On June 14 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a man stated that sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. someone came onto his property and chiseled a hole in his front porch. On June 15 a domestic violence complaint was filed at a Reids Ferry Road, Buckhead location. According to reports, a man and woman stated that they had engaged in a verbal argument regarding the woman’s desire to obtain a divorce. The argument, the man said, became animated but not physical. The man left the residence to stay with relatives for a few days, reports state.
On June 14 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road location. According to reports, a man alleged that his girlfriend had taken $600 from a shared bank account to buy him a Father’s Day gift but that she did not buy a gift and now he can’t locate the money. The man said he asked for the money back but the girlfriend cannot produce the $600. The man told a deputy that he did not want to press charges but he did want his money back. The deputy told the man that without pressing criminal charges there was nothing law enforcement could do.
On June 14 Taurus Antonio Garrett, 32, Rutledge, was arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, a woman alleged that Garrett struck her but was then injured after her brother had forced Garrett out of Newborn Road residence. After several attempts to locate Garrett he woas found in the back seat of a vehicle on Hollis Street. He was wearing a torn t-shirt and had a swollen eye, reports state. On June 13 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Dixie Highway location. According to reports, a woman said that after she had dropped off children to her ex-husband’s residence, she and the ex-husband engaged in a verbal argument regarding child support that became physical after the man asked her to leave and she refused and the man grabbed her arm and pushed her onto a couch.
On June 12 a theft by taking and financial transaction card theft complaint were filed at a lot at Country Boy’s RV Park, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said after he allowed another man to sleep the night in his camper, the man, during the night, took $40 to $60 cash from the man’s wallet, his pay card and a PIN number to the pay card from his wallet and the man’s 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck. The man said three $200 withdrawals had been made from his pay card account. The man gave officers the man’s name and license information.
On June 12 a noise complaint was filed at a Double Bridges Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a man said someone stopped near his house and fired five shots into his pasture. On June 10 an information report was filed at a Mergendollar Road, Bostwick location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had left an unused open condom in her mailbox. The woman said she suspect’s three juveniles left the item there and that she has had past incidents with the juveniles. On June 11 a theft by taking and theft by deception complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Court residence. According to reports, a woman stated that a live-in caretaker for their elderly mother had allegedly taken money from checking accounts, taken $200 worth of Susan B. Anthony coins and taken several gold and diamond jewelry items.
According to reports, the complainant said the woman had agreed to live in the house and receive room and board at no cost to help the mother with day-to-day living. The complainant said on May 11 the woman approached her and demanded $3,500 cash and a $50 cash daily stipend. The complainant said all money paid would have to be “under the table” per the woman’s request because the woman is on full disability and cannot accept money that can be tracked by the government. The complainant said after this request she had the woman evicted and at that point noticed that the woman had allegedly written checks for “large amounts” to both herself and her son, who owns an auto repair business.
On June 11 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a woman said she had received 82 “back-to-back” messages from her mother. The woman said her mother continues to berate the complainant regarding her past and does so in front of the complainant’s minor children. The complainant said she has requested several times for the mother stop calling or texting but the mother continues. On June 11 Kenneth Scott Patton, 44, Madison, was arrested and charged with theft by taking automobile, prescription pills not in their original container and DUI. According to reports, a man alleged that Patton had taken his white Ford Taurus without his permission. The complainant said his wallet was in the vehicle when it was taken.
A deputy observed the vehicle at the EZ Bottle shop parking lot several officers converged on the vehicle. Patton was stopped leaving the liquor store and told deputies he had permission to drive the vehicle. Deputies located five pills which were identified as Hydrocodone in Patton’s pockets and, reports state, he also smelled of alcohol and was having a difficult time speaking. The vehicle owner arrived and asked how much cash Patton had and after being told less than $50 told the deputies that Patton had spent more than $500. The owner then took possession of the vehicle and Patton was arrested.