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Police blotter

Posted: May 17, 2017 - 2:50am

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

 

Couple faces child cruelty charges

A Martinez couple is facing child cruelty charges after police were called to investigate injuries to an infant last month.

Police responded to the Children's Hospital of Augusta April 25 in regards to an injured infant. Upon arrival, police questioned the child's mother, Estephanie Morgan, and the child's father, Wayman Jamar Morgan.

The pair told police similar stories, that the baby was left on the bed when they pair went into the other room to grab items for the baby, and when they returned, the baby was found on the floor, having fallen off of the bed.

They both told police that when they examined the baby for injuries, they saw the baby was not acting normally and transported the baby to the children's hospital.

Wayman Morgan was arrested May 12 and Estephanie Morgan was arrested May 15. They are both charged with cruelty to children.

 

Student makes terroristic threats

A Grovetown High School student was arrested Friday on charges of terroristic threats and acts.

About 8:30 a.m., a Grovetown High teacher in the language arts department asked a student if he was looking forward to graduation and his reply was, "Yeah, I'm gonna shoot up the school."

The teacher said the student then added, "Nah, only white people shoot up schools." He then laughed.

The teacher stated she was "in disbelief" and she told the student to proceed to class. As he left the classroom, the teacher said he repeated in a loud voice, "I'm gonna shoot up the school!"

Several students in the classroom gave statements they had heard the remarks, according to an incident report from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

 

Martinez man loses $1,310 in motorcycle PayPal scam

A Martinez man lost more than $1,300 in a scam when he attempted to sell his motorcycle.

The man told police that he listed his 1974 Harley Davidson motorcycle for sale for $3,500 in the Iwanta publication, according to the incident report.

The man said that he received a text message from someone claiming to be Kenneth Bryant in reference to the motorcycle. After Bryant and the victim agreed on a price of $3,500 for the motorcycle, the victim said he then received an email from PayPal stating that $4,250 had been put into his account to pay to ship the motorcycle.

The victim then told police he completed a Walmart2Walmart moneygram for the $700 to ship the motorcycle. The victim then received a second email that stated he needed to send another $610. After sending that payment, the victim received a third email stating there was a problem with the transfer and that he needed to send another $900.

The victim then contacted PayPal, who informed him that they did not have record of that account.

 

Woman uses stolen credit card to pay for tow service

A man called police after a woman used a stolen credit card to pay to have a car towed.

The man told police that he responded Friday to I-20 Eastbound mile marker 191 regarding a call about a broken-down vehicle, according to the incident report.

Upon arrival, the man said he met with a woman who identified herself as Keita Qumar, the driver of the vehicle. The man told police that Qumar attempted to pay with a prepaid credit card for a total of $171.88, but the card was declined, according to the report.

Qumar then contacted Marlow Medford, who she said was her brother, who gave the victim a credit number over the phone that was accepted.

The victim then towed the car to Butler Automotive.

The next morning, the man was contacted by a woman who stated that her card was used fraudulently to pay for the wrecker service. The man refunded the woman's money and called police to file the report. He told police he does wishes to prosecute.

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