On June 1, an identity fraud complaint was filed at a Micha Way residence. According to reports, a woman said she received a letter from the Florida Department of Labor stating she had seven days to reply to her alleged request for unemployment benefits. The woman said she was currently employed and had not applied for benefits in Florida.
On June 1, a theft by bringing stolen property into the state report was filed on Interstate 20. According to reports, Morgan County Dispatch received a report that Newton County deputies were in pursuit of a white BMW SUV that was traveling at approximately 100 mph and had been reported stolen out of Homewood, Ala. A Madison Police Department officer and a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputy both deployed stop sticks on the interstate at 3 a.m. near the Clack Road overpass. Both stop sticks worked and both of the vehicle’s front tires were disabled. The stolen vehicle left the interstate at the 113 exit and pulled into the Exxon convenience store parking lot. The driver was taken into custody by Newton County authorities.
On May 30, a burglary complaint was filed at Krystal’s, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee said someone had entered the restaurant and removed money from a safe in an office. Video surveillance showed a female enter the office at 12:35 a.m., walk directly to the safe and remove the money. Reports state that a back door to the building had been left unsecured.
On May 22, a financial transaction card theft complaint was filed at Pilot, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said that morning he had used his debit card to pay for breakfast at McDonald’s. Since that transaction, he said, someone had used his debit card to make two purchases at Pilot Truck Stop for $150 each and another purchase at Bulldog BP on Monticello Highway for a purchase of $99.66.
On June 4, an information report was filed at Krystal’s restaurant, Eatonton Road. According to reports, an employee refused to return keys and other Krystal property back to a manager after her termination. The employee, reports state, alleged that the termination was without merit and she would not return the keys and two cash deposits until she was provided paperwork on why she was fired. The officer told the woman that if she did not return the items it would be considered theft. The employee then returned the items. She was also criminally trespassed from the restaurant.
On June 1, a disorderly conduct, pedestrian under the influence of alcohol and obstruction complaint was filed at a North Main Street location at 11:06 p.m. According to reports, an officer was dispatched to the Golden Pantry area regarding a woman who was falling down in the roadway and causing a hazard to herself and to motorists. Reports state that an officer arrived and observed several vehicles stopped in the road and a 23-year-old woman run across the road and fall into a driveway. A witness said the woman had fallen several times in the road and struck her head. When an officer approached the woman, she got up and tried to to run but fell face first onto the ground. Reports state that the woman had earlier been transported to Morgan Medical Center but after arriving, had become combative. The hospital called the Madison Police Department and the same officer picked the woman up from the hospital and drove her to her room at the Relax Inn, North Main Street. Reports state the woman asked to be taken to a convenience store before taken to her motel room and the officer denied the request. Reports state that the woman walked to her motel room on her own power. This time, reports state, the officer drove the woman back to Morgan Medical Center and hospital employees said the woman had more extensive injuries and admitted her for treatment. Reports state that the officer was holding issuing warrants on the woman until after he could determine the extent of her head injuries from falling on the road.
On May 27, Carol Lee Stone, 60, Bishop, was arrested and charged with simple battery. According to reports, an officer was called to Waffle House, Eatonton Road regarding a woman video taping employees. Reports state that when the officer arrived at 9:44 p.m., he observed Stone video recording employees. The officer asked Stone to step outside and reported that she was “intoxicated and irate.” The officer informed Stone that she was being trespassed from Waffle House and she stated she wasn’t going to leave. After multiple warnings, the officer placed Stone under arrest for interference with a business and she was placed in handcuffs. Stone, reports state, complained that the handcuffs were damaging her wrists. The officer was advised by a supervisor to transport Stone home and not to the Morgan County Detention Center. Reports state that Stone continued to complain about her wrist and requested that the officer take her to Morgan Medical Center. Once at the hospital, Stone refused to sign the interference with business citation and refused treatment and was asked to leave the hospital, which she refused to do. The officer made a stern request for Stone to leave the hospital and she took a deep breath and blew in the officer’s face, causing spit to land on his face. The officer then placed Stone in handcuffs and charged her with simple battery. While being transported to the Morgan County Detention Center, Stone allegedly told the officer he needed “to watch out” because he “could be shot.”
On May 30, Pledge Lanell Keeley, 34, Madison, was cited for disorderly conduct. According to reports, an officer was called to a Maple Street residence regarding a domestic situation. Once at the residence, reports state, the officer said a woman in a relationship with Keeley alleged that he was drunk and cursing and threatening her. Dispatch advised that during a 911 call they could hear a male screaming in the background. Once at the scene, Keeley allegedly threatened to beat the woman and said police “wasn’t going to stop him.” Two officers attempted to place Keeley in handcuffs but he refused to give them his hands. An officer told Keeley that if he didn’t cooperate he would be tased. The officer then tased Keeley and Keeley then said “OK, he was done.” Keeley was cited and transported to a relative’s house for the night.