POLICE BLOTTHER: May 14, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On May 9 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location after a woman reported that while she was driving on Bramblewood Drive another woman known to her reached in the complainant’s vehicle and struck her. The woman said she then exited the vehicle and a physical confrontation ensued. The other woman said she was standing in her yard when the complainant pulled her vehicle into the yard, exited and allegedly attacked her. A passenger in the vehicle confirmed the complaint’s account and a man in the yard confirmed the other woman’s account. No charges were filed.
• On May 8 a harassing communication complaint was filed at a Micha Way location after a man reported that a woman known to him continues to walk by his residence and address him with profanity. The man said he does not know why the woman continues to cuss at him.
• On May 10 a fraud complaint was filed at an Old Post Road location after a man reported that he had responded to an advertisement for a “mystery shopper.” The man said that he began receiving money orders in the mail and was instructed to deposit the money orders in his local bank, keep some cash for himself and then wire the money from a local Western Union wiring station to a United Arab Emirates address. He was then instructed to write a report regarding the transaction. The man said after approximately two weeks of fulfilling the “mystery shopper” duties he was informed by his local bank that the money orders were fraudulent. The man said he has lost $6,875.
• On May 6 a simple assault complaint was filed at a Pearl Street location after a woman reported that after she observed a nude photo on her husband’s phone the couple had an altercation regarding the photo. The woman said the man choked her. The man said he did not choke the woman and said that someone had forwarded the image to his phone. He said that his wife demanded the phone and when he refused to give her the phone she said she would call the police and claim that he had assaulted her.
• On May 6 a harassment complaint was filed at an Eatonton Highway fast food restaurant after a woman reported that while she was working at the drive-through location a woman allegedly beat on the drive-through window and demanded that the complainant come outside to fight. The woman then allegedly parked the car, got out and glared at the complainant as if she was in a fighting mode. Another woman, who the complainant said borrowed an outfit and refused to return it, also came to the scene and allegedly acted in a menacing manner, including offering that if the complainant attempted to retrieve the borrowed outfit the woman would “kick (the complainant’s) (expletive).”
• On May 5 Eddie Lee Winder, 43, Madison, was arrested and charged with obstruction after officers confronted Winder regarding the possibility that a wanted man was in the manufactured house Winder was in.
According to reports, officers allegedly observed David Mathis, 27, Madison, enter the house. Winder allegedly told officer Mathis was not in the house. Mathis was located hiding in a closet in a rear bedroom area of the house and was arrested on outstanding warrants.
• On May 4 a fraud complaint was filed at a Monticello Road location after a woman reported that after a man employed with the company had relinquished 51 percent of the maintenance company and had been removed from the company’s credit cards, the man had allegedly used a company credit card for a gas purchase.
• On May 8 Jeremy Isiah Hunter, 20, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after an officer stopped a vehicle Hunter was driving for an alleged window tint violation. After the stop, reports state, the officer alleged that there was a strong scent of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Reports state that Hunter refused permission to search the vehicle but after an officer called for a drug dog Hunter told police there was two marijuana “blunts” in the vehicle and two “bowls”.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On May 10 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Chilton Woods Drive, Rutledge location after a man reported that a bullet had gone through his camper. The complainant said he had called his neighbor several times and complained of the neighbor shooting at night. The complainant said he has heard bullets traveling through the woods at night on April 26. Deputies spoke with the neighbor who reported that he had been shooting. The man showed the deputy where he had been shooting the target of the shots.
• On May 9 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road, Buckhead after a man reported that a relative continues to come to his house even though he has told the relative several times not to visit anymore.
• On May 8 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Parks Mill Road, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had dumped three 55-gallon plastic barrels of gear grease on his property. The complainant estimated that the cost to remove and clean up the grease is $1,000.
• On May 8 a burglary complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway, Rutledge location after a man reported that someone had entered a liquor store through a storage unit that connects the liquor store and a convenience store. Reports state that a person or persons entered the store using a crow bar and damaged slot machines at the location. Money was also removed from the machines and from a money bag.
• On May 5 Fredrick Antonio Ruff, 47, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with obstruction and criminal trespass after he allegedly was living in an abandoned house. According to reports, deputies arrived at the house and allegedly located Ruff on a couch in the house.
Reports state that attempts to subdue Ruff failed and that an officer had to apply a taser on Ruff. After the taser weapon was applied Ruff was handcuffed and arrested, reports state.
• On May 4 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge location after a man reported that a man known to him had come to his house and removed a tag off a 1999 Ford Mustang.