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Grovetown man killed in Sunday wreck

Posted: December 18, 2013 - 1:05am  |  Updated: December 18, 2013 - 2:36am

A Grovetown man was killed early Sunday in a single vehicle accident.

Erwin R. Juarez, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering from blunt force trauma, according to a statement from Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.

Juarez was driving a 2000 Ford pickup when he crashed on a westbound exit ramp on Bobby Jones Expressway leading toward Wrightsboro Road, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Police are investigating the incident. No other details have been released at this time.

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

 

Sailor arrested for public indecency

 

A Navy sailor at Fort Gordon was arrested Sunday after he was accused of exposing himself to a girl in a store.

William Joseph Mareli, 31, of Marble Falls in Grove­town, was charged with two counts of public indecency.

A 44-year-old woman said she was walking through the Kroger at 4355 Washington Road in Evans just after 6 p.m. when Mareli exposed his genitalia to her and her teenage daughter. The girl told deputies that as she walked past Mareli, he was touching himself and smiling.

The woman told the store manager, who brought Mareli to the store office. Mareli stated that the zipper on his pants was broken and he didn’t know the zipper came open or that his penis was exposed.

Store video surveillance showed Mareli walking into the store with his pants zipped up. Mareli was released from the Columbia County Detention Center just after midnight Monday morning after posting a $3,200 bond, according to jailers.

Woman shoots at intruders

A Grovetown woman called authorities early Thursday and said she shot at two would-be burglars.

The 54-year-old woman said two men were trying to get into her house between 2 and 3 a.m. by turning the door knobs and checking the windows. The woman said she kept warning the men that she’d shoot at them. She then shot at one of the would-be intruders on her back porch through the window in her back door.

Deputies searched the backyard and nearby woods, but found no evidence of anyone being there. They found no footprints in the dirt or grass, which was frosted over due to cold temperatures.

The deputies informed the woman to let deputies handle similar situations unless someone actually got into her house and she felt her life was in jeopardy.

Woman uses children
to shoplift TVs

A Walmart employee told deputies Saturday that a woman used children to shoplift two televisions from the store.

The loss-prevention employee said she saw a woman with three children put two 32-inch Vizio TVs into a shopping cart, then pass all the registers. The children pushed the shopping cart out of the store while the woman followed them.

The employee said the woman drove off before she could stop her.

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