On June 13, Justice Malik Chapman, 24, Madison, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, failure to stop at stop sign and possession of drug paraphernalia or objects. According to reports, an officer alleged that Chapman failed to stop at a stop sign at the end of Micha Way. Consequent to the observation, a traffic stop was made in the O’Reilly Auto Parts parking lot. After the stop, the officer alleged that he smelled green marijuana coming from the vehicle. Eventually, Chapman allegedly handed the officer a small mason jar with suspected marijuana. The jar was in a black bag, reports state, that contained three empty Mason jars, a set of digital scales and several clear plastic bags. The officer also found and placed into evidence $1,190 in cash on Chapman.
On June 14, a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at Hampton Inn, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported that someone had shattered the rear passenger window of a white Cadillac Escalade in the parking lot. The vehicle’s owners were found and reported that nothing appeared to be stolen from the vehicle.
On June 14, an identity theft complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that she received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indicating that she owed money from a tax filing. She said she also received a letter from the Georgia Department of Labor indicating she had received unemployment benefits during the COVID shutdown for $9,450. She said she had not made an unemployment claim with the state.
On June 14, Melvin Reid Turner, 25, Madison, was arrested and charged with burglary, theft by taking and simple battery. According to reports, a woman who was working at a job site at the Madison Welcome Center alleged that Turner came to her job site at 8:15 a.m. and was banging on the door seeking entrance. The woman alleged Turner came into the building, grabbed her, took her cell phone and then pushed her. While an officer was speaking to witnesses at the scene, Turner walked backed to the Welcome Center, was positively identified and then arrested. The cell phone was recovered.
On June 16, an entering auto complaint was filed at a Park Lane residence. According to reports, a woman said someone entered her 2016 Ford Explorer and rifled through the glove box. She said nothing appeared to be missing.
On June 16, a financial transaction card fraud complaint was filed at Bojangles, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman said after her daughter used her debit card to make a purchase at Bojangles someone attempted to use the card to purchase $640.98 on walmart.com. The transaction was not successful. An employee at Bojangles told an officer that after he delivered food to the complainant he came back inside and realized that the debit card was still in the machine. He said he then placed it into the store’s safe until the woman came back to retrieve the card.
On June 12, a violating family violence order report was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was at Walmart, a man with whom there is a non-expiring temporary protective order against was at the store. The woman said when the man saw her he allegedly walked to within two feet of her and was “being loud, trying to make a scene.” The woman said she told the man to get away from her and fled the store. The man and his father told an officer that when they saw the woman they were attempting to leave the store but the woman fled.
On June 18, an information report was filed at McDonald’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a woman alleged that while she was waiting in line to order food a bee stung her on the right arm.
On June 16, a recovered property report was filed at Walmart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee reported finding a black Remington .380 caliber semi auto handgun with two ammunition magazines glued together in the men’s restroom.