Several people charged with felonies in Columbia County pled not guilty at at arraignment hearing Friday.
Ted Howard Screws Jr., 44, pled not guilty to armed robbery and having a hoax device. Authorities say Screws, of Martinez, walked into First Bank of Georgia on Furys Ferry Road on June 28 and handed the teller a note and a homemade device.
Screws left with an undisclosed amount of money, but was later located and arrested. The device was a fake pipe bomb.