Madison Police Department
On November 25 at 5 p.m. Ronald Bruce Bishop, 50, Madison was arrested and charged with DUI. According to reports, an officer responded to complaints regarding a man wearing a red book bag and riding a bike while drinking beer and swerving on Fairgrounds Road. The officer located Bishop near Kiddyland. Reports state that the officer observed Bishop holding a 24 ounce Steel Reserve beer in his hand but he placed the beer in a water bottle receptacle on the bike after the officer called him over. Reports state that Bishop said he had consumed two previous 24 ounce beers prior to the stop and had not eaten either breakfast or lunch.
On November 24 Davunte Cordez Reynolds, 22, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, officers were called to a Meadow Ridge Drive residence after Reynolds’ mother alleged that the two were arguing. When officers arrived, reports state, both Reynolds and the mother were “very agitated” and Reynolds was covered with sweat. He said he and his mother started the argument after the mother allegedly had “taken his lottery ticket and refused to return it.” The mother also alleged that during the argument Reynolds armed himself with a knife but did not advance with the weapon. Reports state that while officers were trying to talk to the mother she was “very agitated and maintained a conversation on her cell phone, making it difficult to obtain further information.”
On November 20 Terry Richardson, 37, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and public drunkenness. According to reports, officers were called to the front entrance of Wal Mart at 2:42 a.m. after an employee alleged that Richardson was intoxicated and causing a disturbance. When an officer arrived he observed Richardson at the store and advised him that he needed to leave the property. Richardson requested a ride home, reports state, because his wife refused to come and get him. The officer told Richardson that his residence was outside the city limits and he could not transport him. Richardson walked a short distance and then leaned against the store. He then allegedly left but returned a short time later and urinated on storage trailers in the parking lot. He was then arrested.
On November 19 a financial card transaction theft complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a teenage male reported that after he stopped at a gas station and used his bank debit card, his bank notified him that someone had purchased a television and cell phone from Wal Mart online for $318.86. The man disputed the charge with his bank and was initially refunded the money but then the bank reversed the ruling and subtracted the amount. The teen and his mother went to Wal Mart and secured video tape of a man making the television and phone purchase. That man, reports state, was a heavy set black male. The complainant is a white teen.
On November 22 Linda Faye Johnston, 50, Madison and Tamika Terrell Waller, 39, Madison were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, Waller alleged that while she was attempting to purchase a sandwich at Subway at the Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, Johnston’s daughter, a Subway employee, allegedly “had an attitude while fixing her food.
She said she determined the Subway employee had an attitude because “she was throwing bread and told them to make up their minds.” Waller told an officer that the Subway’s employee behavior prompted her to intimidate that “she would snatch her (expletive) up because of her attitude. Consequently, the employee then called her mother, Johnston, who allegedly struck Waller at the Wal Mart and, reports allege, Waller struck back.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On November 28 an entering automobile complaint was filed at Rawlings Drive, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman stated that her husband had inquired if she had gone through their two vehicles the night before. The woman said someone had opened the rear door of her Chevy Tahoe and that Christmas presents she had purchased at Wal Mart were sitting on the ground behind the vehicle. The husband said someone had also gone through his vehicle. In both cases nothing was reported stolen and in both cases the vehicles were unlocked.
On November 25 a civil matter report was filed at a Weaver Jones Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that when he came to the residence to remove his belongings, his estranged girlfriend parked a vehicle in front of his trailer, effectively blocking his ability to leave. The girlfriend told the deputy that she was emotional regarding the man moving out because, in part, most of the furniture in the residence belonged to him. The woman agreed to leave long enough to allow the man to pack his belongings and leave, reports state.
On November 16 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had broken both his mailbox and the post. The mailbox and post are valued at $65.
On November 22 a burglary and criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Mt. Zion Road residence. According to reports, a man said that sometime between October 22 and November 22 someone had broken into a rental property and removed a white Frigidaire refrigerator. The complainant also said that a hose attached to the refrigerator had flooded most of the house. The complainant valued the refrigerator at $500 and estimated damages to the house at $6,000.
On November 23 an information report was filed near the intersection of Seven Islands Road and Cedar Grove Road. According to reports, a deputy reported observing a silver Honda Accord partially obstructing the road. The vehicle had extensive damage to the front end and a nylon rap attached under the hood, as if someone had attempted to tow the vehicle. There was a note in the vehicle reporting that the owner was going to come back later with a phone number. The deputy made two attempts to call the phone number and the call went directly to the voice mail of a man named “Dwayne” but no one answered. The vehicle was then towed.
On November 22 a information report was filed off Old Buckhead Road. According to reports, a man said while he was walking on a road while hunting, a second man approached him on a four wheeler and confronted him regarding hunting on the property. The complainant said he had previously hunted the property and had permission from the property owner in the past but that because of recent health issues, he had not been hunting in the past two years. He alleged that the man used his “intimidating size” and loud voice to force him off the property. The deputy said the complainant also made reference to “how hunting accidents can occur in the middle of the woods and how being a Vietnam vet, he’s killed people before who’s names he didn’t even know.” The complainant added, however, that the comments were meant as a joke.
The deputy also contacted the second man who said he did confront the complainant, in part, because he was not aware that anyone else was going to be hunting the property and because his 12-year-old son was still in the woods when he saw the man walking on the road with a rifle in near dark conditions. He said when he approached the man, the complainant said “Do you know who I am?” The complainant then allegedly became irate and “begins to talk crazy” so the man said he did raise his voice and demand that the complainant leave the property.
On November 21 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Morgan County Volunteer Fire Station 1, Lower Apalachee Road. According to reports, a man reported that someone had damaged the frame to a bay door as well as a roll-up door. Estimated damage is $1,200.