Madison Police Department
• On July 4 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had entered his 2000 GMC Sierra and removed an Alpine CD player. The CD player is valued at $275.
• On July 2 a possession of stolen property complaint was filed at a Penor Street location after a man reported that an 11-year-old was in possession of his son’s Game Cube video game system. The system was identified by the man’s son and was returned. The day prior the man had reported the game system stolen.
• On July 3 Dennis Ray Loney, 49, Madison, was arrested and charged with public intoxication after he allegedly threw a beer bottle at another man and allegedly attempted to lunge at the complainant with a steak knife.
Officers arrived at an Eatonton Highway motel and reported that Loney made slurs and used fighting words towards by-standers. In a related incident, a woman reported that she had left the motel room the night Loney was arrested to stay with a sister and when she returned someone had taken her stereo.
• On July 5 a shoplifting complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road grocery store after a woman reported that three males left the store without paying for four 12-packs of Miller Chill beer.
The beer is valued at $52.
• On July 4 Harvey Gene Vickery Jr., 51, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and interference with a business after he allegedly was cursing and making threatening gestures at other motel guests at an Eatonton Highway motel. Reports state that Vickery’s speech was slurred and when an officer informed him that there had been a complaint that he was intoxicated and acting disorderly he replied, “that it was the Fourth of July.”
• On July 3 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Micah Way location after a man reported that someone had thrown eggs at his 1997 Honda Accord.
• On June 27 Velma Elaine Rivers, 37, Madison, and two 16-year-old girls and a 15-year-old girl were all detained on simple assault charges after they allegedly attacked a woman on Green Meadow Court. Reports state that Rivers allegedly brandished a knife during the fight and that the three other girls also attacked the 17-year-old. The fight allegedly stemmed from Rivers and the three teens attempting to locate and chastise a male for a prior incident. During the fight, reports state, Rivers allegedly brandished the knife to bystanders and warned them to stay away or she would cut them. Rivers was charged with simple assault and the teens were transported to the Sandersville Regional Youth Detention Center.
• On July 1 a larceny complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a woman reported that someone had entered her 1993 Mazda 626 and removed a Sony CD player valued at $150.
• On July 3 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Sulgrave Drive location after a woman reported that while she and a man were engaged in “horseplay” the woman told the man to stop but the man persisted and grabbed her pants and tore them.
• On July 3 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at the parking lot of an Eatonton Road grocery store after a man reported that while he was walking into the store he heard the door locks on his vehicle activate and noticed a man reaching into his vehicle. The complainant approached the man and the man fled. The complainant reported that a wallet and cell phone were missing.
• On July 2 Sharita Nicole Reid, 24, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery after she allegedly struck a man with a belt and scratched the man, reportedly because he refused to share recent lottery winnings with her.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On July 7 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Porter Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that an unknown male in a red Chevy S-10 pickup truck had entered his property and was attempting to remove scrap iron. The complainant said he told the man to stop and return the iron but the man left the property. The complainant said he has since located fresh tire tracks that are similar to the ones left by the man’s truck and he is concerned that the man returned and removed more metal.
• On July 2 a boat fire report was filed at an Estes Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that while he and his father were working on a boat the father had poured gasoline into the carburetor of the boat and that the motor then sparked and caused an explosion. The man said his father was covered in flames and that he covered him and rolled him on the ground.
A deputy reported that the man had severe burns. An ambulance was called.
• On July 3 a burglary complaint was filed at a Beaver Dam Road located after a man reported that someone had broken into his shed and removed a 2004 Polaris Sportsman 700, a Yamaha Breeze ATV, a Huskvarna zero turn radius mower, a Craftsman push mower and a heavy duty wheel barrow.
• On July 5 Kevin Lee Hardy, 28, Statham was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after deputies were called to a Jones Woods Road location in regards to Hardy allegedly being intoxicated and causing a disturbance. While at the residence, reports state, the complainant said Hardy had been at a holiday party and had become intoxicated, irritated other party guests and was punched in the eye. Eventually, deputies reported calming Hardy at which point the complainant agreed to give Hardy a chance to sleep. An hour later deputies were called back to the scene and located Hardy in the front yard of a neighbor’s house. Hardy, reports state, began to yell and was detained.
After arriving at the Morgan County Detention Center Hardy allegedly accused the deputy of punching him in the eye.
• On July 6 a burglary complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location after a man reported that someone had removed a rear kitchen window from the residence.
• On July 6 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that he found two 31-year-old men riding ATV’s on property that he oversees. The complainant said the men had ridden over food plots, creating approximately $1,000 damage. The men told a deputy that they did not realize they had ridden on the property in question, and that they thought they had stayed on property on which they had been given approval to ride.