A Colbert man was arrested after someone called 9-1-1 to report a suspicious person wearing a red shirt lying in the bushes in the area of Madison Avenue and Hardman Morris Road.
The man was charged with one count of public drunkenness.
According to the incident report, officer Larry MacKay was dispatched to the area where he found the man sitting between some trees with his hands between his knees. He smelled strongly of alcohol and MacKay noted that he was initially unresponsive to him. The man eventually talked to MacKay and told him he had had a few beers. He had a knot on his head but refused to tell MacKay about it, saying he did not want anyone to get in trouble. He said he lived with his grandmother, so MacKay went to talk with her. She said he did live there, but knew not to come home if he had been drinking.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office included:
•There were five reports of attempted suicides around the county last week, three of them involving juveniles.
•Officer Jason Luke accompanied Madison County EMS on a medical call at a residence on Kellogg Drive last week due to prior dealings with the complainant. Once there, the woman told Luke that she was having difficulty breathing and had taken all 10 clonopin pills that she purchased from a “friend” the day before for $40. She said she wanted her shoulder to stop hurting and showed Luke a scar that she said she had just had surgery on. When asked who she had purchased the pills from, she would not say, but told Luke she wanted to go to a mental hospital. Luke transported her to ARMC for evaluation.
•A man on Garnett Ward Road told officer Brandon Moss that a man he knows stole his medication from the dash of his car. He said the medication also could have been taken at one of the places the pair stopped. The man said he was missing 172 methadone pills and 100 oxycodone pills.
•Officer Justin Hanley met with a woman at the Food Mart on Hwy. 98 who said a friend used her debit card on four separate occasions without her permission.
•Burglary was reported at Colbert Mini Storage last week. A woman there said she found the door to her rented unit partially open. She said a Master Lock on the door was missing and numerous items were taken.
•Shoplifting was reported at Madison County Hardware in Danielsville. An employee said he observed a white male take a tool out of its box and put it inside his clothing. He said he saw the theft on video after the suspect had already left the store. The man was described as a younger white male, thin build, wearing a black jacket over a yellow shirt, blue jeans and a black cap.
•Obstruction was reported on Buddy Moore Road last week after officer Brandon Moss spotted a man walking down the road and asked him where he was headed and if he lived in the area. He said that he did but that he did not have an ID on him. When asked if he was on probation he replied “I have a warrant” and then took off running towards the woods. Moss ordered him to stop and when he did not, Moss deployed his taser, causing the suspect to fall over a fence. The man then got up and continued to flee and got away.
•Officer Chris Haston and Sgt. Josh Smith went to a home on Paoli Road regarding a report of someone being disorderly. When they arrived, a man there told them that his sister met someone online and he was at their house acting “weird” and they would like for him to leave. Officers met with the 34-year old visitor who appeared to be under the influence of something. He said he had driven from Dublin and that his car had broken down in the driveway of a nearby home. The car was located and officers called the owner, who said she wanted the car towed and that she would come pick it up. The man was checked out by EMS but refused to be transported for treatment. He was taken to the sheriff’s office lobby where he was reportedly picked up by family members.
•A woman on AC Carey Road reported that her uncle, who lives directly behind her, made threats to her when she called to tell him not to “call the law” on her anymore. She said her uncle called 9-1-1 earlier in the day because she had a friend at her home and he didn’t like it. She said after the phone call, her uncle began hollering from his residence to her saying he would “beat her @$%.”
The uncle said he did not threaten her and that she was the one yelling and cursing at him.
They were all given criminal trespass warnings and ordered to stay away from each other.
•A woman on Peachtree Street in Colbert reported a telemarketing scam. She told officer Darren Sartain that a man named “John Malone” called and told her she had won $90,000 in a sweepstakes and that she needed to pay the IRS in order to collect her prize money. She transferred several thousand dollars by Western Union over the course of several weeks to people in Alabama and the West Indies. On May 6, Malone allegedly called her back and told her the money would be transferred into her bank account at 3 p.m. that day, but it never was.
•A runaway juvenile was reported on Spratlin Mill Road last week. Officer Klint Segars went to the scene where he met with the mother, who said she confronted her daughter over some cigarettes she found in her room. She said the girl became upset and left on foot. She said at first she wasn’t alarmed as her daughter has done this before. She said she in depression medication and has threatened to kill herself in the past. Officers were able to “ping” her cellphone, which came back to two locations in Clarke County, but they were not able to locate at either one.
•Someone reportedly stole the copper out of two chicken houses on Hwy. 174. The chicken houses were not operational and mainly used to store hay, according to the report.
•A man on Hardman Morris Road reported that he came home from work to find his garage door open and his riding mower missing.
• A man reported that someone slashed both driver’s side tires while his 1995 Ford Ranger pickup was parked at the government complex in Danielsville. Officer Kyle Roberts reviewed the security camera and saw a new model silver Ford F-150 pickup come through the parking lot and park behind the Ranger, then pull in beside it. A white male got out and went to the rear driver`s side of the Ranger. He then got back into the F150 and drove off. Around 10 minutes later the same F150 pulled into the same parking spot. The driver got out and back into the F150 and drove off again. The owner saw the video and thought it might be his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend.
He said all he wanted was his tires fixed or replaced. The girlfriend got in touch with him and he later admitted to cutting the tires. He also replaced the tires on the victim’s truck. No charges were filed.
•Simple battery was reported on Pine Valley Farm Road last week. Officer Joshua Smith and other officers went to the location regarding a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. The wife stated she and her husband were watching TV on the couch when he told her about another woman’s phone number that was in his phone. She began to question him and that’s when she said he went “nuts.” Her mother asked him to leave and she (wife) went into the bedroom and began packing his clothes and he pushed her on the bed.
She said she did not want to press charges and the mother-in-law did not want to give a statement.
The couple was separated from each other for the night.
•Burglary was reported on Madison Avenue last week. A man there said someone kicked in the front door and stole several power tools along with the refrigerator and electric range.