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On July 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location. According to reports, a woman said that between 8:30 a.m. on July 27 and 1 p.m. on July 28, someone entered her apartment and removed $220 in cash from a nightstand next to her bed. The woman said nothing else appeared to be missing and that the back door and back window of the apartment were unlocked when she came home.

On July 27 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way location. According to reports, a woman said someone had kicked her door. Reports state that the door frame was cracked but that the door would lock.The apartment manager said it would cost $350 to fix the door.

On July 27 Felicia Alexandra Clark, 40, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Clark allegedly took a shirt at Wal Mart worth $14.95 and placed it in a purse and attempted to leave the store without paying for the shirt.

On July 26 Kimberly Lyn Newkirk, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting.

According to reports, Newkirk allegedly took several electronic items and clothing items from Wal Mart without paying for the items. The items were valued at $126.19.

On July 25 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Gary Leonard Shipman, 57, Madison for simple assault. According to reports, Shipman allegedly poked a woman in the eye while holding her by the throat.The incident occurred at a Bell Circle residence. The woman alleged that Shipman became angered after she refused to engage him in a fight over a roll of toilet paper.

On July 23 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Whitehall Street location. According to reports, a woman stated that while her son was in the driveway speaking with a woman, another man approached and started a physical confrontation. The son received a contusion above his eye but neither he nor the woman wanted to press charges.

On July 17 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location. According to reports, an apartment manager reported that someone had damaged a DIRECTV and a Dish Network satellite dish at the apartment complex. On July 23 a counterfeiting complaint was filed at McDonalds’s, Eatonton Highway. According to reports, a man said that when he attempted to pay for his breakfast with a $10 bill, he was told by McDonald’s management that the bill was counterfeit and that it was store protocol to retain the bill and relinquish it to the police department. On July 23 Christopher Michael Eberline, 23, Rockinham, N.C. was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, driving with a suspended license and no headlights. According to reports, Eberline was stopped while driving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 441 without headlights. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer located methamphetamine in the vehicle and determined that Eberline’s license had been suspended. On July 21 L.C. Brown, 63, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple assault and drunkenness. According to reports, officers were called to the Budget Inn regarding an intoxicated person lying in front of their motel room. An officer said when he responded the man was laying on the ground and he called emergency services but the man refused medical attention. While walking back to his room, aided by other patrons, the man allegedly called a woman a “ho” and slapped the woman. Brown also lost his footing and struck his head against the motel and knocked himself unconscious and was then taken to Morgan Memorial Hospital for treatment.

On July 26 Emily Jean Boyce, 33, Buckhead, was arrested charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, Boyce was arrested and had to be physically restrained by an officer after he attempted to give her a $15 parking ticket. Reports state that the officer informed Boyce that she was illegally parked on West Jefferson Street based on the city of Madison’s parking ordinance regarding business owners and employees of downtown businesses on July 25. The next day he placed a ticket on her window and Boyce allegedly walked out of the business and screamed obscenities at the officer and demand that the officer remove the ticket off her car. When the officer declined, reports state, she allegedly took the ticket off her car and threw it at the officer. As Boyce was leaving in the vehicle the officer attempted to place the ticket on the dashboard of her car and the officer warned her not to throw the ticket a second time but she threw the ticket at the officer and left in her vehicle. When she returned the officer followed her into the store and told her she was under arrest for her alleged unruly behavior. Reports state that the officer said he had to restrain Boyce “to get her handcuffed.” Boyce was the only employee in the store so officers removed merchandise from the sidewalk, secured the store and contacted the store owner to explain what happened.

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