Madison Police Department
On March 11 Raymond Charles, 58, Madison was arrested and charged with DUI and possession of an open alcohol container. According to reports, officers were called to the Bank of Madison parking lot, North Main Street at 11:44 a.m. in response to a wreck complaint. When officers arrived, reports state, a woman said that while she had opened the driver side rear door to attend to her infant child she observed a vehicle driven by Charles headed straight at her. The woman said she jumped in the car and closed the door and then the vehicle allegedly driven by Charles struck her car where she had been standing. Charles told officers the woman had opened the door when he pulled up and that was why he had struck the door. An officer found two opened beer cans and an empty bottle of Fireball whiskey in Charles’ vehicle. A passenger in Charles’ vehicle said one of the opened beer cans belonged to him.
On March 12 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Rite Aid, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer reported that at 5:40 a.m. he responded to an alarm call at the store. The officer said this call was the third alarm call he had responded to in the past 10 hours and that the other two, one at Dollar General, Eatonton Road and one at Exxon gas station, Highway 83, both were in reference to a man in a black sweatshirt shattering the front windows of the establishments. Officers cleared the building and once a key holder arrived, the key holder told officers nothing appeared to have been taken. The same suspect is also wanted in an attempted burglary at the Ingles gas pump building. Reports state that at 6:20 a.m. officers were called to that building and observed that a door had been pried open. Nothing was reported taken from that burglary, however, officers were able to observe that a white male with the same clothing and a full face mask, was the perpetrator in the burglary. In none of the burglaries, reports state, did the suspect appear to take anything.
On March 12 an aggravated stalking complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department. According to reports, a woman said she has a restraining order against a man and that while she and her children were eating at a Main Street restaurant, she believes the man entered the restaurant. The restraining order says, she said, that the man had to remain 200 yards away from her.
On March 12 a counterfeit bill complaint was filed at Sunflower Food store, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said that when she was conducting a weekly count of the store’s cash, she noticed a $100 bill that had “motion picture use only” stamped on it.
On March 9 Bryan James Clark, 43, Monroe, was arrested and charged with DUI, driving while license suspended and obstruction of law enforcement officers. According to reports, Clark was stopped on Commerce Street when an officer familiar with Clark’s driving status saw him driving. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer allegedly noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from Clark’s body. Officers performed several sobriety tests and told Clark he was going to be arrested for DUI. Reports state that Clark told the officer he had to “talk to my mom” and he began to walk away. When Clark got close to his mother he allegedly began running and was told to cease. He allegedly refused and an officer deployed a Taser into Clark. Clark then dropped to the ground and was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
On March 9 Charles Earl Bradley, 39, Buckhead was arrested and charged with battery and criminal damage to property. According to reports, Bradley allegedly grabbed a woman by the arm and neck at a Old Post Road residence; picked up and threw a coffee table in the living room; threw a can of paint in the kitchen area of the residence; yelled and pulled up the counter top away from cabinets and picked up a vacuum cleaner and slammed it to the ground. Officers observed that the house appeared to unorganized with countless items spread over the floor. The complainant told officer that Bradley had left before they arrived. Officers located Bradley in a locked storage shed on the property. The complainant told officers that she and Bradley had been drinking vodka and Fireball whiskey prior to an argument stemming from ways they could repair their relationship.
On March 8 an entering auto and fraud complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department. According to reports, a woman said that when she left her vehicle to pick up her child at a daycare establishment, she left her vehicle unlocked and left her purse in the vehicle. Later that day, she said, she realized someone had used her debit card to make more than $1,000 worth of purchases at three different locations. The woman also said she noticed her purse was missing. The purse is valued at $500.
On March 8 a shoplifting complaint was filed at Flash Foods, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer stated that a man and woman flagged the officer down and then reported that they had observed a man take beer from the store without paying for the beer. An officer spoke with a clerk at the store and the clerk said the man walked out of the store with a case of Corona beer and told her to ring him up for four cases of beer and he would be back. An officer reviewed surveillance tape and identified the man as Ricky Lane Fitch, 45, Madison.
