Arrest made in Vine St. shooting

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By Patrick Yost, Editor A woman has been arrested and a man remains at large in a recent 2 a.m. shooting on Vine Street that forced a family to scramble out of their beds and onto the floor for safety. According to Sgt. Scott Pitocchelli, Madison Police Department, Autumn Elizabeth Jarrard, 20, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property, both felonies, stemming from the August 29 shooting. Reports state that five or six shots were fired at the intersection of Vine Street and East Jefferson. …

Missing juvenile found, statutory rape charged

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By Patrick Yost, Editor A 19-year-old man has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and statutory rape after authorities located a 14-year-old girl nearly 24 hours after she had run away from her Buckhead home. Noah Alexander Trammell, Madison, was arrested at approximately 7:30 a.m. on September10 after Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Trammelll and the juvenile asleep on a mattress in a vacant Eatonton Road shed. The girl was arrested and charged with “unruly child.” Authorities had posted an alert for the girl on …

Cart attack good for 10 years in jail

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By Patrick Yost, Editor A 40-year-old Madison man charged with attempting to run over a Madison Police Department officer with a Polaris golf cart was sentenced to 20 years, with 10 years to serve in prison and the remainder on probation in Morgan County Superior Court last week. Steven Adcock was found guilty by a Morgan County Jury on charges ranging from habitual violator, aggravated assault, obstruction and fleeing or attempting to elude an officer. As part of sentencing, court records state, probation on a December, 2013 conviction of habitual …

Mallory found guilty of assault

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By Patrick Yost, Editor Mario Obryant Mallory, 30, White Plains, was found guilty last week by a Morgan County Jury on charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and three counts of battery after he beat a woman on September 2, 2013 and then held her against her will and did not allow her to seek medical treatment. Warrants state that the woman suffered damages to her left and right eye, forehead and mouth, left hand, forearm, right bicept and left foot. Mallory was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with 10 …

Walker found guilty, others sentenced in criminal court

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By Patrick Yost, Editor James Derrick Walker, 36, Decatur, was sentenced to five years with two years to serve and the remainder to be served on probation after a Morgan County Jury last week found Walker guilty on one count of battery and one count obstruction. Walker was arrested on February 25, 2015 while he was an inmate at the Morgan County Detention Center. Warrants allege that while a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy was attempting to escort Walker to a nurse’s station, Walker caused injuries to the deputies face …

Morgan County Superior Court Indictments

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Last week in the Morgan County Superior Court, the following persons plead to the following criminal charges: Thomas Ronald Becknell was found guilty of crossing the guard lines with drugs and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. He was subsequently fined $1000 and was sentenced to three years of probation. Cynthia Lynn Miller was found guilty of two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, driving while under the influence of drugs, failure to maintain drugs, failure to maintain …

Grandmother gets 15 years for homicide

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By Patrick Yost editor A 53–year–old grandmother pled guilty Tuesday to homicide by vehicle stemming from a 2013 single car wreck that killed her 4–year–old grandson. Cynthia Lynn Miller, Monroe, pled guilty to one count homicide by vehicle in the first degree, one count of serious injury by vehicle, nine counts DUI less safe drugs, one count failure to maintain lane and one count child safety restraint violation. Miller was the driver of a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle on Georgia Highway 83 on January 28, 2013 when she lost control of …

Poplar St. stop leads to arrest

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By Patrick Yost editor A traffic stop on a van owned by a Dixie Highway resident who has been under county scrutiny led to the arrest of five persons, all on methamphetamine–related charges. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Morgan County Deputy Chase Young attempted to stop a white 2001 Ford Econoline van that was allegedly driving erratically on East Washington Street at approximately 11:55 a.m. Young said when the van approached Poplar Street it “made a very sharp left turn… without slowing down or using its turn signal.” …

Teen now charged with murder

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By Patrick Yost editor A young man who was 16–years–old at the time of a deadly assault, now faces felony murder charges. A Morgan County Grand Jury last week returned indictments against Javories Dominic Anderson, 17, Madison for felony murder and aggravated assault. Anderson was arrested on April 12, the same day Willy Paul Russell, 51, was found unconscious on the ground near a walking path between Mapp Street and Burney Street. Russell died on November 23, 2014 and after his death a Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy alleged that …

