Madison Police Department
On May 16 an information report was filed at a Cedar Drive residence. According to reports, officers were called to the residence by the daughter of a 69–year–old woman. The daughter said while she was speaking to her mother on the phone the mother quit talking and all the daughter could hear were moans and the television set. Officers arrived at the house and got no response from the front door. They rapped on the window to the master bedroom and heard a thud noise. One officer found a window unsecured and gained entrance to the house. Inside, he found the woman who said she was currently having difficulty walking or standing because of her level of alcohol intoxication. Officers reported that while they spoke with the woman she would occasionally get emotional and cry. They escorted the woman back to her bed before they left the residence. They also reported that the residence both outside and inside was “unkempt.” Reports allege that inside the residence was a strong smell of urine, animal urine and feces on the floors, dirty bowls that appeared to have contained food at one time, fruit in the kitchen that had turned black, grocery bags that contained groceries and a half empty 750 ml bottle of alcohol. Two days later officers made a follow up visit to the residence and informed the daughter of the lack of order in the residence.
On May 20 Aaron Ray Lucas, 21, Tampa, Fl. was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana. According to reports, Lucas was stopped for allegedly driving 93 mph on Interstate 20 in a 70 mph zone. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer said he detected the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A small amount of suspected marijuana was located in a glass jar near the passenger seat.
On May 17 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman reported that when she came home she observed that four tires on her Jeep were flat, both door mirrors were damaged and the windshield wipers were damaged. She also said that personal items had been scattered around her yard and front porch.
On May 16 a battery complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that the father of her child became irate when she told him she was leaving to return to college. The woman alleged that the man pushed her down. Emergency workers cleared the woman at the scene and the woman told police that she was going to leave the residence for the night. The boyfriend had gone to work.
On May 15 Melody Ann Sanford was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, Sanford was arrested after she walked onto the property of the Sunflower Convenience store. Reports state that the store had issued a criminal trespass warning against Sanford and that she was in violation of that order.
On May 13 an entering auto complaint was filed at Hampton Inn, Hampton Lane, Madison. According to reports, a man alleged that during the night someone entered his vehicle and removed a South Carolina Vieri platter valued at $100. Reports state that the man said the platter was wrapped in white paper with a blue ribbon.
On May 11 a information report was filed at the intersection of Interstate 20 and U.S. 441. According to reports, a man alleged that he had placed an Apple iPhone 6 on the roof of his car and believes that the phone fell off when he made a turn to travel east on Interstate 20. The phone is valued at $600.
On May 12 Rodney Smith, 40, Madison was arrested and charged with cruelty toward children. According to reports, an officer observed a small child crying and laying on the sidewalk in front of a Micha Way residence. The child told the officer he had been beaten with a belt. An officer located Smith who told the officer that he whipped the child with a belt as punishment for an incident at school. The officer noted that the child could not walk, appeared to have a broken wrist, had large whelps on both arms and above one nipple.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On May 21 an aggravated sodomy complaint was filed at a Chivers Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports, a woman said that after she drank alcohol at a party at the residence, she went to her male cousin’s bed at 1:30 a.m. to sleep. The woman said around 5 a.m. she suspects the cousin of attempting to sodomize her. The woman said she left the room and called her mother for a ride home.
On May 21 a financial identity fraud complaint was filed at a Reese Road residence. According to reports, a man said that when he tried to file his income taxes, he was informed by the IRS that someone had used his Social Security information to file a return.
On May 20 an arson report was filed at farm property near Aqua Road. According to reports, a man said he located a burned out vehicle on the property. A deputy stated he believed the vehicle was a Jeep Grand Cherokee but he could not located a vehicle identification number in the badly burned vehicle. The vehicle was removed to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office impound yard.
On May 19 Dylan Matthew Bell, 17, Maysville, Ga. was arrested and charged with battery. A deputy is also going to pursue a warrant against Phillip Godby, 30, Madison on a party to a crime charge. According to reports, Bell, Godby and two other men allegedly went to a Shockley Road residence to confront a man. Reports allege that a confrontation over Bell’s dog allegedly became physical when Bell punched a man in the eye. Reports state that the man’s son had been taking care of Bell’s dog after they had vacated a rental property but that the son had not been paid in several weeks and had sent Bell a message to come and get the dog or the son was going to call Morgan County Animal Control. Bell also allegedly told the man that if he called the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office regarding the manner he would return and beat the man again.
On May 18 a trespass notice was served against Steven Gray, 26, Madison preventing him from entering the property of the River Store, Greensboro Road. According to reports, Gray allegedly tried to pull a box of Bud Light beer from a cooler, the box caught something and tore open. Several bottles of beer shattered and a clerk at the store wanted Gray to pay for the damaged box of beer, which he refused to do. After a deputy arrived he agreed to pay for the damaged beer but the clerk demurred. Gray then purchased a 12 pack of beer for $12 and left the store after being given a trespass notice.
On May 17 Kelly Reid Maxey, 44, Buckhead was arrested and charged with DUI and improper stopping. According to reports,a deputy responded to a call from an EMS employee that he was with an unconscious woman in a vehicle parked in the road near the intersection of Seven Islands Road and Enterprise Road at 3:50 p.m. According to reports, the deputy spoke with Maxey for approximately 15 minutes while she remained seated in the driver’s seat of the vehicle but the conversation ranged from Maxey laughing to sobbing to arguing. The deputy allegedly observed five pill bottles in a door pocket near the driver’s side door. Maxey was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
On May 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Morgan County High School. According to reports, officers were called to the school in regards to a stolen cell phone.
On May 16 a information report was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a 79–year–old woman reported that someone had made two charges on her checking account to AT&T that she had not authorized. The charges totaled $326.13.