The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Teen arrested, charged in assault on
A Martinez teenager was arrested early Wednesday after his ex-girlfriend said he broke into her home and attacked her.
Holden Drake Eackloff, 18, of Crown Point Court, was charged with burglary, kidnapping and sexual battery. He was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday without bond, according to jail records.
The 17-year-old girl said she was ill and stayed home from school Wednesday. At about 8 a.m., she woke to Eackloff walking into her bedroom.
She ordered him to leave, but he refused and said he wanted to talk. She repeatedly insisted that Eackloff leave and reminded him that he’d been previously warned by deputies to stay off the property.
The teen said she tried to call her mother without Eackloff noticing, but he took her phone away. When she later tried to escape, she said Eackloff caught her, picked her up and carried the teen back to her bedroom.
Eackloff threw the teen onto her bed, kissed her forcefully and touched her while she truggled.
The teen said she managed to get away with her phone and called her mother before he caught her again and took her back inside.She said Eackloff choked her and pushed her against a wall.
After recieving her daughter’s call, the teen’s mother said called 911 and drove home.
When a responding deputy approached the front door, he said he could hear a female crying loudly inside. Eackloff opened the door and ran out, but was caught by another deputy.
Eackloff admitted to deputies that he’d been warned to stay away from the home, but denied taking her cell phone or holding her against her will. He also said the teen beat him.
Eackloff was involved in similar incident in September, but the teen and her mother declined to prosecute. He was warned not to return to the house.
Burglar locks dog in bedroom
An Evans man said a burglar recently locked his dog in a bedroom.
The man told deputies on Monday that the day before, he and his wife came home at about 6:30 p.m. and found the back door of his home open.
The man said the dog, which was left in the backyard, was locked in a bedroom. The only thing missing was a set of brass weights from a clock.
He said there were no signs of forced entry and the only other family members with keys to the house were out of town. Man reports damaged mailbox
A Martinez man said Monday that an angry cable repairman damaged his mailbox.
The 64-year-old man said he called his satellite television provider the previous day. He said a technician arrived at about 7 p.m., several hours past the promised time. The man said he felt the technician was lying about why he was late, so he asked the repairman to leave. The technician went to his van and started to drive away, so the man closed the door.
The man said he then heard two loud banging sounds from the front yard. He went outside as the van was driving away and found two large dents in his mail box.
Gift card proved to be worthless
A man said a gift card he bought in a store parking lot on Monday was worthless.
The 50-year-old man said that he bought a Lowe’s gift card from a woman in the parking lot of Lowe’s in Martinez at about 5 p.m. The woman told him that it had $70 on it, but she’d sell it for $50. The man said he gave the woman $48 for the gift card. When he attempted to use it, a store employee told the man there was no money on the card.
The man said the woman was about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 125 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. He said she left in a blue Kia Sorento with a Georgia tag.