Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On Sept. 28 a battery and theft by taking complaint was filed at a Commerce Street residence. According to reports, a woman at Morgan Medical Center initially alleged that a man had sexually assaulted her. The woman then told the officer that the man had not sexually assaulted her but had struck her in the face and and stole her Klonopin and Norco prescriptions. The woman said she could not remember anything that had happened in the last 24 hours, however, she said a neighbor initially told her that she had struck the complainant in the face but then said she said that to cover for the man who allegedly struck the woman in the face.

On Sept. 28 Damonte D Powell, 20, Monroe was arrested and charged with open container. According to reports, an officer conducting patrol on Pearl Street allegedly observed at 10 p.m. several individuals “laying drag” and driving recklessly near Morgan Circle. The officer observed a Jeep accelerate recklessly toward Georgia Highway 83. The officer pursued and after the officer engaged his emergency lights, the Jeep tuned into the north entrance of Morgan Circle and stopped. The driver leapt from the vehicle and, reports state, a handgun fell from the male’s waistband. The driver fled on foot. Powell, a passenger in the vehicle stepped out and was detained. Reports state that an open 750 ml bottle of cognac was located in the vehicle. Powell told officers he did not know the driver’s name but had enlisted him to drive at the Mad Town event because, reports state, Powell felt he was too intoxicated to drive.

On Sept. 27 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Flash Foods, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that a man entered the store and purchased gas and a case of Natural Light beer. The employee alleged that the man left the store and took a bag of ice valued at $2.66 without paying for the ice. Reports state that the male looked directly at the employee as he took the ice. The man’s license tag was captured. Officers produced an image of the suspect’s driver’s license and the employee positively identified the suspect.

On Sept. 26 an information report was filed at Morgan Medical Center, Lions Club Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that a man with a psychiatric hold had walked out of the facility, gotten into a white Chevrolet Tahoe and left. The officer obtained the man’s address and county units were able to locate the man at his last known address and return him to the hospital.

On Sept. 24 an information report was filed at the Deerfield Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee showed an officer a black Nissan Pathfinder that had been parked at the motel for several months. The officer examined the vehicle and learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Bibb County on July 10.

On Sept. 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Penor Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her sister’s boyfriend had broken her son’s IPhone 7. She also alleged that the boyfriend struck her son with a stick. The boyfriend alleged that he was walking by the complainant’s house when the son came to the edge of the driveway with pepper spray and  a knife and threatened the boyfriend and then pepper sprayed the boyfriend. The boyfriend said he then swiped the son’s phone from the parked truck and left. He alleged that the son followed him and pepper sprayed him again and attempted to cut him with a knife. The woman valued the damaged phone at $250.42.

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