CORRECTION. In a law enforcement item printed in the Jan.10 edition of the Morgan County Citizen regarding arrests at Wellington Park, the report should have said Victor Quinton Tiller, 25, Buckhead was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce and city park after hours violation.
On Jan. 18 Michelle Brittney Warren, 29, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, prescription drugs not in original container and crossing the guard line with contraband. According to reports, officers were called to a Concord Lane residence regarding a possible drunk driver. Reports state when officers arrived they observed a black Ford Escape in front of the residence with the vehicle’s door open and an open Bud Light beer can on the roof of the vehicle. The officer said he heard noises coming from the residence and approached and made contact with Warren. The officer alleged that Warren was “argumentative” when he questioned her and would not stay in the residence. The officer said he requested several times that Warren return to the residence and go to bed and “that would be the end of this incidence.” Reports allege Warren continued to argue with the officer and others present and was then arrested and charged. While at the Morgan County Detention Center a deputy allegedly located a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana on Warren’s person. The officer who transported Warren to the detention center alleged that he located a clear bag with approximately 10 capsules and a clear bag with suspected marijuana in the back seat of the patrol car after Warren was delivered.
On Jan. 20 a forgery complaint was filed at Krystal, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that five females used five counterfeit $20 bills to make minimal purchases and then pocket $72.09 in change. All five got into a dark Jeep Renegade and left.
On Jan. 14 an information report was filed at Morris Wrecker. According to reports, an employee reported that a man had used a Discover card to purchase eight tires over the phone. The customer had sent a person to pick up the tires. After the person had left the business was alerted that the transaction was fraudulent. The employee attempted to reach the customer via telephone but had no success.
On Jan. 18 Kendrick Ezekiel Thomas, 27, Nicholson was arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, Thomas allegedly grabbed a woman by her hair and neck and threw her to the ground on Ward Road while the couple were walking from the Budget Inn to Sulgrave Drive.
On Jan 18 a fraud complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that when she was attempting to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) her former school alleged that she owed $10,440. The woman contends she was never registered at the school during the time frame the school alleges, in part, because she was pregnant. The woman disputes the school’s assertion that she had registered for on-line classes.
On Jan. 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman told officer she had walked from the Relax Inn to the Budget Inn to meet with friends. The woman said after she arrived she asked for and received a drink because she was “emotional.” The woman said after she consumed the drink she was led to a room by two males and passed out. The woman said when she awoke she called her daughter to pick her up and take her back to the Relax Inn. She also said that she was missing $630. The woman alleged that someone put something in the drink to incapacitate her and that she was sober when she arrived. Officers spoke to witnesses at the Budget Inn who alleged the woman was “heavily intoxicated” when she arrived at the Budget Inn and they did not witness the alleged incident.
On Jan. 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Arby’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that $568 was missing from a safe. Reports state that the employee said she had taken the money to a register to count and while counting had stopped to service a piece of equipment. The employee said when she returned a portion of the money she was counting was missing. Employees searched the area around the safe but were unsuccessful. Later, an addendum noted, the employee told police the missing money had been found behind the register.
On Jan. 13 Deshawn Mosely, 25, Eatonton was arrested and charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, driving on the wrong side of the road, open container and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, an officer responded to a reckless driver complaint on South Main Street. Reports state that an officer allegedly observed a vehicle driven by Mosley south driving with a flat front left tire and unable to maintain its lane. The office activated his emergency lights and the vehicle continued until it turned onto Park Street and then turned on Belmont Street. The vehicle then allegedly drove on the wrong side of the road, came to a stop, was placed in reverse and then placed in park. Reports state that a strong odor of marijuana came from the vehicle and officers allegedly found a partially smoked marijuana cigarette and an empty bottle of Jameson alcohol in the vehicle.
On Jan. 15 Jquan D. Kimble, 21, Decatur was arrested and charged with forgery and obstruction. According to reports, an office was called to the Bank of Madison, Eatonton Road regarding a person attempting to cash a suspicious check. When the officer arrived he attempted to question Kimble regarding the check and Kimble ran out the back door towards Goodys. Reports state that two officers chased Kimble and, eventually, he ran into the Qwik Pack and Ship Store. Employees in the store fled the store for safety and the two officers and a deputy from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office located Kimble in a bathroom in the store. After a brief struggle, reports state, Kimble was detained. Reports state that he told officers that someone had given him the check to cash. The check was made out to Kimble for $4,219.62 from a law firm. An employee at the bank called the law firm when presented with the check and was told that the check was fraudulent.