The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Nothing taken in break-in
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy responded to an alarm at Tri-State Distributors, off Wheeler Road, on Monday evening.
The deputy checked out the area with Tri-State owner Bob Eugene Irby, of Martinez. The men observed that the door to the suite next to Tri-State's had been forced open and a plywood wall that connected the two offices had been knocked down.
Irby told the deputy nothing had been taken, and the case was turned over to investigators.
An Evans man caught a man in the act of taking four truck loads of fill dirt from his property.
Marcus Lamar Stephens, of Parkside Trail, who is an engineer at Procter & and Gamble, stated that he confronted the man, who said that his boss told him to take the dirt.
Stephens is planning to speak with the man's boss and try to resolve the situation before he prosecutes.
Man charged with armed robbery
Columbia County authorities arrested an Evans man Wednesday in the armed robbery of a 71-year-old Martinez woman outside an Eckerd Drugs last week.
After a short investigation, officers from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office arrested Roger Hurnyack, 41, at his home in the 600 block of South Old Belair Road, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
Hurnyack had taken an unknown amount of medication and was transferred to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was reported in good condition, according to a hospital spokesman.
The victim said the robber pointed a gun at her Jan. 12 and demanded her purse as she walked through the parking lot of the drugstore in the 300 block of Furys Ferry Road.
Hurnyack is being charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and armed robbery, Morris said. Other charges are pending, he said.
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