The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
Appling woman sets fire near propane tank
An Appling woman was arrested Sunday morning after setting a fire next to a propane tank at her home.
Felicia Shantell Pollard, 34, of Johnson Drive, was charged with disorderly conduct.
A deputy responded to her home at about 10:45 a.m. to assist Columbia County Fire Rescue. The deputy found a pile of clothing and other items on fire within four feet of a propane tank and a gasoline can on the porch.
The deputy walked inside and found Pollard passed out on the sofa. When the deputy woke her, Pollard said she was burning her husband’s clothing. She actually burned her 15-year-old daughter’s clothes instead of her husband’s.
The deputy used a water hose to extinguish the fire until firefighters arrived. He said the fire was dangerously close to the propane tank and could have caused a disastrous situation.
Pollard appeared extremely intoxicated and registered .184 blood alcohol content on a field alcohol test.
She was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Monday after posting a $500 bond, according to jailers.
to leave home
Authorities charged a Martinez man Saturday after he walked into a neighbor’s home and wouldn’t leave.
Jason Cole Tice, 30, of Petersburg Circle, was charged with criminal trespass.
A 60-year-old woman who lives on the same street as Tice said she was standing in her kitchen at about 9 p.m. with the back door open. She looked up and saw Tice standing in her back doorway.
Tice told the woman he’d been chasing some kids and needed a drink of water. The woman told Tice to leave her property. The woman said Tice walked inside and shut and locked the door. He made a comment about her home and asked to be shown upstairs.
The woman said she again asked Tice to leave, but he sat on the sofa. She ran outside and said Tice left when her son arrived.
A deputy found Tice at his nearby home. Tice, who was incoherent at times and said he was under the influence of methamphetamine, said he knew the people who lived at the woman’s home, a man there sold satellites. The woman said no one at her house sells satellites.
Tice was released from the Columbia County Detention Center after posting an $1,100 bond.
Vomit-dumping caught on video
An Evans man called authorities early Thursday after he discovered that someone dumped vomit on his front porch.
The 37-year-old man said that three men came onto his porch between 1 and 3 a.m. The man’s home video surveillance footage showed one of the men standing on the corner as a lookout while the other two dumped the vomit on the porch.
Photos of the men from the video footage was given to sheriff’s office investigators.
Woman reports thief asks $200 to return phone
A woman said Sunday that someone held her stolen cell phone hostage for $200.
The 39-year-old woman said she left her cell phone inside her unlocked vehicle at Lake Springs recreation area at Clarks Hill between 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. During that time, someone stole the phone.
The woman said she received a text on her husband’s phone from the thief demanding $200 to return it to her.
The responding deputy attempted to contact the person with the stolen phone, but was unable to.
Copper thieves likely planned to come back
A Grovetown man said Thursday that someone cut copper from his home and likely intended to come back for more.
The 62-year-old man said he returned to his vacant family home and discovered that someone had broken in through a window between June 25 and Thursday afternoon. The burglar used a bow saw to cut copper pipes off the water heater in the kitchen. The thief or thieves also cut copper wires from the attic and fuse box in the bedroom.
Whoever stole the copper left two screwdrivers and a hammer by the fuse box and a bow saw and hammer in the kitchen as if they were planning to return for more copper.