Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

Staff Written Law Enforcement

On Oct. 29 a gunfire ordinance violation complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, an officer responded within a minute to an anonymous caller reporting hearing four or five gun shots. When the officer arrived at 10:15 p.m. he conducted a foot patrol. A second officer reported locating a small pool of suspected blood at the bottom of a stairwell. He also reported as he approached the breezeway to the building several people moved into an apartment and there was a “heavy scent” of burning marijuana in the breezeway.

On Oct. 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Madison Health and Rehab, South Main Street. According to reports, a woman alleged that someone had taken her sister’s phone while she was at the center. Reports state that a second relative of the sister was able to determine that the phone was located at a Greene County residence of a former employee who had been terminated from the center.

On Oct. 26 Jalen Bernard Walker, 18, Locust Grove was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, a employee at Walmart, Eatonton Road, alleged that she observed Walker take two Playstation controllers from their packaging and place the controllers in his pants. He was then detained and, after an officer arrived, was arrested. The controllers are valued at $93.

On Oct. 26 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Commerce Street residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that a former roommate had taken a 32” Sanyo television set, a DVD player and a bed frame and mattress after she had kicked him out because of his refusal to stay off drugs. The woman said she believed the man was now residing at In Town Suites in Athens. The items are valued at $160.

On Oct. 28 Kyle Douglas Brooks, 27, Rutledge was arrested and charged with prescription drugs not in original container, possession of drugs in a drug free zone, possession of a schedule II substance and  possession of a schedule IV substance. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed Brooks slumped over the wheel of a commercial cleaner’s van parked at the Pilot Truck Stop, Eatonton Road, at 2:45 a.m. The officer checked and reported that Brooks was unconscious but breathing. The officer attempted to and successfully woke Brooks who, reports state, “was not coherent.” Brooks allegedly told the officer he got the van from his uncle. The officer contacted the owner of the cleaner company who responded and took possession of the van. He also gave authorities permission to search the vehicle. Upon searching the van, officers allegedly found a methadone pill in a Ibuprofen bottle and seven Clonazepam pills.

On Oct. 23 Billy Joe Flynn, 30, Dearing, Ga. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, interference with business of another and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, an officer responded to a person refusing to leave call at an attorney’s office on Thomson Street. When the officer arrived Flynn allegedly told him that he had come to speak with his attorney regarding his case. The attorney told the officer she no longer represented Flynn, in part, because he cursed at her. She offered the officer a tape recording of her interaction with Flynn where she told Flynn to leave the office. The officer then went outside and Flynn said he couldn’t leave because the battery was dead on his truck. He was then arrested. Following his arrest and as the officer was performing an inventory of the truck, the officer allegedly found a plastic bag that contained marijuana an a silver marijuana crusher.

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