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Madison Police Department

On June 24 an information report was filed at a Lions Club Road location. According to reports, a man alleged that during a fire fighting demonstration some fire extinguisher residue was left on his truck. The man alleged that the residue damaged his paint job and has sent the city of Madison a quote to repaint his truck.

On June 25 an aggravated stalking complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a woman alleged that her ex-husband had made continuous attempts to contact her and employees at her work even though he had been served with a family violence temporary protective order.

On June 25 a theft by shoplifting complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that a black male with a mustache entered the store, took a DVD player without paying for the item and then returned to the DVD player to customer service for a refund. The report also states that during the return process the man provided employees his driver’s license for identification. The report also alleges that a second black male wearing a vertically striped shirt accompanied the suspect and took two computers and a large bag of dog food without paying for either item. Both men got into the same maroon vehicle and left the store.

On June 23 a fraudulent telephone solicitation complaint was filed at a Burney Street residence. According to reports, a woman said she had been contacted by Advance America regarding a loan she was approved for. The woman said she received a loan check from the company after she deposited the check she was informed that it was fraudulent. She also alleged that the company took the rest of the money from her checking account. The woman said she has made several attempts to contact the company but no one will answer the phone.

On June 14 Melody Ann Sanford, 52, Madison was arrested and charged with interference with a business. According to reports, Sanford allegedly walked into the Golden Pantry, North Main Street, placed two pennies on the counter and demanded that the clerk make up the difference for the purchase of one Swisher Sweet cigar. The clerk advised Sanford that she would not do that and Sanford allegedly grabbed a price scanner from the clerk and pulled it loose from its cord. She then allegedly loudly threatened the clerk with impending violence and left the store walking toward the railroad tracks. Sanford was arrested at the intersection of Billups Street and North Fifth Street.

On June 22 an information report was filed at a Highland Avenue residence after an 18-year-old male reported that a man had texted him and asked him if he was 18-years-old yet. When the male responded that he was the man allegedly requested that the two get together and “throw back some cold ones.”

On June 20 an information report was filed at the Madison Police Department. According to reports, a man said he found a loaded pistol in the glove box of a vehicle he rented from Enterprise Leasing in Milledgville. The gun is a SIG model SP2340. The gun owner was located who said that she and her husband had rented the same vehicle on June 17 for a trip to Ellijay and that she must have forgotten to retrieve the pistol.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On June 26 Elliot Paul Benson, 20, Alphareta, was arrested and charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, possession of a false driver’s license, possession of alcohol by a minor and possession of marijuana.  According to reports, Benson was stopped for alleged erratic driving on U.S. 441 near Seven Islands Road. Consequent to the stop an officer reported that he located a small bottle of suspected marijuana in the vehicle, another bag of suspected Salvia, a silver grinder and a clear bottle with a burn hole. The officer also reported finding a false Alabama driver’s license with Benson’s name on the license.

On June 27 a burglary and transaction card fraud complaint was filed  at a Madelyn Lane residence. According to reports, a man alleged that while he and his wife were on vacation, someone entered his residence and acquired checks and credit card information. A neighbor reported seeing the complainant’s daughter and her boyfriend enter the residence while the couple was gone. More than $800 in fraudulent checks and credit card charges have transpired.

On June 25 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Second Street, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her 44-year-old son broke a kitchen chair. The son told deputies that he broke the chair because his mother would not give him money. The mother alleged that the son breaks items in the home when she refused to give him money.

On June 26 Jacob Russell Slaughter, 28, Madison was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, he allegedly walked up to a man at the man’s Slaughter Veasley Road residence and began punching the man in the face. The man and his son fought against Slaughter who showed visible injuries when officers arrived.

On June 25 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Interstate 20 location. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was driving eastbound on Interstate 20 she struck car parts in the roadway.

On June 25 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Tractor Supply, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that someone entered the store property and removed approximately 75 wooden shipping pallets valued at $300. The store’s security system was able to identify a silver truck that entered the property at 4:15 a.m. and left with the pallets at 4:44 a.m.

On June 25 a battery complaint was filed at a Hayes Street residence. According to reports, deputies arrived at a domestic violence call and observed a man with a bloody head and a laceration right shoulder. The man said he and his wife had been engaged in an argument that led to physical combat. The wife alleged that the man grabbed her throat and struck her in the eye with his fist. She then struck the man on the head with a picture.

On June 23 Joseph Albert Sadot Scott, 31, Conyers was arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude and speeding. According to reports, a deputy attempted to stop Scott for a traffic violation on U.S. 441 near the Putnam County line. Reports allege that Scott sped up and then entered Interstate 20 where speeds reached more than 120 mph before Scott was forced to stop by the Georgia State Patrol. Reports state that Scott fled the vehicle but was found by tracking dogs. Reports state that a firearm and suspected marijuana were located in the vehicle.

On June 24 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Drake Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her ex-boyfriend’s mother had called her and harassed her and accused her of having “the FBI involved.” The woman was advised to get a temporary protective order (TPO)  against the mother and advised that she currently had a TPO against the ex-boyfriend.

On June 22 Kysha Lashane Lawson, 31, Monroe was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and failure to maintain insurance. According to reports, Lawson was stopped at the intersection of Bostwick Highway and Sandy Creek Road during a police safety checkpoint. Consequent to the checkpoint, an officer allegedly smelled marijuana in Lawson’s vehicle and then found a suspected marijuana cigar and a bag of suspected marijuana.

On June 23 a theft complaint was filed at a Godfrey Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his ex-girlfriend had left and taken his orange Remington Chain Saw. The man valued the saw at $367.

On June 23 Jose Rangel Rodriguez, 33, Madison was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane, reckless driving and DUI. According to reports, Rangel-Rodriquez failed to maintain his lane on a curve on Mallard Ridge Road and forced a Morgan County deputy to drive his patrol vehicle off the road to avoid a head-on collision.

On June 21 a civil complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was visiting her father’s residence, her mother entered the property and slapped her. The father is currently incarcerated and the daughter was tasked with looking after the property. The mother said she did not slap the daughter, only pushed her and said that she has power of attorney of the owner of the property.

On June 21 an affray complaint was filed at Country Boy’s RV park. According to reports, a man alleged that his girlfriend’s daughter punched him in the face. The man said he had been arguing with the daughter at which time the daughter drew back as if to strike a blow and told the man to step forward if he wanted to get struck. The man said he stepped forward and the girl struck him. The man said he then struck the girl with his fist. The girl then picked up her 8-month-old child and left the trailer. She also alleged that during the combat, the man pulled her hair.

On June 21 a harassing phone calls and aggravated stalking complaint was filed at a Drake Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a former boyfriend had been making threatening phone calls and had posted allegations on social media that the complainant was a prostitute.

On June 21 an information report was filed at a Wildflower Way residence. According to reports a woman alleged that an 8-year-old child “has created havoc within the neighborhood..” Allegations against the child include reckless bicycle riding, taking apples from neighborhood apple trees without permission, throwing items at cars as they drive by, peeping tom complaints, trespassing complaints and theft complaints.

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