The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Augusta man threatens
An Augusta man was arrested Wednesday after he threatened WGAC talk radio host Austin Rhodes online.
Darnell Tyray Chambers, 25, of Carrie Street, was charged with making terroristic threats and acts. He was being held Thursday in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $2,600 bond, according to jail records.
Rhodes called authorities at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday stating he received threats of bodily harm on Facebook. The author of the post, written by someone with the screen name McBlacc Traptastic CG, threatened to slap Rhodes if he saw him in public and didn’t care about authorities.
Rhodes posted on his own Facebook page that it is the policy of his employer to report threats to authorities.
Man saw car stolen from convenience store
An Augusta man told deputies Monday morning that he saw someone steal his car from a Martinez convenience store.
The 36-year-old man said he was going to Waffle House to get his wife some food at about 5 a.m. and stopped by the Circle K at 403 S. Belair Road. As he came out of the store, he said he saw a man in a red shirt getting into his car .
The man went to confront the would-be thief and two other men approached and fought with him. When the man in the red shirt drove away in the man’s car, he said the other two ran to another vehicle and drove away.
The man said he walked to his home in Augusta home off Jimmie Dyess Parkway and called authorities.
Road rage leads to argument
A man called authorities Wednesday evening stating a fellow motorist shoved him with a crow bar.
The 20-year-old man said he pulled into the parking lot of Walmart, 4469 Washington Road in Evans, just before 8 p.m. The man said a man he didn’t know parked behind him. The stranger got out of his vehicle, approached the man shouting obscenities and using threatening gestures.
The man said the stranger had a crow bar in his hand and shoved him several times in the chest with it. The man said he apologized to the stranger, who claimed the man cut him off in traffic.
The man said he didn’t want to prosecute the stranger, who drove away after the confrontation.
Work site damaged
A construction company foreman told deputies Monday that he believes juveniles damaged the Kia of Evans property.
The dealership owner said a construction foreman called him at about 8:30 a.m. after discovering damage to the building under construction on Washington Road at Gibbs Road.
The foreman said he arrived at the site and found paint cans dumped out and putty smeared on the breaker pox.
He also found mud smeared on the walls on the back side of the building.
The foreman said previous similar incidents involved juveniles and believes the same juveniles vandalized the building over the weekend.
The damage is estimated to be $500-$600.