Criminal sentences handed down in Superior Court

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Staff Reports Morgan County Superior Court held a criminal court calendar last week with the Honorable Judge Trent Brown officiating. The following cases were adjudicated. Michael Lewis Dillard, 35, Social Circle, pled guilty to 79 counts of financial transaction card fraud. Dillard was sentenced to 20 years with two years to serve and the remainder to be served on confinement. He was ordered to pay a to be determined amount of restitution to Trees Unlimited, Cave Springs. According to court documents, Dillard was arrested in August, 2013 after he used …

Ty Reed Golf Classic set for May 4

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Special to the Citizen: The Ty Reed Golf Classic is set for May 4 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Monroe. Steve Blanton, Tournament Director, says “the Tournament exists for one reason, to raise funds for the “Ty Reed Memorial Scholarship”, 501 (c) 3. Ty Reed was an energetic young Christian man who loved his family and friends, loved people and loved life in general. Ty was taken from us in a tragic accident that occurred in March 1993 just a few weeks before his graduation at Morgan County High …

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On March 15 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that at 1:30 a.m. he awoke from a house and went to Waffle House to eat. The man said he was staying with a lady friend and he returned back the house after eating, took off his pants, rolled them up with a wallet in the pocket and went to sleep. The man said the following morning his friend informed him that her niece, who is employed by Waffle House, …

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

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On February 25 a shoplifting complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, after an employee stated that a white female attempted to purchase $52.86 worth of clothing with a debit card but the card had been declined. The woman then purchased food items with a EBT card and told a cashier that she would take the clothing items to a customer service desk to pay for them. Reports state that a man and two children with the woman took the grocery items to a black Ford Explorer and returned …

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On February 26 an information report was filed at a Knights Ridge Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that on January 15, 2015 a man contacted him to acquire limousine services. The complainant said he demanded pre-approved payment via a credit card and that later he arrived in Covington to pick up a client. The complainant said the client was not the man who had made the initial call but a man who said he booked the limousine through “Superior Transportation Group” out of Orlando and that he had …

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

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On February 13 a fraud complaint was filed at a Highland Avenue location after a woman reported that she received a $1,850 check from an alleged California-based company that had solicited the woman to purchase a vehicle advertisement wrap. The woman said the company, called MSC Industrial Supply Co., requested that she cash the check and then wire $500 back to them. The woman suspected the offer was fraudulent and turned the check over to the Madison Police Departement. A search could not locate a MSC Industrial Supply Co. On …

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Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On February 23 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a woman alleged that her boyfriend pushed her into a wall during a heated argument. The boyfriend alleged that the woman struck him in the head with a jar of make-up and threw hot wax at him and struck his ankle with a frying pan. Both parties had scratches and apparent bite marks. On February 23 an unruly child complaint was filed at a Pinetree Circle residence after a woman reported that her 14-year-old …

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

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On February 5 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Plum Street residence after a woman accused a man of loosening lug nuts on her truck. According to reports, the woman said she drove the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to Madison for a funeral and at some point had an interaction with a former boyfriend. The woman said she “flipped” the former boyfriend off and that when the relationship ended more than a year ago, it ended badly. The woman said she noticed all the lug nuts …

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On February 14 an information report was filed at a Mt. Zion Road, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that while she and her boyfriend were travelling in Oconee County, a fight began regarding infidelity issues in the relationship. The complainant said the boyfriend forced her out of the vehicle and left along with the couple’s 1-year-old son. The woman said she walked for one hour before her sister arrived and picked her up and returned her to Buckhead. The woman said the man took the child to his mother’s …

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Madison Police Department

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On January 14 Marsha Denise Britt, 32, Madison, was cited for shoplifting after she allegedly attempted to take six items valued at $31.51 from Dollar General, Eatonton Road, without paying for the items. Reports state that an employee at Dollar General confronted Britt regarding items she had placed in a book bag. Britt emptied the items in front of the employee and told the employee that she did not have the money to purchase the items but was going to take them, reports state. On January 17 Lena B. Story, …

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

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On January 18 Carissa Michelle Lambert, 19, Monroe, was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana after she was stopped for speeding in the Bostwick Highway and Sandy Creek Road area. Consequent to the stop, reports state, a deputy smelled marijuana in Lambert’s vehicle and later located a blunt, a grinder, three plastic bags with marijuana residue and a pill bottle with marijuana residue in the vehicle. On January 18 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Athens Highway convenience store after a store clerk said a …