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Madison Police Department

On October 31 an information report was filed near the Hammerhead Tattoo Parlor, Eatonton Road. According to reports, Madison Police Officer Elliot Kline reported that he received a call from dispatch regarding four black males in a white Mercury who were fleeing from Eatonton Police officers on U.S. 441 north at speeds of more than 110 mph. The call came at 4:48 a.m., Kline reported, and was told that the suspects were wanted by the Eatonton Police Department. Officer Kline was able to deploy “stop sticks” on the suspect vehicle, reports state, near the tattoo parlor. The two front tires and a rear tire were deflated from the “stop sticks” and the vehicle crashed as it was attempting to make a left hand turn onto the westbound Interstate 20 ramp. One of the suspects was detained, reports state, and officers allegedly located burglary tools, a pistol and multiple GPS devices with many tagged locations inside the vehicle.

On November 4 a warrant alleging simple battery was issued for Johnny Dwight Atwater, 61, Madison. According to reports, a man said that while he was in his yard at his Pearl Street residence searching for pecans, Atwater approached him and accused the complainant of robbing his house. The complainant said he denied the allegation and Atwater then picked up a screw driver and attempted to stab the complainant, a 64-year-old man. The complainant said he was able to successfully parry the screw driver attack, however, Atwater then allegedly flipped the screw driver in his hand and struck the complainant on the head with the butt of the screwdriver. Reports state that the complainant had a small knot on his head with blood oozing from the wound. Atwater was not present when an officer arrived.

On November 4 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports, a man said that when he went to the residence to visit his child and the child’s mother, the mother became enraged over, allegedly, who had purchased the complainant’s clothing. The man said the woman pushed him twice while he was holding the baby, once causing him to bite his own tongue. The man said he left the residence and the woman chased him with a hammer. The woman said the man came to the residence and after he picked up the baby started to argue with the woman regarding why she was not returning phone calls. The woman said the man pushed her and she pushed back and that she chased him out of the house with a weight scale, not a hammer. She also said she considered striking the man with the scale but did not act out on the thought. The woman’s sister said as the man was leaving he predicted that the woman would spend the night in jail.

On November 4 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Circle residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had broken her bedroom window. Officers noted that the window was broken but it appeared entry had not been gained to the residence.

On October 29 a theft complaint was filed at a Budget Room residence. According to reports, a man said after he and a woman had made plans to go to Athens for lunch, the man got into the woman’s car and the woman then told him she had left something in the man’s room. The man said the woman took his key and went into the room. The man said after he and the woman got to Athens, the woman said she needed to leave the man for a bit but would be right back. The man said the woman never returned and that he had to get a ride back from the husband of a former supervisor at his former employment.The man said when he returned he noticed his medications were missing.

On November 2 Marvin Simmons, 18, Conyers was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. According to reports, a man alleged that while he was sitting in the parking lot of Wal Mart, Eatonton Highway, Simmons struck him in the face with a stick.

On November 1  a simple battery complaint was filed at a Meadow Ridge Drive residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his estranged wife slapped him on the cheek during an argument and left her vehicle in the middle of the road as she left the area on foot, in part, because she had allegedly been drinking, the man said. Forty minutes later officers were called by the estranged wife. She said the man had called her and asked if the couple could ride together to their son’s soccer game. After the game the man, the woman said, then asked if the couple could go to Town Park to try and work things out. The woman said at Town Park the discussion disintegrated into a verbal argument. The woman said she took the man home but he refused to get out of her vehicle. The woman alleged that the man punched her in the left eye when she told him she did not want to be with him anymore. She said the man grabbed her car keys and phone and as she tried to leave walking he chased her, struck her several times, knocked her down and put his hand over her mouth so she couldn’t yell.

On November 1 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Waffle House, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee at Waffle House said someone had damaged the window on her 1999 Nissan Pathfinder. The complainant said earlier in the shift two customers had become upset with her but she could not confirm that they caused the damage.

On October 31 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Burney Street residence. According to reports, a pizza delivery man stated that someone from the residence ordered $57.22 worth of pizza. The delivery man said when he approached the residence, a teen approached him and handed him a $100 bill. The delivery man said he gave the teen change and the pizza. When he got back to the restaurant he examined the bill and noticed that it said “for movie use only” on the front and back of the bill.

On October 28 Cory Kelly, 22, Madison and Anthony B. Ruggiero, 52, Madison were both cited for loitering and prowling. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed Kelly driving a Ford Ranger behind Cracker Barrel and Quality Inn at 2 a.m. with no lights on. The Ranger then stopped and both men sat in the truck. An officer reported that he approached the vehicle and asked the men why they were driving around the establishments with no head lights on. Both men denied any wrongdoing.

