Madison Police Department
• On June 19 Marvin Lee Stone, 38, Madison, was arrested and charged with obstruction and possession of burglary tools after he allegedly fled from a traffic stop and was tackled by a Madison police officer. According to reports, the officer attempted to stop a white pickup truck at approximately 3 a.m. on Ramada Lane after he noticed a passenger in the vehicle was not wearing a seat belt. Consequent to the stop, reports state, the officer observed nine people in the truck. He requested back up and as back up was enroute Stone allegedly jumped from the passenger’s seat and attempted to flee into a wooded area. The officer was able to detain Stone but suffered an injury to his hand during the scuffle. Other officers and deputies arrived, reports state, and Stone continued to struggle until a deputy advised him that if he did not cease he would deploy his Taser. Stone was then transferred to the Morgan County Detention Center. The officer reported that consequent to his arrest he confiscated two flash lights, a utility knife, a Leatherman tool and pocket knife from Stone. He also noted in his report that there were three active arrest warrants for Stone. Stone was treated for a laceration at Morgan Memorial Hospital and results of a toxicology exam tested positive for Oxycodone and Amphetamine.
• On June 9 a harassing communications report was filed at a Poplar Street location after a woman reported that her boyfriend’s ex-wife had called her and cursed her and that the woman had constantly driven by her Poplar Street house.
The woman was contacted by officers and served with a criminal trespass warning and was told to cease making any contact with the complainant.
• On June 17 Holly Marie Butler, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with burglary after she allegedly entered a motel room and removed Oxycodone and Lortab pills.
According to reports, a man told an officer that he was missing 25 Lortab pills and 51 Oxycodone pills. The man said earlier in the day a woman had asked him if he had any medication that would ease her back pain. The man said he gave the woman one Lortab and one Oxycodone. Later, the man said, when he returned from work he noticed that all the pills were missing. The man said he reviewed video tape with the motel’s manager and allegedly observed Butler entering his room. An officer confronted Butler at her motel room regarding the allegations and Butler allegedly told the officer she had consumed five of the pills and traded other pills for two packs of cigarettes. Reports state that the officer also learned that there were two active arrest warrants for Butler.
• On June 13 Carnel Porter, 54, Madison, was arrested and charged with felony shoplifting, possession of dangerous drugs, drugs not in the original container, carrying drugs across a marked guard line and tampering with evidence.
According to reports, Porter allegedly shoplifted three bags of True Living charcoal, two bottles of Kingsford lighter fluid, three t-shirts and four pairs of men socks.
Reports state that officers arrived at an Eatonton Road general store. A woman at the store identified Porter as a suspected shoplifter. When an officer confronted Porter, Porter allegedly pulled the socks and t-shirts from his pants.
The officer had also observed Porter placing the charcoal and lighter fluid in an truck. During an investigation into the shoplifting, an officer noticed that Porter had placed a yellow bag in his mouth and was attempting to consume the bag. Officers also allegedly discovered a pill in Porter’s pants pocket as he was being booked into the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On June 13 Christopher J. Ferrell, 50, Commerce, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and driving under the influence (drugs). According to reports, officers were called to stop a man who allegedly was driving south in the north bound lane of Georgia Highway 812. Following the stop, reports state, officers located a silver pipe and a plastic straw that allegedly contained cocaine residue. Officers reported that they also discovered two suspected marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle.
• On June 14 Brandon Latroy Giles, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with speeding and marijuana possession after he was stopped on Georgia Highway 24 for speeding. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer located a prescription pill bottle in the vehicle that contained suspected marijuana.
• On June 13 Keith Ronald Cochran, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and failure to yield after an officer stopped Cochran for allegedly failure to yield on Prior Circle. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer located three blue bags of suspected marijuana in his pocket.
• On June 12 a recovered stolen vehicle report was filed at an Eatonton Road location after officers received an anonymous phone call regarding a stolen tractor trailer being abandoned at a gas station on Georgia Highway 24.
Reports state that officers located the vehicle at the old Fuel Mart on Eatonton Road. The vehicle had been reported stolen out of DeKalb County and was a 1999 Freightliner with South Carolina plates.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On June 7 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Farrar Road location after a man reported that he had received a phone call from Kingston, Jamaica. The man said in the past he had received similar calls and they were always telemarketers.
The man said he told the caller that he was not interested in what they had to sell. The man said moments later he received another call from the same number and this time a male told him he was going to come to his house and kill both the man and his wife and violate his daughter.
• On June 20 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at a Apalachee Woods Drive, Buckhead, location after a woman reported that a man with whom she had entered into a business venture in 2004 had not made payments to a company credit card and had used the card to purchase items for a separate business.
The woman alleged that she and the man had obtained an American Express account and that in the summer of 2009 she became aware that payments were not being made on the account.
The complainant was told that the allegations were a civil matter that should be pursued in court.
• On June 17 Kenneth Ray Lynch, 45, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery, criminal trespass and obstruction of a person making an emergency phone call. According to reports, Lynch allegedly threw a glass tumbler to the ground, grabbed a woman by the hair and struck her body with his knee, damaged the woman’s cell phone and then prevented the woman from making a 911 call.
Reports state that a neighbor called authorities and that during an investigation into the incident Lynch appeared to “quite intoxicated.”
• On June 16 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Flat Rock Road location after a man reported that while he was sleeping someone took $150 cash from a bathroom.
The man said several people at the residence reported that his sister had entered the bathroom while the man was sleeping.
Printed in the June 23, 2011 edition