Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On June 7 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Highland Avenue residence. According to reports, a man told an officer that someone had removed his 9mm Taurus pistol from a book bag in the back seat of his vehicle. The man said he last saw the pistol on May 24.

On June 6 Tonya Briscoe Willis, 38, Madison was arrested and charged with simple assault. According to reports, officers were called to a Morgan Circle residence regarding a woman allegedly pointing a gun at a man. Reports state that when they arrived Willis told them a 24-year-old man had been “hanging out” with her teenage daughter and she had, on several occasions, warned the man to end the association. However, she said, when she arrived home from work at 1 p.m. she saw the man standing in her front yard, Reports state Willis told her neighbors to take their children inside because she “didn’t want to shoot a kid” and retrieved her firearm. She said she came back outside and pointed the gun at the man who, when he realized she had a gun, fled. Reports state that Willis chased the man through the neighborhood. An officer attempted to contact the man but he had left the scene when officers arrived and, reports said, “stated he did not want to return.” The firearm was confiscated as evidence.

On June 6 an information report was filed at Goody’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that a former employee came to the store and threatened the employee and others. The woman said the ex-employee implied she would bring family members to the store to beat employee.

On June 5 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Harper Street residence. According to reports, officers were called to the residence regarding a domestic disturbance. When they arrived they located a woman sitting in a bedroom. The woman said she and her daughter had an argument regarding the daughter carrying a bat around and at some point she fell on the floor and could not get up. The daughter was absent when officers and EMS arrived but returned an hour later and requested transport to Morgan Medical Center for evaluation.

On June 4 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Harris Street residence. According to reports, a man said someone had damaged two mailboxes that serve a duplex on Harris Street. 

On June 3 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at the parking deck, Hancock Street. According to reports, a man said someone had, apparently, attempted to break into his 2018 Ford F 150 supercab truck. Reports state damage was done to the driver side window, driver door and driver side rear door. The man estimated damage at $3,800.

On June 4 a damage to property complaint was filed at Travel Centers of America. According to reports, a man said someone had backed into his tractor trailer while he was absent from the vehicle. The man said he left a trailer near a maintenance area at 1:45 p.m. and when he returned at 7:18 p.m. he noticed the front driver side wheel well was bent as if it had been struck. 

On June 4 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Madison Villas, Bramblewood Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said at approximately 1 a.m. she heard a loud “bang” at her front door. The woman said 15 minutes later she went downstairs to see if someone was at the door but did not see anyone. The woman said she put a chair against the door for the remainder of the night and heard nothing else. Reports state that while an officer was at the residence a maintenance crew was repairing the door frame, which had been broken in the incident.

On June 2 Tommy Thomas, 21, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property and obstruction. According to reports, an officer stated he was sitting in his patrol car at 3 a.m. on North Main Street observing traffic when he heard a loud noise. The officer said he drove down Main Street, turned around at Main Street Pantry and then drove behind Thrifty Mac Pharmacy searching for the source of the disturbance. Reports state that the officer observed Thomas with no shirt walking at the end of Hancock Street. The officer commanded Thomas to stop and, reports state, Thomas allegedly fled towards a construction area. The officer gave chase and Thomas allegedly stopped behind a large pile of dirt and yelled “God, God, God…” and ordered the officer off his property. A second officer arrived and Thomas fled again, this time towards Pine Street. The reporting officer got back into his vehicle and intercepted Thomas near the SunTrust Bank parking lot. Thomas eventually fell on Pine Street and the officer was able to detain him and place him in his patrol car. The second officer reported that a window at the Madison Chophouse had been shattered, a table and umbrella had been turned over and a second window had been damaged. Reports state that Thomas told the officer he had damaged the window because “there was someone who wasn’t suppose to be there in the window and he flipped the table and umbrella out of rage.”

On June 3 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Pearl Street residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had removed a pistol from her vehicle sometime in the past. The woman valued the pistol at $320 and said it was broken, with a bullet jammed in the chamber backwards. She also said she leaves her driver’s side door unlocked.

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