The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
BULLDOG FLAG MISSING: On Sept. 13, Deputy Christopher Haston was dispatched to a location in Hull, where a man found a wallet in a yard where the resident had earlier reported that someone stole her University of Georgia Bulldog flag. The man who found the wallet said he knew the owner of the wallet and that he saw a UGA flag in that man’s yard.
The deputy went to the wallet owner’s home and asked the resident if he was missing anything. The man responded that he was not, but the deputy explained his wallet was found in a yard where a flag had been stolen. The officer asked him about the flag in his yard and the man responded that a friend bought it at the J&J Flea Market and gave it to him. The man then told the officer that he was willing to take the flag down and give it to the woman whose flag was stolen. The man was advised to go to the sheriff’s office to retrieve his wallet.
BULLDOG STATUE MISSING: On Sept. 12, Deputy Christopher Haston was dispatched to a home on Kevin Way, Hull, where a man reported three concrete University of Georgia Bulldog statues were stolen from his front yard, including a Cheerleader Bulldog, a Larry Munson Bulldog and a Bulldog in a Heisman pose.
WOMAN ASSAULTED: On Sept. 13, Deputy Daniel Martin was dispatched to a home on Alberta Drive, Hull, where he found a woman in the yard crying and bleeding. The woman explained that the 42-year-old man who lives with her became upset over her dog making a mess and that he punched her. The woman’s nose and lip were bleeding. The man then choked her, leaving red marks on her neck. When the suspect grabbed a box cutter she ran to a neighbor’s home, where 911 was called. Deputies arrived and searched the house, but the suspect was gone. Deputies searched throughout the neighborhood, but could not find him. The officer plans to obtain a warrant charging the man with aggravated assault.
TEEN ARRESTED: On Sept. 13, Deputy James Justice was on patrol along U.S. Highway 29 near Moon’s Grove Road when his radar picked up a Ford pickup traveling 92 mph in a 55 mph zone. The deputy caught up to the truck, but it failed to stop and straddled the center line as it sped along the road. The truck then turned into a private driveway and came to a stop. The deputy smelled alcohol on the driver, who replied “nothing” when asked how much he had to drink. Grant O. Helton, 18, was charged with DUI, attempting to elude, reckless driving, weaving in the road, speeding, failing to wear a seat belt, a turn signal violation and underage possession of alcohol.
THREAT: On Sept. 11, Lt. Josh Smith, Cpl. Daniel Martin and Deputy Tracy Rucker all went to a home on Grady Drive, Hull, where a man reported that a neighbor threatened to shoot him and his girlfriend. The threat stemmed from the complainant’s dog, Joker, running into the neighbor’s yard. The deputies spoke to the suspect who denied threatening the pair. Asked if he had a gun, the suspect replied he didn’t have one because his girlfriend, who lives with him, is a convicted felon and not allowed to be around guns.
METH SEIZED: On Sept. 11, deputies were traveling on Georgia Highway 281 searching for a Ford pickup for which a driving complaint had been reported. The deputies found the pickup and determined it was not insured. The vehicle was searched and the driver, Travis L. Cowart, 37, of Danielsville, and his passengers, Crystal D. Bonner, 44, of Hull, and Joshua E. Bonner, 34, of Arnoldsville, were all charged with possession of methamphetamine. Cowart was also charged with driving with a suspended license.
HARASSMENT: On Sept. 10, Deputy Larry MacKay met with a Hull woman, who said she had received some text messages from a person she thought was her nephew. However, after they exchanged messages for a time, she became suspicious and called her nephew who explained he had not sent her any texts. She did a reverse check on the number and discovered it was coming from Lynchburg, Va. She was advised to block the number.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 8, Deputy Daniel Martin was dispatched to Amberly Drive, Hull, where a woman said someone entered her home and stole a 49-inch TV and a Sony DVD player altogether worth $700. There were signs of a forced entry.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 8, Deputy Christopher Haston was dispatched to a home on James Spring Road, where a man reported someone entered his home and stole five guns, including a .30-06-caliber rifle, .20-gauge shotgun, .270-caliber rifle, and two .22-caliber rifles.