The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Man charged in bar fight
An Evans man has been charged with biting two men, one of them a Richmond County deputy, in a fight at a pool hall.
Samuel James Stewart, of the 200 block of Calloway Court, had been in the Rack and Grill at 3481 Old Petersburg Road on Sept. 11 for several hours. As the evening progressed, he began harassing several other customers, witnesses told police.
When he was asked to leave by Jason Smith, 23, of Hephzibah, Stewart, 32, refused and began hitting Smith over the head with a pitcher of beer, which led to a near brawl, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report. During the fight, Stewart also bit Smith on his chest, causing bruising.
As off-duty deputies Abel Rodriguez, 33, and Clinton Joshua Faison, 32, attempted to restrain him, Stewart bit Rodriguez on the forearm, causing bleeding.
Stewart was arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and charged with battery and public drunkenness. He has posted a $2,100 bond.
A Martinez woman and one of her guests were attacked while she was entertaining some friends.
Lauren Marie Heath said friends were visiting her home on Carriage Hills Drive on Sept. 13 when a man, identified only by his last name in a Columbia County sheriff's report, burst through her front door.
The report stated that the man yelled "Heath," and she asked him to leave several times.
The suspect then grabbed Heath by the arms, slammed her against a wall and hit her, according to the report.
Two of the visitors restrained the man and pushed him out the door, but he ran back inside and punched a hole in the wall.
The man walked back outside, followed by one of the visitors, Holly Anne Hudson of Columbia, S.C. He grabbed Hudson and hit her, according to the police report. He then left with someone else.
Witnesses told police that the suspect appeared to be drunk.
Columbia County deputies were on the lookout Tuesday for a motorcycle stolen in Richmond County when they spotted a Harlem man working on what appeared to be the missing bike at a Martinez home.
Police questioned Carlton Orlando Rolland, of the 1000 block of Old Louisville Road, who said a man named Jeff asked him to fix the motorcycle's radiator, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report.
A deputy took Rolland to a police substation, where a computer search uncovered that he was wanted for a parole violation, the report stated.
Rolland was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center, where police charged him with violating his parole and theft by receiving.
While moving Sept. 12, a Harlem man told police that a box of clothes fell out of his trailer and was empty when he went back to find it.
David Austin Boiter, who recently moved from Louisville Road in Appling to Recreation Drive in Harlem, told authorities that when he noticed the box of clothes worth $1,900 was missing, he backtracked his moving route and found the box in front of his old residence. By then, all the clothes were gone, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report.
Boiter reported the incident to police for insurance purposes.
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