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Police blotter

Posted: November 15, 2017 - 2:42am

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

 

Funds for church mission trip lost

An Evans church is pursuing charges after losing thousands of dollars intended to send members on a mission trip.

West Acres Baptist Church told police they purchased plane tickets via the website MissionTripAirfare.com, paying a total of $12,675, according to the incident report. The church received an email from the site stating they would not be sending the tickets for the trip "due to circumstances beyond their control," the report states.

The email also stated they would send an email at a later date on when and how they would refund the money.

Several members of the church have since been unable to make contact with a representative from the website and later discovered other churches had never received tickets or refunds after sending money to Mission Trip Airfare.

The church is planning to prosecute.

Fathers says son forged check

A couple told police their son cashed an unauthorized check from their personal account for more than $1,000 to pay back an employer he had previously stolen from to purchase drugs.

The victim told police that while he and his wife were out of town, their son came over to their house and wrote himself a check for $1,725. The victim said nobody on the account authorized the check and the victim's signature was forged, according to the incident report.

The victim confronted his son about the check and forging the signature, and gave him an option to seek treatment for drug addiction, which he has not committed to at this time, according to the report. The victim was still out of the money and does wish to prosecute.

Woman arrested on drug charge

A 20-year-old woman was arrested after being found with more than 1,000 grams of liquid methamphetamine during a traffic stop, police said.

According to the incident report, police conducted a traffic stop on Christian Darlene Alfrey in the 200 block of Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez around 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7.

Alfrey was found with approximately 1,231.42 grams of liquid methamphetamine, police said. Alfrey was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.

Road rage leads to confrontation

An Evans man called police after being punched in the face repeatedly by an unknown man, he said.

Police arrived on scene and discovered the victim bleeding from his face in the 4400 block of Washington Road, according to the incident report. The victim told police he was driving on Ga. 104 when an unknown male cut him off. The victim and the subject pulled into the parking lot of a cleaning business, when the victim called the man a racial slur, the report stated.

At that time, the subject proceeded to strike him in the face for approximately 30 seconds, the victim stated. The man then drove off in an unknown vehicle.

The victim did not wish to prosecute.

Mother says son wielded sword

A woman called police after her juvenile son became out of control, after she tried to take away a sword he won in a tournament, she said.

The victim told police she took her son's phone and a sword he won in a tournament because he did not take the dog out when she told him to, the incident report stated. The juvenile told the victim she wasn't going to take the sword because it was his. The victim went to the garage to get away from the juvenile and to calm down.

When she attempted to return back inside the house, she discovered the juvenile locked her out.

The juvenile told police the victim had been verbally and physically abusive, however police observed no markings on the juvenile, nor did they report any signs of a bad home life, the report stated.

Police said the juvenile admitted to being aggressive at times and telling the victim he would call the police if she spanks him. Police told the juvenile the victim was within her rights to discipline him however she sees fit, as long as it is within the law, the report stated.

While questioning the juvenile, police said he began to bash his head into the wall and stab himself. The juvenile was transported to a nearby hospital and a juvenile complaint form was completed.

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