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Madison Police Department

On December 27 a theft of lost or mislaid property complaint was filed at Ingles, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said after she paid for her groceries she drove to the Ingles Gas Station for fuel and realized she did not have her wallet. The woman said she returned to the store and located her shopping cart but could not find her wallet. The woman said the wallet contained her and her three children’s Social Security cards, a L.L. Bean card, a Bank of Madison debit card, health insurance card, Kohl’s card and a Toys R Us card.

On December 30 an information report was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman told officers that after she finished shopping she left her purse in the shopping cart in the parking lot. The  woman said she returned but could not find the purse. She told officers she had $900 cash in the purse. An officer reviewed surveillance tape and it showed a woman take the purse and leave the parking lot in a gold Honda. The woman later called authorities and said that she had been contacted by a woman regarding returning her purse. An officer retrieved the purse and delivered it to the complainant who said everything, including the cash, appeared to be in the purse. The woman later called an officer and said she believed $60 was missing from the purse.

On December 26 an information report was filed at a Wheat Street residence. According to reports, a man called officer and told them that an unknown vehicle was parked illegally on his property. An officer observed a purple Honda with an orange hood that he recognized as being a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was processed by detectives and towed to an impound lot.

On December 29 a fraud complaint was filed at a North Second Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man who she entrusted to use her debit card for one purchase also used the card to make nine other purchases that she did not authorize. In total the man allegedly took nearly $1,000 from the woman. The woman said she allowed the man to use the card on December 22 and then had “a hard time getting the card back.” The woman said the next morning the man, her vehicle and the card were all gone. An officer was able to obtain video surveillance from Wal Mart showing the man purchasing $72.78 worth of clothing using the woman’s card. The man is described as wearing bright yellow shoes, blue jeans, an open dark coat, a bright yellow shirt and a dark flat bill cap. Eight other charges were made in Covington, reports allege.

On December 27 an information report was filed at Steve’s Place, West Washington Street. According to reports, an officer stated that he received a call from a Houston County deputy stating that two stolen ladies gold rings had been sold to Steve’s Place.

An officer located the rings at the business and informed the owner. A woman told officers she believed her son had taken the rings and sold them. The woman arrived,  paid fees associated with the stolen rings and took possession of the rings.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On January 2 Lewis Malik Duffie, 36, Covington was arrested and charged with driving while registration and insurance suspended. He was also detained at the Morgan County Detention Center on hold for Newton County authorities who, reports state, have several outstanding traffic citation warrants for Duffie. Duffie was arrested on Interstate 20 after a deputy responded to aid a motorist out of gas. When the deputy arrived to exit 105 and obtained Duffie’s information, the deputy was notified of the warrants and insurance and registration status.

On January 1 an information report was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a deputy responded to a report of a domestic violence incident at the residence “with several guns involved.” Reports state that a couple alleged that a man pulled a pistol on the female complainant because the female complainant did not want another female to leave with the man. The male complainant said he requested several times for the man to put the gun back in his truck but the man refused. The male complainant said that is when he retrieved his pistol from the residence and pointed it at the man. While this was occurring, reports state, a third man was attempting to deescalate the situation and a woman was picking a fight with the female complainant. The male complainant then pointed his pistol at both the man with the pistol and the woman attempting to fight and demanded that they leave the property. Neither would, reports state, so the male complainant then called law enforcement.

On December 31 a recovered stolen property report was filed on Interstate 20, near the 107 mile marker. According to reports, a 2004 Chevrolet pickup reported stolen from Putnam County was recovered. Reports state that law enforcement officers reacted to a GPS device alerting them to the vehicle’s location.

On December 30 an information report was filed at a Sewell Road residence. According to reports, a man said he received a phone call from another man advising him that his three horses were loose. The complainant said he did not report the incident because the caller repeatedly makes false calls about his horses being out of their stall. Later, when the man’s son arrived home, they observed that the three horses were missing. Three days later the man called law enforcement to report that the three horses had been returned by a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

On December 29 a use of force report was filed at a Enterprise Road location. According to reports, a deputy stated that he observed an injured male deer lying next to a fence. The deer had compound fractures in both rear legs, reports state. The deputy dispatched the wounded deer with his shotgun.

On December 29 an information report was filed at the EconoLodge, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that while he was in the hospital, his former girlfriend had moved a camper he was living in off Doster Road to an area that was unaccessible to the complainant. The man said the ex girlfriend did, however, help him move into a room at the Budget Inn. He said after a few weeks at the Budget Inn he ran  out of money and moved to the EconoLodge. The man said the ex girlfriend refuses to return his personal items. A deputy located the ex girlfriend at the Relax Inn, North Main Street. The ex-girlfriend told the deputy that she had, at one time, been in a relationship with the complainant but had ended the relationship because of the complainant’s alleged drug use. The ex-girlfriend also disputed the allegation that she took any of the man’s personal items. She also said that she was now engaged to a new man and wanted no further contact with the complainant.

On December 28 an information report was filed at the Morgan County Detention Center. According to reports, a deputy received three black and silver knives that had been placed in an inmate’s sealed property bag from Clarke County authorities. The knives were placed into a new evidence locker until the inmates release.

On December 27 an injuring or tearing down mailbox complaint was filed at a Harderman Mill Road residence. According to reports, a woman said someone had shot the family’s mailbox with a shotgun. The woman said her son had found a .12 gauge empty shotgun shell the previous night approximately 10 feet from the mailbox. The woman said she suspects a relative who had confronted the family recently at church regarding the family allegedly “lying on him.”

On December 27 a forgery complaint was filed at a Alford Lane residence. According to reports, a man said that on February 13, 2016 he wrote a $125.73 check to Macy’s to pay his credit card bill. The man said the following month he was billed for the original amount plus a late fee by Macy’s. The complainant said he assumed his initial payment had been lost in the mail. However, on December 22 the first check he had written to Macy’s was altered to $625.73 and was cashed in a man’s name who is unknown to the complainant.

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