The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Assailant gets ran over
A Martinez man who was hit in the face while delivering newspapers ran over his attacker while trying to get away.
Charles Bobby Sullins, 19, told officers he was being followed while on his route. A man, later identified as Jonathan Allen Selman, 20, of Augusta, reportedly followed Sullins for about 30 to 45 minutes until the two stopped at the Columbia and Washington Roads intersection.
That's when Sullins said Selman ran to his vehicle and punched him once on the right ear. Sullins told the deputy he drove off, knocking Selman backward and unconscious, and pulled into a nearby Circle-K and waited for officers to arrive.
According to the report, an investigation determined Selman was hit by the left rear tire of Sullins truck. A battery warrant was issued for Selman, who was treated and released from the Medical College of Georgia.
Guns and quarters reported stolen
A Martinez man told deputies several guns and $400 worth of quarters were taken from his home, located on the 3900 block of Braddock Street.
Henry Leroy Walker, 64, said an unknown person(s) forced their way into his home through a window and broke his gun safe.
The reports also says Walker's living room, den and master bedroom were damaged.
Power Lines come down
An 18-wheeler brought down several power lines Tuesday forcing deputies to close a portion of a Columbia County road for more than two hours.
Columbia County Sheriff's Department Capt. Steve Morris said the accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. when Jerry Brooks, 48, of Hephzibah, was driving his truck, owned by Augusta Transportation, into a private drive way on Ridge Trail - located off Belair Road near the I-20 exit.
Because there wasn't enough clearance, the truck's trailer snagged the power lines and brought down the power pole, Capt. Morris said. The portion of Belair Road near the incident was closed off while crews worked to clean the area up and reestablish power. No charges or injuries resulted, Capt. Morris said.
The Martinez Fire Department responded to the following calls during the week of June 2-8: Structure fires, three; vehicle fires, two; controlled burns, one; natural gas leak, one; fire alarms, eight; medical calls, 18; rescue calls, nine; investigations, two; public service, one; other, three.
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