The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
A new Evans apartment complex was the scene of an aggravated assault Monday.
Donald Mitchum Baxley Jr., a resident of the Westwood Club Apartments at 650 Thoroughbred Lane in Evans, entered Doctors Hospital at about 11 p.m. with several cuts on his head.
After a nurse called the sheriff's office, Baxley told police he was attacked in the parking lot of the complex by a man wearing brass knuckles on both hands, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Baxley couldn't give deputies a description of his attacker and didn't want to prosecute, the report stated.
A Hephzibah man was arrested Tuesday after being accused of trying to scam a Wal-Mart clerk.
Jeremy Keith Youngblood, a loss prevention officer at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway, told police that he caught Brandon Anton Weston trying to fake an item return that would have netted Weston $197.65.
Youngblood said he saw Weston enter the store and receive a pink sticker to return a belt. He watched Weston go to the electronics section, grab a telephone and then take it to the customer service counter. He then tried to return the telephone, instead of the belt, using the sticker, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
The clerk gave Weston the cash, but Youngblood stopped him as he was trying to leave the store, the report stated.
Weston told police that he performed a similar theft the day before at the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road.
In another incident at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway, a Hephzibah man was arrested early Wednesday morning for trying to steal a pair of SpongeBob SquarePants socks.
The store's manager, Kurt Lee McMeekin, told police that Saadiq Damu Leggett, 17, of the 2800 block of Pheasant Drive, and another man entered the bathroom just before 2 a.m., carrying store merchandise. When they exited they were not carrying anything, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Wal-Mart officials detained Leggett, but the other man got away.
After police arrived, a deputy said he found that Leggett had concealed the socks in his pants and arrested him for theft by shoplifting.
A Clearwater, S.C., man was arrested after police said he tried to steal from a Martinez credit union.
Robert Bisou, 21, is accused of trying to cash a $275 check on a closed account at the SRP Federal Credit Union at 3830 Washington Road on Monday.
Bank manager Linda Jackson told authorities that Bisou gave a teller a check for an account that had been closed for a year. When the teller told Bisou she couldn't cash the check, he left the check behind and tried to leave, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Deputies arrived before he could leave and arrested him for forgery in the first and second degree.
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