• On April 3 a theft of auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road home improvement store after a man reported that he walked out of the store and noticed that his 1978 Chevy Malibu was missing. The man had the keys to the vehicle on his person.
• On April 1 a harassing communication and simple assault complaint was filed at a North Main Street location after a woman reported that while she was sitting in her car with her one-year-old child on her lap in a man’s yard, another woman approached her and sprayed pepper spray at her. The other woman told authorities that the complainant had been leaving threatening messages for the past several weeks on her cell phone. Both women reported an interest in the same man.
The second woman said she had honked her horn when she saw the complainant sitting in her boyfriend’s yard. She then pulled into a convenience store parking lot where she said the complainant drove her car at the second woman’s car.
A verbal fight insured reports state and the second woman reported that she did spray pepper spray at the closed window of the complainant. The second woman said there was no child on the woman’s lap during the altercation.
• On April 1 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Bell Circle location after a woman reported that she came home at approximately 1:40 a.m. and noticed a white male and white female near parked cars in front of her house. The pair fled, the woman stated, and she gave chase in her car but lost the pair in a wooded area.
When the woman returned she noticed that someone had rubbed Vaseline and poured syrup on two vehicles parked in her driveway.
• On April 2 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Fairground Road location after a man reported that a rock slung from a mower damaged the right rear window of his vehicle.
• On April 2 a harassing communication complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road car title loan establishment after a man called and told an employee that the company would be “cursed” if they allow “this to happen to him.” The company said there was currently a conflict with the man and his vehicle. The man also allegedly called a second time and said, “the blood will be on your hands.” The man called a third time and advised the company to disregard his first two messages.
• On April 2 a burglary complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered an office and removed $20 from a jar. Security tape showed that an employee had broken a window and entered the office.
Officers also found blood stains in the office. A warrant has been issued for the employee’s arrest.
• On April 4 a simple assault / simple battery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that moments after she dropped a man off for work another woman came around a corner, confronted the man and then pulled the complaint’s hair and hit her several times in the face and head.
• On April 6 a larceny complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road motel after a man reported that a clerk had allegedly stolen more than $5,000 since 2007. The manager alleged that the woman was pocketing cash payments for rooms and then adjusting the company’s computer system to show that the rooms were only used for a couple of hours, resulting in a no charge rate.
However, the man said the rooms needed cleaning the next morning indicating that the guest had stayed the night.
• On April 7 a burglary complaint was filed at a Big Sandy Creek Lane location after a man reported that when he returned to a house he was going to rent he noticed that someone had entered the house and broke all the toilets, spray painted the walls and broke all the light fixtures.
Holes were punched in every wall in the house and vulgarities were spray-painted throughout the house.
The complainant said his girlfriend was currently incarcerated in the Newton County Detention Center on methamphetamine charges and that she has an ex-boyfriend who was currently stalking her. Nothing was reported missing from the house.
• On April 4 Charles Austin Clowdus, 19, Marietta was arrested and charged with public drunkenness, DUI alcohol under 21, felony fleeing, possession of alcohol under 21 and violation relating to the use of a driver’s license after an officer allegedly observed Clowdus urinating next to his vehicle on the Madison-by-pass. According to reports, the deputy attempted to stop Clowdus as he was driving away but Clowdus allegedly refused.
The deputy pulled in front of Clowdus and stopped him. Clowdus allegedly had another person’s driver’s license in his wallet and his own license was behind credit cards.
• On April 6 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at the intersection of Athens Highway and Shockley Road after a man reported that he had passed a small, light-colored car on the highway and someone threw a glass bottle at his vehicle. The complainant’s vehicle sustained damages.
• On April 6 a vehicle damage complaint was filed at an Apalachee Road, Bostwick location after a woman reported that the hood latch on her vehicle had failed and the hood had flown up and struck her windshield. The complainant said she was able to tie the hood down and drive the vehicle.
• On March 31 an identity fraud complaint was filed at a Boones Bridge Road location after a woman reported that a man had called her cell phone and said he was with her cell phone provider.
The woman said the man was attempting to update her minutes but the woman said she was unsure if the man actually worked for the cell phone company so she gave him false information. The woman’s husband also reported that someone had sent him a text message stating that the company was upgrading his service. The husband said he returned the call to the text message number and a man laughed and said “I got you too.”
• On April 4 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Frazier Fur Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered her property and removed 10 radiators from junk vehicles.
• On April 5 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road location after a woman reported that a man known to her had called and was being rude. Deputies spoke to the man and the man said that he and his younger brother, who stayed with the complainant, had received an inheritance and he suspected the complainant was attempting to gain access or control of the inheritance.
• On April 6 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road location after a woman reported that while her 15-year-old son was playing basketball at the Buckhead Volunteer Fire Department two males attacked him, punching him and then kicking him when he fell to the ground.
• On April 6 a disturbance complaint was filed at a Ruark Road location after a deputy was requested to remove a man from a church. When the deputy arrived he located the man seated behind a desk in an office.
The man told the deputy he was Jesus but could not rationally answer any of the deputy’s questions. The man was identified by his mother and transported to Morgan Memorial Hospital.