On October 27 Heather Dean Harris, 30, Greensboro was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Harris allegedly attempted to take more than $100 of items, including a Halloween costume and fake blood, without paying for the items.

On October 28 Kenneth Scott Patton, 47, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, officers were called to the Budget Inn in regards to a verbal agreement. When they arrived they discovered that Patton and a woman were arguing over the woman’s brother being in the room and using drugs. The woman said she would leave the location as soon as her children were dropped off by the school bus. In the wait, the officer separated the couple by placing them in polar opposite rooms and with the admonition that if officers were called back for further disturbance, someone would go to jail. Reports also state that Scott appeared “highly intoxicated.”  Officers were soon called back to the Budget Inn and observed Scott violating the polarity agreement. He said he had wandered into the woman’s territory in order to record the license tag number of the woman’s mother-in-law.

On October 26 Shannon Ciero Stephens, 30, Madison was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of marijuana. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed Stephens driving erratically near Old Post Road and Walker Circle until she stopped in a driveway on Barclay Drive. The officer approached, reports state, and allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from Stephens and the vehicle. He also allegedly found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle.

On October 22 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bell Circle residence. According to reports, a man said that someone had taken his brand new Hi Point washer from the basement of his home. The man also said whoever took the washer also took a hand truck to move the washer. An officer located the hand truck in the man’s yard. The man suspected a woman of taking the washer, in part, because she had shown interest in the washing machine in the past.

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On November 6 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge, residence. According to reports, a woman said she had received threatening phone calls and Facebook messages from a woman after the woman accused her of having her son put in jail. A deputy contacted the suspect and a second woman who allegedly was making threatening Facebook messages and reminded both woman that they could be arrested for harassment if they don’t cease the threatening messages. Both women said they understood that they were to have no contact with the complainant.

On November 6 Nicole Leigh Delmar, 31, Roswell was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, a deputy was called to a Sugarhill Drive, Buckhead residence after Delmar’s boyfriend called authorities to report that she would not leave his residence. When the deputy arrived, reports state, he observed Delmar slumped down on a sofa with blood shot eyes. A nearly 1.75 liter bottle of Vodka was nearby, reports state. The boyfriend said Delmar was destroying items in the house because she was falling over items. Deputies had emergency workers check Delmar and then instructed her she had to leave the residence at which point she allegedly became enraged with her boyfriend and became aggressive and non-complaint with the deputy and was arrested.

On November 5 a warrant arrest was made at the Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival. According to reports, a deputy stated that he received information that Crystal Marie Summers, 25, Oxford and Ronnie Vining, 33, were both at the festival. The deputy confirmed that both had active warrants for theft by taking against them. Both were arrested at the festival.

On November 4 a mail theft complaint was filed at a Elliot Road, Mansfield residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her former husband continued to leave child support payments in her mailbox. The woman said she was concerned because he was opening the mailbox when legitimate mail was in the box. She said she had asked him repeatedly to either mail the checks or bring them to the front door but he refused.

On November 4 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her estranged husband attempted to take a four-wheeler from a barn on the property. The woman said she informed the estranged husband that he would not remove anything from the property until a divorce is final. She then called authorities.

On November 4 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Rutledge residence. According to reports, a man said he sent two $250 payments to a Madison man to purchase a pair of Jordan 12’s tennis shoes. The complainant said he sent the first $250 payment via PayPal and that the Madison man told him the payment had not gone through. The man said he then sent a second payment. After checking bank records he learned that both payments had gone through. He also stated he has never received the shoes. The complainant said he attempted to contact the shoe seller via Instagram but the seller blocked him. The complainant said he had his girlfriend contact the seller via Instragram and during that contact the seller allegedly admitted to taking the money and not providing the shoes and said that the complainant “couldn’t doing anything about it.”

On November 3 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his property and took a $250 20 to 25 gallon tank air compressor. The complainant said his grandson had been by the residence earlier that day to get a “jump” for his vehicle.

On November 3 a burglary complaint was filed at the Golden Pond convenience store, Newborn Road. According to reports, someone shattered a front window to the business. Video surveillance showed two black males in a dark grey Nissan Frontier drive to the front of the building. Both men wore masks and a man with a crowbar struck the window. Once the window shattered the men fled the area.

On November 2 a criminal damage to property and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge commercial building. According to reports, a man alleged that after he had completed concrete work at the building and was sealing the concrete floors, someone entered the building and damaged the floors. The complainant said when he was finishing a woman from next door attempted to enter the building to complaint about the sealant smell.

On November 1 a fraud complaint was filed at a Magnolia Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said a man had called her and informed her that her daughter’s new I Phone had been shipped to his Locust Grove residence. The woman said she did not know the man and that neither she nor her daughter had ordered a new phone.

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