The following account was taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.
Teen accuses fellow inmate of sexual assault
A teenager told deputies Thursday that he was sexually assaulted by a fellow Columbia County Detention Center inmate in February.
The 17-year-old said that he was booked into the jail on Feb. 28 for possession of marijuana. During his third night in the jail, the teen said another inmate crawled into his bed at about midnight. The inmate, who the teen knew only as “Bub,” laid next to the teen and pulled the covers over both of them.
The teen said the inmate told him, “If you don’t listen to me, I will kill you,” then raped him for about 15 minutes.
The next day, the teen didn’t say anything about the incident because of the inmate’s threats.
The teen said he never told anyone about the incident because he was embarrassed. He said he’s since turned to drugs to mask the mental pain the incident caused and has attempted suicide.
Teen tries to break into home
A Grovetown woman said she saw a teen try to break into her home Saturday afternoon.
The 37-year-old woman said that at about 4:30 p.m. someone tried to open her front door. When she went to the door, she saw a teen with blonde hair and braces trying to push open her living room window.
The woman yelled at the teen, who fled on a dark-colored golf car with chrome wheels along with three other teens.
Deputies didn’t find the golf car, but the woman said she does want to prosecute.
Man says tickets weren’t his
A man told a Probate Court judge Thursday that his brother-in-law got traffic tickets in his name.
A deputy pulled over a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria with no tag on Washington Road at Oak Street North on Oct. 16. The driver, who couldn’t provide a drivers license, gave a name and address. The deputy issued the driver citations for driving without a license and without a tag.
The man said on Nov. 15 he got a letter from the Columbia County Probate Court stating his drivers license would be suspended if he did not take care of traffic citations issued to him on Oct. 5. The man went to the court and explained he was not the person issued the citations. Probate Court personnel called deputies and informed the man he had two additional citations from Oct. 16.
On Nov. 17 the man told deputies that his brother-in-law was driving the vehicle and used his personal information during the traffic stops. The man provided information for his brother-in-law and said he wants to prosecute.
Beer, gun, dog stolen from Martinez home
A Martinez woman called authorities Friday after someone broke into her home and stole her dog.
The 40-year-old woman said someone entered her house through an unlocked bedroom window between 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. The burglar cut wires to three surveillance cameras at the house.
She said the burglar stole her dog, five bottles of beer and a handgun from the garage.
Thief steals handicap
A woman called deputies Friday night after discovering someone had stolen her handicap parking permit.
The 58-year-old woman said she parked her car in the lot of the Motel 6 on Jimmie Dyess Parkway near Interstate 20 at about 9 p.m. on Nov. 13. On Friday night, she discovered someone entered her vehicle and stole the permit hanging from her rearview mirror.
The woman said she thought she had locked her doors with a key remote.
Urine poured in man’s garage
An Evans man told deputies Friday that someone poured urine on the floor of his garage.
The 51-year-old man said someone poured urine on the floor of his Leeward Drive garage and threw a bottle of urine on the ground next to his car.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue activity report for Nov. 11-17:
Medical calls, 21; activated fire alarms, 13; structure fires, seven; investigations, four; controlled/unauthorized burns, three; wood/brush/grass fires, two; assist citizens, two; hazardous materials, two; mutual aid/public safety assistance, one; activated carbon monoxide detector, one; CPR in progress, one; ruptured gas line, one; interior natural gas leak, one; vehicle fire, one; other fires, one.