On March 7 Lisa Michele Ariail 47, Dallas, Ga. was arrested and charged with DUI. According to reports, an officer on patrol allegedly observed a 2008 GMC Envoy at 1:15 a.m. parked in the southbound lane of the Monticello Highway near the BP Convenience store. Reports state that the vehicle was running and the officer observed Ariail asleep in the vehicle. Ariail allegedly failed several sobriety tests and was arrested.
On March 6 an identity fraud complaint was filed at a Dixie Avenue residence. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had used his personal information to obtain five iPhones and service with T Mobile and had used his information to purchase an iPhone 7 from Sam’s Club in Oxford, Ala. The complainant said the suspect has also attempted, but failed, to open credit accounts at Sam’s Club, Target and Best Buy.
On March 1 a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at Regions Bank, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said someone made an unauthorized $500 withdrawal from his account. A Regions employee verified that the withdrawal had been made at the bank’s ATM machine.
The complainant said earlier had been made a $200 withdrawal from the bank’s ATM machine but did not make the $500 withdrawal.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On March 9 a suspicious activity report was filed at a Clack Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that two white men in a red pickup truck pulled into her driveway and attempted to sell her asphalt. The woman said the men alleged that they had asphalt left over from a paving job. The woman refused to purchase the asphalt and the men left.
On March 9 an animal complaint was filed at a Rawlings Drive, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man said that as he was walking on Rawlings Drive a black and brown Labrador mixed dog charged at him. The complainant said the dog’s owner came out of a house and “was being hostile towards him.”
On March 9 Julie Park, 20, Duluth was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, speeding and driving while license suspended. According to reports, Parks was stopped for allegedly traveling 98 mph on Interstate 20 eastbound. Consequent to the traffic stop, reports state, a deputy allegedly smelled raw marijuana in Park’s vehicle. Park produced a purse with a small bag of suspected marijuana and a deputy located a suspected marijuana cigarette on the floor of Park’s vehicle.
On March 9 an information report was filed at a West Main Street, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man said another man walked out on the street and forced him to stop his truck. The complainant alleged that the man then climbed onto his truck and berated him for speeding. The complainant said the man alleged that employees of a movie company filming in Rutledge were speeding and creating noise. A deputy located and spoke to the man and told him that he could not block traffic on the street. The man said he understood.
On March 9 a burglary complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road residence. According to reports, a woman said that someone had entered her gardening shed and removed two new axes, three long extension cords, four long-handled pruning shears, three gardening and three hand saws. The woman said someone had removed a lock latch and then replaced the latch in order to enter. The woman said the last time she saw the items was March 3 at 6 p.m.
On March 9 a burglary complaint was filed at a Baldwin Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered a shed on property he oversees and removed two all terrain vehicles, two Stihl weedeaters, a Stihl backpack blower, a Stihl hedge trimmer and a Poulan chainsaw. The complainant said as he was driving to the property, he saw two white males; one in a burgundy 1980s model Ford van and the other on a ATV, parked on Baldwin Dairy Road near Davis Street. The man said as he approached the males they both left quickly. The items are valued at $18,200.
On March 8 a suspicious activity complaint was filed at a West Atlanta Highway, Rutledge tax services business. According to reports, a woman said when she attempted to open the business, she had a hard time getting the key in the lock.
On March 7 an information report was filed at Whispering Lakes Trail residence. According to reports, a woman said on March 5 at 7 p.m. she received a phone call from her 6-year-old daughter’s father instructing her to meet the father and daughter at Morgan Memorial Hospital. The woman said the man said the daughter had damaged her arm while riding an electric go-cart. The woman said the damage was going to require surgery and that she wanted a police report filed so she could seek modification of the child’s visitation agreement.
On March 6 an information report was filed at a Price Mill Road residence. According to reports, a man said someone had shot his outside cat with a pellet rifle. The complainant said he took the cat to a veterinarian and the doctor took x-rays and it showed a pellet in the cat’s wound.
On March 7 an information report was field at a Bethany Church Road residence. According to reports, a deputy responded to a missing person report. The deputy was told that an 80-year-old woman had last been seen at 3 p.m. Several law enforcement officers, including Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley, converged on the area. Reports state that Sheriff Markley located the woman using thermal vision binoculars at approximately 9:15 p.m. The woman was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital for evaluations.