The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Gun found at stop
Police arrested a Grovetown man Friday on weapons charges after pulling over a truck during a traffic stop.
Columbia County sheriff's Dept. Russell Canterbury pulled over a 1966 Chevrolet C-10 pick-up truck for driving in the center lane of North Belair Road early Friday morning, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The driver appeared nervous to Canterbury, who reported that the man's hands were shaking and he was not able to be still, even after he was told he would be issued a warning, the report stated.
The driver consented to a vehicle search. Police found a loaded 9-mm handgun under a seat where a passenger, Antawn Davis, was sitting, the report stated. Davis, 24, of the 100 block of Barbara Street, admitted to owning the gun without a permit and shoving it under the seat.
Davis was taken to the Columbia Detention Center and charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. He was released Monday on a $1,050 bond.
The assistant manager of SuperPetz discovered that someone had stolen a snake from the store Friday.
Richard Nathaniel Jones, 21, told police that someone took a $130 Red Tip Boa Constrictor from its cage and left the store, at 222 Bobby Jones Expressway, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Although Jones could not identify any suspects, he said he wants to prosecute if a suspect is identified, the report stated.
Two burglars caught in act
Two Columbia County residents saw the person who they think might have been trying to break into their homes.
Wallace Wearly Dickerson, 61, of Evans, told police that he heard a noise just before midnight Thursday. When he looked outside, Dickerson he saw a young man walking down his front steps, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
When the man saw Dickerson, he ran off toward a nearby wooded area, the report stated.
In another part of the county, Mary Dunstan Snead, 52, of Martinez, came home to find a stranger inside her house Saturday night. The man ran out the rear door down a nearby street, an police incident report stated. Snead told police she was unsure if anything was taken, but was given a lost/stolen itemized form and said she wants to prosecute, the report stated.
A horse a Grovetown woman reported stolen Friday might have been taken by her ex-boyfriend.
Terry Lee Shier, 50, of Grovetown returned home to find her front door forced open and two saddles missing from her living room, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report. An Appaloosa horse and a rolling toolbox from her property and a double horse trailer from a neighbor's property also were reported missing.
When Shier returned home the next night, she found a note on the kitchen counter from her ex-boyfriend, who apparently had fixed the damaged door from the break-in the day before, the report stated. The note said he had taken the horse, according to the report.
A neighbor, Miguel S. Laffosse, 74, told police he saw a man resembling Shier's ex-boyfriend and another man come onto his property, attach the trailer to a white truck and drive it away, but he did not want to intervene, the report stated.
Sheir told police her ex-boyfriend was allowed to come and get his belongings but was told not to enter the house. Sheir said she will prosecute for theft if the man is located, but Laffosse signed a waiver of prosecution for criminal trespass.
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