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Madison Police Department

On November 13 a burglary complaint was filed at Jaz Mart, Monticello Highway. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to an alarm call at the convenience store at 5:14 a.m. When the officer arrived he observed the glass entry door had been shattered. Entry to the store was blocked to the officer by horizontal bars affixed to the door. A store employee arrived and informed the officer that $1,498 worth of lottery tickets had been taken.

On November 14 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bell Circle residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man known to her used a golf club to break a window to enter her residence. The woman said she had contacted the man’s mother to pick up the man before she called 911. She said she didn’t want to press charges against the man but she did want the man to leave her alone.

On November 7 Jackie Robin Vining, 23, Social Circle was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, city officers  responded to a Commerce Street residence to aid Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigators conducting an on-going investigation. When the city officer arrived Vining allegedly said, “I know yawl can smell the weed. We’ve been smoking weed in here, I aint gonna lie.” The officer wrote in the report that Vining’s “statement was accurate, as there was a distinct strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence.” The officer noted that he observed a clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana on a coffee table inside the front door.

On November 7 a forgery complaint was filed at the Bottle Shop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man stated that he had received a $337.41 check made out to a woman from Kentucky Fried Chicken. that was returned. The man said he contacted Kentucky Fried Chicken and was told that they have no record of an employee or a check being issued to the woman.

On November 7 Karl Alexander Thomas, 39, Madison was arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, Thomas allegedly choked a woman in the break room area of Flambeau, Atlanta Highway during a shift change meeting. The woman told authorities she and Thomas were having a discussion about drugs and what part of Detroit he was from when he walked up and choked her.

On November 7 a  identity fraud complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman said when she attempted to apply for senior benefits, she was informed by Internal Revenue Service employees that someone had used her Social Security number to both file tax returns from 2008 to 2010.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On November 14 Shanda Latonya Robinson, 36, Commerce was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana. According to reports, a vehicle Robinson was driving on the Madison by-pass near the intersection of Old Buckhead Road was stopped for driving 75 mph in  a 55 mph zone. Reports state that after the stop a deputy allegedly smelled a sting odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A consequent search of the vehicle yielded a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana and 10 partially smoked marijuana cigarettes.

On November 12 Lewis Alvin Whitmire, Jr., 48, Rutledge was arrested on an outstanding sex offender warrant out of Texas. He was also charged with driving while unlicensed and giving false name and date of birth. According to reports, a green Chevrolet Suburban Whitmire was driving was stopped at a road check point at the intersection of Ward Road at Bell Circle at 10: 30 p.m. Consequent to the stop, reports state, deputies asked for Whitmire’s driver’s license and he could not produce a license. He also allegedly told them his name was Bobby Wilkerson. After his arrest, Whitmire was identified by jail staff and the deputy was told that Whitmire was wanted in Montgomery County, Texas on sex offender charges and that his license had expired on July 16, 2006.

On November 12 Patrick Brian Echols, 59, Adrian, Ga. was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Walton County. According to report, a deputy was called to a domestic argument at an Estes Road, Rutledge residence after a woman called and alleged that Echols had been “drinking and was being argumentative.” After a deputy arrived he spoke with Echols and later learned that Echols had outstanding warrants against him in Walton and Newtwon counties. Echols was detained and was delivered to the Walton County line were he was turned over to a Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

On November 9 a welfare check report was filed at an Eatonton Road residence after a man posted a video of him on Facebook shooting a gun and stating “Life is too hard, love you all.” A deputy arrived and observed the man upset on the front porch. The man said he had fired a pistol twice into the ground and then threw the gun away. The man was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

On November 7 Charlie Morgan Jenkins, 23, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal use of an article with altered mark. According to reports, Jenkins was stopped while driving a black Ford Fiesta. Consequent to the stop, a deputy allegedly found an Interarms .32 caliber revolver in the vehicle with the serial number filed off.

On November 8 a damage to property complaint was filed on Interstate 20 near mile marker 105. According to reports, a man stated that after the driver’s side rear tire of a tractor trailer truck blew out, the tire remnant struck and damaged the front end of his 2003 Nissan Altima.

On November 8 Willie Ray Simmons, Jr., 18, Madison was arrested and charged with disruption with the operation of a public school. According to reports, an administrator attempted to correct Simmons on a dress code violation but Simmons allegedly ignored the administrator and walked into a classroom. The administrator attempted to remove Simmons from the classroom but he refused. A deputy responded and emptied the class of students and then placed Simmons under arrest.

On November 7 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman said she heard a crash sound and when she stepped to the rear of her vehicle she observed a hole in the lift gate glass that appeared to have been caused by a BB or pellet gun. She said her husband had recently had problems with a neighborhood teen regarding cut fences.

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