• On July 14 Jean Linda Woodruff, 51, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly threw a shoe at a man and struck the man with an open hand. According to reports, Woodruff called officers to an Eatonton Road motel room to complain that her boyfriend would not allow her in the room.
Reports state that the boyfriend told officers he had kicked Woodruff out of the room “until she sobered up” in order to prevent a fight. Woodruff told officers she could stay with a son.
Officers offered her a ride to the son’s location but Woodruff requested the opportunity to retrieve her shoes from the motel room. As officers allowed her in the room she allegedly grabbed a shoe, threw it at her boyfriend and then slapped the boyfriend. She was then taken to the floor by an officer and arrested.
• On July 9 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Micah Way location after a man reported that someone had burned several marks on the inside ceiling of a bus stop.
• On July 8 a theft complaint was filed at the Madison Police Department after a man reported that someone had taken a U-Haul trailer he had left on Interstate 20. The man reported that he had been instructed to leave the trailer off the interstate after it had blown a tire. The man said U-Haul told him it would pick the trailer up later in the day but when representatives from U-Haul attempted to locate the trailer, it was gone.
• On July 17 a larceny complaint was filed at a Concord Lane location after a man reported that someone had taken a black and pine Next freestyle bicycle from his back porch. The value of the bike is approximately $30.
• On July 16 Marcellus Hawkins, 41, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he allegedly entered the property of an West Jefferson Street liquor store after having been served with a notice not to return to the location.
Reports state that an officer dispersed several people loitering around the store and noticed Hawkins near the liquor store building.
The officer was then advised that Hawkins had been served a written notice on June 14 to not return to the store. Hawkins was then arrested without incident.
• On July 14 a larceny complaint was filed at a North Main Street location after a woman reported that between 9:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. someone took her brown leather wallet that contained $205 in cash and her driver’s license.
• On July 13 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location after a man reported that someone had kicked in his back door and stole a red Acer Aspire One netbook computer. Reports state that molding around a door was broken. Dressers and other drawers had been rummaged through, the man said, but only a set of keys that no longer worked were found to be missing.
• On July 16 Lakeisha Y. Wright, 37, Madison, and Quintavia Renita Wade, 21, Madison, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after they allegedly engaged in a fight in the parking lot of a Eatonton Road grocery store. According to reports, an officer arrived at the scene and observed that Wade had a cut on her nose and a bite mark on her arm. Wade told the officer that Wright had struck her with a wooden object and then bit her.
Officers located Wright who told police that she and Wade had engaged in a fight after Wade approached her vehicle. A witness told authorities that he observed both women fighting but did not observe a wooden object utilized as a weapon. Both women were then cited for disorderly conduct.
• On July 16 a shoplifiting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman reported that she noticed that $14.71 worth of heartburn medication had been taken. The woman said she reviewed surveillance tape and observed a black man wearing a security uniform remove the medication.
• On July 9 a simple assault and violation of the Georgia Gang Act complaint was filed at Wellington Park after a man reported that three men struck him in the head with their fists and kicked him after he refused their invitation to join their gang. Reports state that the man was participating in a cookout at the park when one of the man approached him and offered him an opening in the “Madison Gangster Disciples" (MGD) gang.
The man told officers he refused the invitation and added that if he was to join a gang he would prefer a gang that used the color green as its “tag” color because, the man said, green represents money. However, the “Madison Gangster Disciples” gang allegedly uses black as its tag color.
The man said when he informed the gang members of his color preference the gang members took the preference as an insult.
The man said one of the men became animated in his disagreement over the color and as the man attempted to leave he was slung to the ground and beaten. The man said during the beating he also heard other male voices at the park requesting that the alleged gang members detain the complainant because “they wanted to beat his (expletive) as well.” The complainant suffered injuries to both elbows, his left knee and he had visible knots on his head. Warrants have been issued for the three man allegedly involved in the beating.
• On July 14 Gary Barnard Robinson, 44, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly repeatedly addressed officers with expletives and accused officers of lying.
Reports state that officers arrived at the intersection of Georgia Highway 83 and Thomason Street after they had received a call from a man who said three other men were threatening him.
