The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org.
Martinez man charged with aggravated assault
A Martinez man was arrested early Thursday for beating his girlfriend and threatening authorities with a knife.
When deputies arrived at the home on the 3900 block of Fox Hill Court in Martinez, they heard William Corbett Smith Jr., 29, yelling in the back bathroom.
They found he had locked the door with his girlfriend inside.