Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On July 29 William Joseph Clark, 31, Newborn was arrested and charged with public drunkeness. According to reports, officers were called to Levi Court regarding a suspicious person. When they arrived they approached Clark who allegedly told them he was in the neighborhood to meet his girlfriend at 5 p.m. but was running 30 minutes late. The time, when officers spoke with Clark, was 7:15 p.m. Clark then said he was there to meet his son and fiancée. Officers alleged that Clark was slurring his words and asked if he had been drinking. Clark initially told officers he had drunk a six pack of beers while sitting in a truck. He later said he had one beer and then said he had 1.5 beers and then said he had two beers. Clark was also allegedly randomly knocking on the front doors of residences in the neighborhood prior to police arriving.

On July 29 a theft complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman said she placed a couch on a truck in preparation for moving across town. The woman said after arriving at the new residence she realized none of the cushions for the couch were on the truck. An officer suggested that the cushions could have blown away during transmit but the complainant rejected the suggestion and alleged that someone had stolen her cushions while parked in front of her old apartment.

On July 27 an entering auto complaint was filed at a East Jefferson Street location. According to reports, a man said someone had pried open the back window of his 2001 Ford Explorer and removed a pair of tennis shoes valued at $193.

On July 26 a theft by taking compliant was filed at Morgan county Primary School, East Avenue. According to reports, a man said when he walked to his 2013 Ford Escape he noticed that someone had removed his license tag.

On July 26 Donna Folk Driggers, 48, Barnwell, S.C. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, officers were called to the Deerfield Inn regarding a woman who refused to leave. When an officer arrived he made contact with Driggers who told him her husband had left the motel at 9:30 a.m. to go to work. Driggers was sitting in a grassy area between Deerfield Inn and Waffle House. A Deerfield Inn employee disputed Driggers marital claim and alleged that Driggers shares rooms with different customers and three weeks ago was staying in a room with a different man. The Deerfield Inn employee requested that Driggers be trespassed from the property and noted that the grassy area where Driggers was sitting, surrounded by beer cans and toiletries, reports state, is owned by Waffle House. An employee at Waffle House also requested that Driggers be removed from the property. An officer told Driggers she had to leave the property but she refused and, reports state, told the officer she had no where to go. She was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On July 24 Gregory Lee Elder, 48, Madison was cited and released for disorderly conduct. According to reports, an officer was called to the city of Madison utility barn, Fairgrounds Road in relation to two men arguing. When an officer arrived one man accused Elder of questioning his work regarding emptying trash cans. Elder told officer he was directed to observe the employee’s work and when he questioned the employee the employee allegedly used profanity and pointed his finger in Elder’s face. Elder said he shoved the employee with both hands in the chest to create space. The employee alleged he was struck in the face. The officer noted there were no marks on the complainant’s face.

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