Madison Police Department:
On October 18 Melissa Ellen Kettler, 23, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with larceny. According to reports, Kettler was arrested after she allegedly took cash from a cash register and took a cash deposit while she was employed at Subway restaurant, Eatonton Road.
On October 19 a burglary complaint was filed at a Larkmartin Street location. According to reports, a woman said someone entered her unsecured residence and removed a Mossberg .270 rifle and a Playstation 4 game console.
On October 17 a fraud and harassment complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location. According to reports, a man said he received a telemarketing call from a person located in Pakistan who was trying to sell the complainant a debt consolidation plant. The complainant said when he refused the plan, the caller became belligerent and called him racially derogatory names.
On October 16 Debra Maxine Rodewig, 60, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Rodewig allegedly entered Ingles supermarket, Eatonton Road, and placed two beers in her bag. She then paid for two waters and attempted to leave the store but was stopped by an employee and held for officers.
On October 16 a warrant for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon was issued for Edward Scanland Backus, 44, Rutledge. According to reports, an officer reviewing pawn tickets noticed that Backus had pawned a Ruger .22 rifle. The officer said he had knowledge that Backus was a convicted felon and after he confirmed that a rifle had been pawned, he issued the warrant
On October 9 Columbus Monroe Bridges, 44, Madison, was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, Bridges allegedly struck a woman in the face as the woman was attempting to remove personal items from a Commerce Street residence.
On October 6 Aaron Daniel Middlebrooks, 20, Social Circle, was arrested and charged with theft by conversion. According to reports, Middlebrooks, while employed at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, charged items to his employee charge account and then returned the items for cash.
On October 13 Damin Tywonn Anderson, 21, Madison and Jaborice Marico Moore, 20, Madison, were both arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an employee at Wal Mart alleged that Anderson and Moore ripped the tags off sweat pants and then put on the sweat pants while walking around the store.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office:
On October 18 an animal complaint was filed at a Prospect Road location. According to reports, an 85-year-old woman said that a Pitbull mix breed dog continued to come onto her property and was removing chair cushions from her back porch. The woman said the dog was not destroying the cushions but would consistently remove the cushions. The dog had no collar and no apparent owner. A deputy was able to secure the dog and transported the dog to the Morgan County Detention Center.
On October 18 Sarah Elizabeth Emmons, 27, Conyers, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, a vehicle in which Emmons was a passenger was stopped at a road block on Eatonton Road near Tractor Supply. Consequent to the stop, a deputy reported that he smelled burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. Emmons allegedly told the deputy that a small marijuana cigarette located in a pack of cigarettes belonged to her
On October 19 an information report was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a woman said that she had a verbal agreement with her landlord to remove her personal items from the residence by the end of day on Sunday. The woman said when she arrived to remove her property she noticed that another family had moved into the residence. The woman said the family told her that they had a lease agreement with the property owner and that the property owner told them that anything they located inside the residence they could keep. The woman said items in the house included personal documents and sensitive identification information. The woman said she plans on bringing a suit against the landlord.
On October 19 a theft by taking and burglary complaint was filed at a Jones Woods Lane, Good Hope location. According to reports, a man said that someone had removed approximately $3,000 worth of tools from a detached shop at his house. The man said a couple known to him woke him up at 6:30 a.m. and said they were going to J&J Flea Market in Athens. The man said he was going to the flea market to see if he recognized any of his tools.
On October 18 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Atlanta Highway, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a man said someone had cut a portion of barb wire fence and then then attached the fence to a temporary post. The complainant said he located a climbing deer stand in the same area as the fence breach. The complainant said he collected the deer stand and put it in storage.
On October 18 Cliff MaCarthur Russell, 35, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with DUI, drugs, unregistered vehicle, prescription medicine not in original container, possesions of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, Russell was stopped after he allegedly attempted to evade a road check on Eatonton Road. Consequent to Russell being stopped, a deputy allegedly located a small box in his vehicle that contained a bag of methamphetamine, a spoon with residue, several white clear baggies, four hydrocondone pills, a glass pipe and a digital scale.
On October 18 a burglary complaint was filed at Nunnally Street, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man said someone had entered his unlocked house and removed a Tuger 10-22 rifle and Hoyt Crossbow from his bedroom.
On October 18 a damage to property complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road location. According to reports, a man said someone has been damaging his barb wire fence. The man said a Madison company was doing tree trimming work near this fence. He also said that cows have gotten out of the pasture with the damaged fence and have been struck twice by vehicles.
