Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

Patrick Yost Law Enforcement

On May 31 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Harris Street residence. According to reports, a woman said someone entered her unsecured 2011 Toyota van and removed a rose gold Coach wallet. The wallet contained a driver’s license, a Wells Fargo debit card, a Target card, and a pill bottle with 10 to 15 zanex pills. The woman said someone had tried to use her Wells Fargo card at a local bank at 2:30 a.m.

On May 31 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Billups Avenue residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his unsecured Ford F 150 pickup truck and removed a Toshiba laptop computer and Apple IPad mini. The man said both devices are owned by his employer and he valued the devices at $1,400.

On May 31 a burglary complaint was filed at a Billups Avenue residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered an unsecured shed and removed his daughter’s BMX bike. While an officer performed a neighborhood canvass, reports state, he located the bike leaning against a tree in the yard of a Park Street residence. The owners of the Park Street residence told the officer the bike had arrived at the residence sometime during the night. The bicycle was returned.

On May 30  an information report was filed at a Sulgrave Drive apartment complex. According to reports, an officer said he received a report of a large group of people fighting in the parking lot of the Canterbury Apartment complex. When the officer arrived the crowd had dissipated but the officer located one woman who said she was involved and that an altercation had arisen based on allegations made through text messages. The woman said, however, she could not identify persons involved because, in part, she was the the girlfriend of a man whose mother lived at the apartment complex.

On May 30 Antares Bryan, 30, Kennesaw was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property. According to reports, Bryan was stopped by a Madison Police Department officer at 4:20 a.m. on Interstate 20 for alleged failure to maintain lane. Consequent to the stop, reports state, the officer allegedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and Bryan told the officer he had marijuana in his glove box. Bryan handed the officer a plastic bag of suspected marijuana. The officer also reported that he located more loose marijuana in the vehicle as well as a Springfield XD-9 handgun located in a book bag behind the front passenger seat. The weapon had been reported stolen from its owner in Lumberton, N.C.

On May 31 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Burger King, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee told officers that a cash drawer had come up $60 short. The employee said a review of surveillance video allegedly showed a 15-year-old employee accepting cash from customers but placing the cash next to the cash drawer and then later placing the cash in her pocket. An officer reviewed the video and validated the accusation. The employee told the officer that the store would press charges.

On June 2 warrants for obstruction and illegal possession of a controlled substance were filed against Travonies Dartzes Clark, 27, Winterville. According to reports, officers were called to the Kwik Car Wash, Eatonton Road to assist a Morgan County Deputy serve a felony warrant against Clark. When the officers arrived, reports state, Clark jumped over the railing between the car wash and Eatonton Road and fled towards the Budget Inn. An officer gave chase but lost sight of Clark. Officers located a bag of suspected marijuana in Clark’s vehicle.

On June 2 Joel Akeem Fowler, 28, Albany, N.Y. was arrested and charged with reckless driving and speeding. Amir K. Stephens, 27, Menands, N.Y. was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, Fowler was stopped on Interstate 20 after Madison Police Department officers had received a “be on the lookout” call from Greene County deputies regarding a black, sports car speeding and driving erratically on Interstate 20. A Madison officer clocked the 2014 Maserati Q4 allegedly going 92 mph and the vehicle was stopped. Consequent to the stop an officer observed an empty holster between Fowler’s leg and Fowler identified where he had placed the weapon. The officer questioned two back seat passengers regarding any weapons in the vehicle and were told that there were more weapons in the back. The officer reported that Stephens allegedly appeared to be hiding a weapon with his leg. At that point, reports state, all four persons were removed from the vehicle at gunpoint. After all occupants were removed officers allegedly located two pistols, an AK type rifle in the back seat and a Kel-Tec 5.56 that had been next to Stephens. The officers also located a small bag of suspected marijuana in the rear passenger seat and, reports state, Stephens allegedly told the officer he had a small bag of marijuana in his shoe.

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