An Augusta man told police he shot at a person he found burglarizing his home while he slept Sunday morning.
The man, 69, told police he woke about 2 a.m. to hear noises coming from the kitchen of his home on Circular Drive. Armed with a .357 revolver, he went to investigate and discovered the silhouette of a man in the kitchen. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report, he fired a shot, prompting the burglar to run out the back door.
Police are investigating a note left Monday at a fire station warning firefighters to “watch their backs.”
Firefighters at Station 9, 3507 Walton Way Extension, discovered the note stuck between the door and door frame around 2:30 p.m. According to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report, the note said, “You fools killed my mom watch your backs black lives matter.”
Fire department spokeswoman Dee Griffin said the department is working closely with the sheriff’s office, but at this point they have not determined a suspect.
ATHENS, Ga. — An Athens man who saved a dog from a hot car has been arrested for smashing a window to free the animal.
Multiple news outlets report Michael Hammons was charged with criminal trespassing after freeing a small Pomeranian mix in distress from a hot car outside an Athens store. Witnesses say while a group of shoppers waited for police to arrive to free the dog, the Desert Storm veteran took action and smashed the window.
Deputies say the car’s owner insisted Hammons be arrested.