On Jan. 13 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Wellington Street residence. According to reports, a man said he had purchased a black BBQ grill at Wal Mart for $63.13. The man said he placed the grill, which was “barrel style” near the front steps of his residence. The man said he left the residence at 8 a..m. and returned at 2:15 p.m. and the unsecured grill was gone.
On Jan. 12 a theft by deception complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that two black females came to a cashier line and gave the cashier three American Express gift cards totaling $600 to activate. The cashier activated the cards and placed them in a plastic sack. However. one of the suspects, video surveillance shows, took the cards and replaced them with new American Express gift cards. When the suspects failed to pay the cashier, the cashier took the replaced cards and attempted to cancel the activation but it failed. The suspects then attempted to buy two shower liners, a pack of hand towels and $100 in cash back but an ATM card was declined. The suspects then told the cashier they were going to an ATM machine but, instead, left the store and got into a white vehicle.
On Jan. 12 Brianna Michele Reid, 18, Greensboro was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and Georgia hands free act. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed Reid wth both hands on a phone and her steering wheel and texting while driving on Washington Street. Consequent to a traffic stop, reports state, the officer reported that he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Reid initially denied the existence of marijuana but later handed the officer a small suspected marijuana cigarette and told the officer that there was a small bag of suspected marijuana in her wallet in the center console of the vehicle.
On Jan. 12 Kimberly R. Eads, 43, Greenwood, S.C. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkeness. According to reports, an officer was called to Budget Inn, Eatonton Road in regards with a woman wanting to speak with officers regarding an earlier dispute at the motel. When the officer arrived, reports state, he observed Eads standing near the main office “extremely intoxicated.” Eads allegedly told the officer he was “f****** stupid.” A second officer arrived and examined the room Eads had rented and reported that it was “in disarray and that there was broken glass over most of the floor.” Eads allegedly refused an officer’s request for basic information or a narrative of what happened at the room. She and her belongings, less one bottle of Vodka, were transported to the Morgan County Detention Center. The bottle of Vodka was emptied at the Budget Inn after the arrest.
On Jan. 8 a discharging firearms ordinance complaint was filed at a Concord Lane apartment. According to reports, a woman reported that she heard gunshots from behind her apartment. An officer reported that he spoke with a second woman who alleged that a juvenile male pushed her down in the road after she told him to quit walking through the wood line behind her apartment. A neighbor said they pulled the juvenile off the woman and soon after heard gunshots. Officers located five spent shell casings and one live round. Reports state the suspect is a 12-year-old African-American male. A teenaged African-American female is also wanted by officers.
On Jan. 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Wal Mart. According to reports, a woman reported that she requested $40 cash back from a self checkout register but forgot to grab her money and walked out of the store without the money. Video surveillance showed a man walk up to the register and take the money as soon as the complainant left.
On Jan. 5 a robbery complaint was filed at Waffle House, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said her husband walked up to a black Explorer in the parking lot at 5:52 p.m. and the man in the Explorer allegedly grabbed her husband’s wallet and sped off, causing the husband to fall in the parking lot and strike his head on the ground. The complainant said the couple was outside waiting on a taxi to take them to Wal Mart. The officer advised the complainant that there was no taxi service in Madison and the woman said a friend from the Deerfield Inn had called for a taxi. The husband was transported by EMS to Morgan Medical Center for evaluation.