Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On Dec. 16 an entering auto complaint was filed at Headstart, Garnett St. According to reports, a woman said someone entered her unsecured vehicle and removed a wallet from the arm rest of her car. The woman said the wallet contained multiple credit cards and she had cancelled the cards.

On Dec. 12 Donta Kieshon Moore, 21, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of drug paraphernalia or objects, possession of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon, prescription drugs not in original container and possession of drugs with the intent to distribute. According to reports, a vehicle Moore was driving on West Washington St. was stopped by an officer because both Moore and a passenger allegedly did not have on seat belts. After the stop, reports state, an officer allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. He removed Moore and located a Kel-Tec handgun in Moore’s waistband. Reports also state that officers allegedly found 23 Alprazolam pills in the vehicle along with plastic baggies and scales. Moore also had $776 in cash. A passenger in the vehicle, Lacey Cooper, 25, Madison, was charged with seat belt violation and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce consequent to the traffic stop. Reports state that an officer found a suspected marijuana cigarette in Cooper’s purse.

On Dec. 18 a battery complaint was filed at Flash Foods, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that her husband had struck her in the right eye with the back of his left hand. The woman said she was driving the man to his work and the couple were arguing. The woman said while driving her husband to his job she informed him she wanted out of the marriage. Officers spoke to the man who said during the argument he said “(Expletive), I’m not going to work, due to being upset” and he bent over to kiss the woman and she smacked him in the mouth. The man said he exited the car and as he was walking away with a busted lip, the woman drove the car and struck him in the hip with a passenger side mirror. Video surveillance supported the man’s recount of the event, reports state.

On Dec. 14 a warrant for financial transaction card fraud was issued against Jennifer Melinda McDaniel, 33, Madison. According to reports, an Athens woman said someone had used her Bank of America debit card without her permission. The woman said someone had charged $63.67 at Wal Mart in Madison using the card. The woman told officers McDaniel was at her residence the night her debit card was taken. Video surveillance allegedly shows McDaniel purchasing six Husky 9×12 plastic tarps, five cans of Minimax stain and an 18 pack of terry cloths totaling $63.67 at the self checkout at Wal Mart. McDaniel’s image was also captured allegedly using the complainant’s debit card.

On Dec. 17 a counterfeit money complaint was filed at Main Street Pantry, South Main St. According to reports, an employee said a woman entered the store and attempted to purchase items with a “motion picture” $50 bill. The employee said she did not honor the bill and that the woman asked for the bill to be returned but the employee refused and called officers. The suspect had left before officers arrived.

On Dec. 15 a documentation report was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man called police and said he had given a friend $30 to go to the store and purchase a lottery ticket. The complainant said the friend did, in fact, go to the store and purchase a $30 lottery ticket and he returned with the ticket but, the man allegedly, took the ticket later that night. Reports state the complainant wanted a report filed to document the lottery ticket’s theft. The friend later called officers and reported that he had not, in fact, taken the lottery ticket and that the complainant had located the ticket. Reports noted that both men were “extremely intoxicated” during the incident.

On Dec. 17 a domestic dispute complaint was filed at the Waffle House, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer was initially called to a dispute complaint at a Maple St. residence. When an officer arrived he observed a woman at the residence and a man walking up the road with suitcases. Both parties told an officer that they had been in a heated argument but did not need police intervention. The man said he wished to leave the residence so he could stay somewhere else for the night. An hour later officers where called to the Waffle House. The woman said she had tracked the man to the Waffle House because, she alleged, the man had taken her keys and $10. The woman said if the man did not give her the keys and the $10 she was going to press charges against the man “for jumping on me.” The officer told the woman she could not “claim to have been physically assaulted as a means of retaliation.  The man told the officer he did not take either the keys or the $10 but that he would give the woman $10 “from his wallet if she would leave.”

On Dec. 18 an entering auto complaint was filed at Cracker Barrell, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said someone entered his secured Chevrolet Tahoe and removed two fabric brief cases and a Browning .25 caliber pistol. The brief cases contained personal information. Surveillance video shows a white SUV pulling next to the complainant’s car and opening the passenger door and then pulling away. An officer observed a small round hole under the passenger door locking mechanism.

On Dec. 12 Ronald Clayton, 61, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, Clayton entered a East Washington St. location and after he had been served a criminal trespass at that location.

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