The following account was taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.
Man stabbed while walking in Appling
A man recovering at Doctors Hospital on Monday told authorities he was assaulted and stabbed while walking home from an Appling convenience store.
After leaving a Circle K, the 46-year-old said he was walking in the 400 block of Carole Drive near Grovetown when he was struck in the head by an unknown object and passed out.
When he regained consciousness, the man said he had been stabbed in the stomach and his face hurt. He called a friend and continued to lie on the side of the road until she picked him up.
The man told authorities he only heard footsteps and never saw who attacked him.
The man’s friend said she and another woman picked the victim up at Langston Court, off Carole Drive. She said he was bleeding from the stomach and had several facial lacerations.
The women took him to Doctors Hospital.
Woman tried to steal from Walmart twice
Video surveillance at the Evans Walmart showed the same woman trying to steal twice from the store within a week.
Walmart loss prevention staff called deputies Monday after they watched footage of a woman shoplifting from the store on Oct. 29.
The woman placed a large plastic tote in her cart and then loaded it with DVDs, computer games and Xbox controllers and games. She left the store and got into a white, older-model sedan.
On Nov. 3 the woman came back to Walmart and followed the same routine. She put a large tote in her cart and put various electronics items in it.
A loss prevention officer saw her on camera and went to observe her in person. After
seeing him, the woman left her cart and fled the store.
The woman has not been identified.
Woman says stereo stolen from her boat
A woman arrived at an Appling marina Tuesday to discover that stereo equipment had been stolen from her boat.
A woman on the dock at the time of the theft told the 43-year-old that two men stole several pieces of stereo equipment from the top deck of her boat. The witness said the men loaded the equipment into an older-model burgundy car.
The woman said she had passed that car as she entered the marina about 2 p.m.
The witness said she was on her boat and heard a noise on the dock. She saw a cart and two men on the neighboring boat.
She approached them and the men told her they were taking speakers off the boat, using the owner’s full name.
The woman’s son was unable to locate the vehicle involved in the theft, but authorities retrieved fingerprints from the boat and video surveillance.