The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
MAN ESCAPES: On Oct. 5, a Walton County deputy was off duty and traveling to a location on Camp Halinan Road, when he saw a man and woman on some property and he knew they shouldn’t be there. He stopped and identified the pair, who said they were looking for “Ray’s home.” The deputy learned the man was wanted on warrants out of Henry and Fulton counties. Upon hearing this, the man took off running and disappeared into the woods. The woman could not provide much information on the escapee, explaining she just met him the previous day and spent the night with him at an area motel. She said they were dropped off at the location by a friend, although she was unable to identify the friend. The deputy checked a bag carried by the man and he found a computer tablet, cellphone, a digital scale, a syringe and a bottle of 38 Prednisone pills prescribed for him.
GUNS STOLEN: On Oct. 6, Deputy Daniel Martin was dispatched to a house on J Davis Road, where a man said someone entered his home and stole $45 in coins, two .22-caliber revolvers, a .243-caliber rifle and a .410-gauge shotgun. There was no sign of a forced entry.
BURGLARY: On Oct. 6, Deputy Tracy Byrd was dispatched to a home on Buddy Moore Road, where a man reported that while he was incarcerated in the county jail, someone broke into his home through a back door and stole numerous items, including 100 collectible Hot Wheel cars valued at $300, five pool sticks, an end table and a mannequin head. The utility building was also entered and the thief took a Coleman generator, push mower, a mulcher, an axe, wood splitter, air compressor, odd tools and a 100-foot electric cord.
STOLEN VEHICLE: On Oct. 6, Deputy Tracy Rucker was dispatched to Bugg Mobile Home Park on Norwood Road, where a man found a Toyota 4-Runner that was set on blocks. The tag was traced and the officer learned the Toyota was reported stolen out of Athens.
MAN ARRESTED: On Oct. 7, Deputy Brandon Hanley was dispatched to Glenn Carrie Road, Hull, where a man said he came home and found a car parked in his driveway with a man inside, who appeared to be nervous. The deputy questioned the man, who said he was looking for information about a house for rent across the road. There were no signs advertising a house for sale and the man replied he was hoping the person at this house would have information about the home. Jesse Allan Reid, 27, of Colbert was charged with loitering.
FRAUD: On Oct. 7, Deputy Josh Fowler was dispatched to meet with an Oak Bend Drive resident who reported a debt collector called him about a $1,000 bill owed to Dish Network. Someone in Camden, S.C., fraudulently used the man’s Social Security number to obtain the Dish service.
SHED ENTERED: On Oct. 9, Deputy Chris Haston was dispatched to Martin Griffeth Road, where a woman reported she came home from work and found where someone entered her shed and removed three boxes, which were found outside the shed. She was unsure at the time if anything is missing.
THEFT: On Oct. 9, Deputy Tracy Rucker was dispatched to Diamond Hill Grocery on U.S. Highway 29 South, where a woman said she was inside the store for about 10 minutes during which time, someone broke out a window and stole her green Vera Bradley purse containing $350 cash.
DAMAGE: On Oct. 10, Deputy Chris Haston was dispatched to a bridge on Waggoners Grove Church Road, where someone damaged the bridge and a road sign with spray paint.
STOLEN TRAILER: On Oct. 11, Deputy Chris Haston was dispatched to General Daniels Avenue to meet with a man who said he had just purchased a 2015 Superior utility trailer for $200 and he wanted the VIN checked. The man said he purchased the trailer from a man, who said he was going through a divorce and needed the money. The check showed the trailer was reported stolen in Athens, so it was towed to the sheriff’s impound lot.
— Compiled by Wayne Ford/Staff