Two Decatur men were arrested recently after they reportedly burglarized a Hwy. 72 West business. Lamorris Lackey, 47, 2379 White Mill Road, was charged with burglary, theft by receiving stolen property and giving false name, address, or birthdate to a law enforcement officer.

Also arrested was Anthony Andra Butler, 49, of 2678 Yale Terrace. He was charged with burglary, theft by receiving stolen property, forgery in the first degree and giving false name, address, or birthdate to a law enforcement officer.

According to the report, the incident began when one of the suspects came into Backyard to Nature to look at a rock and while he was being helped, the other suspect entered the office and then came out and told his partner they “had to go.” The business owner then found $174 in cash and a check missing. A lookout was placed on the suspects and their vehicle and they were stopped by another officer.

In another arrest, an Athens woman, Melissa Dye Rucker, 44, 185 Mercer Lane, was charged with DUI, weaving over roadway and illegal possession of a controlled substance after she was pulled over following a call about a possible drunk driver on Hwy. 72 heading towards Colbert from Comer. An officer pulled her over after following her and observing that she was crossing the centerline and straddling the fog line. After her arrest, the officer reportedly found a blue and yellow capsule in some tissue in her pocket. The pill was later identified as a Schedule III narcotic. Rucker reportedly told the officer that a friend had given her the pill for allergies.

Others arrested by law enforcement officials in Madison County included:

•Billy Joe Flynn, 44, of 1715 Hwy. 106, Danielsville, was charged with simple battery FVA after he allegedly beat his girlfriend and would not allow her to leave the residence.

•Troy Grady Turner, 24, of 171 Horace Reed Road, Danielsville, was charged with battery FVA, cruelty to children and false imprisonment after he reportedly pulled his wife’s hair and pushed his hand into her face during an argument. He also reportedly took her car keys and smashed her cell phone on the ground, all in the presence of their 8-month-old daughter.

•Scott Everett Brooks, 24, 1642 Duffel Martin Road, Comer, was charged with battery FVA after he reportedly kicked his wife during an altercation at their home on Duffel Martin Road. When he kicked her, she reportedly fell backwards, striking her head on a table and causing a knot to come up.

•Elisa Elizabeth Angel, 37, 1160 Daniels Bridge Road, Watkinsville, bench warrant.

•Larry Jay Bradshaw, 26, 1499 Main Street, Comer, possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

•Luther H. Collins, 18, 130 Norwood Lane, Athens, burglary, obstruction and possession and use of drug-related objects.

•Marquita Shanta Darden, 27, 112 Ashmore Drive, Athens, probation violation.

•James William Davis, 32, 1769 S.E. Atlanta, Statham, failure to appear.

•James Lamar Edwards, 46, 361 Grady Drive, Lot 13, Hull, marijuana possession less than an ounce and second degree forgery.

•Terrell Dewayne Moore, 37, 5050 Norwood Circle, Athens, holding for other county.

•Marcus Lee Morrison, 41, 98 Broad Acres Court, Athens, tag light required and DUI.

•Richard Raymond Norton, 38, 2286 Floyd Road, Dewy Rose, probation violation.

•Sheila Maria Pilgrim, 25, 39 East Pine Avenue, Comer, DUI. (Comer PD)

•Steven Ray Stokes, 29, Lot 3, Bob Segars Road, Danielsville, hold for Jackson County.

•Benjamin Fauster Truitt Jr., 51, 1440 Fred Goss Road, Danielsville, child support.

•Timothy Franklin Veal, 54, 165 North 3rd Street, Colbert, failure to appear.

•Cheryl Renee Vickery, 40, 81 Colonial Drive, Danielsville, holding for other county.

•Robert Wade Wampole, III, 40, 632 West Pine Grove Road, Fairplay, S.C., open container, DUI and failure to appear.

•Ricky Alan Whitehill, 48, 966 Hwy. 98 East, Danielsville, driving while license withdrawn and driving on wrong side of road.

•Steven Lamar Eubanks, 42, 574 New Hope Church Road, Comer, weaving over roadway, DUI and no proof of insurance.

•Jerry Maurice Foote, 29, 195 Creekwood Drive, Athens, speeding, marijuana less than an ounce and probation violation. (Comer PD)

•Stephanie Michelle Fuller, 29, 261 Howard Road, Hull, probation violation.

•David Lamar Gee, 42, 1721 Young Harris Road, Danielsville, probation violation.

•Richard Lee Henderson, 315 Simms Kidd Road, Comer, driving while license withdrawn. (Comer PD)

•Mickey Jay Horne, 26, 1401 Irvin Kirk Road, Lot. 24, Danielsville, child support.

•Virgil Edward Hudson, 38, 1546 Madison Street, Comer, DUI, weaving over roadway, open container and two counts of deposit account fraud (bad checks) on out-of-state banks.

•Terry James Hughes, 46, 141 Rogers Mill Road, Danielsville, failure to appear.

•Toni Mae Huskey, 47, 1575 Aderhold Rogers Road, Commerce, failure to obey stop sign, driving while license withdrawn and driver must apply for new license within 60 days of name or address change.

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