Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On July 17 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman said she had a two year online relationship with a Virginia man. The woman said on July 3 the man arrived in Madison and stayed with the woman until July 6 at which time the woman requested that the man leave her residence and she ended the relationship. The woman alleged that since the man left he has called her more than 20 times and is demanding repayment for traveling expenses.

On July 17 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Highland Avenue residence. According to reports, a man said that at 12:15 the mother of his children came to the residence to pick up the children. The man alleged that after the woman secured the children, words were exchanged between the man and woman, the woman struck the man several times with an umbrella. The man said he then shoved the woman off him to escape the umbrella. The woman told authorities a similar story, reports state. The woman was served with a criminal trespass notice banning her from returning to the man’s residence.

On July 16 Larry Emmitt Tanner, 51, Buckhead was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, an officer responded to “suspicious vehicle” complaint at Ingles, Eatonton Road. When the officer arrived, reports state, they allegedly located Tanner asleep in a vehicle parked behind the store. Tanner told the officer that he had permission from the store to park his vehicle behind the store. The time was 1:57 p.m.  The officer noted that Tanner had been criminally trespassed from the store on Nov. 4, 2018 and that, by law, he had to remain off the store’s premises for one year. He was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On July 21 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a North Second Street residence. According to reports, a man alleged that after a female acquaintance came to the residence to collect belongings the man had placed outside the residence, the acquaintance “keyed” his Ford Econoline van from the gas tank to the rear of the van. The man provided photos of the woman on the property at the time of the incident. The woman had left the scene when officers arrived.

On July 21 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Billups Street residence. According to reports, a man said when he walked outside his residence in the morning he noticed that someone had shattered the rear window of his Ford Fusion. The man alleged that a rock had been thrown into the window, causing it to shatter.

On July 19 a violation of alcohol ordinance complaint was filed at Olde South Liquor Store, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer stated that he had received an anonymous complaint regarding a child selling liquor at the store. Reports state that when the officer arrived he observed an 11-year-old male child unattended behind the counter. The child’s father, an employee at the store, appeared and told the officer the child had been retrieving bottles of product for customers and scanning the bottles to assist him. The officer advised the employee that the activity may constitute a violation of the city’s alcohol ordinance and could result in loss of license. The officer reported the incident to the city of Madison for review.

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