The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Greenbrier student gets more charges
An Appling teenager arrested last week in connection with sexual assaults at Greenbrier High School now faces more charges.
Thryshaun Ronta McCladdie, 19, was arrested and charged with child molestation April 18 after a 15-year-old student accused him of forcing himself on her, according to sheriff's office Capt. Steve Morris. In reference to a March 5 incident, where a an 18-year-old classmate accused McCladdie of groping and restricting her, McCladdie was charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment.
On Friday, McCladdie was charged with another count of sexual battery stemming from another groping incident that is reported to have occurred during the school's first semester, Morris said.
McCladdie also is considered a suspect in another sexual assault on campus.
Vehicle theft foiled
An officer returning home foiled a motorcycle and vehicle theft early last Wednesday.
Deputy Tommy Cooksey Sr. was returning home when he noticed a white 1990 Ford F-150 parked in front of the 300 building of Walden Glen Drive with a motorcycle in the bed. The truck was running and unattended for 20 minutes before Cooksey investigated, stated a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. The truck was unoccupied and the steering column was broken, the report stated.
After an investigator was called, the truck was found to be stolen from American Home Patient - where it was parked in its parking space in front of the business at 210 North Belair Road, Evans, according to John Alvin Hadden Jr., a service technician for the business.
The motorcycle found in the truck bed, a 2002 Honda CBR 954 RR, was registered to Tommy Darnell Jones, 31, of the 400 block of Walden Glen Drive, the report stated. Jones told deputies he last saw the motorcycle when he parked in front of his building and covered it only hours before. The motorcycle cover and a backpack of tools was found by the investigator on Ponder Place Drive.
Dog shot with shotgun
A Harlem woman returned home Friday to find her dog shot.
When deputies arrived on the 6200 block of Macks Lane, Harlem, they found Maxine Elizabeth Maddox's Jack Russell terrier with a shotgun wound to its hindquarters. The dog was shot with what appeared to be bird shot, an incident report stated.
Maddox took the dog to Grovetown Veterinary, where some of the shot was removed. The veterinarian said the remainder would surface and could be removed, but the dog should recover, the report stated.
Stolen credit card tracked
A Meybohm Realtors employee discovers that several items were missing from her purse Friday, including a credit card that was used several times shortly after the theft.
Terri Turner Godfrey, 43, an administrator at the business, placed her purse under a table in the printer room Friday morning. At noon, she discovered a Valium prescription and her Visa credit card missing, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Tonda Wysong, another employee, told deputies that William Michael Davis, 40, of the 2000 block of Dover Place, High Point, N.C., was left alone in the room with Godfrey's purse.
The card was used at a Martinez Wachovia location, Windsor Jewelers in Augusta and David Blockstock's optometry office in Martinez, the report stated. When Windsor was contacted about the $1,358 in purchases, the store's surveillance tapes were reviewed and Wysong identified the purchaser as Davis. The card was used to purchase a $139 pair of sunglasses at the optometry office, where the name signed to the sales receipt was Godfrey's.
Warrants were obtained from magistrate court for Davis on financial transaction fraud, card theft and fraud, the report stated.
Damaged patrol car
A man arrested by deputies Saturday also is charged with trying to kick out the rear side window of a patrol car.
Deputy Christopher Knoeferl responded to a domestic call at the 1500 block of Joy Road, where he took Brandon Penney into custody, stated a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. Penney was placed in the back seat of patrol car No. 307 with Deputy Larry Wesbey watching him.
Police say Penney began kicking the rear driver's side window, causing the window frame to bend and separate from the door, the report stated.
Magistrate Judge Dale Jenereaux was notified and issued warrants on Penney for interference with government property.
Martinez Fire Department activity report for April 27-May 3: structure fires, three; grass fire, one; vehicle fire, one; controlled burns, three; fire alarms, eight; natural gas leak, one; carbon monoxide, one; medical calls, 26; rescue calls, five; investigations, three; public service, three; other, one.
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