Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On Nov. 7 Demarcus Treyvone Peek, 25, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to the Budget Inn, Eatonton Road, regarding a man staying in a room without paying. Reports state that the officer met with a Budget Inn employee who gained access to room 115 and found Peek and a woman in the room. Peek allegedly told the officer the woman was not a co-conspirator in the alleged scam.

On Nov. 6 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman said a good behavior bond between her and another woman had expired in October. The complainant said since the expiration of the bond, the woman had renewed harassing her via phone and text. The woman said she blocks the number but alleged the suspect creates fake app accounts to bypass the block feature. The complainant also alleged that since the good behavior bond expired, the woman also obtained employment at the complainant’s place of employment.

On Nov. 2  Johnny Dwight Atwater, 64, Madison was arrested and charged with two counts aggravated stalking and one count battery. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was tending her plants in her East Jefferson Street yard, a red vehicle stopped in front of her house and Atwater emerged from the vehicle. The woman said she attempted to walk to her residence but Atwater allegedly said “that’s right, you better run you (expletive).” The woman alleged that Atwater then choked her and punched her in the mouth. An officer reported that the woman had a cut on her mouth. Atwater left the area walking but was detained in front of the Valley Farm subdivision on East Washington Street. The woman alleged Atwater had a knife on his person but no knife was found.

On Nov. 5 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Billups Street residence. According to reports, a man alleged that a Lithonia woman who came to his residence to retrieve a pair of shoes from his mailbox scratched two vehicles in the complainants’ back yard. The man said he observed the woman in the back yard sitting. The woman told the man she was waiting for her car engine to cool. The doors to both vehicles had scratches, the man said.

On Nov. 5 a fraud complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a man alleged that he had received a call from his BB&T banker that someone was attempting to cash two checks on his business account. The man advised that the checks were fraudulent. However, he also reviewed his Regions Bank business account and found where on Oct. 25 four checks were cashed totaling more than $4,000. The checks were cashed at a Regions Bank in Austell, Atlanta, Smyrna and Marietta.

On Nov. 5 an information report was filed at Anthony, Monticello Highway. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to the location in reference to a man bleeding. The officer arrived and observed multiple individuals standing outside a building. A man was inside in a bathroom with a head injury. Reports state that several people outside alleged that the injured man had a confrontation with another man at the facility and was struck in the head. The injured man refused treatment by EMS and refused to talk to police regarding the incident.

On Nov. 4 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at Terminal Maintenance Construction, Commerce Street. According to reports, an employee alleged that two men had stopped coming to work and had allegedly absconded with, respectively, $789.66 and $2,041.59. Reports state that neither man had made any arrangement to return the money and had been sent certified letters and demand letters regarding the missing money.

On Nov. 4 an unresponsive person complaint was filed at Red Roof Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an officer stated that when he arrived he observed a man laying on his back on a bed. The officer said the man appeared to have no pulse and his eyes were open, blood was around his mouth and his body temperature was cool. Reports state that CPR was started and the man was transported to Morgan Medical Center. The subject’s father alleged that his son had been suffering from the flu.

On Nov. 2 Jason Bailey, 36, Dalton was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business. According to reports, an employee at the Red Roof Inn, Eatonton Road reported that Bailey was supposed to check out at 11 a.m. but did not, in fact, check out until 1 p.m. After he checked out, reports state, Bailey allegedly argued with front desk workers and threw his cell phone at a clerk. He was located at an outside table at McDonalds “extremely intoxicated” and drinking an alcoholic beverage.

On Nov. 3 David Corbett, 51, Athens was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, a vehicle Corbett was driving on South Main Street was stopped for no functional tag lights and an improper temporary tag at 11:30 p.m. Consequent to the traffic stop an officer allegedly he smelled raw marijuana coming from the vehicle and the officer located two bags of suspected marijuana in the center console of the vehicle. 

On Nov. 1 a theft by deception complaint was filed at a Veranda Park Drive residence. According to reports, a woman said while she was on her home computer an on-screen pop-up page came on and alleged that the woman’s computer had been compromised. She was then directed to call “Microsoft Security,” which she did. The woman said she spoke to a man with an Indian accent who advised her that her computer had been compromised and her phone lines tapped. The man then requested all the woman’s credit card numbers, he said, to insure that her credit accounts had not been compromised. The woman complied and, reports state, the man alleged that a Russian adult film and gambling website had charged her Capitol One credit card $8,000. The man then told the woman to go and purchase $8,000 worth of gift cards so that, he said, the $8,000 Russian adult film and gambling charge would be “blocked.” The woman complied. The man then told the woman to scratch the backs of the card and give him the gift card numbers so he could, he said, place the money in the woman’s account. The woman complied. The man also told her not to use her phone for 24 hours and not to tell anyone about the transactions. All actions, reports state, were fraudulent. The fraudulent actions took place on Oct. 31. The woman reported that she told her son about the phone call on Nov. 1 and he advised her that she had been scammed and needed to go to the police.

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