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On April 29 Oscar Kelly Sasnett, 36, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property. According to reports, Sasnett was arrested at his East Jefferson Street residence while he was allegedly burning a woman’s personal items on a charcoal grill. Reports state that the woman called authorities at 1:38 a.m. and reported that she and Sasnett had argued and had a physical altercation the prior night. Officers said while speaking with the woman the woman said she was going to leave the residence for safety. Sasnett had been cooking fish on the stove and, reports state, the woman took the fish because she alleged she had paid for the fish, and threw the fish in the dirt outside the residence. She then left. Officers returned to the residence a few minutes later when they observed a “rather large fire” burning from a charcoal grill outside the residence. The woman also returned and poked the fire with a stick and recognized a pair of pink pants and a multiple-colored stripe dress that was actively burning. Sasnett was then arrested.

On April 24 a gas drive off complaint was filed at Flash Foods, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee stated that someone in a black truck pumped $35 worth of diesel fuel and then left the store without paying for the fuel.

On April 25 a disrupting public schools and interfering with 911 call complaint was filed at Morgan County High School softball field, College Drive. According to reports, a woman alleged that her estranged husband came to the ball park and began to yell at her when he accused her of not showing him affection. The woman said the man was “very loud and disruptive” during the incident and that he took the complainant’s cell phone when she threatened to call police. A third party retrieved the woman’s cell phone and she called officers. The man had left the area prior to officer’s arrival.

On April 24 Marcus Dion Reid, 43, Madison was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, pedestrian under the influence of alcohol and interference with a business. According to reports, officers were called to the Sunflower convenience store regarding a fight in progress. When they arrived they allegedly observed a “very intoxicated” Reid cursing at customers in the parking lot. A Sunflower employee said he had hired Reid to clean the restrooms but while working Reid allegedly began arguing with the employee and punched the employee in the mouth. Initially, reports state, the employee didn’t want to press charges but as Reid continued to berate both the employee and the officers, the employee agreed to file charges.

On April 25 Carnell Porter, 62, Madison was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, a person told an officer that they had observed Porter take flowers from Wal Mart and not pay for the items and leave in a white pickup truck. Porter was stopped by a second officer on South Main Street and initially denied being at Wal Mart or taking flowers. However, after an officer reviewed video surveillance at Wal Mart Porter allegedly admitted taking the items and dropping them off at an East Jefferson Street residence. The flowers, valued at $23.76, were retrieved from the residence and taken back to Wal Mart.

On April 22 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at Golden Pantry, North Main Street. According to reports, a man said a Honda had been damaged during a fight between a Golden Pantry employee and an unknown male. Reports state that the male alleged that the employee had waved at his girlfriend. The man punched the employee and threw him into the side of the Honda, causing damage to the front side fender.

On April 23 a criminal trespass report was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a man said a former roommate came to the residence and a dispute arose regarding the former roommate stealing a pair of the complainant’s shoes. The complainant said after he secured the shoes, he forced the man to leave and the man picked up a child’s toy and threw it and shattered a window in the residence.

On April 22 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Jarod Environmental, Fairground Road. According to reports, an employee reported that he had received a phone call from his bank informing him that a man was attempting to cash a $1,500 check at a bank in Social Circle. The complainant said he had not issued the check and checked his check register and notched that eight checks were missing. Reports state that Social Circle authorities were able to arrest the man before he left the bank.

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