The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Martinez man shoots at another
A Martinez man was arrested Thursday after police say he shot at another man.
Bradley Richard Parrish, 21, of Prescott Drive, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
A 20-year-old man said he drove to Aiken Thursday afternoon to pick up a friend and her boyfriend. The man said he couldn’t find his wallet. He opened the woman’s purse while she and her boyfriend were inside an Aiken store and found his wallet and a handgun. The man said he became angry and drove away, leaving the couple.
The man said he made contact with the woman on Facebook and made arrangements to return her purse. He was to take the purse to Parrish’s home. He arrived at about 4:30 p.m. and put the gun under his leg as he sat in the driver’s seat.
When Parrish opened the passenger door to get the purse, the man said, he saw the gun and grabbed it.
Parrish told the man, “You don’t know who you are messing with,” before pointing and firing the gun. The bullet missed the man, went through the driver’s seat and out through the left rear door.
The man went home and called authorities. A deputy found a spent shell casing on the front air grill in front of the windshield of his car.
Parrish is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.
Man exposed himself to teen coworker
A teenager told deputies Friday that a coworker exposed himself to her at work.
The 17-year-old employee of Wendy’s in Martinez said while working between 6 and 6:30 p.m., a coworker asked her to have sex with him. The woman said she didn’t like him in that way and went back to her business. The man said he needed to show her something in the walk-in cooler. Once inside the cooler, the woman said her coworker said, “Show me what you got and I’ll show you what I got.” He then exposed his genitals.
The teen said she quickly left the cooler and went back to work. The man continued making sexual gestures towards her as the night continued.
The teen said she’s never had anything except a friendly work relationship with the man and they are not friends outside of work.
The man told deputies that he was restocking supplies and was only in the cooler for a few seconds. He denied exposing himself to the teen.
A manager told deputies that she didn’t notice any tension between the two and at about 8:30 p.m., both were waiting for their rides in the dining room together laughing.
Resident scares off thief
A Martinez man scared off a thief rifling through his vehicles.
The man called deputies at about 5 a.m. Saturday, and said he heard his dogs barking and walked outside to investigate. He saw a man in dark clothing going through his vehicles. The would-be thief ran away.
As a deputy arrived, the man was standing in the middle of Miramar Drive street pointing. The deputy told the man to return to his yard, and as he did, the man yelled, “the guy is running.”
The deputy chased the thief a few houses down the street until he jumped two fences, crossed Miramar Drive Extension and ran into the woods. A sheriff’s office tracking dog was unable to locate the thief.
Nothing was stolen from the man’s vehicles.
Couple’s vacation money stolen
A Martinez man told authorities Thursday that someone stole his jar of change he had saved for a vacation.
The 29-year-old man said he and his girlfriend have been saving money in a jar for a trip. Friends also would contribute to the trip and toss in their change.
The man said they had friends over on Sept. 8 to watch a football game. He said when he woke the following morning, the jar and money were gone.