On December 7 Ashton Phillipi Coates, 27, Athens, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly attempted to take a Carehart jacket from Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, Coates and a female were in the store and Coates tried on the jacket and then walked around the store, eventually allegedly removing the tags from the jacket. The couple then purchased some grocery items and attempted to leave the store but were stopped by store personnel. The couple then fled the store and left in a red Chevrolet Cavalier with yellow flames painted down the side. Two hours later the vehicle was stopped by a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Coates was arrested. The female was also charged with being a party to the crime of shoplifting.
On December 3 a burglary complaint was filed at a Sycamore Street location after a man said that someone entered a detached building behind his residence and temoved a Mac Book Pro laptop computer. The man said the computer is worth $500.
On December 3 a burglary complaint was filed at an Academy Street residence after a woman reported that someone had entered the residence and removed $6,000 worth of silver and jewelry. According to reports, an officer observed pry marks on a window and a small piece of metal on a chair inside the residence that came from a window locking device that was compromised when the window was forced open. On December 3 Mark Anthony Duncan, 56, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a business. According to reports, Duncan allegedly “verbally assaulted” a woman at the Waffle House restaurant. Reports allege that Duncan used racial slurs towards the woman and that he threatened to create a new orifice in her body with physical force. Several witnesses at the Waffle House provided corroboration statements. Duncan was arrested while walking on Eatonton Road.
On November 22 Mason Lee York, 23, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly attempted to take two cell phone chargers valued at $29.92 from Wal Mart without paying.