On Nov. 27, Justice Malik Chapman, 24, Madison, was arrested for simple assault following a confrontation at Harbor Freight. According to reports, dispatch advised a caller stated a subject pulled a gun on him in the parking lot of Harbor Freight. While en route, officers made contact with a vehicle matching the caller’s description and initiated a traffic stop at Main Street Pantry. The driver, Chapman, admitted to officers that he did have a firearm in the vehicle and that he did have an altercation with a man in front of Harbor Freight. He alleged it was a road rage incident in which he cussed out the victim and flipped him off multiple times but he denied ever pointing the gun at the man and denied involving the gun in any way in the altercation. The complainant stated that Chapman, who was exiting the parking lot, got angry after he turned left into the parking lot. The complainant alleged Chapman subsequently pulled up beside him and became belligerent, picking up a handgun and proceeding to load a bullet into the chamber before driving off. Chapman was arrested for simple assault.
On. Dec. 5, Kenneth Bishop of Conyers Truck Bodies on Industrial Blvd., Madison, reported the damage of 13 vehicles and theft of more than $50,000 worth of catalytic converters. According to reports, Bishop stated he noticed numerous vehicles in the fenced in lot owned by the business had been damaged by having the catalytic converters cut from the vehicles. Each vehicle had two catalytic converters and Bishop estimated the damage to exceed $50,000. He stated he received a suspicious phone call the day before from an individual asking if the business had any catalytic converters for sale. Officers discovered the chain link fence had been cut and pulled away to allow perpetrators access to the lot. Tire marks and foot prints were recovered in the area between the cut fence along with two reciprocating saw blades from within the lot.