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Man found unconscious in road median dies

Posted: April 25, 2012 - 12:12am

Man found unconscious in road median dies

A man died last week after he was found unconscious in a road median.

A Doctors Hospital spokeswoman incorrectly said Thursday that Eddie Reville, 62, had been treated and released. Reville actually died while in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, spokeswoman Barclay Bishop said Monday.

A deputy found Reville lying in the center median of Jimmie Dyess Parkway at Park West Drive unconscious and not breathing just after midnight on April 17. He had abrasions on his right knee and right arm.

Reville was taken to Doctors Hospital, where he later died.

Deputies found a key to a room at the nearby Econo Lodge, where Reville’s personal items were found.

Evans man visited by fake police officer

An Evans man told authorities Thursday that he received an early-morning visit from a man claiming to be a police officer.

The Shawns Way resident said a knock at the door woke him about 1 a.m. When he answered, a white male wearing khaki pants and a striped shirt asked for Keith.

After the resident said no one named Keith lived there, the man told him he was a police officer. That’s when the resident said he noticed his visitor had a holstered handgun strapped to his belt.

However, the homeowner was holding a gun of his own behind the door, and told the stranger he would put his gun away only after he saw badge or law enforcement identification. The visitor instead ran to a beige Ford Crown Victoria and drove away.

Deputies did not find the vehicle in the area.

The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:

Soldier robbed in motel parking lot

A Fort Gordon soldier told authorities late Saturday that an armed man stole $5,000 from him in the parking lot of a motel near Interstate 20.

The 28-year-old soldier said he backed his Ford Mustang into a parking space at the Motel 6 at 459 Park West Drive at about 10 p.m. He said a man with gold teeth approached the car and said, “Give it up.” The soldier said he saw a gun, so he threw his money and cellphone on the ground.

The soldier said his assailant then punched him in the face. The soldier told the robber he could have everything, but not to shoot him. As the robber stuffed the cash in his pocket, the soldier ran to the motel office and told the clerk he’d been robbed.

The soldier’s cousin was a passenger in the car and corroborated the story.

A woman standing outside the hotel saw a man in a red cap approach the Mustang, pull out a gun and tell the occupants to get out. She ran inside and called 911.

Three juveniles also told deputies that they saw the robbery as they were leaving the motel.

Thief apologizes when confronted by victim

An Evans man said he confronted someone stealing yard equipment from his house Sunday afternoon.

The 35-year-old said he was inside his Roxbury Drive home at about 1:30 p.m. when he heard a noise from the carport area.

The homeowner found a man loading his weed trimmer and a chain saw into a Lexus parked in the driveway.

When the homeowner confronted the man, the thief said he didn’t want any trouble and that he was sorry. He took the items out of the car and put them on the ground and left.

Man thinks neighbor’s friend stalking his wife

A Harlem man told deputies Sunday that a friend of his neighbor was photographing his wife.

The 61-year-old said he was working in the yard of his Carlene Drive home at about 5:40 p.m. and noticed a friend of his neighbor was on the neighbor’s porch with a camera with a long lens and a video camera. He said the man had been sitting on the neighbor’s porch and he believed the man was taking photos of his wife.

A deputy approached the neighbor’s friend, who said he was taking pictures of birds. The deputy also saw several bird feeders next to the porch. The camera was pointed at a bird feeder, which is in the direction of the couple’s property.

Man shoots himself cleaning his pistol

A Martinez man told authorities early Sunday that he shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun.

The 22-year-old said he was taking apart his Springfield XD .40-caliber handgun just after midnight to clean it. He said he pulled the slide back and the gun fired.

Deputies found the gun and shell casing on the man’s bed. After exiting his left hand, the bullet went through his bedroom window.

The man was treated at an area hospital and released.

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