POLICE BLOTTER: May 21, 2009
Madison Police Department
• On May 7 Torleados Butler, 22, Madison was arrested and charged with selling cocaine and cruelty toward children after, reports state, he allegedly had approximately one gram of cocaine on his possession at a Morgan Circle residence. During the search, reports state, officers located the cocaine in the kitchen area of the residence. Three small children were also present during the search. Also, Sophia Veasley, 27, was arrested and charged with cruelty toward children.
• On May 17 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location after a woman reported that someone had entered her house and removed a 50” flat screen television, a 10 mega pixel Polaroid digital camera and a Sony Play Station with two controllers. Officers observed that the back door of the residence had been pried open.
• On May 13 Kenya Rivers, 17, Madison and Crystal Ross, 25, Madison, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after they allegedly engaged in a fight at a Green Meadows Drive location. According to reports one girl claimed the other girl had attacked her with a box cutter. Others stated that a box cutter was taken from one of the girls before the fight. Both girls sustained scratches in the fight.
• On May 14 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Penor Street location after a man reported that after he had stopped at a Penor Street residence, a man at the residence told him to move his truck. The complainant said someone then struck the windshield of his truck with a rock. A man at the residence said he did instruct the complainant to move his truck but then the complainant exited his vehicle with a piece of iron and approached the man in an aggressive way. The man said he then ran through the house, retrieved a rake to defend himself and that the man then left in his truck.
• On May 13 a larceny report was filed at an Eatonton Road truck stop after a woman reported that after she left her wallet in the restroom she realized that she did not have the wallet as she attempted to purchase an item. The woman said when she searched the restroom the wallet was gone.
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
• On May 17 a disturbance report was filed at a Bostwick Highway location after a man said he had come to the residence at approximately 1:30 a.m. because another man there was “acting out.” The complainant said the man had been drinking and then walked to the road and attempted to have cars strike him. The man said he took the man to his personal residence for the evening. The complainant said the next afternoon the man in question allegedly threatened people with a screw driver and then left the residence.
• On May 17 a disturbance report was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman requested via a text message that a friend call the police. The woman told officers that a man living at the location had been drinking and arguing continuously for the past four weeks. The man said the couple was having an argument and that the argument was completed. The man, reports state, told deputies that he had, in fact, been drinking and was also argumentative with deputies, reports state. Deputies removed the man from the location and instructed him not to return until 9 a.m. the next morning or he would face arrest.
• On May 17 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Waterstone Farms Boat Ramp location after a man reported that someone had entered his pontoon boat while it was docked at the boat ramp and removed a $200 radio.
• On May 17 a harassing phone calls complaint was filed at a Reids Ferry Road, Buckhead location after a woman reported that her neighbor began calling her at 2 p.m. upset because the complainant had not scheduled the woman to work. The complainant said she did not want to press charges but did want the calls to stop. The woman was advised to cease calling.
• On May 16 Allison Elizabeth Convy, 21, Athens, was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane, DUI and hit and run after an officer responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Price Mill Road and Wellington Road. Enroute, reports state, an officer observed a green Ford Crown Victoria at the intersection of Price Mill Road and Apalachee Road slow down at the intersection, stop and then speed up. The officer then observed a gold 2000 Acura in the front yard of a Wellington Road residence. The vehicle had struck several trees but there was no driver at the scene. The deputy then stopped the Crown Victoria traveling southbound on Georgia Highway 83. After the stop, reports state, the deputy observed that Convy was a passenger in the vehicle and initially told the deputy that the driver of the vehicle had picked her up in Athens. The driver and another person in the vehicle reported that they did not know Convy and had just picked her up as she was walking southbound on Price Mill Road. Convy then allegedly told the deputy that she had abandoned her car earlier. Emergency personnel at the scene reported finding a wallet with Convy’s driver’s license inside the vehicle.
• On May 16 Teri Lynn Morgan, 52, Madison, was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and interfering with a 911 call after she allegedly threatened to burn a house “down with everyone in it.” She also allegedly disabled two phones at the residence and, reports state, knocked a man down who was attempting to walk to a neighbor’s house to use a phone to call 911.
• On May 14 a cruelty to children complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location after a woman said after she picked up her 4-year-old child she noticed the child had whelps on the front of its legs.
The man said he had attempted to engage the child in learning its alphabet and numbers through flash cards but the child refused and only watched television.
The man said he then struck the child with his belt and the child began to read the flash cards. The man said he was attempting to discipline the child while the child was in his care.
• On May 12 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Aqua Road location after a man reported that someone had taken his 16 x 10 utility trailer. In a similar complaint, another man on Aqua Road reported that on the same day someone had removed a yellow 2004 Polaris Sportsman 500 and a yellow 2004 Polaris Sportsman 400 from his barn. The man said someone had also taken a pistol from his wife’s vehicle. Another man on Aqua Road reported that someone had taken his white 2005 GMC 1500 Sierra extended car truck. The man said a checkbook was located in the center console.
• On May 11 Tammy Arlene Grogan, 41, Madison, was arrested and charged with battery after she allegedly struck an 8-year-old boy.
• On May 10 Jeffery L. Rivers, 39, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a schedule 2 drug with intent to distribute and transaction of controlled substance in a drug free commercial zone after officers located Rivers within three feet of a paper sack allegedly containing crack cocaine. According to reports, officers responded to a South Main Street motel and located Rivers sitting in a chair at the front door of the room. Near Rivers were the suspected crack cocaine and a plastic bag that contained 23 suspected Lortab pills.
• On May 10 Ricky Gene LaGuin, 47, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine after he was observed to have a piece of crack cocaine as deputies were searching a Pearl Street residence. According to reports, deputies had received consent from the residence’s owner to search and during the search located LaGuin in the house. LaGuin allegedly dropped the crack on the floor and attempted to crush it with his foot.
• On May 9 Cedric Jammal Clark, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with obstruction and possession of marijuana. During the questioning, report sstate, Clark attempted to leave the area and at one point grabbed an officer’s arm as the officer was attempting to pat Clark down to determine if Clark had weapons in his pockets. After his arrest, reports state, officers allegedly located two packages of suspected marijuana.
• On May 9 deputies secured warrants for obstruction and possession of marijuana after Mario Mandal McGuire, 22, Madison following a traffic stop in which McGuire allegedly fled from officers. Reports state that during the traffic stop on Micha Way, McGuire allegedly fled into the woods.
An officer gave chase but lost McGuire. Several residents of the area instructed the officer that McGuire was on the ground behind an apartment unit. The officer located McGuire who said he had broken his leg during the chase. Officers released McGuire to seek medical attention and informed him of the outstanding warrants.
Printed in the May 21, 2009 edition.