Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On June 15 Alex Craig Waterman, 23, Macon was arrested and charged with hit and run, driving while license suspended and possession of open container. According to reports, an officer was called to the intersection of U.S. 441 and the Madison by-pass at 8 a.m.and spoke with two persons who alleged that their vehicles had been struck from behind by a black Hyundai Accent driven by a white male. The Hyundai fled, reports state, towards Monticello Highway after the incident. At 6:10 p.m. the same day an officer observed a black Hyundai with extensive front end damage parked at the Raceway convenience store, Eatonton Road. The officer observed Waterman driving the vehicle and questioned him regarding the damage. Waterman allegedly told the officer that he had smoked marijuana prior to the incident that morning and that he was tired because he had just worked a night shift. He also directed the officer to a partially smoked marijuana joint in the vehicle. The officer also found a nearly empty can of beer.

On June 15 Jamarcus Carrington, no age given, Marietta, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to yield and DUI. According to reports, an officer responded to 911 complaints about a reckless driver on Interstate 20. Reports state that the officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Carrington for 1.5 miles before Carrington yielded to the emergency lights and siren. Consequent to the traffic stop, reports state, the officer alleged Carrington’s eyes were bloodshot and he was unsteady on his feet. Harrington allegedly told the officer he had left his residence in Marietta to get something to eat. Reports state Carrington didn’t realize he was more than an hour’s travel time away from Marietta at the time of arrest. The officer allegedly found a partially smoked marijuana joint, an unsmoked joint and less than an ounce of marijuana in the vehicle.

On June 15 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Mi Ranchito, West Washington Street. According to reports, a woman said someone shattered the front driver’s side window of her vehicle.

On June 15 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Whitehall Street residence. According to reports, a man alleged that while he was getting a haircut another man entered his vehicle and took his pistol. Reports state that the man said he had not locked his vehicle when he entered the barber shop but he observed a man leave the barber shop when he entered and, in part, believes he may have taken his pistol because the man lost a bet to the complainant. An officer spoke with the suspect who denied taking the weapon and said he was “not worried” about the bet.

On June 12 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Muzzy’s Gifts and More, South Main Street. According to reports, a woman said that a hole had been punctured in the front glass of the business.

On June 13 an information report was filed at the Wellington Building, Monticello Road. According to reports, an officer responded to an “active shooter” complaint at 7:45 a.m. at the building. The call came from a person across the street from the building, reports state. When the officer arrived he advised other units to establish a perimeter around the building. He entered the building and noted he did not hear any gunshots. He located workers who also told him they had not heard any gunshots. Reports state that the call was a “miscommunication” and that the caller had misconstrued an incident involving a dog being shot with a pellet gun. In that call, a woman said she let her dog out of her tractor trailer in the parking lot and after the dog walked around the truck it returned and had possibly been shot in the foot with a pellet gun.In total, 13 officers from both the Madison Police Department and Morgan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.

On June 9 Gregory Farley, 51, Madison was cited for shoplifting. According to reports, officers were called to Wal Mart, Eatonton Road regarding a man who was attempting to leave the store with items he had not paid for. Reports state that officers located Wal Mart loss prevention officers and Farley at the front of the store with a bag of $161 worth of items that Farley had attempted to take from the store.

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