Madison Police Department
• On June 3 Pamela Sabrina Butler, 39, Madison and Tommy McCoy, 52, Madison, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after officers responded to a fight complaint at the intersection of South Main Street and Hunter Street. According to reports, officers located Butler and McCoy at the intersection and both exhibited signs that they had been in a physical confrontation. Reports state that McCoy had deep scratches on his neck and witnesses reported that McCoy had struck Butler with his fist.
• On June 5 a counterfeit money complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road auto parts store after a clerk reported that a man had entered the store and attempted to purchase anti freeze with a $100 bill. The clerk determined that the bill was counterfeit and after telling the man the man left the store. Officers responded to the store and determined that the $100 bill was, in fact, a legitimate $5 bill that had been bleached out and reprinted.
• On June 3 a larceny complaint was filed at a Penor Street location after a woman reported that someone had taken her new television. Reports state that the woman had ordered the television, a 32” Emerson flat screen, and that the television was to be delivered by UPS. The woman said she never received the television but UPS informed her that a male at her residence had taken delivery of the television. The television is valued at $298.
• On June 4 Robert Higgins, 51, Madison, was arrested and charged with drunkenness after officers responded to a disturbance call at an Eatonton Road motel. Reports state that several woman at the motel reported that Higgins was attempting to engage them in a physical confrontation and they had driven him off by throwing bottles at Higgins.
• On June 3 Capricia M. Williams, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after an officer responded to a shoplifting complaint at an Eatonton Road general store. According to reports, employees at the store reported that two males had taken items and left the store in a BMW allegedly driven by Williams. The employees located the stolen items on Fairgrounds Road. Recovered were one eight pack of blacks socks ($5.75); one two pack of Hanes underwear ($5.50) and one three pack of black tank tops ($6.50). The officer reported that they had personal knowledge of Williams based, in part, because of her personalized license plate. The officer had a woman contact Williams and requested that she meet the officer at the store. Williams returned and the officer instructed her that he had video evidence of the two males stealing and getting into her vehicle. Reports state that Williams was belligerent towards the officers. Williams mother and her mother’s boyfriend arrived at the scene, reports state, and both reviewed the video tape. Williams continued to curse at the officer and, reports state, make racial statements. Reports state that both the mother and mother’s boyfriend told the officer he “was going to have to lock her up.” The officer did and has issued arrest warrants for the two men identified in the video.
• On June 3 Felix Vidal Bailey, 21, Monroe, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an officer responded to a disturbance call on Vine Street. According to reports, when the officer arrived there was a large group of people outside two residences. The officer said a man was yelling and cursing and while the officer was speaking with the man Bailey allegedly became upset that the officer was speaking with the first man. He, and the other man, were then arrested. Reports had no identifiers for the first man.
• On June 1 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive location after a woman reported that after she had made a left turn off Green Meadows Drive a woman in a blue Ford Ranger pulled up next to her and cursed at her and opened the car door of the Ranger and struck the woman’s car with the car door. The driver of the Ranger later reported to officers that she had, in fact, cursed at the woman but she did not mean to damage her vehicle. The woman said she would pay repair costs for the door.
• On May 31 Donna Melissa Hornsby, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and open container violation after an officer responded to a call for assistance during a traffic stop in the McDonald’s parking lot. According to reports, as one officer was attempting to examine the driver of the vehicle Hornsby allegedly told the officers she “knew her (expletive) rights” and added that the officers were (expletive). While an officer attempted to handcuff the driver of the vehicle, reports state, Hornsby attempted to intervene and cursed the officer. Hornsby was arrested and placed in the back seat of a patrol car where, reports state, she allegedly repeatedly kicked the window of the vehicle and banged her head against the inside of the vehicle in an attempt to draw officers attention to her belief that the handcuffs used to restrain her were too tight. Officers removed her from the car and determined that the handcuffs were fine. Hornsby refused to get back in the vehicle and the officer advised her that if she did not she would be pepper sprayed. Hornsby allegedly stated “(expletive) you, (expletive) spray me.” After being sprayed the officer rinsed Hornsby’s face with water from the restaurant and Hornsby was given a shower at the Morgan County Detention Center.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On June 6 a forgery complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway convenience store after a woman alleged that a customer had paid for items with a counterfeit $100 bill. According to reports, the complainant recognized the customer and confirmed that he had presented the bill. The bill was later rejected by the store’s bank. The woman said she has made several attempts to contact the man and be compensated for the fake bill but the man has refused to rectify the situation. A warrant has been issued for the man’s arrest on a first degree felony charge.
• On June 4 Curt Eugene Thomas, 44, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with simple battery and cruelty to children after he allegedly engaged in a fight with a 19-year-old male in front of two juvenile children. Reports state that Thomas allegedly struck the male after the male confronted Thomas regarding allegations that he had choked and struck a woman.
• On June 6 John Adam Florence, 19, was cited for disorderly conduct after he allegedly pushed a man three times. Florence told officers he was concerned with the way the man was treating an elderly woman.
• On June 1 Casey Justin Gresham, 19, Madison, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor tampering with evidence after he allegedly consumed a small bag of marijuana during a traffic stop. According to reports, a deputy conducted the traffic stop on a truck that had a dealer drive-out tag with no date. After the stop, reports state, the deputy, while retrieving a pistol from the glove compartment of the vehicle, noticed a small corner bag of suspected marijuana in a compartment on the passenger front side door. The deputy also retrieved a “bong” from a duffle bag in the vehicle but when he attempted to secure the small baggie it was gone. According to reports Gresham allegedly told the deputy he had consumed the small baggie.
On June 5 a burglary and simple battery complaint was filed at a Greensboro Road location after a man reported that a man attempted to enter his house through an open window and bit the complainant. According to reports, the complainant said while he was sleeping he heard a loud “thump” and observed a black male attempting to climb through a window into his house. The man said he yelled at the man and grabbed him by his clothing and that the man grabbed the complainant by the arm and bit the complainant on the right forearm. The complainant released the man and the man fled in a northerly direction. Officers searched the area behind the man’s house and called in a search dog but did not locate the intruder.
• On June 2 Randy Remond Little, 45, Madison, was arrested and charged with cruelty to children after he allegedly cursed at a woman in front of her juvenile children and also allegedly struck a child with a plastic rocking horse.
• On June 1 an entering auto complaint was filed at the Swords Boat Ramp in Buckhead after a man reported that someone had removed $80 cash and a Blackberry from his vehicle. The man said he was swimming with friends at the boat ramp and he had left his windows rolled down on his vehicle when the incident occurred.
• On May 31 a terroristic threats or acts complaint was filed at a Atlanta Highway, Rutledge, location after a man reported that a man known to him had called his house and threatened suicide. The complainant said after he instructed the caller to fulfill his threat the caller allegedly told the complainant that he would “take him with him.” Officers were able to contact the caller but, reports state, the suspect sounded heavily intoxicated.
• On June 1 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Hawkins Avenue, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that her former roommate had made a hole in a wall. Deputies contacted the roommate and were told that he inadvertently created the hole while moving items out of the house and that he would return and repair the damage.
• On June 2, James Lafayette Weldon, 39, Madison, was arrested and charged with cruelty to children and battery after he allegedly hit and pushed a woman in front of a 1-year-old child. Reports allege that the woman fled to her vehicle and called authorities and Weldon continued to scream at the woman. The woman said the altercation ended as police sirens became audible.
Printed in the June 9, 2011 edition