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Madison Police Department

On January 5 a information report was filed at a Carmichael Drive residence. According to reports, a woman stated that a man inside the residence was unresponsive and may have overdosed on pills. An officer entered the residence and located the man lying on a couch. The man was unresponsive but breathing normally, reports state. The officer located an empty pill bottle on the floor beside the man. Emergency medical workers determined that the pill bottle had contained antibiotics and would not have been life threatening. The emergency medical technicians told the officer they believed the man suffered a seizure due to excessive anxiety and stress from a recent break-up with an ex-girlfriend. The man was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.

On January 5 an entering auto complaint was filed at Raceway convenience store, Eatonton Highway. According to reports, a woman stated that while she was pumping gas another customer approached her and told her he had observed a tall, skinny man enter the woman’s vehicle and then walk to another vehicle and leave the store’s parking lot at a high rate of speed. The woman said she checked her vehicle and noticed that her red leather purse was missing from the vehicle. the purse contained $3, an Apple IPhone, a checkbook, four credit cards, a key fob to the vehicle and a pair of house keys.

On January 3 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Belmont Street location. According to reports, a man said that while he was pumping gas he noticed that someone had damaged the door handle to the driver’s side door of his vehicle. The man said he was not sure when the damage had been done and that he had been to work in Social Circle and had gone to Wal Mart in Covington since he last noticed that the door was not damaged.

On December 28 Sharon Christy Thornton, 41, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with theft by taking. According to reports, a Wal Mart employee alleged that over two days on two occasions Thornton allegedly took $360 cash from self check out areas while she was an employee at Wal Mart. The loss prevention employee also alleged that Thornton took and drank $16 worth of juice beverages from the store.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On January 8 a burglary complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road residence. According to reports, a man stated that sometime between 2 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. someone entered his residence and removed a handgun. The man said he noticed the theft when, at midnight, he went into his bedroom to go to sleep and observed an empty pistol holsters placed under the covers on the bed. The man said he is missing a Springfield model SW9VE 9mm handgun and two 9mm magazines for the gun. There is no forced entry to the residence and the man said he suspects whoever took the pistol knew it was stored in his underwear drawer.

On January 7 an information report was filed at a Flat Rock Road location. According to reports, a deputy was dispatched to the location regarding a complaint of gun shots. When the deputy arrived he said there were multiple juveniles in the area. He made contact with a 35-year-old man who said he was in charge of the party. The man said a silver car had stopped in front of the location and fired several shots in the air. The man said he could not make out either the make, or model or license plate of the vehicle. The man said he ushered the teens back into the building and that no one was hurt.

On January 8 Daniel Clifton Laughlin, 46, Madison was cited for discharging a firearm. According to reports, deputies were called to the Arbor Lane subdivision regarding gun shots. When a deputy arrived he observed Laughlin and his 12-year-old son near the pool area of the subdivision shooting clay pigeons. The deputy said Laughlin had used the area to shoot clay pigeons for the past 10 years. A neighbor had called authorities and complained that while her husband was working in the back yard, shotgun pellets were hitting the couple’s back yard. Laughlin was instructed to cease and was cited.

On January 7 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her daughter had attempted to strike her with a red Sunfire as she attempted to prevent the daughter from leaving the residence in the vehicle. Reports state that the woman’s son and daughter argued and the son gathered his sister’s belongings and told her to leave the residence. However, the mother said the family needed the vehicle and she attempted to prevent the daughter from leaving. The daughter allegedly drove at a high rate of speed down the driveway towards the mother.

On January 6 an information report was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road, Bostwick residence. The report was taken at 1:43 p.m. No other information was available.

On January 5 Kwasi Jabri Andrews, 26, Eatonton was arrested and charged with simple battery and obstruction. According to reports, a woman at a Shoals Court residence alleged that Andrews had grabbed her around the throat and forced her to the floor during a verbal argument. The woman said she acted like she was hyperventilating to get Andrews to call 911 but he refused for 30 minutes and would not let the woman out of his sight. The woman said when he did call 911 she received transportation to Morgan Memorial Hospital and immediately told hospital staff that she “needed to get away from Mr. Andrews…” Andrews was arrested at the hospital and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On January 3 an information report was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence. According to reports, a woman told an officer she located an arrow approximately three feet from her mailbox. The woman said she had recently had problems with people destroying her mailbox and did not know if the arrow was “a sign” of some sort.

On January 2 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Athens Highway residence. According to reports, a woman alleged she was physically attacked by her half sister’s boyfriend. The woman alleged that the boyfriend engaged in a fight with her sister and when she stepped in to stop it, the boyfriend choked her. The woman said she called another sister who came to the residence and drove her away. Deputies responded to the residence where the altercation allegedly took place and both the complainant’s half sister and a man at the residence denied any altercation had taken place.

On January 2 Devlyn Denae Holmes, 20, Hephzibah was arrested and charged with reckless driving, following too closely, too fast for conditions. failure to maintain lane, suspended registration, failure to maintain insurance and failure to signal when changing lanes. According to reports, a deputy stated that while he was traveling east on Interstate 20 near mile marker 110 when he observed a vehicle travelling in front of him going 91 mph. The deputy said because of a hard rain at the time he had to slow down but eventually caught Holmes and performed a traffic stop on the 114 exit ramp. While attempting to stop Holmes, he said, he allegedly observed her get extremely close to the rear of other vehicle and make sudden and erratic lane changes without using signals.

On January 3 Jennifer Lynn Cook, 32, Jackson, was arrested and charged with two counts possession of a controlled substance, prescription drugs not in their original container, failure to maintain insurance and knowingly driving a vehicle with suspended registration. According to reports, a deputy responded to a Madison Police Department officer’s report that a vehicle was parked in the Youngblood Motors parking lot on North Main Street, Madison at 11:43 p.m. The officer said when he arrived the vehicle attempted to leave the lot and he believed that Cook had stuck something in her pants. A female deputy was transported to the scene and searched Cook and located a small unlabeled pill bottle around her thigh. Several pills were located in the bottle that included Oxycodone pills. Cook told deputies that the pill bottle had been left in her vehicle by an unknown person.

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