Blotter for January 8, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On December 30 a sexual harassment complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that on one occasion her employer inappropriately touched her while the complainant and the man were having a conversation in the employer’s vehicle. The woman said after she rebuked the alleged attack the man on a later date paid her a reduced check and suggested that if the woman would spend time with the man at an Atlanta hotel, the matter of her salary payment could be resolved. The woman again declined and is now seeking a restraining order against the man.
• On December 30 Jovan Rodriquez McMillian, 18, Fayetteville, N.C. was arrested for possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. In a related arrest on the same day, McKinley Summers, 19, Fayetteville, N.C., was arrested and charged with sell of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drugs across the guard line at the Morgan County Detention Center. The two arrests came after a Madison police officers stopped a vehicle McMillian and Summers were passengers in for speeding on Interstate 20. Following the stop, reports state, the officer smelled suspected burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. After the driver and three passengers were removed, officers located a small bag of suspected marijuana under the right rear passenger area of the vehicle. McMillian claimed ownership of the suspected marijuana, reports state. Officers also found a empty pack of Newport cigarettes in the vehicle with a partially smoked marijuana cigarette inside. Summers claimed ownership of the partially smoked marijuana cigarette, reports state. Officers also located a small clear plastic bag containing suspected crack cocaine in the right front jacket of Summers and a pack of Newport cigarettes that contained four individually wrapped suspected crack cocaine rocks in Summers right pants pocket. These items were discovered during a search of Summers’ at the Morgan County Detention Center. The driver was cited for speeding and released.
• On January 3 a fleeing and attempting to elude, driving on suspended license and failure to stop at stop sign complaint was filed at a Hough Circle location after an officer reported observing a man with a suspended license driving. The officer followed the man back to the man’s mother’s house and the man fled on foot. The officer located two small partially smoked suspected marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle. The officer has issued a warrant for the arrest of Demondre Stephens Mathis, 21, Madison, on charges of fleeing and attempting to elude, driving on a suspended license, failure to stop at a stop sign and possession of marijuana.
• On January 3 Marvis Martez Griffin, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of public housing, possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, abandonment of dangerous drugs in a public place and possession of drugs in a drug free zone after an officer allegedly observed Griffin standing on the corner of Burney and Pearl Street smoking an item. After the officer pulled next to Griffin, reports state, the officer reported the smell of burnt marijuana around Griffin. The officer also reported observing Griffin drop something near the corner. After Griffin was arrested and contained, the officer reported finding a pack of Newport cigarettes near where Griffin was standing. Inside the pack were, reports state, 18 individually wrapped suspected crack cocaine rocks. The officer also confiscated $255 from Griffin.
• On January 3 Johnny Spencer Ruff, 45, Atlanta and Wilbert Young, 62, Madison, were arrested and charged with battery, cruelty toward children and family violence after they allegedly engaged in a fight at a Bramblewood Drive residence in front of a small child.
• On January 2 Danny Montreall Mathis, 24, Madison, was arrested and charged with battery, interference with a 911 call and theft by taking after he allegedly engaged in a physical fight with a woman at Orchard Grove Apartments. According to reports, the woman allegedly that Mathis choked her until she passed out. When she awoke, she reported, he choked her again and allegedly slammed her against a refrigerator. He also allegedly threw the woman’s phone into the back yard.
• On December 24 a larceny from building complaint was filed at a West Washington restaurant after a woman reported that someone took more than 30 loaves of bread from the loading dock of the restaurant. The bread was dropped off at approximately 8:30 a.m. and was gone by 9 a.m. The bread is valued at $50.
• On January 5 Rebecca Elizabeth McKenzie, 52, Douglasville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and speeding after an officer allegedly clocked McKenzie driving 55 in a 35 mph speed zone on South Main Street. Following the stop, reports state, the officer reported smelling burnt marijuana coming from the car. A search of the car revealed, reports state, a small plastic bag of suspected marijuana and two pipes suspected to be used to smoke marijuana.
• On January 1 a missing persons and missing persons returned report was filed at a Cochran Road location after a woman reported that her husband did not return home from work on December 31 and that he did not answer a telephone at work or his cell phone. The complainant said the man also did not arrive at a prearranged gathering in Rutledge on New Year’s eve. The woman said she called area hospitals and Morgan County dispatch to determine if the man had been injured. Officers issued a lookout for the man but later rescinded the notice after officers learned that the man had made contact with his wife via telephone.
• On January 1 a liability for damage done by dogs complaint was filed at a Brownwood Road location after a woman reported observing two dogs attacking a calf in a pasture.
The woman told police she stopped and when her husband exited the vehicle the dogs fled to a Brownwood Road residence.
Officers made contact with a man at the residence who told officers that the dog belonged to him and that he would contain the dogs. The calf’s owner reported that the calf was worth approximately $1.00 per pound and would review the animal for damages.
• On January 1 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Indian Creek Trial location after a man reported that someone had spray-painted his mailbox.
• On January 3 a damage to mailbox complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman reported that she arrived home and found her mail on the ground.
The woman said she then noticed that there was a bottle rocket inside her mailbox. Some of the mail was damaged by fire, reports state.
• On January 3 a sexual battery complaint was filed at an Estes Road, Rutledge, after a woman reported that a 21-year-old man came to her house and grabbed her 15-year-old niece and sucked “hickies” on the girl’s neck. The woman also alleged that the man grabbed the niece’s neck and caused a bruise.
Printed in the January 8, 2008 edition.