On October 18 a fraudulent telephone solicitation complaint was filed at a Sugar Creek Trail, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man said he had been called and told to contact a woman regarding an award. The man said he sent a $6,800 check, per the callers instructions, to “Rodolfo Mills,” in Brooklyn, New York via next day mail. The complainant said after he sent the check another man called and told him to meet someone at Wal Mart last Saturday morning to deliver a $6,500 Money Bank, Pay Pal card to the phone solicitor. The man contacted police and was in the process of getting payment on the check denied.
On October 18 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Crawley Road location. According to reports, a man said he heard several shots fired near his residence and also heard a sound from a tractor trailer rig parked on his residence. The man said he inspected the trailer and observed a bullet hole in the back door of the trailer. A deputy located a neighbor who said he had been firing that day in the complainant’s direction but he assumed that the wood line would absorb the bullets.
On October 17 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bethany Road location. According to reports, a man said he had been contacted by a Greene County investigator regarding the complainant missing chainsaws and a weed eater. The complainant said the Greene County investigator had recovered a Stihl chainsaw and weed eater that had the complainant’s name on the items. The complainant said in total three chainsaws and a weed eater were taken. The items were recovered at a Greene County repair shop.
On October 16 a dog bite complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge location. According to reports, a woman said that while she was carrying her 8-month-old daughter and checking her mail, her neighbor’s Pit Bull dog attacked her and bit her in the back of the leg. The neighbor said the dog had been attached to a 250 pound tested steel cable runner and that it was current on all vaccines.
On October 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Atlanta Highway location. According to reports, a man said that he was a regional sales manager for a recycling clothes company and that a clothes collection container at a Rutledge convenience store was missing. The man said a rival recycling clothing company had placed a collection container at the store and he believe they might have removed his collection container. The man valued the container at $1,000.
On October 16 an affray complaint was filed at a Hestertown Road location. According to reports, a woman said while she was speaking to her step-father regarding something she had heard her sister say on the telephone regarding the complainant, the sister “jumped” the complainant.
On October 16 simple assault complaint was filed at a Bethany Road location. According to reports, a man alleged that a member of a Morgan County work crew came to his house and threatened him regarding the man making complaints on work being done on Bethany Road. The works crew employee said that the complainant had driven by his crew on two occasions and yelled at the work crew. The man also said that he did go to the man’s house to discuss the complaints and that the man cursed at him and called him a “son of a (expletive)” so many times that the man told the complainant that if he called him that derogatory name one more time he would “put my foot in your (expletive).” The complainant said he had contacted his county commissioner requesting an apology. He told the deputy that no matter what he said to the county worker, the county worker should not curse at him.
On October 15 Anthony Chris Finney, 23, Madison was arrested and charged with DUI, too fast for conditions and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, deputy observed Finney in a truck at 3:25 a.m. that had crashed into trees off Perryman Road. Reports state that the father of a female that was with Finney told the deputy that Finney and his daughter had arrived at his house at 3 a.m. and that he told them if they attempted to leave he would contact authorities and accuse Finney of driving under the influence. The man said he followed the couple until the truck left the road way an struck the trees. No injuries were reported. The female told the deputy that she and Finney had consumed Xanax and that they had agreed to stop taking the narcotics together. Finney, reports state, told the deputy that he had taken “Zany bars” two days ago. A deputy allegedly located a smoking pipe, a grinder and empty small individual baggies behind a radio console in the vehicle.
On October 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sugar Creek Church Road location. According to reports, a man said that several tools, including a Skil 4” side grinder, a Ryobi 18 volt cordless drill, a Senco framing gun and other items were taken from his back porch.
On October 14 a burglary complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Mansfield location. According to reports, a man said someone had entered his property and removed two fishing poles, a tackle box and a trail camera. The man said a gate had also been damaged. He provided a deputy of pictures of four white males, with one holding a fishing rod, riding four-wheelers on the property.
On October 14 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Holland Springs Road residence. According to reports, a man said his brother had come to his house intoxicated and destructive. The man said he wanted the brother to leave. The brother agreed to stay with his grandfather for the night. As he was leaving the location, reports state, he fell down a set of stairs.
On October 13 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Riden Road location. According to reports, a man alleged that while he was walking down his shared driveway holding his 9-month-old child, a neighbor struck him with a pickup truck. The neighbor said she had not struck the complainant and had steered far away from him, in part, because he was carrying a child. The neighbor did allege that the man kicked the truck and when she rolled down the window to inquire why he would not respond.