• On July 30 a 14-year-old Florida girl was detained at an Eatonton Road truck stop after an officer determined that the girl had been reported as a runaway. According to reports, the officer was called to the truck stop by a man who demanded anonymity. The man told the officer that he had observed the teenage girl “hanging” out with two older men near the shower area of the truck stop. The officers searched for the three but could not locate them. The same man then directed the officer toward a maroon truck. The officer got all three occupants of the truck to exit the truck. The girl was identified as a runaway from Florida and was detained. She was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center until her father arrived to take her back to Florida. One of the men in the truck had an outstanding warrant against him in Florida and was taken into custody.
• On July 30 Jarid Ray Gordon, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with battery, possession of dangerous drugs and pills not in their original container. According to reports, an officer responding to a report of a man hitting a woman and fleeing in a Toyota. The officer located the Toyota and observed a female driver who had red marks on her face and neck. The woman told authorities that her boyfriend had struck her. The officer also observed Gordon as a passenger in the vehicle. Gordon, reports state, told police that he had been drinking beer and had an argument with his girlfriend but denied striking the woman. An officer also observed four pills in a plastic bag next to Gordon in the vehicle. Gordon, reports state, told the officer he had filled a prescription for muscle relaxers and pain killers for his grandmother and had taken a few of the pills for himself. He was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On July 30 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a man reported that a man known as “Green Mile John” and a woman had come to his motel room to “hang out.” The man said in the morning he noticed his cell phone was missing.
• On July 31 Joey Lee Kinney, 30, Covington, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, an officer patrolling a motel area near Ramada Lane was flagged down by a woman and asked to check on two men behind the motel. The woman said the men appeared to be engaged in drug activity. The officer approached the men on foot and the men fled back to the motel. Another guest advised the officer what room the men had run to and the officer located one of the men in the room. The officer located a small amount of marijuana in an empty pill bottle, several pipes, a grinder and a vaporizer in the room. Kinney was then arrested at the room and charged.
• On July 30 Jeffery Seann Kidd, 19, Monticello; Holliand Hurst, 20, Madison; and Alexandria Brooks, 17, Monticello, were all arrested and charged with minor in possession of alcohol after an officer observed the driver of a truck all three were passengers in driving erratically. Following a traffic stop, the officer determined that the driver was not impaired but that the others tested positive for alcohol.
• On July 30 a damage to property complaint was filed at a North Main Street drug store after a man directed police to graffiti sprayed on a brick wall. The man said he was concerned that the markings were gang related.
• On July 29 Campbell Wallace Walke, 19, Dublin, was arrested and charged with speeding and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, Walke was stopped for speeding while travelling on the Madison by-pass. Consequent to the stop, the officer ordered a drug-sniffing dog to the scene. Reports state that the dog “hit” on the driver’s side door. The officer located a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle along with a pipe and a grinder.
• On July 19 a larceny from building complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had taken four automatic transmissions valued at $1,200 each. The man said a bag of aluminum cans had also been taken.
• On July 26 Layonya Alexandra Cobb, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after she allegedly took two deli dinners from an Eatonton Road grocery store and did not pay for the items. The dinners were valued at $9.60.
• On July 26 Michael Anthony, 30, Monroe, was arrested and charged with giving a false name to police officers, possession of dangerous drugs and pills not in original container. According to reports, an officer patrolling the Ramada Lane area was contacted by a clerk who reported that she could not rent Anthony a room because he did not have an ID. The woman said she instructed Anthony to leave the property but she observed him sitting in the parking lot in a truck. The officer approached Anthony and was first told that his name was Jeffery Michael Short. The officer later observed a pill bottle with the prescription made out to Michael Anthony. Anthony then told the officer his name matched the name on the pill bottle. The officer then determined that a warrant for Anthony was active in Walton County. Anthony was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.
• On July 30 Jarvis L. Williams, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple assault after he allegedly struck a woman and ripped her shirt off during an argument at an East Jefferson Street location.
On July 30 a simple assault and damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road fast food restaurant after a man allegedly shattered a woman’s driver’s side door window with his fist. The woman told officers the man had earlier harassed her at her job and then followed her to the restaurant where he became frustrated because she would not allow him entry into her vehicle. The woman said the man then struck the window and left the area. An officers issued a warrant for the arrest of Antwainne Tremaine Laguin, 23, Madison for simple assault and damage to property.
• On July 30 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Apalachee River Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had come onto his property and removed two Snapper lawn mower frames, four lawnmower motors and 10 Snapper tires and rims. The complainant estimated the value of the items at $200.
• On July 31 a hit and run complaint was filed at a Sandy Creek Road convenience store after a man reported that a white Dodge pickup truck with four young males inside struck his 2006 BMW while the truck was attempting to get gas. Reports state that the man observed the truck strike his vehicle and then left the store parking lot via the Bostwick Highway heading toward Madison. The man was able to secure a license plate for the vehicle and video footage showed the accident. The man said he attempted to stop the truck from leaving but the truck would not yield. The truck has dual exhaust.
• On July 25 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a woman reported that her mother had purchased two dresses from Chadwick’s of Boston online and then had returned the dresses but had not received a refund. In fact, the daughter alleged, the store had instead added charges to the mother’s debit card account. The mother also reported that since dealing with the store someone had used her debit card account number to make five other unauthorized charges totaling more than $500.
• On August 1 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a man reported that when he arrived at work he noticed someone had cut a chain locking the front gate to the business. The complainant said nothing appeared to have been taken.
• On July 29 a theft of services complaint was filed at a Echols Road, Bishop, location after a man reported that he had received a letter from Discover Card stating that someone had used his personal information in an attempt to secure a credit card.
• On July 23 a medical call report was filed at a Plantation Road location after a golf cart struck two women. Reports state that a 2-year-old child sitting on the seat of the cart climbed down and either fell onto the gas pedal or sat on the pedal. The cart lunged forward roughly 50 feet, reports state, before striking a woman and then striking another woman and coming to rest on the second woman. By standers were able to pick up the golf cart and free the second woman. The second woman was transported to Athens Regional for treatment.
• On July 24 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Bethany Road location after a woman reported that while she and friends were at a party at a Bethany Road residence, several other females began to argue with her friend. The complainant said she and her friend attempted to leave the party but the seven or eight boisterous women followed them to their car, shouting profanity and insults. The complainant said as she was attempting to break up the altercation the seven or eight women “jumped” her and struck her with closed fists and kicked her extensively. The woman had a swollen lip and several lacerations.
Printed in the August 4, 2011 edition.