The following account was taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s office incident reports:
Teen arrested after attack
An Evans teen was arrested late Thursday after he reportedly was intoxicated at an Evans movie theater and lunged for a deputy’s weapon.
William Robert Watson, 17, of Sweet Bay Court, was charged with criminal trespass, terroristic threats, obstruction and minor in possession. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Friday after posting a $12,400 bond, according to jailers.
An employee of the Evans 14 Cinemas said that Watson walked into the theater about 10:30 p.m. and appeared intoxicated. He picked up a barrier pole near the concession stand, broke it and tried to leave with it. When the employee told him to stop and sit down, Watson he became argumentative and pushed the employee while telling him he’d hurt and kill him.
Witnesses confirmed the employee’s version of events.
A deputy arrived and Watson refused to answer his questions, became belligerent, touched his chest and said, “You don’t want to mess with me.”
When the deputy asked Watson to go outside, Watson threatened the deputy and lunged for his holstered gun. The deputy took Watson to the ground and handcuffed him. Watson suffered injuries to his face so he was transported to a hospital for treatment before going to the jail.
Several are arrested at drinking party
Several Columbia County teens were charged with underage drinking at a party early Saturday.
Deputies were called to a party on West Port Court in Martinez about 1:30 a.m. Eric Lee Thompson, 19, who lives at the West Port Court home, answered the door and the deputy smelled marijuana coming from inside the home. He also found several containers of alcohol throughout the home and a keg of beer, with the name Zackary Gray on the label, in the kitchen.
Eleven people under 21 tested positive for alcohol and were charged with minor in possession: George F. Brown III, 19, of Mack Lane in Augusta; Bridget Rice, 20, Tamara Michelle Riggs, 19, and Lauren Marie Holley, 20, all of Jaguar Lane in Augusta; Courtland Michael Stephens, 20, of Aerie Circle in Evans; Jonathan Boodram, 18, of Kimberly Place in Evans; Angela Hanmi Broome, 20, of Blue Heron Lane in Evans; Clayton Scott Richardson, 20, of Brier Creek Estates Road in Waynesboro, Ga.; Kaitlyn Rose Rouillard, 20, of Holiday Terrace in Martinez; Suzanne Boks Randall, 20, of Sweetbriar Drive in Martinez; and a Martinez 16-year-old.
Thompson said he told everyone invited to the party that it was “bring your own beer.” Thompson and Gray, 22, of Arrowhead Drive in Augusta, were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Woman says ex threatened to shoot her fiance
An Appling woman called deputies Thursday after learning her ex-husband threatened to shoot her fiance.
The woman said that her ex-husband’s sister told her that her ex threatened to shoot her fiance. His sister called the woman and said that her brother said he was a sniper trained by the military and the sheriff’s office and he could set up anywhere to shoot his ex’s fiance. The man was listed as unemployed and is not a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office employee.
His sister said her brother had been making the threats since mid-May and thought it was important to let the woman know. She also said her brother has been abusing steroids and that could be the reason for his recent attitude change.
Juveniles harass Evans man
An Evans man called authorities early Friday stating juveniles kicked his door.
The 38-year-old man said juveniles have rung his doorbell and ran away several times recently. But about 2:25 a.m., the man said the juveniles kicked his front door so hard that it shook windows in the back of the house.
The man said the frequency and intensity of the trespassing are increasing. Each time, he sees a different vehicle leave the area.