Madison Police Department
On October 19 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Markhams Drive residence. According to reports, a man said that after he heard noise coming from the rear of the residence in the woods, someone began knocking on the front door and then tried to enter the residence through the front door. The complainant said he observed a male with a slender build walk into the woods. Officers also noted that a window in the basement door had been shattered.
On October 23 a burglary complaint was filed at Adrian’s Place, West Washington Street. According to reports, an employee reported to police that her son called her to inform her that the lights were off at the business and the front door was open. When the woman and officers arrived, the officers cleared the building and the woman reported that a 43″ flat screen television that was still in the box had been taken. The woman said she had left the restaurant earlier that day and had locked the door. She also reported that the key to the restaurant was now missing from her key ring.
On October 26 a theft of service complaint was filed at Waffle House, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that an older couple that eats at the restaurant two to three times a week left the restaurant without paying their $14.81 bill. The woman said in the past the couple has never been an issue.
On October 24 a harassment complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department. According to reports, a women alleged that while she was working at an Eatonton Road restaurant, a manager called her a “hoe,” slapped her, and pulled her shirt up. The complainant said after she was slapped she slapped the man back.
On October 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Anthony International, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that at approximately noon, an older black male in a 1988 or 1989 silver and red Ford pickup truck backed up to the rear of Anthony International and removed $13,500 worth of Aluminum Furness Templates. In total, reports state, 30 templates were taken.
They rave valued at $450 each.
On October 24 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Norma Ahmad Ross, 17, Madison on charges of criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and burglary. According to reports, Ross allegedly attempted to enter Clover House Market, Hancock Street by shattering a kitchen window with a rock.
The incident was captured on video surveillance and, reports state, an officer was able to match up Ross’ face and a tattoo that reads “ROSS” on one hand to the suspect.
On October 24 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Harris Street residence.
According to reports, a 91-year-old woman reported that someone had damaged her mailbox.
Neighbors reported observing a pickup truck drive through the neighborhood at the time they heard a noise around the complainant’s mailbox.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On October 30 Dustin Lynn Farmer, 35, Good Hope was arrested and charged with obstruction. According to reports, a deputy was called to a Hardeman Mill Road residence in reference to a 911 hang up. Reports state that Morgan County Dispatch called the Hardeman Mill Road number back several times but received no answer. When the deputy arrived a woman at the residence told him that she and Farmer had argued, allegedly over drugs, and that Farmer had walked out the back door and into the woods. She also said that while they were arguing, Farmer allegedly snatched her phone out of her hand and threw it on the ground. While the deputy was at the residence, Farmer returned and allegedly confirmed that he had taken the phone and thrown it onto a bed. The battery had come out of the phone but after it was replaced, the phone was functional.
On October 30 Sonja Venita Robinson, 45, Jonesboro was arrested and charged with battery. According to reports, Robinson allegedly struck a man in the face at a Atlanta Highway, Rutledge residence. Robinson told a deputy that she and the man argued after another female called the man’s cell phone. She said she shoved the man and alleged that the man grabbed her and started choking her. She said she escaped and ran from the house to the Rutledge Crossing convenience store where she then called authorities. A deputy spoke to the man and the man said he did grab Robinson after she had struck him in the face.
On October 29 Johnathan David Copeland, 26, Madison was arrested and charged with giving false name and information and wanted person. According to reports, a deputy patrolling Interstate 20 observed a black Nissan Versa on the shoulder of the road. The vehicle was locked but unoccupied. The deputy left and soon observed Copeland walking on the shoulder of the interstate. The deputy stopped and offered Copeland a ride to the nearest exit and Copeland allegedly gave the deputy a name of a person who had a suspended license. When Copeland gave the officer his actual name, reports, state, an alert came back that Copeland was wanted for arrest in Morgan County.
On October 26 a warrant was issued for Desmond Deneen Harris, 26, Rutledge for battery. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she and Harris swapped phones to look at each other’s Facebook feeds, Harris snatched his phone back and then punched her in the head. The woman said a second female came to the Rutledge residence of Harris’ grandmother and the complainant, Harris and the second woman drove to the woman’s residence on Mission Road. Once at the residence, reports state, the woman said Harris took her phone and threw it into the woods, took her keys and threw them in the yard and became aggressive towards her so she locked the car doors. The woman said when she unlocked the doors, Harris pushed her out and left with the second woman.
On October 26 a burglary complaint was filed at a Beaver Dam Road residence. According to reports, a woman reported that she observed pry marks on the inside of the front door of her residence. The woman said no one gained access to the residence.
On October 24 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence. According to reports, a woman said that sometime in the past month someone had taken a Hi Point .380 pistol from her vehicle. The woman said approximately one month ago she had loaned the vehicle to a female friend and a male so that they could go to the store.
On October 21 a found property report was filed at the Morgan County Courthouse. According to reports, a deputy stated that he located a container that contained suspected marijuana and a container that contained suspected tobacco at the bottom of the rear steps of the Morgan County Courthouse. Authorities reviewed video surveillance and observed a person dropping off the items at 11:30 p.m. on October 17. Reports speculate that the items were left there for an inmate leaving the courthouse to retrieve.