A deputy jailer with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office reported her husband missing only to discover that he had spent the night in his broken-down car.
Cheray Wall of Grovetown told police that her husband, Mark Wall, went to see a movie Friday that ended at midnight. At 2 a.m. Mrs. Wall said she woke up and her husband wasn't home.
Mrs. Wall said she called a friend who saw the movie with her husband and he told her that Mr. Wall left the movie to meet a friend to play pool.
She initially declined to have her husband listed as missing, but at 11:50 a.m. Mrs. Wall still had not heard from him and gave police the go-ahead to enter him as a missing person.
Around 8:30 p.m. Mr. Wall returned home. He said his car had broken down on Interstate 20 outside Thomson, according to an incident report. Mr. Wall said he spent the night and most of the next day sleeping in the vehicle until it became operable again and he returned home.
Three bogus checks were passed at the Evans Wal-Mart Nov. 21.
Judith Wade, an accounting manager with Wal-Mart, told police that someone using a fake checking account under the name of April Roberts wrote two checks totaling $391.51.
The same thing occurred later that day when someone going by the name James Parker wrote a bogus check for $148.84.
All the items bought with the three fake checks later were returned in exchange for cash.
An exterminator discovered a break-in at a Martinez home day last week.
Sandra Blanche Herring told police that employees of Horne's Pest Control were treating her house for termites when one of them discovered an unlocked window and a cut screen.
She then discovered that $7,255 worth of gold jewelry was missing from her home, on the 500 block of Live Oak Court.
However, in replacing the rotten window trim, the pest controllers contaminated the crime scene, according to a police report.
A woman was attacked by a stranger inside a Martinez store last Wednesday.
Linnie Byers Baynham of Martinez told deputies she first encountered her female attacker in the parking lot as she was entering Post Net at 403 Furys Ferry Road.
Baynham said a few minutes later the woman came into the store and started yelling at her. She said the woman then left, but came back in and started yelling some more. The argument turned physical when the woman began beating her, said Baynham.
Baynham said she defended herself while a store clerk called the police. The attacker then fled.
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