The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Missing trash turns up
An Evans woman said she had no idea her trash was missing until someone found it across town.
Bonnie Shapiro Nagy, 50, of the 800 block of Shackleford Place, Evans, recently received a call that 12 bags of her trash were found at a construction site off Broad Street in Richmond County, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
Nagy last saw the bags in her garbage can at the end of her driveway next to the road, the report stated.
Two men appearing in court over a recent altercation got into another confrontation at the Evans courthouse.
John Edward Phillips, 23, of the 4400 block of Hickory Drive, Evans, said he was walking past the bench where Ralph Eric Turnipseed was sitting when Turnipseed stood up and pushed him to the ground, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. Phillips said he got up and contacted a deputy to report the incident.
Turnipseed, 41, of the 3700 block of Adeila Road, Appling, stated Phillips fell down on purpose and denied he ever touched Phillips, the report stated.
The two men were at the courthouse to settle a similar confrontation with conflicting stories that occurred only weeks before over the exchange of property. After the altercation, each claimed the other attacked him, the report stated.
Due to conflicting stories and lack of evidence, both parties were given instructions on magistrate court procedures.
Vehicle tag missing
A Harlem woman was told the tag on her truck was missing, making it the second time.
Katrina Gay Arthur, 38, of the 1600 block of Hinton Wilson Road, Harlem, was told the tag was missing from her 1997 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up by a parking lot security guard at the Augusta National Golf Club over the weekend, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. The last time she saw the tag it was attached to the vehicle when she and her husband returned from fishing the day before.
Arthur noticed the plate missing on a previous date, but thought it fell off. She attached this tag firmly with bolts and double nuts to ensure it did not fall off again, the report stated.
Visitors steal car
Two people allowed to stay in a Martinez woman's home returned the hospitality by stealing her car and cash.
Roma Kay Parello, 44, of the 3500 block of Rainbow St., Martinez, allowed a man and his wife to stay with her for two days because they had no place to live, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
The woman said she was going to the store to get her husband breakfast, but he decided to go with her, the report stated. Parello assumed the two would walk to the store. Only seconds after the two left, Parello looked outside to find her 1987 silver Lincoln Town Car gone.
Parello believes the couple took the car keys from on top of a cash box containing $555, which was also missing, the report stated.
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