On May 4, a theft by taking arrest warrant was issued against Brian Scott Mathes, 50, Snellville. According to reports, Scott allegedly rented a pressure washer, backpack blower and weed eater from Madison Rentals, Eatonton Road and failed to return the items. Reports state that Mathes was contacted by the store and he had promised to return the items, valued at $2,600, the following day. However, consequent attempts to reach Mathes have failed. Mathes was driving a 2020 U-haul van when he made the rentals.
On April 28, a fraud complaint was filed at Love’s Truck Stop, Monticello Road. According to reports, a man said his mechanic had allegedly been called on April 28 by an individual “identifying himself as an officer for the local police department.” The caller said a truck owned by the complainant had broken down in an unsafe area and needed to be towed to a safe location. The caller demanded immediate payment for the job but the mechanic did not comply. Then the mechanic got a second call from a person stating they were with All American Road Service. This person had a truck number, the truck driver’s name and told the mechanic that the trucking company owner had given permission to authorize two checks totaling nearly $2,000 for allegedly removing the truck and replacing tires. The mechanic issued the checks without the owner’s permission and the checks were cashed at Love’s Truck Stop in Madison. The checks, reports state, were authorized through COMDATA. Reports state that the system allows most major truck stops to use blank checks on hand to pay for trucker’s expenses. The complainant told authorities that the truck in question was, in fact, parked in his lot in Delphi’s, Ohio.
On May 11, Dunne Allen Woods, 48, Madison, was arrested and charged with driving without a license, driving on the gore and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. According to reports, a vehicle driven by Woods was observed by a Madison Police Department officer enter the gore on Lion’s Club Road at approximately 2:30 p.m. Consequent to a traffic stop in the Harbor Freight parking lot, the officer stated that she smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Woods also handed her a Texas identification card instead of a driver’s license. A clear plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance suspected to be marijuana was located inside a blue cigarette box near the gearshift of the vehicle.
On May 3, a harassing phone call complaint was filed at an East Washington Street location. According to reports, a woman alleged that after an employee quit, the employee’s mother became upset because she was not notified. The mother then allegedly posted disparaging statements regarding the business on Facebook which some followers both liked and commented. Some of the comments included the contemplation or veiled threat that damage needed to be done to the business. The former employee was served with a trespass notice.
On May 13, an aggravated assault and pointing a gun at another complaint was filed at Travel Center, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man said at 8:30 a.m., as he was attempting to drive a transfer truck out of a service bay when another man in another transfer truck allegedly cut him off. The complainant said the second man allegedly “began showing signs of strong aggression” including brandishing a black AR-15 type rifle. Reports state that the suspect driver exited his truck and attempted to fight the complainant but his attack was unsuccessful. The man then left the property. Authorities have obtained photos of both the truck and the trailer and are working to identify the driver and the trucking company owners.