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Police blotter

Posted: November 16, 2016 - 2:07am  |  Updated: November 16, 2016 - 1:32pm

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

Man held in domestic fight

A man was charged with aggravated assault after hitting his wife in the head with a space heater in front of police, then later denying it.

Police were called to the 600 block of Gibbs Road on Thursday for an aggravated assault call. They could hear Clarence Dunbar Jr., 49, yelling at his wife inside.

The officer said he ran inside and saw the woman lying on the floor with her hands covering her face. Seconds later, he saw Dunbar throw the heater, hitting her in the head.

Dunbar was given commands to stop and put his hands behind his back, which he refused. Two officers eventually took Dunbar into custody.

Three witnesses told police that Dunbar hit his wife numerous times before officers arrived and that they called 911 after they tried to prevent further harm to the victim but failed.

Dunbar's wife said that their argument over social media elevated quickly and that he had hit her before police arrive. She refused medical treatment, however.

Police said Dunbar was uncooperative and denied hitting his wife and throwing the heater. He was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center on a charge of aggravated assault.

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Bathroom threat empties school

Police evacuated a Columbia County school last week after a suspicious message was found inside a bathroom stall.

Grovetown High School was evacuated Thursday after the school's resource officer was notified of an inappropriate message written on the wall of a girls restroom.

The officer said the message used an expletive, followed by "Trump Boom Nov. 11 @ 2:42."

The investigation revealed that a student notified the office the day before about an inappropriate message on a bathroom wall. It was described as being large and written in green.

A search revealed no suspicious items.

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Photo of cash sinks juvenile

A juvenile was charged with burglary after sending a Snapchat photo of himself holding $2,000 that was missing from a friend's home.

According to a police incident report, an Evans woman discovered the money missing from a box in her bathroom. She told police the juvenile and a friend of her son sent a message to her son of the holding what appeared to be the $2,000.

The woman told police she confronted the suspect and his guardians at their residence, but received no results.

The suspect later admitted to entering the residence through an unlocked front door when nobody was home and going through the master bedroom and bathroom, police said. He said he found the money inside a heart-shape box on a cabinet and took $2,000 but left the rest.

Police recovered $900 and discovered the suspect spent $1,100 on various items.

The juvenile was fingerprinted and booked on burglary charges at the Columbia County Detention Center before being released to a guardian.

 

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