Crash kills Evans doctor
A crash Saturday evening killed an Evans doctor.
Dr. Samuel S. Harvey, 64, died from multiple blunt force trauma after the wreck on Washington Road near Woodbridge Drive, Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison said. He was pronounced dead at Georgia Regents Medical Center at 7:09 p.m.
Garrison said Harvey, an anesthesiologist with University Anesthesiology Associates, was trying to take a left from the Circle K near Woodbridge Drive when an oncoming, westbound Mazda hit the driver’s door of his Mercedes.
The driver of the Mazda was injured and was transported to the same hospital for treatment.
The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Woman claims she was raped by strangers
A Martinez woman called authorities Sunday stating she was raped after a late night at an Augusta night spot.
The 29-year-old woman said she woke up naked, face-down on the floor of a strange house. Her clothes were strewn around the room. The woman got dressed and ran out of the house. She saw a sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car at a nearby home and went there. The off-duty deputy allowed the woman to use the phone to call a friend to pick her up.
The previous evening, the woman said she went to the Country Club with a friend. Though she doesn’t know why, the woman said she left the club with several people she didn’t know. She remembered being in a truck with several men and a woman.
She asked to use a cell phone, but all those in the truck said they didn’t have phones. The woman said she could see they did have phones and didn’t understand their answer.
The woman said she recalled being humiliated and laughed at and didn’t know why.
The woman’s friend said he got a call from the woman at about 9 a.m. Sunday. She said she didn’t know where she was or how she got there. A man’s voice came onto the line and told her friend the address in Canterbury Farms.
The woman’s friend, who went with her to the club, said they arrived at about 11:30 p.m. and she last saw the woman on the dance floor at about 1:30 a.m. After closing, the woman’s friend said she searched the club with a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy, but they couldn’t find the woman.
Detroit man caught on stolen motorcycle
Authorities arrested a Detroit man Saturday after he fled from deputies on a stolen motorcycle.
Michael Junior Floyd, 39, of Brace Street in Detroit, was charged with obstruction of police, theft by receiving stolen property, giving a false name, fleeing and attempting to elude and several traffic charges. He’s being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $417,100 bond, according to jail records.
A deputy said he tried to stop Floyd, who was riding a motorcycle on eastbound Interstate 20 near the Grovetown exit at about 3:45 p.m. The driver, later identified as Floyd, accelerated away despite the deputy using lights and sirens. Floyd then got off the motorcycle and ran into some nearby woods. After a brief chase, the deputy caught and arrested Floyd.
During the foot chase, the deputy said Floyd threw away his identification in an attempt to conceal his real identity. He gave the deputy a different name and date of birth. But a check of the area revealed his identification and his true identity.
The motorcycle was reported stolen from Cobb County, Ga.
Man reports ongoing trespassing by vandals
A Grovetown man told authorities Saturday that he’s tired of ongoing pranks.
The 73-year-old man said someone keeps leaving random items on his property. He said that in early September, he found 21 pieces of an unknown fruit laid in rows across his driveway. Later in the month, someone put a tire and rim on his lawn.
On Oct. 2, the man said he found a section of a deer leg on his lawn. On Friday, the man said he found another deer bone, a large rock, a crossbolt for a crossbow and two traffic cones on his lawn. On Saturday, the man said he found two boxes of PVC elbows and joints strewn across the lawn.
The man said he is tired of the pranks and wanted to file an incident report.
The deputy photographed and collected the plumbing supplies and returned them to a contractor, who said they were stolen from a nearby construction site.