Madison Blotter

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:

PROBLEM MAN: On Oct. 15, Investigator Patrick Holl met with a woman in Hull regarding her neighbor. She said he once called her up to a fence, and when she got there, she noticed he wasn’t wearing pants.

The neighbor made a sexual proposition, which she declined, but since then, the neighbor calls and sends text messages asking for sexual favors or to look at her breasts. The woman said she didn’t want to prosecute him, but she did want his behavior to stop.

Holl met with the man and told him to leave the woman alone, adding that if he continued it would be a considered a criminal matter. The man told Holl he understood.

LOITERING: On Oct. 16, Sgt. Michael Moore and Cpl. Josh Smith responded to Dove Drake Road, where a suspicious vehicle was seen parked at a vacant residence. The deputies checked around the house, then went inside the dark barn with their flashlights, where they heard someone say “Hey, man. I’m right here.”

The man walked toward the officers and was ordered to the ground. Deputies also found a woman in the barn. Both told the deputies they had run out of gasoline and were waiting for a friend to arrive with gas. A witness told deputies the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it pulled into the driveway. The witnesses then heard two people arguing.

Christopher N. Myers, 33, of Danielsville, and Constance T. Jacobs, 26, of Toccoa, each were charged with loitering.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 16, Deputy Stephen Waller was dispatched to the Colbert Pharmacy on Georgia Highway 72, where a man said he arrived for work and heard the faint sound of the burglar alarm.

He went outside and noticed the power meter was missing and a window in the front of the business had been broken. The burglar apparently did not enter. A nearby resident reported hearing the alarm around 1 a.m.

DRIVER HIT: On Oct. 17, a Madison County school bus driver reported that a student was kissing his girlfriend outside a bus and she told them they needed to move on to their respective buses. However, the juvenile pushed the driver and proceeded to kiss his girlfriend again. The juvenile was charged with simple battery on a school official and released to his mother.

ASSAULT: On Oct. 17, Lt. Mark Jerome went to the Madison County High School Freshman Academy, where a juvenile had punched another juvenile in the face.

The offender was saying he didn’t like being ratted out and accused the other student of telling on him. The student was charged with battery and released to his mother.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 17, Cpl. Alan Stratton was dispatched to Minish Road, where a home security alarm had activated. Stratton arrived and found the back door pried open, and upon entering the house, he saw a .410-gauge shotgun on the floor with a rope around it and a trashcan knocked over. Also, the bedroom had been ransacked.

No one was inside and the home owner was contacted about the crime.

STOLEN PICKUP: On Oct. 17, an employee at the Broad River Outpost off Wildcat Bridge Road reported that a vehicle had been left parked at the business for four days. A check on the license plate number showed the vehicle was stolen out of San Antonio, Texas. The vehicle was impounded.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 17, a resident of Fowler Freeman Lane reported that his children’s birth certificates and other documents were missing from his home. The man said he thinks someone is trying to steal his identity.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 17, a resident of Long Peeples Road reported she came home about 6:30 p.m. and found that someone had been inside her home. Several drawers had been pulled out and items were scattered on the floor.

The woman said a bottle of about 80 Lortab pills was missing, along with a bottle of Dr. Pepper and eight Lean Cuisine frozen dinners. Pry marks were found on the front door.

BURGLARY: On Oct. 18, Cpl. Jason Luke was dispatched to Hillwood Circle for a burglary in which several items were stolen, including a TV, Xbox system, lava lamp, jewelry and some cologne.

GAS STOLEN: A clerk at the Royal Food Store on U.S. Highway 29, Danielsville, reported a white man in a red shirt drove up to a gas pump in a older model green SUV and pumped $94 worth of gasoline. The man then drove off without paying.

DISRUPTING SCHOOL: On Oct. 18, Sgt. Jeff Vaughn was dispatched to Madison County Middle School for a fight between two students which started on a bus. When the students arrived at school, one said the other charged and swung at him. They both went to the ground and a teacher and the bus driver broke up the fight. A juvenile complaint will be filed.

TRESPASSING: On Oct. 18, Lt. Jason Ring was dispatched to a home on the 4000 block of U.S. Highway 29, where a woman said she and her daughter were inside when a person tried to open the back door. The woman said she looked outside and the person had already left.

FALSE NAME: On Oct. 18, Cpl. Jason Luke was dispatched to Sorrow Patterson Road, Colbert, for a report of a suspicious person sitting on the side of the road.

The man, who was on the ground, smelled of alcohol and couldn’t get up. Deputies asked if he had been drinking. At first he denied drinking, then admitted he had two beers. He told deputies his name was Randy. At that point, he was arrested for public drunkenness.

When deputies searched his duffel bag, they found identification for Jerry Wayne Sharp, 57, of Colbert. Sharp then admitted that was him. Also in the bag were some prescription medicines.

Sharp was also charged with possession of the pills and giving a false name, and he was served with an outstanding warrant from Madison County.

DISRUPTING SCHOOL: On Oct. 18, Lt. Mark Jerome went to the Madison County High Freshman Academy, where a teacher saw a student hit another student in an unprovoked attack. Both students were taken to the sheriff’s office with one of the students being charged with disrupting a public school and simple battery.

Also at the high school, Jerome was told that for about a week someone has been putting nails under the tires belonging to faculty members and some tires have gone flat.

KNIFE AT SCHOOL: On Oct. 19, Sgt. Jeff Vaughn was dispatched to Colbert Elementary School, where a student brought a knife to school. The knife, commonly called a butterfly knife, was about five inches long. The student was charged with bringing a weapon to school and released to a parent.

THREAT: On Oct. 19, a resident of U.S. Highway 29, Hull, reported she received a voicemail from a woman who told her to sleep with one eye open or she would wake up with a knife in her throat.

DUI: On Oct. 20, Deputy Bradley Free was dispatched to a wreck on Georgia Highway 98 at Bullock Mill Road. The driver, Zachary R. Strickland, said several deer ran out in front of him causing him to swerve and wreck. Strickland, who had a strong odor of alcohol, denied drinking, saying he was the designated driver.

Strickland, 22, of Woodstock tested positive for alcohol and was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana after a small amount of the drug was found in his pants at the jail.

THREAT: On Oct. 21, a resident of Lee Road, Ila, reported an unknown man has been calling her and makes noises, and subsequently threatened to visit and beat her.

POOL DAMAGED: On Oct. 21, a resident of Rose Hill Drive reported hearing a strange noise coming from his pool. Upon checking, he found several holes in the pool, as if someone had stabbed it with a knife.

WOMAN ATTACKED: On Oct. 21, deputies were dispatched to a home on the 5000 block of Georgia Highway 106, Hull, where a woman said a 39-year-old man threw her to the ground, picked up a pair of scissors and threatened to stab her.

The woman said she got away and tried to get out of the bedroom, but the man grabbed her and slammed her head into the wall.

Another man in the home heard the commotion and tried to enter, but the offender was holding the door shut. However, the other man forced the door off its hinges and pulled the woman out of the bedroom. The assailant then took the door and used it to break out a window. He went out the window and ran away. Deputies searched, but were unable to locate the man.