Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On Oct. 10 an information report was filed at Perk Avenue, West Jefferson Street. According to reports, a woman said a former employee pushed over an outdoor flower pot as she was leaving, knocking the flowers out of the pot. The pot was not damaged.

On Oct. 14 Lakashia Rena Willis, 22, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, Willis allegedly rented a room for one night at the Budget Inn and checked out at check out time the next day. However, reports state, a Budget Inn employee alleged that when he went to clean the room Willis had returned and used her key to re-enter the room.

On Oct. 17 an information report was filed at Morgan Medical Center, Lions Club Road. According to reports, an employee reported that a grey semi truck towing a white 53 foot Western Express trailer pulled into th south entrance at 8:36 a.m. and struck the medical center sign. The truck then left the scene of the incident. The employee estimated damages at $2,500.

On Oct. 17 a simple battery complaint was filed at Quality Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that a man had pushed her during a dispute. The woman said she and the man were sharing the room during a work trip and that earlier she and the man had a disagreement at work and when she returned to the room the man was allegedly placing her belongings outside the room. The woman said she began putting her items back into the room when the man pushed her. The man then left the motel. The woman said the man had a shotgun in his vehicle and she was fearful for her safety.

On Oct. 17 an entering auto complaint was filed at Napa Auto Parts, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man alleged that between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. someone had entered his Chevrolet Silverado and removed his Glock .45 caliber pistol valued at $400.

On Oct. 18 Gregory Lee Elder, 49, Madison and Wade Christopher Bell, 33, Buckhead were both arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, an officer reported that he observed Elder and Bell trading fisticuffs on the side of the Ingles grocery store, Eatonton Road. The officer said when he arrived three other individuals were watching the affray. The officer exited his patrol car with his service weapon drawn and ordered all participants to show there hands. Elder and Bell were detained and told the officer that he had an on-going feud that culminated in a challenge to fight outside the store. Bell was struck in the mouth, reports said. A loaded handgun was found in Bell’s vehicle.

On Oct. 19 David Burke Holton, 45, Clayton was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to reports, a woman alleged that Clayton came to her Foster Street residence at 3 a.m. and was intoxicated. The woman alleged that Holton began to throw items in the house and she retreated to her bedroom and locked the door and called authorities. An officer reported when he arrived he observed Holton throwing items inside the house. The officer entered and detained Holton and removed him from the residence.

 On Oct. 14 a harassment complaint was field at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that a former employee and her family was returning to the restaurant after she had been terminated and harassing other employees. Reports state that the employee has been banned from the property. Prior to the officer’s arrival, two of the fired employee’s family members were harassing employees from the drive-through lane.

On Oct. 12 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Eliza Morris Street residence. According to reports, a man alleged that his former girlfriend drove to the residence, stopped her vehicle, opened the door, exited the vehicle and walked up to him and punched him in the face. The man said he believed the woman was mad with him, at the time.

On Oct. 12 Clarence Zander White, 61, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, an officer stated that at 12:28 a.m. he was called to a Madison Avenue residence in regard to White coming to the residence. The homeowner said she had instructed White to leave her personal property on the front porch but he had also allegedly banged on the door and only left after the woman called 911. Later, the woman made a second call and the officer intercepted White as he was leaving the property and instructed him to not return to the property. White allegedly said he understood and agreed not to return. However, a third call was made and again, the officer located White walking from the property. He was then detained and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On Oct. 8 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Harris Avenue residence. According to reports, a woman said someone entered her Chevrolet Equinox and removed a Baretta 9mm handgun from the center console of the vehicle. Reports state that the woman’s home security system recorded a black male wearing a red, black and white jacket with the red hood of the jacket pulled over his head enter the property and try to enter a vehicle but all doors were locked. The man then opened the unlocked door of the Equinox and entered the vehicle.

On Oct. 9 a burglary complaint was filed at Budget Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone entered her room and removed 60 Clonazepam pills she had hidden in a bottle in her pillow case. The woman said she had just had a prescription filled. She said when she returned to the room at 1 p.m. she began to feel anxious and reached for the pills and noticed they were missing. 

On Oct. 9 Travis John Luther, 40, Smyrna was arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, Luther allegedly grabbed a 14-year-old male by the throat and pushed him against the fence surrounding Madison Town Park on the West Washington Street side. Reports state that the juvenile told an officer that while he and several friends were walking across Washington Street using the crosswalk one of his friends stepped on his shoe and he called the friend a derogatory name. Reports state that Luther then allegedly grabbed the child by the throat and threatened him. Luther and another man were found by officers outside Ricardo’s restaurant after an alleged witness to the incident called Morgan County Dispatch and identified Luther.

On Oct. 9 Megha Meghan Blodgett, 23, Batvia N.Y. was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, Blodgett allegedly attempted to “skip scan” $59.41 worth of food items at Walmart, Eatonton Road. Blodgett was being detained when an officer arrived.

On Oct. 9 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive residence. According to reports, a man said someone entered his 2004 Toyota Sienna van and removed a wallet that contained $900 cash, a Wells Fargo card, a Bank of Madison debit card and two Lowes gift cards with a total value of $396. The man said the vehicle had been locked at the time of the theft.

On Oct. 8 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Eliza Morris Street residence. According to reports, a woman said her 21-year-old son became enraged after she refused to drive to Rutledge to take the son’s girlfriend to work. The complainant alleged that asked the son to leave the residence and when he refused she called 911 and the son slapped her face, causing the phone to drop and break the screen.

On Oct. 7 an information report was filed at Chik Fil A, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that an 8-year-old child who was a passenger in a vehicle parked next to her 2008 Nissan Altima opened the door and struck the front driver side wheel well. An officer located the child and his mother who told police she was not aware of the child opening the door and striking the woman’s car until the complainant began to verbally berate her 8-year-old son. Reports state that an officer observed a “dime size dent” on the Nissan’s driver side wheel well.

On Oct. 6 an entering auto complaint was filed at Dos Amigos, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said someone shattered the rear passenger window of her Ford Explorer and removed her purse. The purse contained $80 in cash, she said.

On Oct. 5 James Scott Padgett, 41, Greensboro was arrested and charged with shoplifting and possession of tools for the commission of crimes. According to reports, an officer was called to Walmart after an employee alleged that Padgett took a box of Duraflame Logs, emptied the logs and then filled the box with head phones from the electronics department. While Padgett was filling the box, reports state, he allegedly used a device to scan each head phone to determine if it had a security strip inside the packaging. If it did, he placed it back on the shelf, the employee said. Padgett also took three other items and allegedly placed them in a back brace he was wearing under his shirt. He was stopped while trying to purchase the re-sealed box of Duraflame Logs. The items were valued at $312.

On Oct. 5 a discharging firearms ordinance violation complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle location. According to reports, officers responded to an initial complaint of shots being fired from a vehicle at 12:05 a.m. When officers arrived a witness said a man walking had fired four or five shots in the air following a discernible argument with a second individual and then had left walking. Several shell casings were found on the road, reports state.

On Oct. 1 David lee McCormick, 40, Grayson, Ga. was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics in a drug free zone and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to reports, officers went to room at the Super 8 Motel, Eatonton Road after receiving a tip that McCormick was there. Reports state that McCormick had been banned from Morgan County and had an outstanding warrant against him in Morgan County. Officers located McCormick inside his room and he was detained and arrested. Inside the room, reports state, was suspected methamphetamine, two digital scales, rolling papers, six syringes, a butane torch and two spoons with suspected drug residue. Officers also located six cell phones, two external hard drives, four flash drives and a Play Station game system.

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