Two caught transporting drugs through Harlem
Two Milledgeville, Ga., men were arrested after they were caught transporting marijuana through Harlem early Monday.
At about 9:45 a.m., a Harlem Department of Public Safety officer tried to stop a 2002 Honda Accord on Milledgeville Road (U.S. Highway 78/278). The driver, later identified as Thaddius Hall, 21, fled for more than a mile before stopping near the McDuffie County line, according to Chief Gary Jones.
The car smelled like marijuana, so officers called in a canine unit from the Grovetown Department of Public Safety. Officers found about a pound of marijuana packaged for distribution, according to Jones.
Hall and his passenger, Douglas P. Jones, 23, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Hall also was charged with violation of a permit, driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, fleeing and attempting to elude and a seat belt violation, according to Jones.
Both were being held in the Columbia County Detention Center Monday evening.
The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Nude photos sent from man’s e-mail
A Columbia County man told authorities Thursday that someone hacked his e-mail account and used it to send nude photos of him.
The 35-year-old man said he got an e-mail on Nov. 19 from someone stating they’d ruin his life and relationship. In the e-mail, he saw a photo of himself that he knew was stored in his personal e-mail account. The e-mail also included an attachment that he didn’t open.
The man said his girlfriend then started receiving nude photos and videos. Whoever hacked the man’s account also sent a nude photo of the man in private Facebook message to a friend of his girlfriend. The Facebook message came from Emymichelle Richer.
The man said all the photos and videos were stored in his personal e-mail account, which requires a password to access. The e-mails he received came from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worker fired after pot, alcohol found in room
An employee of a hotel near Interstate 20 was arrested Saturday after he was caught smoking marijuana and drinking in an empty room.
Anthony Gerald Jones, 38, of Pollard Road in Augusta, was charged with public drunkenness after his manager at the Red Roof Inn on Belair-Frontage Road called authorities.
The manager said at about noon that she’d been having problems with Jones and believed he was smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol in a vacant room at the hotel. The manager escorted a deputy to the room and the deputy noticed a faint odor of marijuana in the hallway.
Once he opened the door, the deputy said the odor of marijuana was extremely strong.
He found evidence that someone smoked marijuana and drank alcohol in the room.
He also found pornographic magazines.
Jones denied smoking marijuana and said he found the alcohol. He said the marijuana smell must have come from previous room tenants. He registered a .012 blood alcohol level on a field alcohol test.
Jones was released from the Columbia County Detention Center later Saturday after posting a $500 bond, according to jail records.
Car vandalized with flour and mayonnaise
A Martinez woman called deputies Friday after discovering someone used food to vandalize her car overnight.
The 20-year-old said she parked her car about 11 p.m. the previous night and found it covered with flour and mayonnaise Friday morning.
There also was a curse word written in mayonnaise on the back window.
The woman said she doesn’t have problems with anyone and doesn’t know who would have vandalized her car.
Taxes filed in dead man’s name, woman reports
A Martinez woman said Friday that someone filed her tax returns under her deceased husband’s name.
The 66-year-old woman said her taxes were recently rejected because someone had already filed under her deceased husband’s name. The woman said she received an extension on filing because of her husband’s death in January.
The woman said she doesn’t know who would have used her husband’s name to file a false tax return, but she’s begun the identity-theft paperwork required for the IRS.