Madison Police Department

Madison Police Department

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On Nov. 14, officers were called to Garnett Street for a dispute between neighbors. Upon arrival, reports state there were multiple people arguing in the street which was heavily covered in a large amount of yard waste. According to reports, the complainant was cleaning his yard in preparation of having company later in the day and used a leaf blower to blow all of the leaves across the street and into the right of way of the road, where he assumed it would be picked up by the leaf and limb service provided by the city. He stated his neighbor proceeded to come outside and use his lawnmower to blow all of the leaves back toward his yard. The neighbor told deputies the yard waste was dumped onto his property and maintained the complainant should leave it on his side for the city to pick up. Deputies advised each party to neatly pile waste and avoid placing it on other’s property. It was also noted to each party that this has been an ongoing issue that needs to be resolved. 

On Nov. 17, officers responded to an assault that occurred at the Sunflower Station on Eatonton Road. According to reports, Crystal Reid, 35, of Madison, and Chiquita Clark, 44, of Madison, were involved in an altercation in the parking lot of the store. Reid, the complainant, stated she was in the checkout line and notice Clark behind her in line.  She admitted to having issues with Clark due to a dispute from January 2020 which led to a good behavior bond being put in place between the two. She claims that after a brief exchange of words, she walked outside where she was pepper sprayed from behind by Clark. Reid stated she began to physically fight with Clark after being pepper sprayed. Officers noted Reid had a broken pair of glasses and a cut above her eye. According to reports, Clark claimed she was inside playing the lottery when Reid entered the store. She stated that while at the register playing her numbers, she kept an eye on Reid due to the history of problems between them. Clark stated Reid became bothered and the two began to exchange words before exiting the store. Clark stated that Reid reached into her car which prompted her to attempt to pepper spray her, though she claimed the canister malfunctioned and she did not believe any of the spray made contact with Reid. Clark stated the two then began to physically fight in the parking lot. Clark stated she yelled for a bystander to call police, but Reid got into her vehicle and drove away. Reports state that due to the issuance of previous court orders and the conflicting testimonies from each party, the matter will go before the Magistrate court for a pre-warrant hearing to determine how the case should be handled. 

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