On Feb. 4 Jason Robert Holland, 38, Buckhead was arrested and charged with theft by taking. According to reports, a woman at Waffle House, Eatonton Road, alleged that at 1 a.m. after she left her IPhone 7 sitting on a counter Holland took the phone and left the restaurant. Reports state that the woman identified Holland because he paid for his meal with a credit card. Video surveillance also allegedly showed Holland take the phone and place it in left front pants pocket. Deputies from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office were able to assist a Madison Police Department officer in tracking Holland to his Cedar Grove Road residence. Reports state that initially Holland fled into a wooded area when deputies arrived but later came out. A deputy said Holland’s wife immediately produced the suspected stolen phone when asked and an officer called the victim and was told the phone’s pass code. The phone was returned, minus a SIM card, to the victim. In a related arrest and booking report at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Holland was also charged by Morgan County authorities with one count possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and obstruction.
Those charges came after two Morgan County deputies arrived at Holland’s Cedar Grove Road residence and attempted to arrest him for the stolen cell phone warrant. Reports state that when deputies arrived they were told by Holland’s wife, Ashley Holland, that Jason Holland was not at home. When officers requested to search the residence for Jason Holland, Ashley Holland allegedly told them he was inside. When they entered Jason Holland allegedly fled out the back door and into a wooded area. He then came out of the woods and as deputies were attempting to handcuff him Ashley Holland, reports allege, attempted to get a rolled $1 bill from Holland and keys. Jason Holland threw the bill and keys away from his body. Deputies allegedly located suspected cocaine in the bill and a small amount of marijuana in the house. Reports state that warrants for obstruction and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce will also be taken against Ashley Holland, no age, no address given.
On Feb. 3 a burglary complaint was filed at Gates Uptown Barber Shop, First St. According to reports, a woman said someone gained entry to the barber shop via a plexiglass window and removed several items including five belts, five purses, six wallets and various bags of chips. In total, the merchandise is valued at $485.
On Jan. 30 Robert Louis Milker, 53, Seneca, S.C. was arrested and charged with theft by bringing stolen property in state driving without a license and failure to maintain lane. According to reports, Milker was stopped near the intersection of East Washington Street and Main Street while driving a 2004 Ford Focus. Consequent to the stop, an officer learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Seneca. Reports state that Milker said he was told by a person named “Donna” to bring “bam bam” to Georgia “and that was all he was doing.”
On Feb. 3 Colby Adam Peale, 19, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Savannah Morgan Hailey, 19, Rutledge was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Garett Stephen Treadwell, 17, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, all three were arrested after an officer patrolling the area of Kolb Street and Fourth Street 3 a.m. because of recent vandalism heard the distinct sound of spray paint cans being shaken and glass breaking. Reports state that the officer observed individuals with flash lights behind Clarks Chapel Church. The officer called for back up and when more officers arrived the three fled. Peale was stopped by the officer. The officer detained Peale and then observed that a church bus had been painted with “vulgar and profane in nature” words with fresh paint and that all the windows of the bus had been broken.
On Jan. 29 a deposit account fraud complaint was filed at O’Reilly Auto Parts. According to reports, a man entered the store and purchased a starter, engine mount, brake shoes and a battery. The man wrote two checks, one for $299.99 and one for $283.10 for the items. Both checks were fraudulent.
On Jan. 30 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a parking deck on Hancock Street. According to reports, a woman reported that while she was at work someone shot a hole in the door of her 2015 200 Limited. The woman took the vehicle to a repair shop and a repairman found an expired bullet between the door and the door panel.
On Jan. 29 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Ag Pro, Lions Club Road. According to reports,a man said sometime the night before someone had taken his 1999 Dodge Ram flat bed truck. The man said he also had a Winchester rifle and .22 pistol in the truck along with approximately $1,000 worth of tools. Video surveillance showed someone in a brown Dodge truck approach the vehicle at 9:20 a.m. A man entered the flatbed truck and drove away. The complainant said he had left his vehicle unlocked and the keys were in the truck. The truck is valued at $11,000.
On Jan. 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a South Main Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that while a friend was at her residence, her phone suddenly was missing.