Law Enforcement • January 17, 2013
Morgan County Sheriff's Office
• On Jan. 14 a criminal trespass report was filed at a Apalachee River road location after an man reported that someone had driven a Dodge Durango behind an abandoned trailer and that a person could be seen walking around the property with a flash light. According to reports, a deputy observed the vehicle with adjustable wrenches, wire cutters, hand tools and a half empty bottle of Vodka in the vehicle. The vehicle's hood was warm to the touch. A search of the area yielded negative results for a person. The vehicle was impounded and towed.
• On Jan. 14 a disruptive student complaint was filed at Morgan County Middle School after a teacher reported that a 14-year-old male student was disrupting the class to the point that the teacher could not continue her lesson plan. Reports state that the student had been given several warnings. The student was transported to the Madison Juvenile Justice facility.
• On Jan. 13 an unlawful dumping complaint was filed at a Barrows Grove Road location after a deputy responded to a complaint of tires blocking Barrows Grove Road near the Interstate 20 overpass. According to reports, more than 50 tires were lying on both shoulders of the road.
• On Jan. 13 a damaging, destroying or secreting property to defraud another complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that someone had damaged his Mitsubishi Eclipse GS by scratching the vehicle with a key.
• On Jan. 12 a suspicious vehicle complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that a tan, Chevrolet two-door pickup truck occupied by a man pulled into her driveway and when she approached the vehicle the vehicle backed up and drove north on Seven Islands Road.
• On Jan. 11 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Armistead Road, Rutledge, after a woman reported that someone had cut all four tires on her 2006 Nissan Sentra. The woman said she suspects a man with whom she recently filed and received a temporary protective order against of cutting the tires.
• On Jan. 11 Angela Fitch King, 45, Madison, was arrested and charged with obstruction and battery after she allegedly attempted to flee her cell at the Morgan County Detention Center. According to reports, jail officers were attempting to collect breakfast trays and King refused to submit her tray. Officers opened the cell door to retrieve the tray, reports state, and King attempted to flee. An officer deployed a Taser after a brief struggle and King fell face first, knocking out a tooth, reports state. King continued to fight and was tazed a second time and controlled. A deputy suffered scratches during the altercation.
• On Jan. 11 a suspicious activity complaint was filed at a James Street, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that someone had called her cell phone but would not respond. The woman said screaming sounds emitted from the phone. A deputy called the number and reported that the sounds appeared to a recording on a loop tape.
• On Jan. 10 a missing person complaint was filed at a Boones Bridge Road location after a woman reported that her 16-year-old granddaughter was missing. Reports state that the girl had not returned home from school. The girl was later located by deputies at a Madison Square Apartments location and returned to her grandmother.
• On Jan. 9 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a South Trace, Rutledge location after a man reported that someone had taken a package from his mailbox that contained 120 Loritab tablets.
• On Jan. 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken two blue, large-sized swimming pools full of pecans from her property. Reports state that the woman reported that she had allowed people to come to her farm to pick pecans if they would leave her half of what they picked or allow her to buy the nuts. The woman said she had stored the pecans in the swimming pools until she had time to place the nuts in bags. She said the pecans were valued at $1,000.
• On Jan. 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Road location after a woman reported that someone had taken a $1,600 trailer with a toolbox, tools and two four-wheelers from her front yard. Value of the itens is approximately $15,000.
Madison Police Department
• On Jan. 12 a criminal trespass complaint was at a Four Lakes Drive residence after a man reported that someone had thrown several eggs at his 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup truck. According to reports, the eggs struck the windshield and hood of the truck as it was parked in the driveway.
• On Jan. 8 a forgery complaint was filed at a Fairgrounds Road location after a woman reported she had received a stolen and forged $200 check for daycare services. According to reports, the woman was told by a man that the check had been stolen and forged. Reports state that the account holder told police that a man he had befriended at church with a drug addiction had defrauded him out of thousands of dollars. A waitress told police that the man with the addiction problem had agreed to write her a check for $200 if she would give him $110 in cash. The woman then allegedly took the check to the day care center to use as payment for daycare services. Police determined that the woman did not know the check was stolen or forged. The waitress paid the daycare center cash and the account holder presented several police reports he had filed in other jurisdictions regarding the man's thefts. The man who allegedly stole and forged the checks could not be located, reports state.
• On Jan. 11 Allison Lane Brooks, 20, Oxford, Miss., and John Pharr, 20, 20, Madison, were arrested and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. According to reports, officers were called to a disturbance at the ChopHouse Restaurant. Reports indicate when officers arrived they located Brooks and Pharr outside the restraurant and both admitted to drinking.
• On Jan. 12 a counterfeiting complaint was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road, after a woman reported that a black male and black female had presented two counterfeit $100 bills to a cashier. Reports state that the couple had left the store before the cashier realized the bills were counterfeit.
• On Jan. 3 a theft by receiving and illegal use of credit cards report was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had taken cash and a debit card from his jacket while he played raquet ball. According to reports, someone attempted to use the card at several locations but the card was denied. The card was used at a convenience store and a gas station. Officers obtained video footage of a man attempting to use the card and have issued a warrant for the arrest of Ricky Evans, 26, Madison.
• On Jan. 8 a robbery complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location after a woman reported that while she was walking on East Washington Street near Maxey Lane a man approached her from behind, took her purse and fled into a wooded area. The 66-year-old woman said her purse contained $11, a cell phone, Social Security card, Medicaid card and Georgia identification card. Officers have identified a suspect in the case, reports state.
• On Jan. 5 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road car wash after a man reported that while a landscaping crew was working at the car wash, someone took a Husqvarna chain saw ($429) and a Husqvarna weed eater ($275) from the back of a panel truck parked at the car wash.
• On Jan. 2 a pick pocket complaint was filed outside the Taco Bell restaurant, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said a white female, approximately 25 to 30-years-old and wearing a brown jacket with large buttons and leopard print sun glasses, bumped into him outside the restaurant. The man said the collision caused the woman to drop books and the man helped the woman pick up the books. The man said he then returned to his car and noticed that his wallet with $250 cash, a driver's license, a debit card and probation card were all missing.
Printed in the January 17, 2013, edition.