On January 8 Curtis Kas Peters, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Also on the same date A.J. Ferrell, no age given and Camren Chapman, no age given were arrested and charged with possession of mariuana. Quadarius Carter, no age given, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and giving false name. According to reports, officers responded to a complaint call at Orchard Grove regarding a grey truck outside the 700 building smoking and selling drugs. When an officer arrived he observed all four suspects in the vehicle, which was owned and driven by Peters. Officers located a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana in the driver door pocket and a plastic bag of suspected marijuana in a back seat cup holder. Peters, reports state, took responsibility for the suspected marijuana in the driver door pocket but no one else took responsibility for the suspected marijuana found in the back seat.
On January 12 a theft complaint was filed at a Hancock Street location after officers were called regarding a utility trailer found on Interstate 20 that belonged to the Madison Fire Department. Officers checked the area where the trailer had been stored and found a cut lock. The trailer, reports state was being towed on Interstate 20 by a 2007 Chevy C-1500 that had been stolen in Oglethorpe County. The vehicle had been stopped for a tail light violation. According to reports, a white male in camouflage clothing exited the vehicle after he was stopped by Social Circle police and fled into the woods.
On January 8 a counterfeiting complaint was filed at Steak and Shake, Eatonton Road after a man said an employee had accepted a counterfeit $50 bill the day before for payment for a meal.
On January 11 Jeriam Deal Gravitt, 20, Cumming, was arrested and charged with synthetic narcotic possession, possession of marijuana, driving while license suspended, no insurance, driving with suspended registration and possession of narcotic equipment after he was stopped in a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 441 near the Madison by-pass. According to reports, Gravitt was also wanted on outstanding charges by two other law enforcement agencies. Reports state that an officer located a bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle with a glass bowl with black residue, a skull grinder a “happy face” grinder, an electronic scale and a pill suspected to be Xanax.
On January 10 a larceny complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a woman said someone had taken a pair of $200 Timberland boots that belonged to one of her daughter’s friends. The complainant said at the time of the theft the only other person with access to the boots was her nephew who denied knowledge of how the boots were missing. However, the complainant later contacted the nephew’s mother who confirmed both orally and with pictures, that the nephew was in possession of the boots. The complainant retrieved the boots from the nephew but noted that they had been damaged. Photographs of the boots were taken.
On January 8 a theft by deception complaint was filed at Golden Pantry, North Main Street after a woman said a man called the store and pretended to be a district manager. The woman said the man ordered her to find a trusted friend to go to another location and purchase a $475 Green Dot card with store money. The man said he would pay the friend $150 and a full tank of gas. The woman gave her friend the money and they went to a truck stop and purchased the card. While they were enroute the man told the friend to not hang up the phone because they had store money and he needed to stay in contact with them for “security reasons.” The original complainant called her store manager who alerted her that she was being scammed and told her to call her friends and cancel the transaction. The woman tried but could not get through to her friends until after the transaction. The suspect told the women to scratch off the code on the card and give him the numbers, which they did which he then used to transfer the money. The man then ended the call.
On January 6 Elizabeth D. Ayers, 28, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with larceny after she allegedly allowed friends and family to take merchandise from Wal Mart when she worked as a cashier at the store. Reports allege that more than $1,000 in cash and merchandise were taken over a several week period.
On January 3 a burglary complaint was filed at a Hanover Drive car lot after a man reported that someone had pried open a rear door to a storage area and removed a Yard King tiller and Troy Built weedeater. The items are valued at $1,675. On January 1 a shoplifting and contributing to the delinquency of a minor complaint was filed at Wal Mart after an employee reported that a couple had attempted to both steal and return a television. Reports state that video surveillance shows the couple enter the store with two juvenile children. The suspect couple then walked to electronics and had the children load a 46” LED television into the cart. The couple and the children then push the cart to customer service where the woman attempted to return the item without a receipt. The return attempt was denied but the couple and the children then pushed the cart with the television to the parking lot, loaded the television into a silver SUV and left the area.
On January 5 a miscellaneous report was filed at an Atlanta Highway auto repair shop after a man said that an employee at the shop had produced a firearm during a verbal altercation regarding alleged damage to a vehicle the company had towed. According to reports, the man’s vehicle had been towed from the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road, at the request of the Budget Inn. The repair shop employee said the man accused the shop of damaging his vehicle during the tow and while the employee said he disagreed with the charge he did state that he would fix the damage if the man would purchase the parts needed. The man, reports state, continued to argue and another man produced a firearm but, reports state, did not threaten the man with the weapon. The auto repair shop owner requested that the man be arrested and the man requested that the employee that produced the weapon be arrested.