Madison Police Department

On July 25 a burglary complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location after a man reported that someone had removed a .380 caliber pistol and a 9mm pistol from a drawer in his bedroom dresser. The weapons were valued at $200.

On July 28 Sabrina Katrina Caughman, 31, Madison, was cited for shoplifting. According to reports, Caughman was observed by an Ingles employee allegedly taking a six pack of Bud Light beer from the store without paying for the item. Reports state that the employee provided officers with a description of the vehicle Caughman was driving and a license tag number. Officers located Caughman at her Hayes Street residence and, reports state, she and her 2-year-old daughter were both wearing the clothing that the officer observed on the video surveillance. Reports state that Caughman was cited and given a court date but was not detained because of a lack of child care for her five children and because of an existing medical condition.

On July 25 Danny Lewis Powers, 49, Madison, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to Budget Inn in regards to a domestic dispute. Reports state that Powers told the officer he had been knocking on his girlfriend’s door in an attempt to get her to return to his room. Reports state that the girlfriend alleged Powers had kicked at the door and banged on her window. She said she wanted Powers to leave her alone. An officer advised Powers to leave the woman alone. Approximately three hours later, at 11:43 p.m. an officer was called back to Budget Inn and reported observing Powers yelling and beating on the window of the woman’s room. He was then arrested.

On July 19 a larceny complaint was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road, after a woman reported that while she was shopping for school supplies someone took an iPod Touch from her cart. The woman valued the item at $230.

On July 21 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Harper Court location after three separate vehicles were entered. According to reports, the owner of a Town and Country van reported that someone had removed a digital camera and Verizon cell phone from his vehicle. The phone and a camera case were recovered nearby in a storm drain. A second man reported that someone had entered his Nissan Altima and removed a Garmin GPS, prescription eye glasses and loose change. A third man on Pinecrest Court reported that someone had entered his wife’s Kia and left the glove box and center console open but nothing appeared to be missing. Reports state that all three vehicles were unlocked at the time of the thefts.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On July 27 Frederick Quintin Binion, 45, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, driving on suspended license (felony, fourth or more convictions), obstruction of law enforcement, giving false name, no tag, no valid insurance, no valid registration. According to reports, Binion was stopped while traveling north on U.S. 441 while driving a vehicle with no tag. Reports state that Binion allegedly pulled into a private driveway and attempted to enter the residence before an officer commanded him to stop. Reports state that a woman at the residence said she had no knowledge of Binion. Reports also state that Binion initially misrepresented his name to the officer and told the officer that he had a valid driver’s license. The officer reported that he had personal knowledge of Binion and asked him for a correct name and birth date. Consequent to gaining that information, the officer determined that Binion had no valid license and also had warrants against him on other charges.

On July 28 Daniel Chavez, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with abandonment of dependent child after he allegedly left his 2-year-old son alone while he helped a friend move. According to reports, a woman observed the child on the side of Athens Highway. The woman stopped and stayed with the child and called 911. The child was released to its mother. On July 28 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Nunnally Street location after a woman reported that a man who had been evicted from a rental property had confronted her on her front porch. The woman said the man arrived on a bicycle and, despite having a good behavior bond filed against him, confronted her on the porch and grabbed her arm. The woman said the man left the area on his bicycle after she called 911.

On July 28 an aggravated assault complaint was filed at a Shakerag Road location. According to reports, a 17-year-old male told deputies that he had engaged in a verbal argument with his grandmother. The male said he left the location but later was confronted by other relatives, including a 53-year-old man. The teen said the older man approached him with a stick and struck him above the eye with the butt end of a knife. Reports state that it took approximately 10 stitches to close the wound but the wound was not life threatening.

On July 27 a burglary complaint was filed at a Westminster Way location after a woman reported that someone entered her residence and removed an Apple iPad mini, an iPad case, a checkbook and a debit card. The woman said her account was overdrawn by $204.37 and that the last time she had used the account was July 12.

On July 27 a domestic violence complaint was filed at a Hayes Street location after a woman alleged that her sister was “acting crazy” and would do so until law enforcement or EMS workers arrived at the residence. The sister was asked to leave the residence and complied.

On July 26 a domestic violence complaint was filed at a Thankful Road location after a man reported that while he was mowing the grass he accidentally threw grass onto his daughter’s vehicle. The man said he went inside to report what he had done and the news sparked a verbal altercation between his wife and his daughter.

On July 26 an animal complaint was filed at a Centennial Road, Rutledge, location after a woman reported that her daughter’s tan Bulldog mix had killed a neighbor’s Pomeranian. Reports state that when a deputy arrived he located the Pmerianian’s owner holding the deceased dog on her lap. The woman said the Bulldog had approached her front porch and growled at the dog. The Bulldog then allegedly grabbed the Pomeranian and ran away with the dog. The woman said when she found the dog it had severe wounds and perished.

On July 24 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Magnolia Drive location after a man reported that someone had entered his unlocked Chevrolet Z-71 and removed $170 in cash.

On July 25 Joe Dewayne Simmons, 36, Madison, was arrested and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude and obstruction. According to reports, a deputy observed Simmons sitting outside a liquor store on West Washington Street. The deputy said he approached Simmons and informed him that he had outstanding warrants. Simmons allegedly fled. Several deputies and Madison Police Department officers searched an area near West Jefferson Street and Simmons was located in underbrush.

On July 24 a burglary complaint was filed at a Buckhead Road, Buckhead location after a woman reported that someone had attempted to enter a grocery store. Reports state that the front door window to the store had been smashed open. Nothing appeared to have been taken, reports state.

On July 22 an entering auto complaint was filed at a Westminster Way, Buckhead, location after a man reported that someone had taken two iPod mini’s and approximately $20 in change from his Chevrolet Suburban. A second entering auto complaint was also filed at a Westminster Way location after a woman reported that her wallet containing credit cards, a debit card and driver’s license were taken from her Honda Odyssey.

On July 23 a suspicious activity complaint was filed at a Westminster Way, Buckhead after a woman reported that her 9-year-old daughter had observed a white Kia with black spray-paint markings parked in her driveway. The woman said the vehicle was occupied by several black males and that one male was attempting to enter the house using a credit card. Reports state that the young girl screamed at the man and the man fled the area.

On July 23 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Elliott Road, Mansfield location after a man reported that someone had damaged his mailbox, possibly with a bat.

On July 23 a domestic dispute complaint was filed at a Church Street, Rutledge location after a woman alleged that a man came to her house and threatened to kill her after he had allegedly pushed her to the ground and punched and kicked her.