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Police blotter for Feb. 26, 2014

Biker in hospital after wreck

Posted: February 26, 2014 - 1:08am

Biker in hospital after wreck

An Augusta man remained hospitalized Monday after a car hit his motorcycle Friday evening.

Michael Dwayne Glover, 31, of Moore Avenue, was in fair condition at Georgia Regents Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Moore was riding his motorcycle in the center turn lane of Columbia Road at Buckboard Drive and Wood Creek Drive at about 7 p.m., according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Casey Aaron Renn, 18, of Wood Creek Drive, was taking a left from Wood Creek Drive onto Columbia Road, when his Toyota Camry hit Glover’s motorcycle head-on, according to the report.

Glover was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Renn and his 17-year-old passenger were not injured.

Renn was determined to be at fault in the wreck for failing to yield the right of way, according to the report.

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

Road rage leads to fight

A man called authorities after he said a fellow motorist, who was later arrested, threatened him, tried to hit him and damaged his motorcycle.

The 24-year-old man said he was riding his Honda CBR sportbike off of Interstate 20 at Wheeler Road when a man in a Hummer – later identified as Curtis Collins, 37, of Martinez – pulled up beside him and started gesturing. The man said he didn’t know what Collins was saying, but thought there must be something wrong with his motorcycle since he just got it out of the shop. At the red light, the man said Collins yelled that he’d cut him off and would run over the biker the next time he saw him.

The man said he told Collins that if he had something to say to stop at the gas station on Flowing Wells Road at Wheeler Road. The biker stopped, but he said Collins kept going. The man said he didn’t think anything of it until he saw Collins waiting for him as he turned onto Quail Springs Road. He said Collins was yelling about how he’d run the biker over. The man said he pulled up to the driver’s side and Collins kept yelling. Because he couldn’t understand everything Collins was saying, the man said he pulled off his helmet.

The man said he didn’t think much of it as Collins got out of the vehicle and walked toward him. Collins spat in his face and tried to punch the biker.

The biker ducked and swung back, but he said Collins “figured he could not take me on so he went after my bike.” He said Collins grabbed the windshield of the motorcycle and snapped it, then pushed the bike over. When the man said he was calling the police, he said Collins drove away. The biker said he got a passerby to get Collins’ tag number.

A deputy found Collins sitting in a lawn chair in his garage drinking a beer. He had a small cut on his palm and a knot on the side of his forehead.

Collins told the deputy casually that he got into an argument with a biker and nothing else happened.

After having to ask Collins numerous times how he was injured, he finally said a man on a green motorcycle cut him off.

He said he yelled at the biker and waited for him in front of Springlakes subdivision. Collins said he got out of the vehicle and they argued.

He said he spat in the biker’s face because he got into Collins’ personal space. Collins said he shoved the biker away and was hit in the head as the two exchanged a few punches.

He admitted to breaking the windshield and kicking the bike over.

Collins admitted to drinking alcohol before he drove home and that he got angry and incited the situation.

Collins told the deputy that alcohol did not impair his ability to make rational decisions and said he had no remorse for what happened.

Collins was charged with simple battery. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center after posting a $4,200 bond, according to jail records.

Man said friend sexually assaulted him

A man said his friend sexually assaulted him as he slept off a night of drinking early Saturday morning.

The 22-year-old man said he and a friend were at the Country Club in Augusta having drinks and were joined by a man and woman they knew. He said he was trying to call someone for a ride home, when his friend kept interrupting and persistently convinced him to go to the couple’s home near Grovetown.

At the house, everyone continued to drink alcohol. At about 3:30 a.m. the couple went to bed and he and his friend slept on separate couches in the living room. The man said he woke up during the night with a funny taste in his mouth. He went the bathroom, but felt too drunk to think anything was wrong, so we he went back to sleep.

The man said he woke up again with his friend over him with his hand inside his friend’s pants and on his penis. The man said his friend was performing oral sex on him. When he realized what was going on, he said he ran to the bathroom. When he came out, his friend appeared to be sleeping on the sofa and the man didn’t confront him. The man ran down the street and called a friend to get him. He later went to Eisenhower Army Medical Center for treatment after the assault.

Woman gets threats

A Martinez woman called authorities Thursday after she received threats.

The woman said she received several threatening text messages and e-mails between August 2013 and Thursday from someone claiming to be her ex-husband’s wife. The messages state that she and her children would be shot in the head.

The woman said she believes the person sending the messages is from another country and that she knows the person’s name.

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