Madison Police Department
• On June 6 Rebecca M. Whitaker Segars, 25, Mansfield, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after officers arrived at Segars’ house to serve a probation warrant against a man allegedly living in the residence. When officers arrived, reports state, they located Segars and the man in the rear of the residence. Segars allegedly was smoking a marijuana cigarette when officers arrived.
• On June 7 Brent Adam Ducote, 20, Athens, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and speeding after an officer stopped a vehicle Ducote was driving on the Madison by-pass. Following the stop, reports state, officers located a bag of suspected marijuana and a pipe crammed in the passenger seat of the vehicle. A passenger in the vehicle, Travis Edward Dorsey, 22, Athens, was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
• On June 5 a simple battery complaint was filed at Morgan Memorial Hospital when officers arrived to interview a man who had a bleeding upper lip. The man told authorities that he had fallen off his bicycle while riding on the by-pass. A woman at the hospital told authorities that the man had struck her in the head so she had recruited her brother to protect her. Both sides declined prosecution.
• On June 7 Tyree Adalyn Smith, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and seat belt violation after an officer allegedly observed Smith was not wearing a seat belt while driving a vehicle on Vine Street. Consequent to a traffic stop and based on a drug dog alerting on Smith’s vehicle, the officer allegedly found a small bag of suspected marijuana in the vehicle.
• On May 30, Roy Rodger Brown, 45, Madison was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and drunkenness after he allegedly left an Eatonton Road motel room and urinated in front of a room and in front of several people. He was arrested across the street at a liquor store.
• On May 27, a simple assault complaint was filed at the Morgan County Recreation Department after a mother accused her son’s coach of grabbing him by the shirt, choking him and throwing him to the ground. The mother alleged that the coach had pulled her 10-year-old son off the bench and when she confronted the coach the coach allegedly confirmed that he had grabbed the boy and would do so again. He also allegedly cursed at the complainant. The coach told police that the 10-year-old had used foul language while yelling at opposing team players and that he had taken the child by his shirt sleeve and took him from the dug out area to be reprimanded for poor sportsmanship. He said the mother yelled at him but no vulgarity was exchanged. The coach said he apologized several times to the complainant but at no time physically touched the boy. Another coach for the team corroborated the coach’s version and several faculty members of the player corroborated the mother’s version.
• On May 26, a missing child complaint was filed at a College Drive location after a woman reported that her three-year-old male child was missing. The complainant said she had searched the house but the boy was gone. Officers searched near the tennis courts and other neighborhood locations but had no luck. When they returned to the house they located the boy wrapped in a blanket in a front bedroom asleep.
• On May 27 a simple assault complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a man reported that his stepson “mouthed off” while the man, the juvenile and the juvenile’s mother were traveling north on Eatonton Highway. The complainant said he turned around in the vehicle and “backhanded” the juvenile who then allegedly struck the complainant in the head and tore his shirt. The juvenile said the argument began when he and the complainant saw a truck and the juvenile commented that the truck was a Ford and the complainant said it was a Chevrolet. The complainant turned the car around and when they caught up to the truck it was, in fact, a Ford. The juvenile then said he told the complainant that he was wrong. The complainant then allegedly called the juvenile a smart aleck.
• On May 22 an auto theft complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road home improvement store after a man reported that someone had taken his 1984 Olds Cutlass from the parking lot. The man said he had parked the vehicle approximately 600 feet from the store while he entered the store to go to work.
• On May 22 a simple assault complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a woman reported that her manager had yelled at her, fired her and forced her to leave her job. The manager told police that the complainant had come to work late and smelled strongly of marijuana. Later in evening a fight ensued regarding the complainant talking to a friend at the establishment at which point the manager fired the employee. No charges were filed in the incident.
• On May 16 an auto theft attempt complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway location after a man reported that someone had attempted to steal his 1976 Chevrolet Malibu valued at approximately $10,000. Reports state that the complainant found a rear passenger side vent window shattered, a steering column pried apart and the key would no longer fit in the ignition.
A black hammer was also found in the front passenger floorboard and an empty pack of Doral cigarettes were located behind the vehicle.
The vehicle was parked at a manufacturing plant. The complainant later called and said there was an apparent blood smear on the front seat and driver side door panel.
• On May 14 Kendrick Lewis Simmons Jr., 17, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after an officer reported there was a suspicious person attempting to elude him on foot near Morgan Circle.
Another officer confronted Simmons and with consent, reports state, located a small amount of marijuana on his person.
• On May 13 a report of lost or stolen property complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that she had lost her wallet while shopping at a department store.
The complainant said that the wallet is a black leather wallet and valued at $50. She said an insurance card, personnel banking information, a $150 Ingles’ gas card and a Visa credit card were in the wallet.
• On May 11 a first degree arson and stolen vehicle recovery report was filed at Hard Labor Creek State Park boat ramp after a park ranger discovered a vehicle completely destroyed by fire. A check on the vehicle found that it had been reported stolen out of DeKalb County.
• On May 9 Dorothy Joann Clark, 53, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of open alcohol container, failure to maintain insurance, expired or no registration or title and possession of drug related objects after she was stopped at a road block on Atlanta Highway. According to reports, an officer observed an open beer can in the rear floor board of the vehicle and allegedly smelled marijuana smoke coming from the vehicle. A consequent search found a homemade pipe in the vehicle along with a small amount of suspected marijuana and a clear plastic baggie that contained suspected crack cocaine.
• On May 8 a harassing phone call and terroristic threats and acts complaint was filed at an Industrial Drive, Rutledge location after a woman reported that her ex-husband had been calling constantly and making threats. The complainant said she had been separated from the man for four years but recently he had called and threatened to “get a gun” and kill her, her brother and another man.
• On April 26 an auto theft complaint was filed at a Overlook Drive location after a woman reported that a man known to her had taken her truck and told her that he was going to sale the vehicle. The complainant said the vehicle, a black four door Caprice with tinted windows actually belonged to her mother. A warrant has been issued for the man’s arrest.
• On May 3 Jimmy Lee Binion, 28, Madison was arrested and charged with drunkenness after officers found him at the intersection of Maple and East Jefferson streets. Reports state that Binion had blood-shot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person.
• On May 1 Randy Deon Benford, 29, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Officers allegedly found a small plastic bag that contained suspected marijuana in Benford’s left front pants pocket.
• On May 1 a harassing communication complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location after a woman reported that another woman is threatening her and accusing her of dating her boyfriend. The complainant said the allegation was false.
• On May 2 a burglary complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road pool hall after a man reported that someone had attempted to enter the pool hall through a vent in the roof. A burglar alarm activated at the building. Officers found a large hole in the ceiling at the establishment but nothing was reported missing.