12-year-old charged for school bomb threat
A Grovetown Middle School pupil was arrested Wednesday morning for making a bomb threat.
A 12-year-old was charged with felony terroristic threats in connection to a bomb threat made at the school on Tuesday, Grovetown Department of Public Safety Investigator James Tredore said.
A threat claiming its author had a bomb was written on a wall in the eighth-grade boys bathroom, Tredore said.
The school was evacuated and police, fire and emergency medical personnel responded.
“We had the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office bomb dogs conduct a sweep of the school,” Tredore said.
The 12-year-old, who later confessed, was identified through interviews, surveillance video footage and handwriting analysis.
This is the third bomb threat at the school this school year, Tredore said.
At a detention hearing in Columbia County Juvenile Court on Wednesday, Judge Douglas Flanagan sent the boy to the Regional Youth Detention Center.
Woman says ex gave boss naked photos
A Grovetown woman filed a report with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, claiming her ex-boyfriend gave her boss pictures that showed her naked.
According to an incident report, the 34-year-old victim had given her boyfriend the pictures when they were dating in 2001, but later ended the relationship.
The woman said her ex-boyfriend brought the pictures to her work at Sentinel Probation Office, 398 Walton Way, and handed copies of the pictures to a woman who took them to her manager.
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Man charged with false ID, having stolen gun
Columbia County sheriff’s deputies recently arrested an Augusta man they claim lied about his identity and had a stolen gun in his car.
A deputy pulled over a 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass on Furys Ferry Road just before midnight Tuesday for defective tail and tag lights. The driver, later identified as Ozie Brim Jones, 34, gave the deputy his insurance and registration information, but claimed he left his license at home.
The deputy found no information for the name and birth date Jones initially provided. He then admitted he gave the deputy false information, and provided his real name and birth date. The deputy then found that Jones, of Arrowhead Drive in Augusta, had a suspended license and two outstanding warrants.
When the deputy asked Jones if he had any weapons in the car, he admitted there was a handgun under the driver’s seat. The .40-caliber Glock pistol was confirmed stolen through the Wadley Police Department.
Jones was charged with theft by receiving, providing false information, driving on a suspended license, alteration of a license plate, and taillight and seatbelt violations. He was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday without bond, according to jail records.
Woman reports loan application scam
A Martinez woman called authorities Wednesday claiming an online loan application she used is a scam.
The 27-year-old said she responded to an online pop-up advertisement soliciting loan applications, and she applied by phone. She spoke with a representative named Kelley Smith, who said the woman needed to send $360 to a person in Nepal as a deposit. The representative said the woman would then be wired $1,500.
When no money arrived, the woman said she called back and was told to send an additional $490, which she also sent.
No money was ever wired to her account.