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Police blotter

Man accused of lying to police

Posted: April 12, 2016 - 11:01pm

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

Man accused of lying to police

A man arrested on suspicion of lying about his name and date of birth after being pulled over for a broken tail light was found to have warrants for his arrest in Richmond County.

Police initiated a traffic stop Saturday on Appling Harlem Road. According to the incident report, the deputy noticed the driver and passenger in the Chevrolet truck switch seats while the vehicle was still in motion.

The man reportedly told the deputy his name was Rodger Jenkins and his birthday was March 8, 1975. The man added that he never had a driver’s license and was only driving because the female passenger was sick.

After the man’s name did not return any information, the deputy placed the man under arrest.

The woman was allowed to leave with the vehicle but the man was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.

Upon booking, the man’s real name was discovered to be Tommy Powell, with a birthdate of March 8, 1971, and a suspended license. Powell was charged with driving while license suspended/revoked and giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement.

Woman reports tickets scam

A woman filed a police report after failing to get Masters practice round tickets she purchased from a Craigslist listing.

According to the report, the victim purchased the tickets for sale from a man. The woman communicated with a man who text messaged her to send money via Western Union and that he would send her the tickets in return.

The woman sent the money but never received the tickets and has since been unable to make contact with the man. The victim said she feels the listing was a scam.

Golf cart found after being taken

A man told deputies his golf cart was stolen from his Meadow Hill Drive home in Grovetown on Sunday.

According to reports, the man said the cart was taken from his backyard and was later found in the woods at the end of Meadow Hill Drive with a low battery charge.

The man said he does wish to prosecute should a suspect be identified.

From Staff Reports

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