The man told officers he was in possession of a pistol and would be willing to use the pistol to protect himself. When officers arrived they placed Robinson in a patrol car for transport home. They requested that Robinson produce the pistol. Robinson had allegedly previously called dispatch and informed them that he had placed the pistol in bushes. When officers pressed Robinson regarding the existence and location of a pistol he allegedly directed a stream of profanity towards the officers.
He also accused them of “a lying (expletive).” A search of the area produced no pistol.
• On July 10 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road Waffle House after a man reported that another man opened a door with excessive force and struck him on the head. The complainant said the man had confronted him outside the store regarding an alleged relationship the complainant had with the man’s daughter.
The complainant said as the two were walking back into the store the man wrenched the door open and struck the complainant on the head. The man was then requested to leave the restaurant.
• On July 12 Terry Gene Wade, 47, Madison, was arrested and charged with giving false name and drug objects after officers chasing another suspect into a Bramblewood Drive apartment complex discovered Wade. Reports state that an officer seeking a man with known warrants observed the man run into an apartment. The officer knocked and Wade allegedly answered and gave the officer a false name. The officer reported that he was also aware that Wade had outstanding warrants. The officer also reported locating a glass pipe suspected to be used to smoke crack cocaine near Wade.
• On July 12 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Micha Circle location after a woman reported that someone had shot her window with a BB gun. Two holes were observed in the window and a BB was recovered.
• On July 17 Justin Bradley Bridwell, 22, Eatonton, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, possession of methamphetamine and loud music violation. Consequent to that arrest a passenger in Bridwell’s vehicle, Jatavious Donte Mitchell, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, and possession of methamphetamine.
The arrests came after an officer stopped a vehicle driven by Bridwell for a loud music violation. Consequent to the stop, reports state, officers located a small amount of suspected marijuana and an small amount of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle.
• On July 13 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Riden Road, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that she had been receiving phone calls from telephone numbers identified as those belonging to family members but when she answers the caller is not a family member.
The woman said she suspects several juvenile members of her extended family may be using a Web site to allow caller identification to be changed on incoming calls to perpetrate the harassment.
The woman said the calls made her fearful.
• On July 17 a criminal damage to property and theft by taking complaint was filed at Springfield Baptist Church on Bethany Road after a deputy patrolling the area reported observing an air conditioning unit had been dismantled and the coil had been removed. Value of the unit is $6,000.
• On July 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle location after a woman reported that someone had entered her residence and removed laptop computer valued at $300. The woman also said that drawers in the house had been gone through.
• On July 15 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee Road location after a woman reported that after she pulled her refrigerator from the wall she noticed several dents in the refrigerator.
• On July 12 Fairin Nevette Grimes, 24, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly impeded an officer’s attempt to secure information from three juveniles regarding shooting a BB gun at an apartment window. Reports state that while the officer was attempting to speak with the juvenile Grimes allegedly became irate and ignored several commands to calm down. Reports state that she also rejected attempts at being handcuffed and had to be forced into a patrol vehicle.
• On July 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Rehoboth Road, Bishop, location after a woman reported that someone took her 2007 6 x 12 utility trailer. The trailer has a wood floor, a side gate and a rear gate.
• On July 12 Christopher Atkinson, 40, Monroe, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, theft by taking and interference with utilities. According to reports, Atkinson allegedly removed a power meter from a Peppers Road house. After authorities were called the resident at the house reported that Atkinson had been observed dropped off at the location and she believed he was still near the residence. Deputies requested and received a tracking dog to the location and located Atkinson approximately 0.5 miles from the residence. He was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center. Walton EMC was called and replaced the power meter on the house.
• On July 11 Liam John Hutchinson, 20, Charleston, S.C.. was arrested and charged with DUI, prescription pills not in their original container and possession of alcohol under 21 while driving after a deputy responded to complaints of a vehicle driving dangerously in Interstate 20. Following a stop of Hutchinson’s vehicle, reports state, officers located Hydrocodone pills and other pills in the vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, Zachary James Holt, 22, Columbia, S.C., was also arrested and charged with prescription pills not in their original container and possession of open container.
• On July 11 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Cooper Lane, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that someone had removed chain saws, jig saws, sanders, skill saws, electric screw drivers and electric drills from a shed outside her house.
Printed in the July 21, 2011 edition