The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Former candidate threatened
Former Democratic candidate for state Senate Anna Marie Hargis called the Columbia County Sheriff's Office earlier this week to report terroristic threats made against her.
Hargis, 43, reported to the sheriff's office that an unknown person called her residence and stated, "You're going to get your throat slit, gal." Hargis told police that she had previously run for the state's 24th Senate seat and is known as a "whistle blower."
According to the incident report, she believes that she is being threatened because of her political views. Hargis is seeking to have her phone record subpoenaed and will attempt to obtain a warrant hearing on above offense when the suspect is identified.
A Grovetown woman told police that her home was broken into, but nothing was taken.
Instead, Karrie Kimball Harmer said someone broke down the rear door of her mobile home and used her computer to access the Internet.
According to a sheriff's report, someone used Harmer's computer to log onto www.msn.com and used the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedestrian versus truck
A Grovetown man checking on his girlfriend while she took items from her ex-boyfriend's house ended up with a damaged truck after he was attacked by the former suitor.
Joseph Robert Beal, 21, of Old Belair Road in Grovetown, went to the residence of his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in the 4000 block of DanielleDrive in Martinez. When he arrived, the ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Charles Brandon Deer, ran out to the street and tried to pull Beal out of the passenger side window.
The report stated that Beal hit the gas of his white Ford Ranger and drove off. Beal then turned around and was heading back down the street when he saw Deer walking straight toward him.
Beal said he tried to maneuver the truck around Deer, but Deer jumped in front of the truck's path and was struck. Deer landed on the hood, hit the windshield, rolled over the roof and landed on the ground. Then Beal, in fear for his safety, drove home.
Once deputies arrived on the scene, Beal returned to file a report. Deer was taken to Doctors Hospital with minor injuries. It was estimated that he did $600 worth of damage to Beal's Ranger.
Foot chase leads to arrest
Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy Dana Alexander Rau stopped Glenn E. Beasley Jr., of Richmond Hill Road, in Augusta for a traffic violation about 1 a.m. last Saturday morning off Bobby Jones Expressway. Rau wrote in his report that Beasley had been drinking, but was not impaired.
The deputy asked Beasley to sit in the back of his car and allow his girlfriend to drive him home. Beasley complied with the officer and sat in the back seat while Rau returned to his vehicle to run a check on Beasley's license.
While in his squad car, Rau saw Beasley exit his vehicle and begin crossing Bobby Jones. Rau told Beasley to stop, but the man ran instead. The deputy pursued Beasley on foot across the expressway, through the Krystal's parking lot, back across the expressway and into the Home Depot parking lot before catching him.
The report states that Rau told Beasley to stop several times with no compliance. It turns out that Beasley ran because he has numerous traffic violations and there was an outstanding warrant out on him in Richmond County.
After being taken into custody by Rau, Deputy Gilbert R. Lopez transported Beasley back to the initial scene of the traffic violation. Lopez wrote in a separate Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report that Beasley somehow managed to get his handcuffed hands in front of him. Lopez re-handcuffed Beasley and placed him in the back seat of his squad car where Beasley kicked the rear driver side door and broke off the door handle.
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