Law Enforcement • December 20, 2012
Madison Police Department
• On Dec. 14 an aggravated assault complaint was filed at a Main Street location after a woman said a man pointed a gun at her. According to reports, the woman said the man, who she is familiar with, gave her a ride from East Washington Street to the Golden Pantry to purchase cigarettes. The man, who was driving a grey Dodge Charger with after-market wheels, then drove the woman to Main Street and parked. Reports state that the man asked the woman for $10 and the woman refused.
The woman alleged that the man then pointed a handgun at her torso and told her to “get out of this (expletive).” Officers located the man who told them that the woman had requested a ride to the Flat Rock Community and when he told her he was not going to give her a ride without gas money she threatened to “put the man (police) on this car.” The man contends that the woman attempted to throw his cell phone from the vehicle and after he grew weary of the insults he requested that she get out of his car. The man said he did not point a gun at the woman and that the woman was attempting to make trouble for him.
• On Dec. 2 a larceny complaint was filed at a Jasper Street residence after a woman reported that someone had taken more than $12,000 worth of jewelry. The woman said the thefts included a 14-inch herringbone necklace, a 14K gold link bracelet set, a 14K gold estate bracelet and a 14K gold cluster ring.
• On Dec. 8 Shantiaives Thaquile Rowe, 19, Newborn, was arrested and charged with five counts of theft by taking after she allegedly removed $1,220 from a cash register at Walmart while employed at Walmart. According to reports, Rowe allegedly removed money on five different occasions. The alleged thefts, reports state, were captured on videotape at the store.
• On Dec. 10 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a man reported that someone had removed two rolls of copper tubing valued at $1,779 from his truck. The man said he had left the truck trailer at the truck stop while he visited friends in Buckhead. When he delivered the load to a Madison manufacturing plant it was discovered that the locks from the trailer and the copper tubing was missing.
• On Dec. 10 a burglary complaint was filed at a Commerce Drive location after a man reported that someone had removed four tires from a Ford Mustang Cobra. The tires are valued at $10,000.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On Dec. 16 a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at a Holland Springs Road location after a man alleged that his brother had threatened to kill him. According to reports, a deputy interviewed the man, the brother and four other persons at the residence. None of the other witnesses corroborated the complaint.
• On Dec. 16 a dog complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after property owners reported that an aggressive Pit Bull was on the property. The property owners reported that the dog had attempted to attack animals on the property. A deputy located the dog and reported that the dog was not aggressive towards the deputy. The deputy, reports state, attempted to call Morgan County Animal Control but was told Morgan County Animal Control was not a 24-hour facility. The deputy removed the dog and placed it in a kennel at the Morgan County Detention Center and notified Morgan County Animal Control of the dog’s location.
• On Dec. 16 a battery complaint was filed at a Hollis Street , Rutledge, location after a woman reported that a man known to her came to her house, allegedly to remove items from a shed, but instead threw an unopened beer can at her. Reports state that the woman alleged the man entered the house and called her derogatory names and threatened her with physical harm. Reports state that the woman had a visible injury on her face, allegedly from where the beer can struck her and knocked her down. After that incident, reports state, the woman told the man she was calling authorities and the man left the residence. The woman said the man lives in Covington.
• On Dec. 14 a fraudulent telephone solicitation complaint was filed at a Bostwick Road location after a woman reported that she had received a telephone call informing her that she had won $2.5 million. The woman said she was told to send $159 to a man who would then have the Morgan County Sherriff’s Office escort him to the woman’s house with a $100,000 payment. The woman said on Dec. 7 a man called 19 times in a four hour span reporting that he was attempting to come to her house but was stuck in traffic. The woman said next day a man called purporting to be an IRS agent and told her that he was confirming that she was to receive $100,000. The woman said she never received any money from any party and that she lost the $159.
• On Dec. 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Sewell Church Road location after a man reported that someone had taken a 400 to 600 pound, three-eighth inch steel smoker from the property of his deceased mother.
• On Dec. 15 a simple battery complaint was filed at a McDonough Street, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that the father of her unborn child had choked her and sprayed Lysol in her hair because he was drunk. The woman said the man has behaved similarly in the past when he was intoxicated but this time she wanted to press charges.
• On Dec. 15 a found property report was filed at a Monticello Highway location after a man reported that he located a four-wheeler on his property. Reports state that the four-wheeler was found several hundred yards from the residence and was covered with branches. The vehicle was removed by a wrecker service.
• On Dec. 14 an abuse, neglect or exploitation of disabled or elderly person and a terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at an East Main Street, Rutledge, location after a woman alleged that a man known to her had entered her residence while intoxicated and initiated an argument with her 76-year-old aunt. During the argument, reports state, the man allegedly lifted a floor heater to throw it on the woman. A 78-year-old woman at the residence intervened and the man allegedly threw the 78-year-old woman to the ground, causing injuries. Reports state that the man threatened to return and kill all the people at the residence. Deputies arrived and secured the residence and was told the man had left in a black sedan with blue headlights. Deputies searched several local residences where they were told the man might have fled to but did not locate the suspect. The suspect’s vehicle was located at a Rutledge residence. Deputies observed a man at a Williams Street residence but the man fled the area on foot. The 78-year-old woman was transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital for an examination.
• On Dec. 13 a burglary complaint was filed at a Pine Tree Circle location after a woman reported that someone had taken a Sony PlayStation 3 gaming system. The woman said remote controllers and a power cord for the system were left behind.
• On Dec. 12 a sexual battery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after deputies responded to a complaint of a man threatening a woman with his walking cane after they argued over the man sitting on a couch. While deputies were responding, another woman alleged that the man had touched her innapropriately.
• On Dec. 12 a driving away without paying for gas complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road convenience store after a man allegedly pumped $33.52 worth of gas without paying. According to reports, a deputy contacted the man on a separate matter and also informed him of the dispute at the store. Reports state that the man returned to the store, signed an IOU for the gas and told deputies that the situation was resolved. A deputy reported that the man had a strong odor of alcohol and refused to allow the man to drive from the scene. Another man drove the man away, reports state. Later, reports state, the store owner contacted the sheriff’s office requesting to press charges for the gas. The store owner was told that once a clerk accepted an IOU that the matter became a civil matter and no charges could be levied.
• On Dec. 11 a battery complaint was filed at a Turner Road location after a woman reported that her friend’s boyfriend had walked up behind her while she was arguing with the friend, placed his arm around her neck and threw her to the ground.
Printed in the December 20, 2012 edition