The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Man cited for disorderly conduct
An Evans man was treated for minor injuries after being involved in a fight that involved two additional men and a baseball bat.
On Tuesday evening, deputies responded to a call made from a residence at the 400 block of Bristol Road in Martinez. The deputy arrived to find Thomas Lee Samples, 18, standing in the roadway.
The report states Samples told the deputy the fight was a drug deal gone bad. Samples said he was struck with a baseball bat during the struggle.
The deputy was unable to contact the other two suspects - Edwin Nickolas and an unnamed black male - but did cite Samples for disorderly conduct. The deputy said he would cite the other men should he be able to locate them.
Officers smell drugs, find gun
Officers responded to EconoLodge and found a man shacking up with illegal drugs and a stolen gun.
Early Tuesday morning, a deputy responded to room 217 of the Econo Lodge on Belair Road. The reports states the deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside room.
The deputy asked for and was given written permission to search the room by the owner. Shortly after entering the room, the deputy found a man identified only as Mr. Ramos and a Nike shoe box. He opened the box and found a black 9 mm handgun, magazine clip and 12 rounds inside the box.
An investigator was called in and found that the gun had been reported stolen in an earlier burglary. Romas was marandized before he told officers he was given the weapon by a man in downtown Augusta. He was charged with theft by receiving stolen property and investigators returned the weapon to its owner.
Banned man returns
A man banned from all property owned by Wal-Mart was arrested for criminal trespass shortly after walking into the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones.
Willie Frank James, 33, a loss prevention officer for the store told deputies he spotted Steven Stocker walking around inside the store. James said he had caught Stocker shoplifting in May and had him sign paperwork agreeing not to return to any Wal-Mart property.
Stocker was transported to the Columbia County Sheriff's substation where James obtained a criminal trespass warrant.
Items taken from house under construction
Two doors valued at about $1,800 were reported missing May 29 from a construction site in the 300 block of Barnsley Drive, Evans.
Kenneth Brent Richards, vice president of Pierwood Construction in Martinez, said the doors were taken sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 26 from an unlocked garage.
The missing items were a fiberglass door with two side lights and a half circle above, valued at $1,000 and a set of French doors valued at $800.
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