without paying for the items. On May 14 a damage to property complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had poured transmission fluid over the back window and bumper of her vehicle.