On Feb. 24 Kenneth Lee Youngblood, 53, Madison was arrested and charged with DUI refusal, failure to maintain lane and possession of open container. According to reports, officers responded to a complaint call regarding a possible drunk driver near the Hampton Inn, Eatonton Road area. When they arrived they allegedly observed Youngblood in a green Suzuki Sidekick fail to maintain lane. The Suzuki pulled into the Wal Mart parking lot. Officers reported that they initially observed Youngblood with “sleepy” eyes and “slurring words.” Youngblood had difficulties producing his driver’s license from his wallet, reports state. When an officer was attempting to explain the walk and turn sobriety test to Youngblood he allegedly became “angry” and told the officers he was going to call the sheriff because they were “harassing him.” Because of the hostility, Youngblood was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car. When asked if he would consent to a state administered chemical test of his blood Youngblood, instead, questioned the officer regarding the last time he had performed a sexual act. The officer asked a second time, reports state, and Youngblood’s response was the same. “I advised Youngblood that I was considering that as a refusal to the state test,” the officer stated. Youngblood then advised the officers that he had an envelope with $21,000 in the vehicle but the officers reported they did not find an envelope or cash. They did find, they state, an empty bottle of Fireball whiskey and a Bud Light beer still cold to the touch.
On Feb. 20 a loitering complaint was filed at a Burney Street residence. According to reports, officers arrived at the residence and observed several persons loitering on the property. One man left the property immediately when officers arrived. Officers explained loitering laws to others gathered near the residence and left. An officer observed a brown pill bottle near a storage building and found 12 suspected pieces of crack cocaine in the bottle. The bottle was confiscated.
On Feb. 20 Mallory Jean Watkins, 17, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, an employee at Ingles, Eatonton Road, told officers that he had allegedly observed Watkins take a hooded sweat shirt and face wash and leave the store without paying for the items. Watkins was confronted outside the store and was escorted back inside. Reports state that she admitted to taking the items. The items are valued at $31.47.
On Feb. 20 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Belmont Street residence. According to reports, officers were called to the area after a complaint of two male juveniles, one white, one black, running from a garage. Officers checked the area but had no contact with either individual. Approximately 15 minutes later a second Belmont street resident called and reported that someone had taken a yellow bicycle with a basket on the front. A Morgan County Sheriff’s Department deputy reported that she had detained both suspects on Morgan Circle. Reports state both juveniles stated that they had skipped school at Morgan County High School that day and had taken the yellow bike and a blue bike to ride to a friend’s house on Morgan Circle. Both bicycles were secured and the juveniles were detained and later released to their parents.
On Feb. 16 a forgery complaint was filed at a Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a woman said she had been informed by her bank that someone had used routing numbers and account numbers to create and present a false check.
On Feb. 20 Cassie Lee Mitchell, 26, Conyers was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkeness. According to reports, at 1:32 a.m. an officer observed Mitchell walking alongside Eatonton Highway near Pilot Truck Stop. The officer made contact with Mitchell and observed that she had a deep gash above her left eye and blood on her face as well as scrapes on her arms and bruising around her left eye. Mitchell, who reports state smelled of alcohol, told the officer she had fallen while walking. She later said that, in fact, she had jumped from her boyfriend’s vehicle while the vehicle was moving. An officer contacted the boyfriend who said that after he and Mitchell had left a friend’s house in Stockbridge, Mitchell allegedly jumped from his vehicle while he was going 45 mph. She then re-entered the vehicle and the couple returned to the boyfriend’s house in Madison. A second female arrived and Mitchell left the residence, reports state. The boyfriend and second female left the residence to locate Mitchell and found her near Flash Foods. An officer stated that Mitchell used “vulgar and profane” language while being questioned. The couple then transported Mitchell to Morgan Memorial Hospital where, reports state, she continued to use the same behavior with hospital workers. Mitchell’s right arm was handcuffed to a bed while hospital workers treated her for injuries. Later, the officer was called back to the hospital and located Mitchell and a security guard in the lobby. The guard reported that Mitchell had worked loose from the handcuff and had to be restrained. She was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
On Feb. 14 a theft by shoplifting complaint was filed at Olde South Wine and Spirits, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said he confronted a black male wearing a red and black stocking cap regarding the man attempting to take a bottle of liquor. The employee said he demanded the bottle and the man complied. The employee said he then noticed a bulge under a sweatshirt the man was wearing. The employee asked the man if he had more liquor concealed and the man said the bulge was a gun. The man then fled on foot southbound from the store.