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Madison Police Department

On Oct. 19 a warrant of theft by taking was taken against Nettie Aseneth Harwal, 62, Madison. According to reports, Harwal alleged removed $300 cash from a customer’s wallet that was left at the counter of Goody’s while Harwal was an employee. Initial reports failed to show that any money was taken from the woman, however, a further review of different camera angles at the store allegedly revealed Harwal removing the cash from the wallet.

On Nov. 3 a theft by shoplifting complaint was filed at  Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee at the store reported that a white male with wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and boots entered the store removed his boots and replaced them with a new pair of Brahma boots valued at $45. The man then walked around the store and, reports state, when he realized he was being watched fled from the store via the garden center door. He then jumped into an awaiting car and fled the area.

On Nov. 2 Patsy Ann Rhoades, 60, Rutledge was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Rhoades allegedly attempted to take a box of Kraft spaghettie dinner; Sloppy Joe mix, spaghetti sauce, Russell Stover candy, Glade air freshener and a pack of ground beef from Ingles without paying for the items. A store manager allegedly observed the attempt and confronted Rhoades outside the store. The items are valued at approximately $19.50.

On Nov. 2 a criminal trespass report was filed Round Bowl Springs, Academy Street. According to reports, someone painted graffiti on a walkway and bridge hand railing at the park.

On Nov. 2 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Madison Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman reported that sometime between 9 p.m. on Nov. 1, and 10 a.m. on Nov. 2 someone wrote a derogatory name in permanent marker on the trunk of the woman’s Mazda.

On Oct. 31 a forgery complaint was filed at a Academy Street residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had allegedly taken a check from the family’s check book and attempted to cash a $8,362 check for “home improvements.” The woman’s bank had alerted the family that the check had been presented and it was not cashed.

On Oct. 30 an information report was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman turned into police a gold ring with diamonds that she had found in the parking lot.

On Oct. 2, a shoplifting complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that she observed a black female wearing a pajama type outfit enter a dressing room with three pairs of Faded Glory jeans. The employee said the woman left the dressing room and did not have the jeans but her purse appeared full and was zipped shut. The employee confronted the woman at the door but she and another woman fled the store and the area in a gray Kia Sorento.


Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On Nov. 3 a 15–year–old male was arrested and charged with burglary and theft by taking. According to reports, a deputy responded to a burglary complaint at Morgan County High School, College Drive regarding a teacher missing a British flag and a Communist flag. A deputy reviewed video surveillance and observed a white male wearing a clown mask and red hoodie enter the teacher’s room after school had closed. The deputy was able to determine the child’s identity and confronted the child. The child allegedly admitted to entering the room and taking the flags. The following day he also returned a lap top computer, a two-way radio, a Vernier scientific carbon dioxide probe, a crowbar, a can of pink spray paint and several miscellaneous chemicals in containers. The teen allegedly told the officer and school officials that more than a month prior he had stolen keys to the school and classroom from a teacher and had broken into the school several times over the last four weeks. The teen was arrested and transported to Sandersville Youth Detention Center.

On Nov 2 Larry Adam Bishop, 26, Madison was arrested and charged with brake light turn signal violation, operating a vehicle with cancelled registration, violation of a license permit, DUI refusal and open container violation. According to reports, a deputy reported observing Bishop at a liquor store off West Washington Street and had knowledge that Bishop had a restricted driver’s license that only permitted him to drive from home to work. The deputy reported that he also observed that a tail light and turn signal on the truck Bishop was driving was not functioning. He made a traffic stop on Main Street in Madison. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a nearly empty bottle of vodka was located in the vehicle. Reports state that a deputy noted a strong smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Bishop refused to give a breath sample or conduct sobriety tests, reports state.

On Nov. 3 a warrant for aggravated stalking was issued against Billy Mack Tindol, 61, Madison. According to reports, a woman reported that after she had requested and received a temporary protective order against Tindol, he had contacted her at least four times via telephone allegedly leaving threatening messages. The deputy was able to record the calls and is currently seeking Tindol.

On Nov. 2 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Bank of Madison, North Main Street. According to reports, a teller informed bank officials that a woman was allegedly making suspicious withdraws from an older customer’s account. The allegations and information regarding the alleged thefts have been turned over to the Morgan County Sherif’s Office investigations division.

On Nov. 2 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Perryman Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man and woman stated that when they arrived at home they noticed three deer legs on the front porch. The couple said they also located where a deer had been cleaned and that someone had painted the word “loser” on a pole in a barn near where the deer had been cleaned. The couple said they had an on–going feud with a neighbor regarding property line issues and that the neighbor trespasses regularly.  A neighbor told a deputy that he had information regarding the neighbor shooting three deer that day and he turned that information to police.

On Nov. 1 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead residence. According to reports,  a woman said she received a phone call from 202-761-2816 and a man told her she was eligible for a $9,000 government grant but had to pay $250 processing fee. The woman said she asked the man several times if this was a scam but the man told her it was not. She then went to Wal Mart and purchased five $50 Apple ITune gift cards and then sent the card numbers to a second phone number. At that point, she told a deputy, “something did not feel right.” She did a Google search regarding the program and found out it was a scam.

On Oct. 30, a terroristic threats complaint was filed at a Prospect Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her ex–husband attempted to run her over while they were exchanging the custody of their child. The woman said the man then drove off with their son in the vehicle. A deputy was called to the parking lot of a the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office where the ex–husband and child waited. The ex–husband alleged that when he was attempting to drop off the child the complainant tried to engage him in an argument so he left and drove to the sheriff’s office to make the exchange.

On Oct. 30 Tre Lamar Hill, 24, Huntsville, Al was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, failure to maintain lane, possession of drug related objects and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. According to reports, a deputy responded to a reckless driver complaint on Interstate 20. A deputy stopped a vehicle driven by Hill for allegedly failing to maintain lane. Consequent to the stop reports state, a deputy observed a “strong odor” of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Hill allegedly told the deputy that there was marijuana in the vehicle’s console and a pistol in the car. A deputy found a clear glass jar with suspected marijuana and a .380 caliber handgun was found in a small compartment under the vehicle’s steering column. A small black scale was also allegedly found in the driver’s front floor. A lock box containing $816 was found and $370 was found in the driver’s door pocket.

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