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Police Blotter, Jan. 15, 2014

Nephew arrested for beating uncle

Posted: January 15, 2014 - 1:09am
HAND OUT  Steven Dale Ashburn, 25, of Appling  Valerie Rowell
Valerie Rowell
HAND OUT Steven Dale Ashburn, 25, of Appling

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Nephew arrested for beating uncle

An Appling man was arrested Friday after a beating left his uncle unconscious.

Steven Dale Ashburn, 25, of Penguin Drive, was charged with aggravated battery and was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Monday without bond, according to jailers.

Ashburn’s 48-year-old uncle called authorities just after midnight Friday stating that he and Ashburn argued because he asked Ashburn not to pick up a friend with vision problems from his girlfriend’s house anymore.

The men got into an argument and Ashburn’s uncle said the next thing he remembers is waking up lying on his back on the floor.

A deputy found Ashburn’s uncle with facial injuries and blood running from his mouth and both ears. He couldn’t hear anything out of one ear. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Ashburn, who had left the home, was later located and arrested.

Man reports
being assaulted

A man called authorities early Saturday morning because he said he was attacked by a woman giving him a ride.

A deputy found the 27-year-old man walking down the middle of the 1100 block of Furys Ferry Road just before 6 a.m.

The man said he and a friend had met and partied with two women downtown earlier that evening. The women were giving the man and his friend a ride home.

The man and one of the women argued. He said the woman pulled out a box cutter and slashed his face and left arm.

The man’s friend said he was asleep in the vehicle during the altercation, but woke up when the driver slammed on the brakes and he jumped out of the vehicle. He then noticed the man had a cut on his face.

The man said his cell phone was missing. He’s unsure if it was stolen or if he left it in the vehicle during the altercation.

Woman says house bugged by estranged husband

An Evans woman told deputies Thursday that her estranged husband had bugged her home.

The 31-year-old woman said she and her husband are in the process of divorcing. While talking with him on the phone, the woman said he played a conversation she had with a friend on the phone. He said he’d put a listening device inside the woman’s home.

The man told a deputy that if he put something in his estranged wife’s home it would be to make sure his children were safe.

Tire, rim reported stolen

A man called authorities Thursday after discovering someone had stolen a rim and tire from his vehicle.

The 41-year-old man said he left his vehicle in the parking lot of a business on Baston Road at Phillips Drive at about 11 p.m. the previous night.

When he tried to leave at about 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, the man said the vehicle would not move. He found the front right rim and tire missing and the vehicle was sitting on concrete blocks.

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