The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
DEER KILLED: On July 10, Deputy Josh Smith was dispatched to a home on Fourth Street in Colbert, where a woman found a dead deer in her backyard. An examination of the deer showed it had been shot. Smith reported the matter to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
BURGLARY: On July 9, a man reported someone entered his vacant house on Swamp Guinea Road and stole the air-conditioning coil.
BURGLARY: On July 9, Deputy Bradley Free was dispatched to Roy Smith Road, where a man said someone broke into his home while he was away at work.
The thief stole three handguns, some quarters and some gold coins. The house was also ransacked and a gun cabinet was damaged.
BURGLARY: On July 10, Cpl. Josh Fowler was dispatched to a house on Georgia Highway 191. Someone had broken into a house through a door and had stolen a number of items.
BURGLARY: On July 11, Deputy Greg Bryson was dispatched to a home on Bellew Drake Road, where a man reported his cabin had been broken into and several items had been stolen, including fishing rods and reels, two boxes of ammunition, two gun-cleaning kits, binoculars, a saw and some silverware. An electric golf cart also was taken.
BATTERY: On July 11, a Colbert woman reported that she was slapped in the face by her stepsister.
GUN STOLEN: On July 11, Deputy Shawn Rhoades met with a woman on Georgia Highway 172 who reported the theft of a pistol from a vehicle.
SUSPICIOUS TRUCK: On July 12, a resident of Della Slaton Road, Comer, reported that during the night his barking dogs woke him. He drove down his driveway and saw a gray Mazda pickup parked with no one around.
The man said he drove back to his house and saw that his four-wheeler had been moved, so he drove back down the driveway. At that time, the pickup was gone.
COPPER TAKEN: On July 12, a deputy was dispatched to a cellphone tower on Pine Valley Road, where someone had stolen about 60 feet of copper wire.
BURGLARY: On July 13, Capt. Rex Matthews was dispatched to a home on Jack Sharp Road, Hull, where a man said that while he was in the hospital someone entered his home by kicking in the door.
Someone opened his safe, which has a combination lock, and stole 10 case knives valued at $100 each, 10 pearl-handled knives valued at $100 each, three Rambo knives and three canoe knives.
The thief also took $2,000 in gold coins, a gold bracelet and a Snapper riding lawn mower.
CAR STOLEN: On July 13, Deputy Justin Hanley was dispatched to a home on Georgia Highway 106 South, where a man said someone entered his shop and stole a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle. The man said he has been trying to sell the car and several people have looked at it.
A friend of the victim said he was at the Country Superette Store about 8 p.m. that day when he saw the victim’s car stop at the intersection of Georgia Highway 174 and U.S. Highway 29. The car then left in the direction of Franklin County.
A neighbor of the victim reported seeing a white Ford pickup in the driveway of the victim’s home and seeing a person with a gas can running out of the woods and getting into the truck.
OUTLAW BUBBA: On July 13, a woman reported she went to a home on Foote McClellan Road to get some property and she saw a man she knows only as “Outlaw Bubba.” The man began hollering at her, then threw a beer can at her.
The woman said she got into her car and locked the doors, but Outlaw Bubba began kicking the car, then pulled out a knife and ran it across the window.
The woman drove off, but she said Outlaw Bubba’s girlfriend was present and witnessed the behavior.
DUI: On July 14, Cpl. Josh Fowler was patrolling on Georgia Highway 281 when he saw a vehicle traveling at a slow speed cross the center line before running a stop sign at about 50 mph. Fowler made a traffic stop and the vehicle almost slid off an embankment as it pulled over.
The driver had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. Adam Turner Underwood, 23, of Ringgold, admitted he had four beers. He was charged with DUI and failure to stop for a stop sign.
SHOTS FIRED: On July 14, Deputy Justin Hanley was dispatched to Della Slaton Road, where a man said he heard gunshots being fired from a Ford Ranger pickup.
The man said he got into his vehicle and was able to get the license plate number before the Ranger turned down Vineyards Creek Church Road. Deputies ran the number and traced it to a home on Davids Home Church Road.
A teen at the home said he and two friends were riding and saw a deer on the roadside. He said they shot twice at the deer, but missed. The matter was turned over to a state Department of Natural Resources officer.
TRESPASSING: On July 15, Deputy Justin Hanley was dispatched to a home on Eugene Hardman Road, where a woman said she walked onto her porch and saw a burning cigarette on the steps.
She went back inside to call her husband. While on the phone, she looked out the window and saw a shirtless white man running across the front yard.
BURGLARY: On July 15, Lt. Jonny Johnson was dispatched to Sherwood Circle, Danielsville, where a man said he had been in the hospital, and upon returning, found someone had entered his home and stole some items. The man said he had left the door unlocked.