The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Couple barge into woman’s bathroom
A Harlem couple was arrested Wednesday morning after they barged in on a Harlem woman as she showered.
Allen Hoyt Haulbrook, 45, and his wife, Paula Ann Haulbrook, 44, both of Browns Road, were charged with criminal trespass. Allen Haulbrook also was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
A 20-year-old Harlem woman called authorities at about 7 a.m. stating that a couple, later identified as the Haulbrooks, walked into her home on Appling-Harlem Highway while she took a shower. The woman said the couple came into the bathroom. Allen Haulbrook lay on the woman’s bed while his wife tried to hug her. The woman said she screamed for them to leave. She said Paula Haulbrook asked her husband, “Is that her?”
The woman said she got the couple out of her bedroom and locked the door. The woman said the man was wearing a T-shirt and had long hair while the woman was wearing only underwear.
A deputy saw a gray Chevrolet HHR traveling on Appling-Harlem Highway away from the woman’s home. As the vehicle approached the deputy, the driver, later identified as Allen Haulbrook, turned on the emergency flashers, but kept driving. The deputy stopped the Chevrolet and said the couple appeared to be extremely intoxicated.
He noted that Allen Haulbrook was wearing only a T-shirt and underwear and that they matched the description the woman provided of the couple who barged into her home.
The Haulbrooks admitted they walked into a house and scared a woman.
They couldn’t remember which home, but said they were suppose to meet a woman to get their hair cut.
The woman positively identified the Haulbrooks as the people who came into her house.
Allen Haulbrook was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday on a $4,400 bond.
Paula Haulbrook was bring held on an $1,100 bond, according to jail records.
Teen charged in school threat
A Martinez teen was charged Wednesday after claiming he had a bomb strapped to his body at the Columbia County Alternative School.
An assistant principal at the school on Gibbs Road in Evans told deputies that a 15-year-old student told a teacher he had a bomb strapped to his chest. The teacher said that at about 1:45 p.m., the teen asked her if he should light the bomb that was strapped to his body. The teacher said she’d report his claim and the teen responded by saying, “I will not agree to a strip search.”
Students, teachers and staff were evacuated from the school and the building was locked down. Despite a thorough search by police, no bomb was found.
The teen admitted to deputies that he said he had a bomb, but that he was only joking.
The teen was charged with making terroristic threats and acts and disrupting a public school and was taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center.
Man fights police
Deputies arrested a Martinez man Monday after a woman said he walked into her home, then he fought with police.
Deion Mims, 23, was charged with willful obstruction of law enforcement.
A 60-year-old woman called authorities stating that a man, later identified as Mims, walked into her house at about 3:15 p.m. through the open front door, into a guest bedroom and sat in a chair. When she asked if Mims was with WOW because a WOW technician was working at her home, he didn’t respond. The technician confirmed that Mims wasn’t a WOW employee.
After repeated requests to leave, the woman said Mims got up and walked out of the house. He was last seen walking on Ridge Top Drive.
A deputy found Mims standing in the garage of a home on Ridge Top Drive. Mims didn’t respond when the deputy asked him for identification and if he lived in the home. He stared at the deputy, but wouldn’t answer any questions including his name, where he lived and if he needed medical attention. Mims also wouldn’t remove his hands from his pockets. The deputy could see him forming fists in the pockets. After a fourth request, the deputy grabbed Mims’ wrist to remove his hands from his pockets, and Mims grabbed and shoved the deputy. A second deputy arrived and found Mims wrestling with the deputy. Both deputies took Mims to the ground and handcuffed him.
Mims was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Tuesday after posting a $1,600 bond, according to jail personnel.
A Martinez woman said Tuesday that she was scammed out of $12,000 while trying to help her grandson out of jail.
The 80-year-old woman told deputies that she got a call from someone claiming to be her crying grandson stating he was in jail. He told her the police pulled over a taxi he was riding in on the way home from a party in Atlanta. A second person claiming to be a captain with the Atlanta jail got on the phone and said the taxi was pulled over and cocaine was found under the seat. He told the woman that her grandson’s bond is $5,000 and he’d see a judge.
The caller told the woman to buy money cards for $5,000 and call him with the codes on the back.
She cashed a check at her bank and bought the cards and called the man back with the codes.
The woman said the man called back claiming her grandson was found to have marijuana in a cigarette pack and that she’d need to send him $7,000.
The woman said she borrowed the $7,000 from a family member, bought more money cards and gave the caller the codes.
The relative called the woman a few hours later. He’d called the woman’s grandson, who was in class and said he was never in jail in Atlanta.