Madison Police Department
On December 10 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Maple Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her boyfriend slapped her son. The woman told an officer that after a small argument, the boyfriend pushed the child in the face with a finger and then slapped the child across the face. The boyfriend was not present when officers arrived and the woman said she would use the police report to secure an arrest warrant against the boyfriend.
On December 10 an entering auto complaint was filed at the parking lot of the Morgan County Aquatic Center, East Avenue. According to reports, a woman said after she returned to the aquatic center parking lot after the Madison Christmas parade, she noticed someone had shattered a passenger window of her 2017 Ford Expedition. The woman said her gray purse containing debit and credit cards, a change purse, identification and cash was taken. An officer located a red glove near the vehicle that did not belong to the complainant. The glove was taken into evidence.
On December 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at the Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said a black Rand McNally GPS unit was stolen from his Freightliner tractor truck front windshield. The unit is valued at $450.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On December 11 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Perryman Street, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that during an altercation her brother choked her. A deputy arrived at the residence and observed the 18-year-old brother waiting in the front yard. The officer secured the brother and talked to the complainant. The woman said that during an argument between her and her mother, the brother grabbed her from behind and choked her. The woman said she attempted to hit the brother with various items and secured a knife during the altercation but she did not intend to use the knife. The brother said he heard his sister arguing with their mother regarding the affections shown and then not shown by a relative. The man said when he observed his sister with a knife he grabbed her from behind in an attempt to force her to drop the knife.
On December 9 an information report was filed at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pierce Dairy Road. According to reports, a pastor at the church notified authorities that he believed the church’s Facebook page had suffered a “hack” attack. The pastor said that someone had used the church’s Facebook page to notify people who allegedly won money and used the pastor’s name as a contact name.The pastor said so far he had received two phone calls and four text messages regarding the misinformation.
On December 8 a trespass warning report was filed at a Greensboro Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that the prior evening a man known to her had come onto her property and threatened to burn items in the woman’s yard. The woman said deputies had been called to separate her from the man. She said on the morning of December 8 she walked outside the residence and the man had returned and was yelling at her and displayed a burned area of her yard roughly the circumference of a basketball. The woman said the burned area was approximately 15 feet from the side door of her house. Deputies located the man at a Shadyside Lane residence and he was served with a trespass notice to stay off the property.
On December 8 an information report was filed at a Price Mill Road, Bishop residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she left her red Craftsman push mower at a residence on Second Street, Bostwick. The woman said a week later, she returned for the mower and noticed that it was gone. A second woman at the residence reported that she had no knowledge of the lawnmower’s current location and suggested that it was possible the complainant returned and took the mower. The mower is valued at $350.
On December 8 Kenneth Lamar Reynolds, 42, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. According to reports, a deputy responded to a suspicious person complaint on Pierce Dairy Road at 5:40 p.m. Reports state when the deputy arrived at the Pierce Dairy Road location, she observed Reynolds crawling out of a ditch toward the roadway. Once Reynolds secured footing on the roadway, reports state, he fell backwards into the ditch. Reynolds allegedly performed the same crawling/ falling operation a second time before the deputy was able to speak with him. The deputy asked Reynolds where he was going and he responded that he was going home. The deputy offered Reynolds a courtesy ride home but first requested identification, which he denied having. The deputy advised that she would have to pat Reynolds down for weapons for her own safety before she could give him a ride and while she was informing Reynolds of this next step, he became “highly aggravated and uncooperative.” Reynolds then staggered toward the deputy, reports state, and called her several derogatory names. He was then arrested.
On December 7 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Cox Road location. According to reports, a man alleged that a tree and grass cutting company had run over fence on property he leases to keep cow. The man said at 2:30 a.m. he received a call from Morgan County Dispatch advising him that his cows were out of the fenced property and on Cox Road.
On December 7 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Braswell Road, Good Hope residence. According to reports, a man said sometime between noon and 2:30 p.m. someone struck and damaged a portion of fence. A broken part from a Ford vehicle was found at the scene.
On December 7 Tracey Lynn Eberhart, 49, Madison was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of controlled substances and prescription drugs, not in original container. According to reports, a deputy was called to Price Mill Road, Bostwick in regards to a suspicious vehicle at 9:08 a.m. When the deputy arrived he observed a rental van sitting at the end of the complainant’s driveway. When he approached the van he allegedly observed Eberhart in the van with a large bruise around one eye. Eberhart allegedly told the deputy she had been head-butted by a goat and that she was trying to get to her Seven Islands Road residence. The deputy noted that he observed Eberhart attempt to move a small white container from the console of her van to her purse. The deputy secured the container and found suspected Xanax and Hydrocodone pills in the container.
On December 7 an information report was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that at 6:30 a.m. she was awakened by her dogs barking and observed a man standing over her bed. The woman said she told the man, who has been to the residence before, he “better leave because her husband was on this way home. She said the man told her “they needed a ride.” Two law enforcement officers checked the residence and found no evidence of forced entry. The woman said all the doors and windows were locked. Officers spoke to the woman’s husband who told them he “was not too concerned” but confirmed that he had called to check on the woman after he heard of the complaint.
On December 5 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Broughton Road residence. According to reports, a man gave a deputy copies of threatening messages a man had sent to the complainant and his son. The messages, in party, said “The next time a gun is pulled on my dad you (and the son) will be in a coffin.” A second message said “… take this words back I have a 500 magnum and my friends are coming down… so he needs to apologize to my dad and me.” Another message said, “I shot and killed those bastards who left me stranded… I shoot to kill… I wear the Navy Cross… I served.” The complainant said the dispute stems from disagreements regarding hunting rights on property.