Law Enforcement January 15, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On January 9 Whitley Reyonna Crowley, 17, Madison, was arrested and charged with simple battery and aggravated assault after she allegedly attacked two women in the Morgan Circle area. According to reports, Crowley allegedly drove past two teens walking in the Morgan Circle area and allegedly threatened one of the teens for “messing with her man.” Crowley allegedly drove past the two teens and then turned around, stopped near the teens and engaged in physical contact with one of the teens. During the fight, reports state, the other teen kicked Crowley’s vehicle at which point Crowley then retrieved a can of pepper spray and a box cutter from the vehicle and allegedly cut the other teen twice on the knee. She then fled the scene but then allegedly returned and attempted to pepper spray the cut teen. She was arrested a day later, reports state.
• On January 9 an aggravated stalking complaint was filed at a Meadow Ridge Drive location after a woman reported that another woman of whom she has a temporary protective order against had a friend call her cell phone.
• On January 8 Wilbert Young, 62, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and violation of a good behavior bond after he allegedly accosted a man on Bramblewood Drive. According to reports, Young allegedly cursed a man who was working on a fence. He allegedly used racial slurs and threats towards the man while he worked. Young also allegedly cursed at the officer while he was being transported to the Morgan County Detention Center. Young had been served with a good behavior bond on January 8 and ordered to stay away from the area. Reports state that Young appeared to be “extremely intoxicated” during his arrest.
• On January 7 Cherrie Yvette Griffin, 41, Madison, was arrested and charged with theft by taking and theft by shoplifting after she allegedly took $100 in cash from a self check-out line at a Lions Club department store while she was working as a cashier at the line. According to reports, a customer distracted by a cell phone call left $100 change in a machine and left the store with her items. Charges allege that after Griffin was alerted by another customer that the machine would not allow the second customer to check out, Griffin located the money and placed it in her pocket.
• On January 6 an aggravated assault complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location after a man reported that while he was at a liquor store, he asked another man who allegedly owed him if the man had “seen his $10 bill.” At that point, reports state, the second man apparently was offended by the comment and stabbed the victim in the leg with a box cutter.
• On January 7 Wayne Benford, 52, Madison, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, less than $300, after he allegedly took a 30 pack of Natural Light beer from a Eatonton Road grocery store without paying. According to reports, Benford allegedly left the store with the 30 pack but after an employee followed him into the parking lot, he allegedly dropped the beer and crossed the road. The employee recovered the beer and Benford was arrested across the street from the store. The beer is valued $14.37, without tax.
• On January 11 a child abuse complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a woman reported that after her daughter spent the weekend at the daughter’s father’s house, the daughter came home with bruises on her bottom. The woman said this has happened before but not as severe.
• On January 11 a burglary complaint was filed at a Hightower Road location after a man reported that someone had broken into a trailer on his property and removed a load of tools including several Paslode nail guns, a router table saw, a Craftsman pancake compressor, several routers and a cutting torch.
• On January 11 a missing person complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway Waffle House after a woman reported that her boyfriend had walked away from her Greensboro Highway residence and had not been seen or heard from since. The woman said she has called friends and family and checked with local hospitals and jails but had not luck. The boyfriend was entered as missing in the state law enforcement computer network.
• On January 9 a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a man reported that he was contacted by his credit card company and told that someone in Arizona had attempted to charge approximately $176 on his credit card without the cardholder’s permission.
• On January 7 Corey Wright, 40, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after deputies reported that while they were attempting to serve a warrant on another man, Wright allegedly cursed at the deputies. The deputies arrested the other man after a brief chase, reports state, and as they were leading him to the car Wright allegedly began to cuss at the deputies again at which point he was arrested. Reports allege that Wright was “very intoxicated” during the incident.
• On January 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, location after a man reported that someone had removed a flashlight and charger, alco sensor and two clear strobe lights from the old Rutledge Police Department cruiser.
• On January 6 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Greensboro Highway location after a man reported that someone had stolen his 6 x 14 flatbed utility trailer. The trailer is valued at $1,500.
• On January 7 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Aqua Road location after a woman reported that someone had entered her yard and removed her seven-year-old tan and white English Bulldog and her two-year-old white Boxer and American Bulldog mix. A neighbor reported observing someone with a gray hooded sweatshirt in the yard.
• On January 4 a burglary complaint was filed at a Newborn Road, Rutledge, location after a man reported that someone had entered his trailer and removed a battery, a coffee maker, clothing, camping gear, a blender, an inverter and a set of pots and pans.