Law Enforcement Reports
Madison Police Department
• On May 23 Craig Hinton Hayes, 24, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery, obstructing or hindering a person making a 911 call, criminal damage to property and false imprisonment. According to reports, the charges stem from a May 20 incident in which Hayes allegedly knocked out a kitchen door window of a South Main Street residence, entered the residence and allegedly refused to allow a woman known to him to leave the residence. Reports state that Hayes and the victim engaged in a verbal argument while attending a Buckhead wedding. While enroute back to Madison following the wedding, reports state, Hayes allegedly jumped from the woman’s vehicle while it was moving on Parks Mill Road and sustained injuries. The woman told authorities that she allowed Hayes back into her vehicle but when they arrived at the South Main Street residence she attempted to flee. The woman alleged that Hayes struck her and drug her back to the residence and took her cell phone away when she attempted to call her father and police. A neighbor called police, reports state, after hearing the woman scream. Authorities released Hayes to guardians at the scene to receive medical treatment. Warrants were issued on May 23.
• On May 23 a damage to property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had broken into a coin-operated vacuum at a convenience store and removed the money from the machine. The complainant also alleged that the machine had $150 in damages.
• On May 22 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had removed a brief case from his GMC Yukon while it was parked at a truck stop. The man said he did not realize the case was gone until he reached Atlanta. The case contained a laptop computer, a Verizon Wi-Fi device, a Sony Dictaphone, a camera and checks from two different banking accounts.
• On May 20 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bramble Woods Drive location after a woman reported that someone entered her grandmother’s screened-in porch and removed a Coby Android PC tablet valued at $171.15.
• On May 17 arrest warrants were issued for Jeffery Legree Rivers, 43, Madison for obstruction of law enforcement officers. A warrant for obstruction of officers was also issued for Travonis Dartez Clarke, 21, no address listed. According to reports, an officer allegedly observed Rivers driving an older model Volvo on Thomason Road. Reports state that the officer had knowledge that Rivers license had been suspended. Another officer attempted to stop Rivers, reports state, but Rivers would not stop. Reports state that Clarke, a passenger in the vehicle, jumped from the vehicle on Vine Street and fled on foot. Rivers also allegedly jumped from the vehicle on Vine Street and ran. The officer secured the vehicle on Vine Street.
• On May 21 a burglary complaint was filed at a Highland Avenue location after a man reported that someone had entered his residence through a bedroom window and removed a 4G Xbox 360, a Modern Warfare 3 game, a controller and a charger system. The items are valued at $400.
• On May 21 a damage to property complaint was filed at the Morgan County Rec Department after a man reported that a truck had snagged a phone line going to the department and ripped the line down. There was also damage to the building, reports state.
• On May 19 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Four Lakes Drive location after a man reported that someone had struck his mailbox with a vehicle. A witness reported to authorities that he observed a gold PT Cruiser strike the mail box and leave. The witness also provided authorities with a license tag number for the vehicle.
• On May 27 Brian Lee Rodwell, 39, Richmond, Va. was arrested and charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and convicted felon in possession of a firearm. According to reports, a vehicle Rodwell was driving was clocked at 92 mph in a 70 mph zone. Consequent to a stop, police discovered that Rodwell had a suspended license. They also discovered a loaded 9mm pistol in the vehicle.
• On May 27 a simple assault and cruelty toward child complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that the father of her 2-year-old son allegedly walked behind her and called her vulgar names and spit in her face after she reminded him that he would owe her child support money on June 1.
• On May 26 David Andrew Bowen, 48, Watkinsville, was arrested and charged with DUI drugs, possession of heroin and possession of drug related objects. According to reports, Bowen was stopped by an officer after allegedly driving erratically on U.S. 441 south. Following the stop, reports state, officers located 22 syringes, blood-splattered napkins, a silver spoon and a container of suspected heroin in the vehicle.
• On May 21 Marcellus Hawkins, 42, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and drunkenness after he allegedly walked onto a liquor store parking lot and requested a ride and money from customers. Reports state that Hawkins has been banned from the establishment. An officer located him across the street, reports state.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On May 25 a found property report was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge, location after a woman gave a deputy a clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana and a glass smoking device. The woman said she had found the items in a house she was removing property from a rental house.
• On May 8 a verbal dispute complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Trail, Buckhead, location after a woman alleged that a neighbor was harassing her 16-year-old daughter. According to reports, the complainant said the neighbor will wait until she is not present before making disparaging remarks. The neighbor said there was an on-going dispute but that she had never cursed at the complainant or her children. Both parties were warned not to trespass on each other’s property.
• On May 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a woman reported that someone had stolen a car tag. The woman said she had removed the tag from a vehicle that had been repossessed and placed the tag on her porch. The woman said she was questioned by a deputy regarding the tag when she realized that someone had taken the tag.
• On May 2 a child custody report was filed at a Greensboro Road location after a man reported that he was concerned that his ex-wife was going to pick up their children from school because she allegedly had been drinking. Reports state that the ex-husband picked up the children and attempted to return the children to his ex-wife but neither child wanted to stay with their mother. The man said that the ex-wife attempted to extract the children from the vehicle but failed and then allegedly pounded on the side of the vehicle. A deputy reported that the ex-wife smelled of alcohol. The children were transported to their grandparents’ house for the night.
• On May 4 a dog bite complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead, location after a man reported that while he and his 3-year-old daughter were walking up the driveway a Pit Bull mix dog jumped on the girl and bit her in the head. The man said he kicked the dog away and transported the girl to Morgan Memorial Hospital where she was treated for a minor head wound.
• On May 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken a Taurus .40 caliber pistol from her son’s room.
• On May 12 Robert Anthony Hutchinson, 19, Bostwick, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and driving while license suspended. According to reports, Hutchinson was stopped at a license checkpoint at the intersection of Price Mill Road and Wellington Road. Consequent to the stop, reports state, Hutchinson told officers that his license had been suspended. He also allegedly tested positive for alcohol and told officers that he had a small amount of marijuana in his vehicle.
• On May 16 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Godfrey Road location after a man alleged that he and another man had engaged in a verbal argument that could potentially elevate into a more serious altercation. The complainant alleged that the other man had driven by his house enroute to a fishing pond and had attempted to “entice” him.
• On May 13 a burglary complaint was filed at an Old Buckhead Road location after a man reported that someone had entered his residence and removed a bottle of Loratabs, a bottle of Xanax, a bottle of Flexeril and a bottle of Phenergan.
• On May 21 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Bethany Road, Buckhead location after a man alleged that he and his uncle had engaged in a verbal dispute and that the uncle had pulled a wooden bat out of a truck and approached the complainant. The complainant said he then left the scene. The uncle told authorities that the two had engaged in a verbal dispute but that no bat was involved.
• On May 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Guinn Road location after a man reported that he observed a white male, late 20s, park a green Ford Ranger with a boat in tow in front of his house. The complainant said the man then exited the vehicle and took a white and orange Mongoose bicycle from his yard.
• On May 19 a dog bite complaint was filed at Hard Labor Creek State Park after a man reported that he had been bitten by a German Shepherd. The man said while he was playing dodgeball with friends the dog charged him and bit him on the penis. The man was taken to Morgan Memorial Hospital for treatment, reports state.
Printed in the May 31, 2012 edition