The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Man shot by deputy
An Evans man was treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and released last week after being shot by a Columbia County deputy.
James Frederick Smith of 298 Lake Jean Drive was shot in the hand and arm through the driver's-side window of his car while trying to flee from deputies serving an outstanding warrant for battery, said Capt. Steve Morris of the sheriff's office.
Deputies Russell Cantebury and Matt Baxley were attempting to serve the warrant when Smith jumped from the second-story window of his apartment onto the hood of a Mitsubishi Mirage parked beneath it, witnesses at the scene said. He then got into his car and tried to drive away when Cantebury leaned across the hood and ordered him to stop. When Smith kept driving, Cantebury fired a single shot, injuring the suspect.
Smith continued driving about 100 more yards before his vehicle stopped at Lake Jean and Rachel drives.
Cantebury was thrown from the car, but suffered only mild abrasions. The sheriff's office internal-affairs division and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the shooting.
A Martinez man was arrested Friday on two drug charges.
Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies escorted a case worker from the Department of Family and Children Services to the home of David Todd Stalling, 37, and Penny Sue Hollon, 41, on Bristol Road, Martinez, for a home evaluation about noon Friday, said sheriff's office Capt. Steve Morris.
Deputies say they discovered materials there used to produce methamphetamines, Morris said.
Stalling and Hollon were taken to the Columbia County Detention Center and charged with felony possession of marijuana and manufacturing methamphetamines, Capt. Morris said. Stalling and Hollon were still being held Monday on a $2,550 on the marijuana charge and without bond for manufacturing methamphetamines.
The arrests mark at least the sixth area meth lab discovered by police this year.
A Martinez woman returned home Sunday to find the deed to her residence missing.
Felipa Leonard, 61, of Martinez, discovered Sunday that someone had entered her home through an unblocked back door between July 3 and Sunday and stolen a metal box containing $70 in cash and the deed to the property, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
A deputy may have spotted a man who stole two propane tanks just minutes after it happened.
Columbia County Sheriff's Office Deputy Lorence Eremshot saw a man with two propane tanks standing beside Lewiston Road and the Interstate 20 eastbound off-ramp early Sunday morning, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Eremshot turned around in the parking lot of the Chevron at 500 Lewiston Road, where he noticed the propane bottle rack open. He went back to look for the man, but he was already gone. The store's rack, owned by Reed Cylinder Exchange of Lincolnton, had been forced open, the report stated.
A high-school concession stand was recently broken into for the fifth time in less than a year.
Mark Balcer, president of the Lakeside High School Band Booster Club, discovered Thursday that the door of the visitor's side concession stand was damaged, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
Balcer also found that the stand's fire extinguisher had been discharged in a small attached office causing about $100 damage, the report stated.
Bacler told deputies this was the fifth time since last football season the stand had been broken into.
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