The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff’s office:
Pedestrian robbed along Appling road
A man called authorities early Tuesday stating he’d been robbed at gunpoint while walking along an Appling road.
The 35-year-old said he was walking east on Cobbham Road at Marshall Road at about 5:30 a.m. when a white passenger car passed him. The car turned around and pulled up beside him.
The man said two men approached him, brandished a silver handgun and demanded his wallet. He didn’t know the men, who drove away headed west toward McDuffie County.
Burglar caught coming through church window
An employee of Greater Augusta Apostolic Church told deputies early Tuesday that she caught a man trying to break into a church outbuilding.
The employee said she was inside the main building at 4406 Wrightsboro Road just after 7 a.m. when she saw a man halfway inside the window of a shed outside. When the man saw her watching, he ran to the passenger side of a waiting white sports car and left.
The employee said it didn’t appear anything was stolen from the shed.
Woman threatened by online friend
An Evans woman called authorities Tuesday after she said a man she met online harassed and threatened her and a friend.
The 21-year-old said she met the man online and they had several phone conversations before she met him in person. After the meeting, the two continued talking on the phone until the woman said she didn’t want to have any more contact.
The woman said the man began to call her again after a couple of weeks, but she didn’t answer his calls. He continued to call, so she finally answered and told him not to call again. After another couple of weeks, the woman said the man started calling again.
A friend of the woman’s called the man and left a message for him to stop calling her because she didn’t want any more contact with him. The man responded with a text message to the woman stating someone could get shot. The woman texted him and asked if he was threatening her or her friend who left the message.
The man didn’t specify who he was referring to, but replied that he’d find her when he got back in town.
A deputy called the man, who said he was just kidding and had no intention of harming anyone.