A man was arrested Saturday after he admitted to deputies that he had ransacked his former girlfriend’s residence and threatened her.
David Nimmons was charged with criminal trespass and terroristic threats, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office report. The victim, a 30-year-old Martinez woman, called police after finding her Thomas Drive residence in disarray. She said she had also received threatening text messages from her former boyfriend.
Deputies responding to the call said they found clothing scattered outside and damage inside to every room. The victim also showed them threatening text messages.
Deputies said Nimmons showed up and admitted to the damage and to sending the texts, but said he was upset and wouldn’t really harm the victim.
He was placed in custody, according to deputies, and charged with terroristic threats and criminal trespass.
The Canterbury Farms neighborhood pool house in Grovetown was damaged by vandals, according to a report filed with the Sheriff’s Office.
Some time between Thursday night and Friday morning, someone smeared sunscreen on the walls of the kitchen and outside. A floor drain was clogged with a shirt and a hose had been put under the door, flooding the kitchen and leaving several inches of water standing in the room.
Ex-residents seemed to be attempting theft
A Grovetown landlord told deputies he believed he caught two former tenants trying to steal air-conditioning units. The landlord told police he spotted a former resident who had been evicted earlier this month and his brother at the location in the 1100 block of Dodge Lane. They said they had stopped by to look for any undelivered mail at the address. They left, but he said he found several bolts on the air-conditioner units that appeared to have been loosened, as if someone had been interrupted while trying to remove them.
Teen charged with battery
A family altercation that began with an argument over church clothes and sandwiches ended with a teen charged with battery.
According to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office report, a 33-year-old Evans woman said she had threatened to take away her son’s Xbox use June 20 when he would not obey her directions about getting dressed for church and making sandwiches.
He responded by punching her in the face, wrapping his arm around her neck and squeezing. He then pushed her to ground and continued squeezing her neck. His 6-year-old sister saw the struggle and began screaming, and the family called police.
The juvenile released his mother when he realized police were on the way, according to the report. Although he was allowed to stay with his parents that evening, he reported to juvenile authorities the following day and was charged with battery.