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Police blotter

Posted: April 19, 2017 - 12:25am

Driver arrested for DUI, homicide

A Columbia County man is in custody following a deadly accident Monday in Harlem.

Daniel Thomas Shaffer, 22, of Harlem, lost control of his BMW and struck a Toyota Camry driven by Virginia Fairburn head-on, according to Columbia County Maj. Steve Morris. Fairburn, 69, of Harlem, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Shaffer was transported to Augusta University Medical Center.

Shaffer was released from the hospital today and arrested on charges of DUI drugs, driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane, no insurance, reckless driving, first degree vehicular homicide and possession of drugs.

The accident occurred on Old Union Road, according to Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.

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Three men arrested in Evans armed robbery

Three men were arrested after an armed robbery occurred at an Evans apartment complex.

Police say the victim was leaving a friend's house in the Shenandoah Ridge Apartment complex in the 4300 block of River Watch Parkway, when three men approached him with handguns.

The three men surrounded the victim and took his Apple watch, iPhone and a handgun. The victim was told to run or he would be shot. According to the incident report, witnesses heard a scuffle and the words "you got it" and "please bro."

The suspects were later apprehended by police inside the apartment complex and later identified as Tevin Deshon Lloyd, 17, Dimarrius Jaukwan Fields, 19, and Rikeem Javon Boyd, 24.

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Man falls for online

secret shopper scam

A man fell victim to a Craigslist scam after he participated thinking it was a job opportunity as a secret shopper.

The victim told police that he responded to the job posting on Craigslist. The victim told police he was sent a check totalling $2,470 with instructions to deposit the check into his account and purchase four Wal-Mart giftcards, each worth $500.

The victim said he was told to keep the remaining $470 for himself. The victim was then told to send the card numbers via email.

The victim told police he became aware of the fraud after the check bounced.

 

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