A woman on Hwy. 98 East walked to a nearby beer store recently to call 9-1-1 to have her boyfriend removed from her residence after he allegedly threw a pot of corn he was making at a glass door.
She told officer Alan Stratton, who met her at the beer store, that he did not strike her with the corn, but she wanted him removed from the home.
Stratton went to the home to talk with her boyfriend, who said the incident happened during an argument over him not being able to finish repairing her car that day. He said she had been drinking and “kept on after him” about fixing her car. After checking the boyfriend’s identity information, Stratton discovered that he had an active warrant out of Jeff Davis County and arrested him. Once at the Madison County Jail, Jeff Davis officials called and stated they had “changed their mind” and did not want the man to be held after all. He was then released and given a courtesy ride back to the residence.
Stratton then left a message on the woman’s cell phone telling her that her boyfriend was back at the residence.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office this week included:
•A passerby called 9-1-1 to report that a man was lying in the middle of Hwy. 98 at Westbrook Street. When officer Lewis Fisher arrived, a First Responder was working on the man by the side of the road. The man was bleeding from both arms and his neck and it appeared he had tried to commit suicide. According to the First Responder, the man had two box cutters on him. He was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center by Madison County EMS.
•A woman in Diamond Hill Mobile Home Park called 9-1-1 to report that her son struck her during a domestic dispute that morning and locked her in her bedroom. Officer Bradley Free responded to the scene and asked the woman why she had waited to make the 9-1-1 call and she said she did not want to press charges but that her boyfriend talked her into it. Free noted that she could not tell him why the altercation started in the first place and that her eyes were glassy and her speech slurred. She said she was not drunk but had taken her prescription narcotics that day. She did not have any visible signs of bruising on her face so she was told to contact magistrate court if she wished to press charges.
•Battery was reported on Jennifer Circle last week. A man said he went to a friend’s house and while he was there her boyfriend came home and became irate. He said the man told him he did not like him being there and wanted him to leave. As he was walking out the door, he said the man ran up behind him and hit him in the back of the head, knocking him down and then got on top of him and struck him several times in the face before the woman was able to make him stop.
•Burglary was reported on Hwy. 281 last week when a woman reported that her semi-automatic pistol had been stolen sometime over the past week.
•Harassing phone calls were reported in the Neese Mobile Home Park on Willis Glenn Road last week. A woman said she and other friends have received approximately 100 calls and text messages from her baby’s father. She said the messages include threats of bodily harm because of her relationship with another man. While officer Joshua Smith was speaking with her, the man called again. Smith told him not to call or text her anymore and the man said he understood.
•A woman in Neese Mobile Home Park on Willis Glenn Road reported that a man she knows reportedly stole money her husband had withdrawn from the bank for her to pay her bills. She said the suspect is a “known thief” and is supposedly barred from the mobile home park.
•A man on Steele Road reported that his live-in girlfriend took a number of items from their residence while he was at work The items included a bed, washer, dryer, John Deere Gator and a zero turn mower. He said he believes she is now living somewhere in Texas.
•A woman on Sixth Street in Carlton reported that a suspicious vehicle had been seen in her neighborhood with the driver taking pictures of the residences. She said the vehicle was a small white Toyota driven by a young black male. She said she did not recognize the driver or the car. She said the vehicle left traveling toward Elberton.
•A woman on Sorrow Patterson Road reported that her home was burglarized while she was at Six Flags with her kids. She said this is the third time her home has been burglarized and that her neighbor had left a message on her cell phone while she was gone stating that her side door was open.
•A woman on James Spring Road reported that her dogs were barking at a figure standing at the edge of her yard making “cow sounds.” Her dogs chased the figure away.
•Battery was reported at the Madison County Jail last week after two inmates got into a fight. The inmates were separated and the aggressor admitted that he had started the fight and took responsibility for it. It was noted that the other inmate had swelling on the right side of his face. A review of the tape showed that the incident happened as stated.
•A man on Roy Woods Road reported that his hunting camper was broken into for the second time in six months. A couple of sleeping bags, blankets, a pair of boots and a knife were taken.
•A woman called 9-1-1 to report that a white male had been spotted putting an item into the mailbox at a day care on Moon’s Grove Church Road. She said day care workers told her the man put an item in the mailbox and then walked down on the property, where one of the workers asked if she could help him. He reportedly told her to check her mailbox and walked off. The man was found by a state trooper walking down Moon’s Grove Road and brought back to the day care center. The letter was retrieved, which said “to this day care center, give to the police, thank you.” Officer Jason Ring opened the letter, which contained a white powder believed to be baby powder. There were also several cards with writing on them inside the letter, but none were believed to be threatening. Officers went to the man’s residence where they met with his sister, who told them her brother is bi-polar and has been out of his medications. She said he has never been violent. The man said he was trying to “express himself” over a situation he had several years back with his daughter. He agreed to go to Athens Regional for treatment.
•Theft by taking and burglary were reported at a vacant home on Duncan Swindle Road last week. Copper wiring to the a/c unit, the hot water heater and the stove were missing and the a/c unit was moved as if someone had attempted to take it also. Electric company officials reportedly spotted a blue Ford truck leaving the scene as they pulled up to remove the meter.
•Burglary was reported on Buddy Moore Road last week. A couple said their home was ransacked while they were at a friend’s house overnight. The man said his disability card was also missing and all the funds had been removed from his account.
•Theft by taking was reported on Hwy. 106 South last week after a man said his 45 ACP Hi Point pistol was missing. He said the pistol was in his daughter’s room last and he had not seen it in approximately two weeks.
•Officer Bradley Free was dispatched to shoot a raccoon that bit a 3-year-old boy on Colbert Grove Church Road last week. According to the incident report, the boy’s mother said her husband had set a trap underneath their porch for the raccoon(s), who had been getting into their trash. She said she was unaware there was a raccoon in the trap and her son went outside and pulled it from beneath the porch, causing the animal to bite him on his index finger. Animal control requested that the animal be put down to be tested for rabies.
•A man on Duffel Martin Road reported that someone damaged his tractor that was sitting in a field. The seat was cut and there were four flat tires, a broken left turn signal, and other damages. The damage was estimated at $3,900. The man said he thinks his tractor was damaged in retaliation because he accidentally ran over a neighbor’s dog. Tracks from the field led to another address. Officer Joshua Smith spoke with the man there, who said he did not know anything about the incident in question and that he had only asked if anyone had found the person who ran over his dog the day before.
•A man on Jack Sharp Road reported that someone stole his a/c unit from the back side of his mobile home.
•A four-wheeler was reportedly stolen from a residence on Wesley Chapel Road.
•A woman on Paoli Road reported that her ex-husband had called her five times that day. She recorded the last phone call, which stated “we need to get whatever happened between us fixed before we die.” The woman said she does not know where her ex-husband lives now, but wanted the call reported in case something happens to her.
•A woman at Ila Restaurant found trash bags in a grease container at the back of the restaurant. One of the bags contained used needles.
The Madison County 9-1-1 office received 812 calls between April 1 and April 8. The following motor vehicle accidents with injuries were reported:
•A single-vehicle accident was reported on Moon Guest Road April 3 at 10:20 a.m. A man was out of the car walking around after the wreck but complaining of pain.
•A woman complained of pain in her side after an accident at the four-way intersection in Ila April 5 at 3:06 p.m.
•Two minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident at Hwy. 106 and Moons Grove Church Road April 6 at 10 a.m.