Law Enforcement: December 27, 2011
Madison Police Department
• On Dec. 21 Carnel Porter, 54, Madison, was arrested and charged with attempting to flee, driving with a suspended license, open container violation and defective headlight. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed a Chevy Cavalier with a defective headlight on Carmichael Drive. The officer reported that he attempted to stop the vehicle for the defective equipment but the vehicle drove through a yard on Prior Circle, struck some lawn furniture and a man left the vehicle and ran behind a house. The officer said he observed the man jumping over a fence behind the residence and running into a wooded area. The officer was able to identify Porter at that time but he did not stop when commanded to cease running. An hour later, reports state, the officer staked out the area where the vehicle had stopped and observed Porter get into a Honda and leave. The officer called for backup and the Honda was stopped on Eatonton Highway and Porter was detained by another officer at the site of the traffic stop.
• On Dec. 5 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone took three gas pumps at a vacant convenience store. Reports state that the pumps were lined up against the store with other pumps when they were removed. The woman estimated the value of the pumps at $8,000 each.
• On Dec. 20 a larceny complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that someone had forced entry into his vehicle and removed an iPhone, a radar detector, a GPS device and a digital camera.
• On Dec. 22 a larceny complaint was filed at a First Street location after a man reported that while he was making a beer delivery, someone took a hand truck from his vehicle. The hand truck is valued at $300.
• On Dec. 26 Roger C. Smith, 47, Madison, was arrested and charged with drunkenness and interference with a business after he allegedly entered a store in an intoxicated state and made loud racist remarks, reports state. A woman at the store said Smith's behavior forced one customer to leave. Smith was located at a convenience store near the department store and was arrested.
• On Dec. 23 a larceny complaint was filed at a West Washington Street restaurant after a woman reported that someone took $200 from a bar cash register. The woman said a key to the register was missing when employees arrived at work that morning.
• On Dec. 20 a burglary complaint was filed at a Terris Drive location after a man reported that while he was doing maintenance on the house he noticed someone damaged French doors with a brick at the rear of the house. When the home owner arrived she reported that someone took a Playstation 3 game unit, an Xbox 360, a 19-inch Emerson flat screen television, an L.L. Bean backpack and $50 cash.
• On Dec. 23 Brandon Latroy Giles, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple assault and hindering a 911 call. Reports state that Giles allegedly attacked a woman after the woman criticized the manner in which he was grooming some dogs. The woman alleged that during the argument, Giles slapped her and pushed her. She attempted to call 911, she said, but Giles allegedly ripped the phone from her hand and she fled the residence and sought help from neighbors. The woman said she returned and Morgan County Dispatch returned the 911 call at which time she spoke with dispatch employees regarding the incident.
• On Dec. 24 Michael Harris, 51, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly engaged in an argument with two women. Reports state that an officer observed the women standing on Harris Avenue and that Harris was nearby and yelling at the women. One of the women told officers Harris was upset because he was not allowed to cash one of the women’s checks. The woman also said she fired mace in Harris’ face because he was pushing her and yelling at her. During the discussion, reports state, Harris was asked several times to distance himself from the women and he continued to violate that request. He was then secured in the back of police car and continued to yell at the women, reports state.
• On Dec. 23 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a man reported that after he had been drinking with his mother’s boyfriend, an argument ensued after the complainant made disparaging remarks regarding the boyfriend’s brothers. The complainant said the boyfriend struck him on the left side of his head and the mother forced him out of the house.
• On Dec. 24 Katilya Imani Ross, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery and disorderly conduct after she allegedly attacked a woman in a grocery store parking lot. According to reports, the victim told officers Ross struck her, knocked her down and continued to punch her. The woman said the argument stemmed from Ross’ allegations that the woman cut her tires. The fight was broken up by two men walking to the store. An officer located Ross at her Micha Way residence and she was then arrested.
• On Dec. 19 a counterfeiting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road fast food establishment after a woman reported that a man attempted to pay for his meal with a counterfeit $100 bill. The man told officers his secretary had recently cashed a $625 check with a bank and had received the bills. The bill was confiscated and the man was advised to check the other bills he had received.
• On Dec. 19 a fraud complaint was filed at a Billups Street location after a man reported that someone used his credit card to charge $215 worth of music via iTunes and Google Voice.
• On Dec. 19 a damage to property complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had shot his window with a BB gun. Reports state that the 8-foot-by-8-foot window was shattered.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Dec. 27 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that while he was feeding his dog, he noticed someone entered a shed on his property and removed an Echo blower, a Husky air compressor and hand tools.
• On Dec. 27 Steve Brian Garner, 27, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery and disorderly conduct. According to reports, he allegedly pushed a woman down, pulled dresser drawers out and threw them around a room and, when the woman attempted to leave, jumped on the hood of a car and shattered the windshield. The woman also claimed that he took her phone and smashed it against a wall and took the keys from the car. She reported that she ran to a neighbor’s house for aid. The fight, reports state, stemmed from a disagreement on when the woman was going to bed.
• On Dec. 26 Duoc Van Nguyen, 47, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass after he allegedly went to a woman’s house on Wildflower Way and banged repeatedly on the door attempting to gain entrance. Reports state that prior to Nguuyen’s arrival, the woman had spoken with him and requested that he stay away from the residence. A day prior he was also charged with cruelty to children and criminal trespass after he entered the same residence and damaged a picture frame and other items in front of two juvenile children.
• On Dec. 23 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a High Shoals Road, Bishop, location after a man reported that someone took his Echo chain saw from his barn.
• On Dec. 20 a found property report was filed after a deputy reported that while working with a canine officer he located a clear bag of suspected marijuana in the driver’s side door of a gold Saturn at the impound area. In total two bags of suspected marijuana were located in the vehicle.
• On Dec. 20 a criminal trespass and simple battery complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a man alleged that a neighbor had entered his property with a baseball bat, pulled him from his truck and touched his chest with the baseball bat. Reports state that the man alleged that the complainant had been threatening his juvenile son and that he had entered the property to ensure that the complainant was aware that he knew of the threats and intended to protect his son.
• On Dec. 16 a burglary complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a man reported that someone entered his residence and removed copper water lines and air conditioning refrigerant lines from the property. Officers located a crescent wrench at the scene and noted that residence was severely damaged from the removal of the water lines.
Printed in the December 29, 2011 edition