The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
A 20-year-old driver was charged Tuesday in an accident that resulted in an FBI special agent losing his leg.
Elliott James Rose, 20, of Martinez, exited the Wife Saver restaurant on Belair Road in his Ford Explorer just after noon Tuesday and hit a 2002 Mazda Protege driven by Matthew Poulton, 34, of Aiken, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report said.
Poulton lost control of his car, and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic where he hit Edward Keith Owens, 48, of Martinez, while riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the report said.
According to Medical College of Georgia Hospital officials, Owens' left leg was amputated as a result of the accident, the report said. Rose is being charged with serious injury by vehicle and failure to yield while turning left.
Columbia County Magistrate Judge Dale R. Jenereaux issued a warrant for the Rose on the first charge. Rose was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center on Tuesday, where he posted the $6,100 bond, according to a detention center spokesman.
A Martinez man's car was stolen from a local parking lot.
Johnnie Clay Wall, 42, of Martinez, left his 1989 maroon Chevrolet Camaro in the Lowe's parking lot on Bobby Jones Expressway Sunday, June 29, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. When he returned three days later, the two-door car was gone.
The vehicle was worth $2,500.
Face plates stolen
The face plates from two Evans residents' car CD players were stolen recently.
Richard E. Domzalski, 27, told police the face plate was stolen from his locked 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport on Tuesday night while the truck was parked at his home on Village Square Drive, Evans, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Another face plate was stolen Tuesday night from an unlocked 1995 Toyota Avalon owned by Shelley Arceneaux Graham, 25, of Walden Glen Lane, Evans, the report said.
Someone took the propeller from an Appling man's speed boat last Wednesday.
Danny Lee Savage, 44, of Appling, discovered the $1,000 stainless steel propeller stolen from the Yamaha motor attached to his VTS speedboat, stated a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. The boat was parked on his Keg Creek Drive property.
Savage told deputies there were no witnesses and his video surveillance system was not recoding over the weekend.
An Evans man was awakened early Thursday morning by someone busting his door in with a sledgehammer.
Eric Joel Zimmerman, 37, of Evans, told Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies he was asleep at approximately 12:50 a.m. Thursday when his brother-in-law Douglas Salter busted in the door to his Furys Ferry Road residence with a sledgehammer, the incident report stated. The two argued and the argument became heated. Zimmerman told deputies he feared Salter would attack him, the report stated.
Salter, 38, also of Furys Ferry Road, Evans, told deputies that Ronald A. Walton Jr., Zimmerman's roommate, came to him and said he couldn't get into the residence he shared with Zimmerman because the door was locked, the report stated. Salter said the two went to the door and knocked to wake Zimmerman up. After several attempts, Salter busted in the door at Walton's request, the report stated.
Walton verified Salter's statement, the report stated.
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