The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Man charged with battery against woman
A Martinez man was arrested late Thursday and accused of beating the mother of his baby.
Leonard Terry Lovett, 24, was charged with battery/family violence and obstruction of a police officer. He was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center Monday on a $7,700 bond, according to jail records.
Deputies responded to a domestic dispute going on in the front yard of a home on Greenwood Drive at about 5:15 p.m. When they arrived, Lovett ran inside the house. The 23-year-old mother of his 3-month-old baby had marks on her arms, shoulders, neck and face from the scuffle.
A deputy went inside and found Lovett became irate, screaming and yelling. Lovett then stood, squared off with the deputy and tried to push the deputy. Once taken to the ground, Lovett still resisted, got back on his feet and swung his arms and legs at the deputy. After a struggle, Lovett was arrested and put into a patrol car.
He admitted taking a Xanax and drinking alcohol earlier in the day.
Lovett was trying to leave the home with his daughter, but the girl’s mother stopped him because he was intoxicated. She said that angered Lovett and led to a loud argument in the front yard.
The mother of Lovett’s baby said he pushed and shoved her around the yard. Lovett slung her to the ground and hit her.
A neighbor was able to separate the two and take the baby. The baby sustained a long pencil-shaped bruise on her head. It appeared the baby’s head may have been bumped on something during the scuffle.
Man reports assault, robbery
An Evans man said he was attacked and robbed as he walked home from an Evans restaurant early Friday.
The 31-year-old man said he was walking to his Walden Glen apartment on Belair Road from Applebee’s at about 1 a.m. Near the entrance to his apartment complex, the man said a white car pulled off the road and two men got out of the passenger side of the vehicle. The men punched him, he said, and they also took $150 to $200 from his wallet.
The men got back into the car, with a third man driving, and left. The man went to his apartment and called authorities.
Teens charged with stealing
Two teens were recently charged with stealing the tip jar from an Evans donut shop.
The owner of Kim’s Donuts, 4108 Evans to Locks Road, said two teenage boys came into the store at about 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. One of the teens distracted her while the other stole a tip jar containing about $20 off the counter.
Deputies found the teens – 15 and 16, both of Evans – nearby. One had the tip jar. Both disobeyed deputies’ initial commands. One started to walk away and the other ran a short distance before deputies caught him.
Both teens were charged with theft by taking and released to their parents.
Man attacked by ex’s new man
A teen said his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend attacked him in a convenience store bathroom on Friday. The 19-year-old said he went into the bathroom of the Circle K at 4403 Washington Road in Evans just before 9 p.m.
The teen said he felt the door push open behind him and he was hit in the back of the head. The teen said he turned around and saw his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend coming at him. The man punched the teen in the face twice.
Copy machine stolen from man
A Martinez man called authorities Thursday to report that someone stole a copy machine from his porch. The 71-year-old man said he ordered a copy machine to be delivered to his home by FedEx. When he didn’t receive the machine, the man called FedEx to track his package. A company representative informed the man that the machine had been delivered to his home and left on the porch. The man said someone must have stolen it from his porch.