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Police blotter

Posted: November 22, 2017 - 2:18am

TV retells murder

A TV show will retell the murder of Grovetown resident Kay Parsons at 9 p.m. tonight on Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent.

The true-crime network Investigation Discovery will recount Parsons' beating death by Rebecca Bowers Sears and her son, Christopher Sean Bowers, who pleaded guilty and were sentenced in 2012.

The episode will include interviews with attorneys Jacques Hawk and Victor Hawk, and Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Andy Shedd, among others.

Boy wins at hide and seek

Police found a child reported missing after playing hide and seek.

Police were called to a residence in the 4400 block of Morningside Drive in Evans last week in regards to a missing person. After searching the residence, they found the 2-year-old boy hiding in a cabinet. The boy was turned over to his mother.

Gift cards used in theft

A Wal-Mart employee was arrested after over $10,000 was stolen by being placed on gift cards over an extended period of time.

Police arrested Shantrell Hankerson, 29, for the theft, which was reported by a loss-prevention employee, according to the incident report.

Hankerson had reportedly loaded $10,237.21 onto gift cards.

Hankerson was charged with theft by taking and transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.

Man arrested for forgery

A man is charged on four counts of forgery after attempting to cash a stolen check for over $900.

A teller at an Evans bank called police when she noticed the check signature did not match the signature of the owner on file, according to the incident report. Also, the bank was alerted to a similar check cashed the same day in Richmond County.

After the bank employee contacted the owner, it was discovered the checks were stolen.

Police stopped the man, later identified as Michael Keith Duggan, 28, from leaving the bank.

Duggan was arrested and transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.

Man demands to be booked

A man was arrested after refusing to leave the Columbia County Detention Center.

Police were called to the detention center after Willie Lamont Harris, 40, refused to leave the jail lobby after multiple commands from jail personnel, according to the incident report.

Harris entered the lobby around 4 p.m. Nov. 16, stating he wanted to be booked into the jail. Personnel told him he needed to leave. Harris returned around 6 p.m., again demanding to be booked into jail, and refused to leave the lobby.

Police escorted Harris out of the lobby, and he began to scream profanities in public. Harris "stated he wasn't going back out to the streets and would do whatever it took to be booked into the jail," the report stated. Harris even looked at a deputy and said, "I hope we don't have to tussle."

Harris was booked into the jail and charged with disorderly conduct.

Beating suspect arrested

A woman was arrested after reportedly beating a man at his Martinez residence.

Police were called to the 100 block of Colonial Road Sunday for reports of simple battery, according to the incident report.

Police were first called to the scene Saturday night. Before leaving, police instructed the victim to lock himself in his room

Early Sunday morning, police were called to the residence by Mulherin, who was still heavily intoxicated.

The victim told police he locked the door; however, it could be opened by pushing on it. He told police Mulherin came into his room, jumped on top of him, scratched him on the face and attempted to choke him.

Police observed deep scratches on both sides of the victim's face as well as a torn T-shirt.

Mulherin was arrested, charged with simple battery and transported to the Columbia County Detention Center.

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