On March 31, a battery complaint was filed at a Creek Point Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said her daughter had called and reported that the daughter’s estranged husband was intoxicated and at her house. The complainant said she arrived and observed the man at the house. She and a second daughter entered the house and the man, reports state, also entered. The man allegedly punched one woman in the mouth, punched one woman on the ear and one woman on the chest.
On April 1, an entering auto and criminal damage to property complaint was filed at Auto 1, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said someone had entered a Ford Explorer parked at the back of the business and had apparently driven circles in the grass. Reports state that the Explorer has multiple damages including a broken rear passenger window. Someone had also attempted to enter a Buick but had failed. Video surveillance showed four individuals enter the lot at 12:47 a.m. Officers were able to identify one of the individuals as a juvenile they are familiar with. Officers contacted the juvenile’s mother who told the officer she had just gotten to her mother’s house for Easter and would contact police when they returned to Madison.
On March 31, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said after she left Walmart and, specifically, the hair salon, she realized she had left her phone. The woman contacted Verizon who traced the phone to a Bethesda Church Road, Durhamtown location, however, Greene County deputies went to the location and could not locate the phone.
On March 31, Sara Marie Gibson, 34, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, employees at Walmart, Eatonton Road, contacted authorities after observing Gibson in the infant section of the store. On Feb. 17, Gibson had been served with a trespass notice for the store. She was cited for trespassing and released.
On March 31, a criminal damage to property compliant was filed at a Morgan Circle residence. According to reports, a woman said that her child’s father came to the apartment knocking and kicking on the door and demanding to talk to her. The woman said the man became enraged because she told his current girlfriend that he was the father of the complainant’s child and was helping the complainant with the child.
On March 30, Jazmine Merelene Giles, 24, Madison, was arrested and charged with theft by taking. According to reports, officers were called to Walmart, Eatonton Road, after a loss prevention officer accused Giles of taking money from a register while she was employed at Walmart. Reports state that Giles allegedly told officers she had taken approximately $500 from the register since January.
On March 30, Michael Anthony Fender, 54, Valdosta, was arrested and charged with public drunkenness and interference with the business of another. According to reports, officers were called to Adrian’s Place, West Washington Street, in regards to a disruptive customer. Reports state that when officers arrived, they observed Eatonton Police Department Chief Kent Lawrence with Fender in the parking lot of the restaurant. Lawrence told officers that Fender had been disruptive while inside the restaurant and he escorted Fender outside. An employee at the restaurant alleged that Fender had been disruptive and had been going to different tables harassing customers. Fender was belligerent and was yelling obscenities while being transported to the Morgan County Detention Center. The incident occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m.
On March 27, a theft by conversion and theft by taking warrant was issued against Eli Mahone, 22, Madison. According to reports, a woman alleged that Mahone took a new lawnmower valued at $188 from her Carmichael Drive residence and pawned the machine at 441 Pawn Shop. An officer located the lawn mower at the pawn shop and retrieved the machine. The woman alleged that Mahone frequently took items from her to sell. The pawn shop owner, reports state, made a $50 loan on the lawn mower and is seeking reimbursement.
On March 26, a simple battery complaint was filed at Morgan Memorial Hospital, South Main Street. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was at work, her manager pushed her, injuring her back. The woman also said she was seven weeks pregnant.
On March 25, an information report was filed at a Harper Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her teenage son had been “acting out all day.” The mother said the son had recently been suspended from school for threats made to another student. The mother said the son had thrown and broken several items in the home and had destroyed outside furniture with a baseball bat.
The mother also alleged that the teen had trespassed back onto the school grounds, she said, “to teach the vice principal a lesson.” An officer spoke with the child who did not deny the mother’s allegations and said he was a “hot head” who is “constantly angry and he battles extreme fits of rage…”
The officer suggested the mother allow the officer to take two rifles in the home for safekeeping. The teen’s father came and took the teen for the night.
On March 26, a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had entered her apartment and rummaged through her belongings but, apparently, had not taken anything.