Martinez man charged in heist
Columbia County authorities arrested a man who they say robbed a Martinez bank Thursday morning.
Ted Howard Screws, 44, of Sally Drive in Martinez, was charged Thursday evening with armed robbery and is being held at the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, said Columbia County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris in an email.
Investigators say Screws is the man who walked into First Bank of Georgia on Furys Ferry Road at about 10 a.m. and handed the bank teller a note and a homemade device, Morris said.