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On Nov. 19 an aggravated assault complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street residence. According to reports, a woman said after she denied her 15–year–old son’s request to use a phone to call his grandmother, the son allegedly grabbed a large kitchen knife and stabbed the kitchen wall several times before throwing the knife at the woman. The juvenile then allegedly went outside and grabbed a brick and threw it through the windshield of a woman’s car. The juvenile was held and transported to Sandersville Youth Detention Center.

On Nov. 18 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Meadow Ridge Drive residence. According to reports, a man said he was given a ride to a Green Meadow Drive residence the night before and had received a call from an unknown man who told him the windows of two vehicles at the Meadow Ridge Drive residence had been damaged. The man said the night prior he had argued with his wife’s son and while he did not feel comfortable leaving the vehicles he did so because he was too intoxicated to drive. The passenger side window of a GMC truck had been shattered and all windows except for front and back of a Mercury sedan had been broken.

On Nov. 17 a theft of lost property complaint was filed at Chevron, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said after she placed packages in her vehicle and drove to Zaxby’s she realized her wallet was missing. The woman said the wallet contained $200 cash and multiple credit cards.

On Nov. 14 a information report was filed at a East Washington Street location. According to reports, an officer responded to a complaint that there was a gun in the road. Reports state that an officer found a loaded Taurus .45 caliber pistol on the road. The pistol was placed in lost and found.

On Nov. 16 a warrant was issued for Boyd Lee Harper, 58, Monroe. According to reports, an employee at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, alleged that Harper entered the store’s garden center and picked up  a Razor Dirt Rocket bike (valued at $249) and left the store without paying for the item. Reports state that the store was able to acquire a license tag from a pickup truck Harper allegedly drove away from the store. Madison authorities researched the tag number and found that it was registered to a woman in Monroe. Walton County authorities contacted the Monroe women who allegedly told the officers that Harper had left earlier in the truck. A driver’s license picture also was similar to an image of the man who took the bike which was captured on video surveillance.

On Nov. 16 a property damage report was filed at Lowes, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said while he was sitting in his truck a cart rolled away from another customer and struck the side of the complainant’s truck.

On Nov. 14 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Plum Street residence. According to reports, a man said sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. someone entered his Chevrolet Silverado and removed $10 from the center console. The complainant said his vehicle was unlocked at the time of the incident.

On Nov. 14 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Plum Street residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his Acura RDX and removed a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9mm pistol from a center console. The complainant told an officer he wasn’t sure if the vehicle was secure at the time of the theft. The officer reported that he saw no evidence of forced entry. The weapon is valued at $460.

On Nov. 13 Marquis R. Benton, 22, Rutledge was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and no functioning headlight. According to reports, a vehicle Benton was driving on South Main Street was stopped for a headlight violation. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer allegedly smelled green marijuana coming from the vehicle. An officer asked Benton if there was marijuana in the vehicle, reports state, and Benton allegedly told him there was marijuana in the center console. The officer located handgun cartridges in the vehicle and less than an ounce of suspected marijuana in a orange and clear container on a seat. Reports state that employees at the Morgan County Detention Center also located a bag containing less than an ounce of suspected marijuana inside one of Benton’s shoes. Benton will also face a charge of crossing guard lines with drugs.

On Nov. 13 a simple battery complaint was filed at Wash Rock, Atlanta Highway. According to reports, a 79–year–old man reported that as he was trying to remove clothes from a non–functioning dryer to place the clothes in another dryer, a woman walked up who had clothes in the dryer next to the man’s dryer and said “excuse me.” The woman then allegedly shoved the man out of the way. The man said the confrontation left him with a bloody arm. The man said he took public transportation to the Morgan County Senior Center where workers there tried to stem the flow of blood. Officers were going to review video surveillance in an attempt to identify the woman.

On Nov. 13 Gwendolyn B. Brinkley, 57, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Brinkley alleged took an older receipt to Wal Mart, Eatonton Road and then picked out a $9.88 item from the store that was listed on the older receipt. She then allegedly tried to return the item for a cash refund using the dated receipt.

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