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On Sept. 30 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Wellington Road, Bostwick residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his property and removed a Polaris side-by-side. The man said he purchased the vehicle two years ago for $25,000. A neighbor told officers that at 3:40 a.m. vehicle lights shined into her house. Deputies located tracks around the area where the vehicle was last parked.

On Sept. 29 a damage to property complaint was filed at a East Magnolia Loop residence. According to reports, a woman said after she and her husband engaged in an argument and she told him to pack up and leave, one of her garage doors stopped working. A deputy examined the garage door and noticed that a piece of the automatic door opener device was missing. The woman said the estranged husband typically leaves for a few weeks and stays with out-of-state relatives before returning.

On Sept. 29 a burglary complaint was filed at a Glades Road, Good Hope residence. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had kicked open the front door of a vacant house her sister owns.

On Sept. 29 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road residence. According to reports, a man reported that some time between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 28 someone had attempted to enter his residence by prying open windows and the front door. Neither attempt was successful, reports state.

On Sept. 29 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his wife slapped him in the face during an argument. The man said the argument was fueled by his request for his wife to drive him to his truck, which had broken down. The man said the wife refused so he drove her van, got his truck and left the van. The man also alleged that his wife took his truck keys. The wife said she had returned from a trip and refused to drive the man to get his truck. She also alleged that the man pressed against her while she was holding her baby so she slapped him. A deputy drove the man to get the van and the van was returned.

On Sept. 28 a trespass complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road residence. According to reports, a man alleged that another man doing work on his property had taken a work cell phone and had been living on the property without his permission. A deputy spoke with the man and served him with a criminal trespass notice. The complainant alleged that the man also had illegally purchased a 9mm pistol and had fired practice shots on the property.

On Sept. 28 an entering automobile complaint was filed at Farmview Market, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said someone had entered her and her husband’s truck and removed a bag that contained $4,000, jewelry, checks, credit cards, a Sig Sauer P238 Titanium handgun and a .380 handgun. Reports state that the theft was recorded on surveillance tape. A white Kia Sorento pulled up to the truck and a black male wearing a head wrap exited the vehicle and took the bag.

On Sept. 27 a battery complaint was filed at a Bethany Road residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that after she posted disparaging remarks about her brother on Facebook, the brother came to her grandmother’s residence on Bethany Road (where she was located) and punched her in the mouth. The woman said she had “called” her brother out because he would not loan her $20. She also alleged that after her grandmother threatened to call 911, the brother left but said he would “put a bullet in your head.” A deputy contacted the brother who denied that the argument ever became physical.

On Sept. 26 Shawn Marsingill, 18, Colbert, Ga. was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property. According to reports, deputies were called to the 4100 block of Sandy Creek Road in reference to a reckless driver. An off-duty Madison Police Department officer followed a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder onto Prospect Road and reported that the vehicle turned into a driveway and turned its lights off. When a deputy arrived, the Nissan turned its lights back on and then drove behind the house and into a pasture. The deputy was able to stop the vehicle and identified Marsingill, who, reports state, seemed “disoriented.” Marsingill allegedly told the deputy he did not know where he lived, that the vehicle was not his but he did not know the name  of the owner. The deputy was able to determine that on Sept. 16 Marsingill had been reported as missing and did not have a valid driver’s license. The deputy also learned that the Nissan had been reported stolen in Monroe. Marsingill was also charged with driving without a license and failure to maintain lane.

On Sept. 26 a lost property complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location. According to reports, a woman stated that her purse fell out of her car. The woman said after the purse fell out of the car, a car behind her ran over the purse. The woman said she retrieved the purse but noticed that a 45 count prescription of Buprenorphine was destroyed. A deputy searched the area of the lost/damaged purse but found no evidence of the medicine.

On Sept. 25 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Estes Road, Rutledge residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that when her two children accidentally punched her intoxicated brother in his genitals, the man became outraged and pushed the children to the ground. The woman said she wanted her brother trespassed from her residence. A deputy relocated to the brother’s residence and the brother alleged that the punch to the genitals was intentional.

On Sept. 23 Jena Rae Day, 26, Madison was arrested and charged with probation violation, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, possession of drug related items, and possession of Ecstasy. According to reports, deputies served a probation search warrant on Day’s Bell Circle residence and allegedly found a marijuana pipe, scales, marijuana grinder, two Ecstasy pills, THC oils and a small bag of suspected marijuana.

On Sept. 23 an entering automobile and criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Nunn Lane, Bishop residence. According to reports, a woman reported that four vehicles parked and unlocked in her yard had been entered the night before. In one of the vehicles a woman said someone took $200 in cash.

On Sept. 23 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Hayes Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that either her landlord or the landlord’s daughter came to her residence and let the air out of a tire on her vehicle. The woman said she has no proof of the accusation but feels sure it was the landlord, in part, because she had been arguing with the female landlord prior to the incident.

On Sept. 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his property and removed a 2016 Big Tex, 20 foot trailer with a 2018 Honda Pioneer ATV secured on the trailer. Both items are valued at $17,500.

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