Madison Police Department
On December 15 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Morgan County Department of Family and Children Services, South Main Street. According to reports, a woman reported that sometime between noon and 8 p.m. someone had shattered the window in her vehicle. The woman said nothing appeared to be missing.
On December 14 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Makila LaShannon Ward, 31, Madison for one count reckless conduct. According to reports, officers responded to a citizens complaint of two children unattended in a vehicle at the Wal Mart parking lot. When officers arrived they observed the two children in the vehicle. A 6-year-old child told the officer that her mother had gone into Wal Mart to “return some draws.” Shortly after Ward came to the vehicle. Initially, reports state, Ward told the officers that she had left her cousin with the children then she said she had dropped her cousin off near the garden center of the store then said she had left the children unattended.
On Décember 13 an information report was filed at a Micha Circle residence. According to report, an officer reviewed an audiotaped recording from a Micha Circle man who threatened law offices. The recording came, reports state, after the man alleged that law enforcement officers and Department of Family and Children Services employees had kidnapped his child. Reports state that DFCS executed a court order to retain custody of the man’s child. The man allegedly, after he was told the call was being recorded, responded to dispatch employee with vulgarity and said regarding law officers “don’t let me see those officer’s by themselves.”
On December 12 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a man said that while he was outside smoking a cigarette, he observed a white male in an gray stocking cap bend a “No Trespassing” sign to the point that the sign was unreadable.
On December 12 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a West Washington Street building. According to reports, a woman reported that a truck making a turn near the building had apparently struck the corner of the building, damaging brick work.
On December 12 an information report was filed at a Bramblewood Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said while she was visiting a friend at Madson Villa Apartments she left her 3-year-old Beagle mixed dog outside. The woman said approximately 30 minutes after she left her dog outside, she came outside to get the dog and found him dead in high grass behind the apartment complex. The woman said the dog appeared to have been shot in the chest. The woman said while she was visiting her friend she did not hear a gun shot.
On December 2 a theft of services complaint was filed at a Concord Lane residence. According to reports, the city of Madison Water Department reported that a water meter on Concord Lane had been shut off for lack of payment. The city reported that the meter had been turned back on by someone and that the residence had been getting water. An officer spoke with the residence and the residence admitted the theft and came to the city and satisfied a $168.11 water bill.
On December 19 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Wellington Park, corner of Georgia Highway 83 and Pearl Street. According to reports, a woman alleged that while five vehicles were following her, she and her car full of females pulled into the “black top” (a local name for the park) in an attempt to elude the vehicles. The woman said while at the park a female took her cell phone, opened the doors to the vehicle and tried to coerce the women in the car to engage in combat with other ladies at the park. The complainant said the woman who was attempting to arrange the fight also jumped on the hood of the vehicle. An officer observed a black BB gun rifle in the complainant’s vehicle siting between the front passenger seat and center console. When the officer inquired about the BB gun, the woman allegedly explained its purpose by stating “Because I’m pregnant and ain’t nobody gonna hit me.” Officers also spoke with a woman at the Morgan Memorial Hospital Emergency Room who reported that she and other friends had been texting the complainant in an attempt to arrange a fight between the woman and a Putnam County woman. While at Wellington Park, the hospital patient said, she engaged in combat with one of the woman and during combat a second person struck her in the head with either a bat or a night stick. The hospital patient said after she was struck in the head, she drove to the hospital “to be checked out” and that she did not care to press charges against the woman who struck her in the head.
On December 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a woman struck him the arm with a black light bulb. When an officer arrived he observed damage to a red Dodge Challenger that belonged to the complainant. Damage included damage to the vehicle’s hood and a television set thrown on top of the hood. The officer spoke to a woman at the scene who alleged that the complainant had struck her in the face with his fists and drug her around the parking lot after the couple had argued regarding the respective fidelity of the complainant. Following the argument, the complainant said, the woman walked outside and began scratching his vehicle and ultimately threw a television set on the hood.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On December 16 a suspicious vehicle report was filed at a Davis Academy Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that a Cadillac was on his property with the key still in the ignition and no one in or around the vehicle. The man reported that 10 minutes before a deputy arrived someone drove the vehicle off the property. The man said he has had recent trespassing violations against his property where people have been observed walking the property with weapons but no hunting gear. The man said he fears for his family’s safety.
On December 17 Theodis N. Patterson, 56, Augusta was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of barbiturate and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. According to reports, a deputy responded to a citizen complaints of a reckless driver westbound on Interstate 20. The deputy identified Patterson’s silver Yukon and allegedly observed the vehicle swerve into an emergency lane several times. After the vehicle was stopped the deputy learned that Patterson’s driver’s license had been suspended on January 18, 2016 for DUI. Consequent to the arrest, the deputy allegedly found a half-full bottle of brandy in the vehicle as well as a Diazepam pill and an Oxycodone pill in an Altoids container.
On December 16 Ashton Michele Cleveland, 27, Monticello was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. According to reports, a deputy observed a vehicle at 3:36 a.m. parked on the side of the Madison by-pass near Mary Magnum Boulevard with its hazard lights flashing. When the deputy approached the vehicle he allegedly observed Cleveland asleep behind the wheel with her foot on the brake pedal. A man was asleep in the passenger’s seat. The deputy tried several times to get both Cleveland and the man to wake up but neither would react to him banging on the door or announcing he was with the sheriff’s office. Eventually he was able to wake up Cleveland and the man. Reports allege that Cleveland had trouble standing without swaying. The man, Terrance Antonia Bostic, 30, Monticello, was arrested and charged with giving false name during the encounter. Initially, reports state, Bostic gave officers his brother’s name and birth date. When a deputy located a state ID on Bostic’s person and ran the name and information the deputy learned that Bostic had outstanding arrest warrants against him in Jasper County.
On December 16 a criminal damage to property and theft by taking complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that someone had taken a Mikita skill saw and attempted three times to cut a hole in the side of a barn to gain access to the barn. The man said access appeared to be denied but he valued the saw at $150 and damage to the barn at $750.
On December 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Greenwood Circle residence. According to reports, a man said sometime after 10 p.m. the previous night someone entered his property and took his 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 pickup truck. The man said there were two checkbooks, a .357 handgun, a .22 handgun and a bag of tools in the vehicle.
On December 15 an entering auto and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Arbor Lane residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his 1999 Chevrolet K15 and removed a $10 and $5 bill from the vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked, the man said.
On December 14 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Drake Road residence. According to reports, a man told a deputy that someone had attempted to pull the porch of the his residence. A deputy looked at the residence and observed that a porch appeared to have been moved approximately four inches from the house. He also noted red paint transfer on the porch and automobile glass on the ground. The deputy surmised that someone had run a stop sign near the man’s residence at the intersection of Drake and Pintail Lane and had struck the house without notifying the property owner or law enforcement.
On December 13 a battery complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a man, at 3 a.m., alleged that while he and another man and a woman were enroute to the Greensboro Road residence from an Atlanta comedy show, the woman began to slap the complainant. The complainant said after they arrived at the Greensboro Road residence both the man and woman attacked him, causing a laceration to his head. A deputy noted that the complainant appeared to be highly intoxicated. The deputy spoke with both the man and the woman who denied attacking the complainant. They said the complaint was inebriated and fell and struck his head. They also said he had attempted to start several fights during the comedy show.
On December 13 a fraud complaint was filed at a Broughton Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone had attempted to use his personal information to establish accounts with Sears Home Goods, Kay Jewelers, Verizon Wireless, Von Maur and Buckle. The complainant said the Verizon account, which he did not authorize, is in arrears for $2,892.