Madison Police Department
On July 25 a theft by taking and criminal trespass complaint was filed at TA Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that someone had broken into a coin-operated Georgia Lottery machine and removed money from the machine.
On July 23 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that sometime between 3:16 a.m. and 4 a.m. someone damaged the trunk lid of her 2013 Kia Optima. The complainant offered officers a suspect in the damage report.
On July 12 Jamario Artez Laguin, 20, Covington was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property. According to reports, Laguin allegedly punctured two tires on a fellow employees vehicle. An officer was called to a Lions Club Road location to discuss the flattened tires. Apparently, Laguin was a temporary employee of a company doing work at the Morgan County Public Safety complex. Video surveillance at the safety complex allegedly shows Laguin puncturing the tires with a screw driver and then placing the screw driver near the sally port entrance at the complex.
On July 20 Quinton Andre Ross, 22, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, a vehicle in which Ross was a passenger was stopped near Park Lane. Ross was removed from the vehicle and officers learned he had an outstanding arrest warrant against him. Consequent to his arrest, officers allegedly found a suspect marijuana cigarette on his person. He also told officers he had recently been “jumped” and, reports state, he had blood on both hands and on his clothing. He was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital for treatment and then remanded to the jail staff at the Morgan County Detention Center.
On July 19 an arrest warrant for simple battery and disorderly conduct was issued for Michael Craig Densmore, 31, Madison. According to reports, Densmore was allegedly berating a clerk at the Ingles Gas Express, Eatonton Road because the clerk allegedly gave Densmore the wrong “Swisher Sweet” cigar product. Reports state that a second employee attempting to purchase gas asked Densmore if she could interrupt his rant long enough to pre-pay for gas. Densmore allegedly got close to the second employee’s face and poked his finger at the woman. The woman said she swatted his finger away and Densmore allegedly shoved her. A manager arrived at the scene and Densmore left in a black Toyota FJ Cruiser with a white top. The vehicle was followed to Densmore’s Michaw Way residence. The information was provided to Madison Police Department officers.
On July 4 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Golden Pantry, North Main Street. According to reports, a manger said she noticed a discrepancy in lottery tickets sales. She said she reviewed video surveillance and allegedly observed an employee take two booklets of tickets from a back office, activate the tickets and then play the scratch off tickets during the employee’s shift. The manager estimated that $1,800 worth of tickets were taken.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On July 24 Ryan Anthony Mangham, 39, Athens was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, giving false name and birth date and open container. According to reports, authorities were alerted to a white SUV traveling south on U.S. 441 with a gas nozzle and hose hanging out of the gas tank opening. A deputy reported observing the vehicle with the nozzle hanging out and dragging on the road, creating sparks. The deputy stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver. Mangham allegedly told the deputy he was acting as designated driver that night for his friend. He also allegedly gave the deputy a false name. Eventually, the deputy, who knew the man from previous encounters, called the man’s name into the dispatch and was told that Mangham’s license had been suspended. The deputy also found a cup in the driver’s side cup holder that allegedly contained an alcoholic beverage.
On July 24 a simple battery complaint was filed at Golden Pond convenience store, Newborn Road. According to reports, a man and woman said a verbal argument became physical while they were trying to exchange custody of their children. The woman said she struck the man several times and then the man pushed her. The man said he only pushed the woman to attempt to get her to stop striking him. Neither man nor woman wanted to press charges.
On July 23 Seth Michael Leverette, 20, Bainbridge was arrested and charged with public drunkenness and possession of alcohol by a minor. According to reports, a deputy was called to Lake County Storage, Fairplay Street, Rutledge for a report of a man lying at the front door of the business at 8:30 a.m. The deputy observed Leverette sleeping and without apparent medical condition. The deputy woke Leverette and said his eyes appeared bloodshot and watery. Leverette allegedly said he was at Hard Labor Creek. He said he had been at a family reunion and had become frustrated with one of the members of the family so he started walking until he got tired and stopped to sleep. He also said he had consumed approximately 12 beers. The deputy noted that Leverette had a suitcase full of clothes with him at the time of his arrest.
On July 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road location. According to reports, a man alleged that a former employee had taken a solar power panel, a generator, fencing supplies and 12 goats. The complainant estimated the items to be worth approximately $5,000.
On July 22 Latonya Demetria Woodard, 39, Bostwick was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended and ATV on public road. According to reports, a deputy stopped Woodard while she was driving a ATV on Bostwick Road. Reports state that consequent to the stop the deputy discovered that Woodard’s license had been suspended in 2009. While the deputy was attempted to secure Woodard, reports state, she was allegedly verbally abusive towards the deputy. Reports state that Woodard’s employer then arrived at the scene and he too was verbally abusive and threatened to call Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley until the deputy warned him that he could be arrested for obstruction. The man allegedly left and then slow-rolled back by the scene and made more derogatory comments.
On July 22 a fraud complaint was filed at a Country Boy’s RV Park, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a RV Park employee reported that he had received two phone calls from people who said they had received a check from the RV Park that they should not have received. The employee called the Bank of Madison and was told that a third check for more than $2,000 had been attempted to cash but the bank had flagged and stopped the transaction. The account was immediately closed, reports state.
On July 22 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Rawlings Drive, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had used her husband’s checking account number to amass more than $1,100 in fraudulent charges to several internet purchases and at the Pizza Hut in Ellenwood, Ga.
On July 21 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Hightower Road location. According to reports, a man alleged that a white male in a white Ford F 250 pickup truck had been “mud digging” on Hightower Road and had been doing so for the past year. The complainant argued that the activity had damaged the road.
On July 21 a forgery complaint was filed at a Golden Pond Convenience Store, Newborn Road. According to reports, an employee reported that a man had attempted to purchase goods from the store with a counterfeit $10 bill. A deputy spoke with the man who said he could not remember where he had obtained the bill. The deputy also checked the rest of the man’s money and none appeared to be counterfeit.
On July 20 a domestic dispute complaint was filed at a Ponder Pines Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that she and her boyfriend were on a couch “tickling each other.” The woman said the activity escalated to the boyfriend giving her a “noogie” (roughly rubbing his knuckles on her head) and that the activity hurt so she kicked him “because he was hurting her head.” The boyfriend then allegedly pushed the woman off the couch and after she got up a verbal argument ensued which culminated in the boyfriend pushing the woman into the front door. The woman said she then got her daughter and walked to a neighbor’s house to call the sheriff’s office. After deputies arrived the woman said the man had left on foot. However, he returned and told the deputies that the couple had been having a “pretty good morning” until the woman placed him in a head lock and then roughly rubbed her knuckles over his head. At that point he retaliated, he said, by performing the same attack on the girlfriend. He said he pushed her after she kicked him and after that she allegedly got into his face and he pushed her back a second time. The boyfriend was allowed to collect his belongings and was transported to the Pilot Truck Stop to await pickup by a relative.
On July 19 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bishop location. According to reports, a man alleged that a person he believed intoxicated was trespassing on his property after being told not to return to the property.