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Police Blotter, April 13, 2014

Man wanting golf badges scammed

Posted: April 13, 2014 - 12:13am

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

Man wanting golf badges scammed

An Evans man told authorities Monday that he was scammed by a man claiming to have badges to The Masters Tournament for sale.

The 51-year-old man said that on Dec. 4, he began corresponding with an Augusta man from whom he hoped to buy two badges from for $3,200. Two days later, he met the seller at a local bank and gave him an $800 cashiers check as a down payment. The man said the agreement was that he’d pay the remaining $2,400 when the seller delivered the badges in April.

On Dec. 8, the man said a woman told him that the seller never had any badges to sell and never intended to provide him with any. The man called authorities then, but was told he’d have to wait until April, when the contractual agreement ended, before he could legally file a complaint.

The man said he hasn’t been able to reach the seller because his cell phone was disconnected and hasn’t yet received the badges or his $800 down payment.

Woman is arrested at AA

An outburst at a Martinez AA meeting got a Lincolnton, Ga., woman arrested Monday evening.

Krystal Brantley Everett, 51, of Elam Heights, was charged with terroristic threats after being hauled away from the Alcoholics Anonymous building on Camilla Avenue.

A woman said she saw Everett grab items off the counters in the building and throw them at the ground and walls. She also knocked several signs off the walls and broke a podium that stood in the center of the room.

The woman said she tried to talk to Everett and calm her down, but it didn’t work. She said Everett then threw a plate of cupcakes on the floor and said she’d burned the place down.

When deputies arrived, Everett cursed at them and said she wasn’t going anywhere. She resisted arrest by snatching her arm away and continued cursing at deputies. Once inside the patrol car, Everett continued to curse and yell at deputies. She smelled like alcohol and admitted she’d consumed a large amount before deputies arrived.

Man uses gun to threaten

A man called deputies Monday morning after he said an acquaintance of his cousin’s put a gun to his head and threatened to kill him.

The man said he arrived at a Martinez home at about 8 a.m. to detail a car for a customer. He saw his soon-to-be assailant sitting in his truck in a nearby church parking lot. The man said his attacker drove over and blocked the man into the customer’s driveway. He said the angry man started talking to him about a problem he had with the man’s cousin. When he said he’d have to speak to his cousin, the man said his attacker got angry and got out of his truck. As he approached the man, he pulled out a pistol, pointed it at the man’s head and said he’d blow his brains out.

The man said he called his assailant a derogatory name for pulling a pistol, which he described as a black long-barreled revolver with a brown handle.

Deputies found the man’s attacker as his nearby home. He admitted to being at the church and driving his truck to the driveway. He said the man started yelling and cursing at him, so he got back into his truck and left. He also admitted to owning a .357 revolver and said it was in his truck.

Deputies found the gun, a black long-barreled revolver with a brown handle, under a towel on the front seat. He denied pulling the gun on the man, but was charged with simple assault.

Tires stolen from
car in driveway

A Martinez man said Tuesday that someone stole the tires off his parked car.

The 33-year-old man said he left his 2013 Chevrolet Camaro parked in his driveway at about midnight, but found two tires missing from the left side of his vehicle at about 6 a.m. He said the thief or thieves removed the tires and left the vehicle sitting on cement blocks.

Woman’s card info stolen at pizza place

A Grovetown woman told deputies Tuesday that her debit card information was stolen when she recently used it at a local pizza restaurant.

The 41-year-old woman said she bought dinner at Little Ceasar’s in Grovetown on April 3 and remembered seeing the cashier walk into the back of the store with her debit card.

The next day, the woman said she received a text message alert from USAA asking for verification on four large transactions that were made. The company cancelled her card after the fourth transaction, but many more attempts were made to purchase items with the card.

The woman said she lost $1,218.02.

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