The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
BURGLARY: On Sept. 23, Deputy Josh Fowler was dispatched to a home on Georgia Highway 72 in Comer, where a woman said she left home about 7 a.m. and upon returning about 11 a.m. she found the front door open and her home burglarized. The intruder flipped couches over and sliced them with a knife. The mattresses had also been pulled off beds and also cut with a knife. Investigators are looking at possible motive for the crime.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 22, Deputy Daniel Martin was dispatched to Cedar Lane, where someone entered a storage building and stole five doors with frames valued at $150 each and a 16-foot ladder valued at $200.
HARASSMENT: On Sept. 23, Deputy Andrew Wilkes spoke to a Carlton man, who is having problems with his ex-wife, who placed an tracking app on his cellphone. The man said she is keeping track of where he goes and has actually harassed some of his friends. He called his telephone provider and they won’t remove the app.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 23, Deputy Bradley Osborne was dispatched to a home on Old Royston Road, where a child reported that after getting off his school bus he went inside his home and saw an intruder. The boy said he ran outside and called 911. The dispatcher told him to lock himself in the garage until deputies arrived. The responding officers did not find anyone inside the house, but the youth described the man as tall, wearing a bright orange shirt with a Carhart logo on the sleeve, black gloves, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers.
OBSTRUCTION: On Sept. 23, Deputy Brandon Hanley was dispatched to a home on Brickyard Road for a domestic problem. When he arrived, he saw Kirk D. Williams on the front porch. Williams, who was drinking beer, complained his wife changed the locks on the door and wouldn’t let him in. Williams, who had red eyes and was swaying back and forth, said he only had one beer. The wife explained to the deputy that she didn’t change the locks, but Williams was so drunk he couldn’t unlock the door. Williams then became aggressive and had to be escorted off the porch, where he continued to struggle. Two Comer policemen arrived and they assisted with arresting the 59-year-old Williams, who was charged with obstructing a police officer.
MAN ARRESTED: On Sept. 25, Deputy Larry MacKay was dispatched to New Haven Church Road, where two men were arguing in a woman’s yard. The deputy arrived to find a man and Nichalus Wayne Haley in the yard. The man was holding a Ruger .22-caliber pistol and Haley had serious wounds to his face and eye. The homeowner explained he was having a party and during the party Haley brought up an incident that happened two years ago. The homeowner then told Haley to leave and he did. However, Haley began sending him text messages saying he was “going to settle this tonight.” Haley returned to the party, pulled out a gun, and shot into the ground. Haley threatened to kill the homeowner, but the man grabbed Haley’s arm and the homeowner’s friend grabbed the gun and took it from Haley. Haley and the homeowner began fighting. Haley was hit in the face and eye and the homeowner injured his face by falling into a grill. Haley was taken to a hospital in Athens for treatment, then charged with aggravated assault.
THEFT: On Sept. 25, Deputy Daniel Martin was dispatched to a home on Jot Em Down Road, where a man reported the theft of an 8-foot-long utility trailer. The matter was investigated and the trailer was located and returned to the owner. Tommy Kenneth Minish, 68, of Commerce, was charged with theft by taking. A second suspect is being sought in connection with the crime.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 26, Deputy Chris Haston was dispatched to a home on Georgia Highway 106 North, where a woman said someone entered her home and stole two Carnival glass cups, a plate and platter, a set of silver pieces, and a .22-caliber pistol.
MYSTERY BAG: On Sept. 26, a deputy was dispatched to check on a bag someone saw hanging on a fire hydrant at the intersection of Colbert Danielsville Road and Old Kincaid Road. The deputy looked inside and found a lock, a Kotex pad, a comb and a card with a woman’s name.