Madison Police Department

On September 28 a larceny from building complaint was filed at the Dollar General Store, Eatonton Highway, after a woman reported that while she was at the store she laid her wallet down and walked away. The woman said when she realized she didn’t have her wallet she returned to retrieve it but it was gone. Video surveillance showed that a woman picked up the wallet and handed it to a man and both then left the store. The woman said the wallet contained $57, a debit card, food stamp card and a money network card.

On September 23 a counterfeit money complaint was filed at Chik-Fil-A, Eatonton Highway, after a woman reported that while she was attempting to purchase food with a $10 bill she was told the bill was counterfeit. The woman said she had received the bill from a Madison truck stop as change the night before.

On September 27 a robbery complaint was filed at the TA Truck Stop, Eatononton Highway. According to reports, an 87-year-old man told police that a white male in a green shirt approached him while he was at a gas pump and asked him if he wanted to play a card game to double his money. The complainant said he followed the man around the corner of the truck stop and observed several men playing a card game. The complainant said the white male then told him to pick a card and pull out the money he had in his wallet. The complainant said when he pulled the money out the white male snatched $400 and fled. Another man at the truck stop reported that the same white male had snatched $2,000 from him in the same scam. The white male left the truck stop in a black older model Chevrolet pickup with the word Chevrolet written in brown on the truck.

On September 22 a larceny complaint was filed at Morgan Memorial Hospital. According to reports, a man alleged that someone had removed $750 from a wallet he had in his nightstand.

On September 23 Julie Thomas Oatley, 58, Watkinsville, was arrested and charged with DUI, obstruction and drugs not in original container. According to reports, Oatley was stopped on Eatonton Highway after an officer allegedly observed her failing to maintain lane at approximately 1:00 a.m. The officer reported that following the stop Oatley allegedly became aggressive with the officer and kicked the driver’s side door of a vehicle. Consequent to the stop, reports state, the officer located 22 pills of various shape and color on Oatley’s person.

On September 19 Roydrekkious Smith, 21, Decatur, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. According to reports, an officer had responded to an argument complaint at a Sulgrave Drive location. Reports state that the officer arrived and observed two women arguing. The argument subsided and while the officer was checking identification for persons at the location, the officer determined that Smith had an outstanding arrest warrant for theft by receiving. After Smith was booked at the Morgan County Detention Center, the officer reported locating a small bag of suspected marijuana in the back seat of his patrol car.

On September 28 a larceny complaint was filed at a Town Walk Circle residence after a woman reported that someone had taken a red BMX bicycle from the front steps of her residence.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On September 30 a theft by taking complaint was filed at an Old Mill Road, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man reported that while he was at the location speaking to a woman, another man arrived and began arguing with the woman. The complainant said he was not visible to the man but did hear the argument and then observed the man take a Stihl weedeater from the complainant’s truck and place it in his truck. The complainant said he followed the man and called 911. A deputy attempted to locate the man but failed.

On September 28 a stalking complaint was filed at a Ruark Lane location after a woman reported that she observed a small plane flying low over her residence. The woman said the plane came within 100 feet of the ground. The complainant recorded the tail number on the plane and discovered that the plane was registered to her ex-husband.

On September 29 a theft by taking complaint was filed at Camp Twin Lakes, Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge. According to reports, a photography alleged that someone took more than $14,000 in photography equipment. The complainant said he had set up a slide show presentation for the camp and following the presentation he noticed that a black book bag with camera equipment was missing.

On September 29 Celestia Jean Arehart, 30, Madison, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. According to reports, a deputy was called to the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and Sabrina Lane at 5:48 p.m. regarding a woman in a ditch. When the deputy arrived, he observed Arehart in the ditch. Reports state that the deputy called EMS to the scene and that when EMS arrived Arehart allegedly became combative with the deputy. She was then arrested and transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.

On September 29 a theft by taking complaint was filed at a Riden Road location after a woman alleged that someone entered her property and removed 180 pieces of 22’ galvanized metal bow frames.

On September 28 an animal complaint was filed at an Indian Creek road location. According to reports, a woman reported that a white Pit Bull had come onto her property and killed four Guinea hens. The woman said the dog belonged to her ex-husband, who lived across the street.

On September 28 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Lower Apalachee road location. According to reports, a man alleged that while he and a woman were traveling south on Georgia Highway 24 near the Oconee County line, he and the woman began to argue and the woman allegedly struck him in the face with a bottle. The man said the woman then grabbed his pistol, held it to her head and pulled the trigger. The man said the weapon did not fire because he does not keep a round in the chamber. The man said he removed the magazine from the pistol and took the woman home.

On September 27 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at the Buckhead Chevron, Seven Islands Road. According to reports, an employee reported that a white Volvo tractor hauling a white trailer circled the rear parking lot of the store twice and struck two cement guard cylinders. The woman said the cylinders were damaged and that the truck did not stop after striking the poles.

On September 27 a disruption of public school complaint was filed at Morgan County Elementary School. According to reports, an 8-year-old student allegedly called a teacher an expletive during class instruction time. The student was removed from the school and was released to his mother.

On September 27 a burglary complaint was filed at a Jones Wood Lane, Good Hope location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had entered her residence and removed a Dish Network satellite receiver and remote control.

On September 25 a disturbance complaint was filed at a Blue Springs Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a deputy arrived regarding a 911 hang up. The deputy was told by an 18-year-old female that she and her father had argued regarding her cell phone. The woman told the deputy she would rather stay with relatives for the night and she was transported to the relatives’ residence.