The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Man arrested for cursing at family
Authorities arrested an Evans man Friday after a woman claimed he was cursing loudly in front of her small children.
Tyler O’Neil King, 21, of Creekside Drive, was charged with disorderly conduct after the incident that occurred near a beach area at Wildwood Park on Clark’s Hill Lake.
The 34-year-old woman said she took her children to the beach area about 6:30 p.m. and saw a group of young people arguing, shouting profanities and shoving each other.
The woman said she took her children to the restroom and when she came out, King and another man were shoving each other and shouting profanities.
When the woman asked the men to stop cursing in front of her small children, King cursed at her and told her to shut up.
The woman called 911 because she feared for the safety of herself and her children.
King walked away. The other man apologized to the woman and left in a truck.
Deputies found King close to the beach, but he claimed he was just dropped off there and denied having any kind
of altercation. They took him back to the beach, where the woman identified him.
King then admitted drinking several beers and shouting profanities at others because there were trying to fight him. He still denied saying anything to the woman.
King’s blood alcohol level was .169, according to a breath sample deputies took at the scene.
He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Saturday after posting a $500 bond, according to jail personnel.
Woman loses engagement ring
A woman called deputies Friday afternoon claiming she left her engagement ring in a tanning bed room.
The 53-year-old said that about noon she went to Palm Beach Tan at 4276 Washington Road in Evans. When she was finished tanning, the woman said she left her 2.5-carat three-stone diamond engagement ring on the chair of the tanning bed room.
About 2:15 p.m. a deputy talked to tanning salon employees, who said they didn’t take or find the
ring and no one turned it in.
The employee who cleaned the bed after the woman used it said she didn’t take the ring and allowed a deputy to look through her belongings.
Women report aggressive dogs
Two women called authorities Saturday to report aggressive dogs.
A 62-year-old Appling woman said she was walking her dog along Moon Mist Road about 3:15
p.m. when two large dogs ran from behind a resident’s home and charged her.
The woman said one of the dogs was very large and knocked her to the ground.
The woman fought off the dogs and went home. She had small bruises on her knee and the dog sustained a minor neck injury.
Columbia County Animal Services personnel responded and spoke to the woman and the dogs’ owner.
Another woman called deputies to Miles Road
in Harlem about 9:20 p.m. because an aggressive
dog trapped her in her house and her children in the car.
Deputies tried to contain the dog while the children went inside. The dog lunged at deputies.
The dog was impounded by Animal Services.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue activity report for April 22-28:
Medical calls, 18; activated fire alarms, six; investigations, five; vehicle wrecks, five; controlled/unauthorized burns, three; structure fires, three; mutual aid/public safety assistance, two; wood/brush/grass fires, two; ruptured gas line, one; and assist citizens, one.