The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Three Columbia men were arrested Nov. 3 on crack cocaine charges after a Columbia County officer pulled their car over on Interstate 20 and found the drug.
Christopher Lewis Jenkins, 20, Rogerick Dantrell Miller, 20, and William Ivery James, 23, were charged with possession of crack cocaine, Capt. John Whittle said. Whittle said James also was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and theft by receiving stolen property for having a stolen .32 caliber revolver.
Whittle said the three were stopped on the interstate near the Belair Road exit at 1:55 a.m. for speeding and for having an improper tag. The deputy searched the car and found 2 1/2 grams of crack cocaine under a car seat. The revolver was found inside one of James' pockets, Whittle said.
The men were taken to the Columbia County Detention Center, where on Nov. 5 they awaited to be bonded out.
A 21-year-old North Augusta man was arrested Nov. 4 for allegedly pointing a weapon at another motorist while driving on Columbia Road in Appling.
Edward Williams II of the 1000 block of Todd Avenue was charged with pointing or aiming a firearm at another and for making an altered identification mark on a weapon, jail records showed. His bond was set at $6,100.
According to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. John Whittle, the incident began at about 5 p.m. when two motorists driving down Louisville Road got behind a white Mustang, which Whittle said was being driven by Williams.
The motorists said Williams began slamming on his brakes, nearly causing them to run into the back of his Mustang. The two vehicles then reportedly turned onto Columbia Road headed toward the rock quarry, and the motorists driving behind the Mustang attempted to pass in a side lane.
At that point, Whittle said, Williams pulled out a .38 semiautomatic pistol and pointed it at the passing car. The motorists called 911 from a cell phone and police responded. Williams was caught at the McDonald's at the intersection of Belair and Columbia roads. It was determined that the serial number had been filed off the weapon.
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