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Police blotter

Posted: July 12, 2017 - 2:25am

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

 

Man reports robbery

A man told police a woman he found online and paid for sex later robbed him at gunpoint and forced him to travel to several banks to withdraw money from his account.

The victim told police that on June 30 he was robbed by a woman named Jana McCarty and an unknown black male, believed to be her husband, while under the influence of an unknown narcotic, according to the incident report.

The victim later told police that he paid for McCarty to have sex with him. The victim also said McCarty supplied him with the narcotics, according to the report.

The victim said that while at a hotel on Belair Frontage Road, McCarty and her husband took the victim's clothes, phone, truck and credit cards belonging to the victim's wife. The couple then returned to the hotel room and gave the victim his clothes and had him get dressed.

The victim said he was forced into the back seat of the unknown male's orange car. The couple took the victim to Regions Bank on Columbia Road and forced him to attempt a trust fund withdrawal, which was rejected. He was forced to attempt withdrawals at two more locations.

When none of the transactions was successful, the couple became angry. He was taken to the McDonald's on Wheeler Road, where he was forced out of the car onto a curb, injuring his knees.

The victim said he called his wife to pick him up. The victim told police he didn't report the incident because of the drugs and an effort to not embarrass his wife.

 

Soldier charged with battery

A Fort Gordon soldier was arrested after a witness reported a physical altercation at a Grovetown residence.

The witness called police after seeing the altercation between Tyrell Bradford Cooper, 23, and the victim. Police questioned the victim, who said the two argued after Cooper accused her of taking his car keys, according to the incident report.

The victim stated that Cooper put his hands around her neck, picked her up off the ground and squeezed until she couldn't breathe. Police said they observed swelling and redness to the victim's neck and two scratches on her face, one of which was bleeding. A 2-year-old child was present during the incident, according to the report.

The victim complained of feeling lightheaded but refused treatment.

Cooper later admitted to pushing the victim. He was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center, where police discovered several schedule 2 narcotic pills on the backseat and floor of the patrol vehicle.

Cooper was charged with battery/family violence and possession of schedule 2 narcotics and was transported back to Fort Gordon by military police.

 

Suspect alert posted

Police issued a lookout for a subject suspected of using a stolen debit card to make fraudulent purchases in Richmond County.

According to the incident report, the victim told police her car was parked at Orangetheory Fitness around 6:15 a.m. last week. The victim said she left her purse on the floor behind the driver's seat.

When she returned, she discovered the rear driver side window had been broken and the purse was missing.

Police said the subject used a stolen debit card to make purchases at CVS on Peach Orchard Road and JR Mart on Old Savannah Road.

Police said the subject may be involved with multiple entering-auto cases and is driving a black 4-door car, possibly a Chevrolet Impala with chrome wheels.

 

Four attempt forgery

Four people are facing forgery charges after attempting several fraudulent transactions at an Evans bank.

Police were called to South State Bank last week to reports of a fraud in progress.

On scene, police located the suspect vehicle, a red Chrysler driven by Tybrea Elester Nelson, 17, with two male passengers, Daiquan Dion Clark, 23, and Sean Palance Logan Jr., 24, according to the report.

Police said dispatch notified deputies of a second female, Jaelah Laura Samuels, 17, who exited the car before police arrived.

Samuels reportedly attempted to cash multiple fraudulent checks and Logan was found with three credit cards in his possession. Police stated that Clark produced what was believed to be a bag of marijuana.

All four were arrested and charged with fourth-degree forgery. Clark was also charged with marijuana possession and possession of schedule 4 drugs.

 

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