On July 19, a forgery complaint was filed at Bank of Madison, North Main Street. According to reports, a woman said she had lost a book of checks in March 2020 and that a hold had been placed on the checks. However, after the hold was lifted and the checks became valid again, the woman said someone had written checks for $1,200, $783 and $3,000.
On July 24, Jamarion Warren, 17, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with reckless driving, speeding and license restriction violation. According to reports, Warren was allegedly clocked for driving 102 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 20. Reports state that after an officer engaged in pursuit of the 2013 Honda Accord Warren was driving, the speed of the Honda increased to 119 mph. Consequent to a traffic stop, the officer noted that the vehicle had three passengers, all 17 years old, and a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle found a black bag containing some cash, a cell phone and a marijuana grinder with suspected marijuana. A further search produced a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun inside the back of the passenger seat. All occupants denied knowledge of the weapon and it was seized. Warren was transported to the Morgan County Detention Center and released on citations. The passengers were transported to the Morgan County Public Safety Center and released to a relative and the owner of the vehicle.
On July 18, an entering auto complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road location. According to reports, a man said during the night someone had entered his and his girlfriend’s unsecured vehicles and removed a Kenwood radio and radio remote and two pairs of sunglasses. All the items are valued at $800. The radio was later located in a vehicle on Crawford Street and a case for one of the pairs of sunglasses was found in a trash can at Hill Park by officers investigating the theft of a motorcycle on Crawford Street.
On July 24, a theft by taking complaint was filed at Love’s Travel Stop, Monticello Road. According to reports, an employee alleged that a woman working as a cashier took $200 from the cash register and placed the money in her pocket. The complainant told officers he had the incident recorded on surveillance video and provided the officer with the video. The complainant said he only knew the woman’s name and phone number but did not have an address.