On Oct. 6, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Wash Rock, Atlanta Highway. According to reports, a woman said she left the laundromat for 15 minutes to deal with a family emergency and when she returned she observed that someone had taken her clothes from two washing machines. The woman valued the clothes at $400.

On Oct. 3, Callie Adams Howell, 57, Social Circle, was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI drugs, less safe and expired license. According to reports, a Madison Police Department officer observed Howell driving a vehicle on Meadow Ridge Drive and had prior knowledge that the vehicle had expired registration and that Howell had an expired license. The officer performed a traffic stop on the vehicle on Cook Hill Road. During the arrest, a man approached the vehicle and requested a cigarette from Howell, reports state, and Howell agreed. However, the officer would not allow Howell to hand the man a cigarette until a second unit arrived. While the officer was speaking on the phone with a woman who represented herself to be Howell’s sister, reports state, Howell attempted to hand the man a pack of cigarettes. A second officer grabbed the cigarette pack and allegedly found a methamphetamine pipe inside the cigarette pack. Howell was then arrested and the vehicle was towed.

On Oct. 1, Shaniyah Brown, 19, Madison, was cited with interference of a business and disorderly conduct. According to reports, an employee at McDonald’s alleged that Brown, who had just been terminated, was causing a scene and threatening to drop ice in the fryer. When officers arrived, they allegedly observed Brown holding ice over the fryer. Two officers attempted to calm Brown down but, reports state, she continued screaming. The employee was upset because she was not allowed days off to allegedly go visit her mother, who had allegedly just been released from a hospital in Orlando, Fla. Brown alleged that a manager threatened to shoot her. The manager alleged that Brown threatened to “shoot up the store and was threatening to burn down the building.” Brown was also issued a criminal trespass warning.

On Oct. 10, a sexual battery complaint was filed at Quality Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man told officers that he had been with a woman he had recently met from Kentucky at the motel and that both had been drinking. The man said during relations with the woman the woman began crying and alleged that both her brother and son were going to be killed by the mafia. The man said he recorded the woman’s statements and offered the officers the video. The man said when the woman realized he was recording her allegations she took the phone and threw it to the ground. Officers spoke to the woman who alleged that she had been raped by the man. Officers attempted to get the woman to a hospital for an examination but, reports state, the woman began taping the officers with her phone. She also requested a breathalyzer test because she claimed she was “too drunk to consent to sex.” The woman was transported by ambulance to Athens for a medical examination.


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