The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Man gives brother's name to police
Columbia County deputies have charged a man with giving false information after he gave them his brother's name when he was arrested for stealing a television from Wal-Mart, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office police report.
Barry Fred Braswell, 39, was arrested Sept. 19 at Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones. He gave deputies his brother's name - Christopher Lewis Braswell - and his brother's Social Security number and date of birth. Deputies realized Braswell gave them the wrong information after they checked his fingerprint card.
Pamela Rogers Snider, of the 3900 block of Creekwood Lane in Martinez was greeted by a flaming bag of chili on her doorstep about 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. Police do not have any suspects in the case.
An unidentified male drove off without paying after having pumped $16 worth of gas from the Circle K at 3934 Washington Road recently.
An employee of the store managed to get the man's tag number before he sped away.
However, during the commotion of that gas drive-off, another unidentified person stole $10.15 in gas from the same station at the same time, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Woman takes letter
Janet K. Olson, of the 1300 block of Louiseville Road in Harlem, forced her way into the residence of her estranged husband to steal a note.
Olson took the note from Karen Lavelle Gibbs Reese, of Paschal Street in Harlem, which was written for Reese by Reese's daughter, the report said.
The incident, which took place at a residence in the 6800 block of Ski Court in Appling, sent Reese - who is said to be dating Olson's estranged husband, who was not home at the time, - running to the bathroom where she locked herself in.
According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report, Olson attempted to gain entrance to the bathroom, but was unsuccessful. Olson then rummaged through the house before telling Reese, "Bye, bye." Once she left the house, Olson then searched Reese's 1991 Geo Metro, according to reports .
Holly Grantham Morrison, 35, of Flores Lane in Martinez, reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office that someone stole eight tablets of her acetaminophen with codeine medicine.
Morrison, a teacher at Evans Christian Academy, told a deputy that she counted 15 tablets at 9 p.m. Oct. 23. When she recounted the next night, there were only seven left, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. No other items appeared missing and no suspects were listed.
Woman "fires" back
The Evans McDonald's was the scene of a simple battery, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's incident report.
McDonald's area supervisor James Manor Paul, 45, reported that he fired an employee, listed only as Ms. Bullock, for allegedly stealing money from the cash register.
Bullock left the restaurant and then returned a short time later. She made her way to Paul's office where she threw a cup of soda in his face and on his clothes before fleeing the restaurant.
Cigarette trip to jail
David Alesara Aneki Dixon, 18, a member of the Army and is stationed at Fort Gordon, was arrested for stealing a 1998 green Mitsubishi Eclipse and then wrecking it.
According to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report, Dixon stole the vehicle, belonging to Michelle Lee Eanes, 28, of the 6400 block of Campbells Way in Harlem, while she was out of town. Dixon phoned Eanes to tell her that he took her car without her permission to go buy a pack of cigarettes, according to the report.
On his way to return Eanes' car to her residence, he was involved in an accident on the Harlem-Appling Highway just north of the Campbells Way intersection.
Man trades loaned car for crack
Earlier this week, in a theft by conversion incident, Rebecca Fordham Black, 48, of the 4600 block of Walnut Hill Drive in Evans, loaned her 1995 white Ford Thunderbird to Dale Scott Ragland, 33, of North Augusta, with the understanding that it would be returned the next day, according to police reports
When Black sought out Ragland to retrieve her car, Ragland informed her that he traded it to an unnamed South Augusta drug dealer for crack-cocaine, according to reports. At the time, Columbia County Sheriff's deputies were unable to interview Ragland, because he was being held in the Aiken County Detention Center on unrelated charges.
An addendum to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office report stated that Ragland has since been charged with breach of trust (motor vehicle).
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