Law Enforcement November 17, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On Nov. 11 a larceny complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location after a man reported that someone removed a roll of sheep fence from his yard. The complainant reported that the fence was valued at $75.
• On Nov. 9 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man alleged that while he was at a convenience store, another man attempted to engage him in a fight. The complainant, who reports state is disabled, reportedly told the man that he would not be able to fight anyone. The man referenced a desire to “kick” the complainant and allegedly said, after the complainant got into his truck, that a “man was standing outside the truck looking at the boy inside the truck.”
• On Nov. 12 Kouri Durand Smith, 31, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle he was driving was stopped in a road block at the intersection of Georgia Highway 83 and Lions Club Road. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed a partially smoked “blunt” marijuana cigarette in an ashtray in the vehicle. Reports state that Smith also told the officer there was a small amount of suspected marijuana in a compartment over a visor. An officer confiscated both the “blunt” and the small bag of suspected marijuana over the visor.
• On Nov. 8 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway location after a woman reported that a man entered the store to purchase baby wipes but left the store and grabbed a plastic container worth $9. In the container was $50 worth of candy. Reports state that the man was white, wearing a hat turned backwards and had tattoos the full length of both arms. The man left the area in a light-colored SUV.
• On Nov. 4 a lost property report was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman reported that someone had taken her wallet. The woman said the wallet was black with a zippered top and had flowers painted on the front.
• On Nov. 7 a burglary complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone had knocked out a back window and entered her residence. The woman said they took a purple Swiss Army computer bag ($50) that contained a Toshibi laptop ($899) and a Sony touch screen camera ($300). An officer observed glass shattered on the kitchen floor and that batteries had been removed from a door alarm.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Nov. 10 a 15-year-old male student at Morgan County High School was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, after an administrator at the school reported to authorities that the student allegedly possessed marijuana. According to reports the student produced a small amount of suspected marijuana and a homemade pipe with burnt residue from his pants pocket. The student was released to his parent and a juvenile complaint was filed.
• On Nov. 11 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that sometime the night before someone had left Seven Islands Road and struck two mailboxes. Reports state that a deputy observed that someone had left the road, entered a ditch and then struck the mailboxes before continuing east on Seven Islands Road. The mailboxes are valued at $50 each.
• On Nov. 8 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road location after a woman reported that her estranged husband was attempting to make a forced entry into her residence and that he had a firearm on his side. Officers responded to the scene and were able to locate the suspect as he was driving from the area. The man told officers that he had been at the house attempting to speak to his estranged wife but that he did not possess a weapon. Officers searched the man’s vehicle but did not find a weapon. Officers also conducted a sobriety check on the man but did not determine that he was intoxicated. They did, however, direct the man to have his vehicle towed home. The man complied with the request and the woman was instructed on how to attain a temporary protective order against the man.
• On Nov. 8 a burglary complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that someone had entered her residence while she was at work and removed a 32-inch television, a Hewlett Packard computer, a masonry saw, a tile saw and two exterior air conditioning units. The woman said she left the windows to the residence open in order to get fresh air into the house. She also said earlier a white male had come to the house and requested to get scrap metal from the woman’s backyard. The woman said she denied the request and that the man was driving a black pickup truck.
• On Nov. 8 a terroristic threats and acts and pointing or aiming a pistol at another complaint was filed at a Ponder Pines Road location after a man alleged that his father pointed a pistol at him and threatened to kill him. Reports state that the complainant said he went to the house to retrieve some personal belongings. After attempting to enter the residence, he said, the father allegedly pulled a pistol and told the son that he “put you in this world and I will take you out of it.” He also allegedly gave the son the choice of leaving the residence “walking or in a body bag.” The father told officers he pointed the weapon at his son but had done so in self-defense based on the son’s prior actions and behavior. No arrests were made in the incident.
• On Nov. 5 Valerie Nicole Johnson, 34, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction after officers responded to her Newborn Road residence in reference to a 911 call she made. According to reports, officers had been to the residence two prior times that evening in reference to a domestic argument. On the third call, reports state, the officers located Johnson at the location. While at the location, reports state, Johnson called 911 again and charged that the deputies were both getting paid under the table by various individuals and also worked for the U.S. government.
She also, reports state, implied that the deputies were racists. Deputies reported that there was a strong smell of alcohol coming from Johnson. While talking to Johnson, reports state, she again attempted to call 911 for the 11th time that evening in order to have the incident recorded. Johnson refused the deputies' commands and was handcuffed. After being handcuffed she also allegedly resisted the deputies' attempts to place her in a patrol car, allegedly kicking at a deputy's crotch and leg area.
• On Nov. 5 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Sewell Church Road, Newborn, location after a woman reported that someone struck her and her neighbor’s mailbox. Officers were able to locate two pieces of a mirror near the damaged mailbox that had “Ford” stamped on the pieces.
Printed in the November 17, 2011 edition