Man charged with battery
An Evans man was charged with simple battery and criminal trespassing Thursday after police say he backed a car into a man while trying to repossess the vehicle.
An Augusta woman told deputies that Emmanuel Naber had been following her in his car in an attempt to repossess her vehicle. Naber followed the woman to Choice Automotive on Belair Frontage Road. Deputies advised Naber that the dispute was a civil matter and warned him not to enter the property.
Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, Naber returned to Choice Automotive. The owner, Zack Choice, asked him to leave. Naber entered the car, but employees closed the garage door. As Naber was attempting to leave, he backed into Charles Creamer, a Choice Automotive employee.
Deputies said Creamer had no visible injuries, but was taken to a hospital after complaining of back pain.
Naber was charged with simple battery and criminal trespass. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center early Friday on bonds totalling $2,200, according to jailers.
Mother claims expelled son was victimized
The mother of a 13-year-old boy who was expelled from Lakeside Middle School, has filed a complaint against a teacher claiming he hit her son with a locker door.
According to the complaint filed Friday, the boy told deputies he was accused of throwing a basketball into a group of students, which started an altercation April 30. The teacher who saw the incident, followed the boy to the locker room. When the teacher slammed the locker door shut, the boy said he blocked it and was struck on the elbow.
The mother said her son was expelled from school after a May 7 disciplinary hearing.
The teacher has not been charged with any crime.
Parolee reports tools stolen
A 31-year-old Martinez man told deputies someone stole his tools from work while he was in jail. Jack Clayton Malone said that his last day working at Maaco Collision Center on Martinez Boulevard was March 20. He had since been locked up at the Columbia County Detention Center for a parole violation. When he returned to work on May 19, the tools in his work locker were missing.