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Police blotter

Posted: February 19, 2017 - 12:57am

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

 

Harlem man hurt in stabbing

A Harlem man was hospitalized Wednesday after a stabbing in Columbia County.

About 2 p.m., deputies were summoned to 1055 Collins Road. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, Johnny Howard, 43, of Harlem, was stabbed several times and taken to Doctors Hospital.

Howard, whose condition was not made public, told deputies that the man who stabbed him was Lester Tate, 60. Shortly after, Tate called 911 from his residence to claim responsibility; deputies arrested him in the 5900 blk. of Old Augusta Highway.

The knife used in the attack and bloody clothes were collected as evidence, the release stated. No details were provided on what prompted the stabbing.

 

Suspect charged twice in 2 days

A woman was arrested twice in two days for shoplifting from an Evans store.

Police arrested Caitlin Kim Monday after she was caught by Academy Sports loss prevention employee concealing items in a diaper bag, according to the incident report. The loss prevention employee confronted Kim in the store and escorted her to the loss prevention office, where the items found inside her bag totaled $305.82. Kim said that she did not intend to take the items without paying for them.

Kim was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center

The next day, Kim was apprehended by a store manager at the same store. The manager told police Kim had shoplifted 39 boxes of American Gunner ammunition since Jan. 30, totaling $685. The video shows Kim pushing a shopping cart with two infants, along with another unknown female, who acted as a lookout while Kim put multiple boxes of the ammunition in a black diaper bag. The group is then seen exiting the store without paying.

Kim was arrested again and booked into the Columbia County Detention Center. Due to Kim's unwillingness to cooperate, the stolen ammunition was not recovered.

 

Missing teen found at Walmart

A missing Columbia County teen has been located.

On Wednesday, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help in its search for Caidance Butcher, 15, of Evans. Police said she was last seen at her Glennwood Drive home late Sunday and someone may have picked her up.

Maj. Steve Morris said she was located in the Bobby Jones Expressway Walmart parking lot about 2 a.m. today.

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