Man found naked, beaten
A Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigator was arrested Tuesday and charged with rape.
David Timothy Dutton, 35, of Keene Street in Martinez, was charged with rape, aggravated sexual battery, unlawful eavesdropping or surveillance and making false statements.
A 27-year-old woman told Columbia County authorities on Nov. 12 that she was looking through Dutton’s phone and found videos of them having sex the previous night, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The woman said she wasn’t aware she had sex or that it was filmed.
The woman said she took her prescription medication and went to sleep and has no recollection of the sexual encounter, according to the report.
Dutton initially told deputies that the woman, dressed in black lingerie, consented. He admitted recording the encounter without her knowledge, according to the report. Dutton erased the videos and pictures after he took the phone back.
Dutton, who officials said is suspended from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office pending a review of his case, is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.
The following account was taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.
Man found naked, beaten
A naked man who referred to himself as “Mr. Pikachu” and who appeared to have been beaten was found by deputies Monday night on a sidewalk near Grovetown.
Authorities responded to a report of a suspicious person at about 9:30 p.m. and found a 20-year-old man sitting naked near the intersection of South Old Belair and Millhaven roads.
The man had cuts on his body and swelling under his right eye.
When asked by deputies why he was naked, the man began yelling the words “rocks” and “universe.” He also said his name was Mr. Pikachu.
The man then jumped up and ran across the road.
A deputy grabbed the man’s arm to help him, but he fell to the ground.
Deputies handcuffed the man and put him in the patrol car, where he continued to scream “rock” and “universe.”
The scent of marijuana was detected in the man’s car.
He was taken to Doctor’s Hospital, where physicians said he appeared to have been beaten.
The man was unable to provide a statement.
Man robbed trying to buy marijuana
A man trying to buy marijuana from two men Tuesday was robbed in front of the Windy Acres trailer park near Grovetown.
The 20-year-old had been dropped off by his boss at about 3 p.m. at the trailer park entrance on S. Old Belair Road when he met with the two men to buy drugs.
The men told him that they didn’t have any marijuana with them and the three would have to meet later.
As the man turned to leave, one of the men put a gun to his head and stole $220 from his wallet.
The man didn’t know the robbers’ names.
Initially, the victim told authorities that two men he didn’t know robbed him at gunpoint. He said they asked him for a cigarette before putting a gun to his temple and stealing his cash.
Woman finds home vandalized
A Grovetown woman called authorities Tuesday after returning home and finding it vandalized.
The woman came home at about 10:30 a.m. and found a red beverage poured over the hardwood floors in her Parnell Way home.
Tobacco spit also appeared to have been poured on the floors of her two upstairs bedrooms.
The word “devil” had been carved into two walls downstairs as well as the front door.
The woman thinks her son caused the damage because he constantly calls her the devil, she said.
Man steals iPad from store
A man stole an iPad from AT&T on Monday and then ran from the Martinez store.
An employee told authorities that the man walked around the South Belair Road store for several minutes and then approached the iPad display.
The man pulled out a pair of pliers and cut the electrical cord that connected the iPad to the display.
An alarm sounded and the man was chased from the store. He was last seen at about 10:45 a.m. Monday running toward the rear entrance of Avery Landing.