The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Police Wednesday arrested a 17-year-old student accused of having a knife at Crossroads Academy in Grovetown.
Terrance Sanchez McGhee, of the 200 block of Pine Tree Street in Grovetown, was charged with possession of a weapon while on school property.
Officials at the alternative school notified the Columbia County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday morning that McGhee had the knife, sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said. He said that no threats or injuries resulted from the incident.
McGhee was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center where, as of Wednesday, he was being held on a $2,550 bond.
A Evans woman told police that three women assaulted her last week as her ex-boyfriend watched.
Heather Ann Lillis, of the 4100 block of Foxbrush Drive, said she was with her ex-boyfriend in his truck, which was parked near his house, about 4 a.m. March 13 when a silver passenger car drove up next to them, according to a police report.
Three women who Lillis said she didn't recognize dragged her out of the truck, threw her to the ground and punched her several times, the report stated. One sprayed her with pepper spray, Lillis told police.
After the women and her ex-boyfriend left, Lillis made her way to a house on Low Meadow Drive to call for help.
Police found the man at his home as well as the three females Lillis identified as the attackers, the report stated.
Lillis signed a waiver of prosecution, and no one was arrested.
Three peeping Tom incidents were reported to police during two days last week.
The first came March 14 about 1 a.m. when a 17-year-old Lakeside High School student told police she saw a man wearing dark-colored clothing looking inside the front window of her Martinez home on the 300 block of Tailboard Court. The man ran away before police could arrive, according to a police report.
A second incident occurred that same morning a little before 4 a.m. at a home on the 6100 block of Old Union Road in Grovetown.
Stephanie Latrice Wright of Lithonia, Ga., told police she was visiting when she heard a noise on the front porch. Wright said she peeked through a window blind and a saw a man with a goatee looking in the window, a police report stated.
About 10 minutes later, the women told deputies the man came back and tried to open the front door. He then knocked on the door before running away, the report stated.
A deputy searched the area but couldn't find the suspect.
The final incident took place March 15 at midnight when another 17-year-old girl told deputies she woke up and saw an unknown man staring at her through a bedroom window.
The man fled into some woods behind the house on the 100 block of West Lynne Drive in Martinez, according to a police report.
The reported theft of some tools led to the arrest of a Grovetown man for a warrant violation.
Teresa Dolores Looper, of the 300 block of Sandpit Road, told police she noticed some of her tools missing earlier this month and confronted her roommate, Edgell Levine Risher III, about it.
Risher told Looper he borrowed them to work on her Jeep and left them at a family friend's house, according to a police report. He said he would get them back for her, the report stated.
After waiting for a week, Looper called the house where Risher said he left the tools. The woman at the home told Looper that Risher borrowed $100 from a friend of hers and used the tools as collateral, the report stated.
Looper called police, and Risher arrived while deputies were taking a statement from her. He told police that Looper gave him the tools.
Officers ran a check on Risher and found he had an outstanding warrant against him in Richmond County for failing to appear in court.
Risher was arrested and taken to the Columbia County Detention Center. He was transferred to Richmond County authorities later that same day. He has not been charged in Columbia County, jail officials said.
A Grovetown woman told police she was recently cheated out of $1,000, possibly from a Swiss man.
Tamara Wilcox Harris, of the 2000 block of Sylvan Lake Drive, told authorities she wired $1,000 as a down payment on a car to a man identifying himself as Jason Smith on March 13.
Harris said someone collected the money from a Western Union location in Switzerland, but she was then told that she wouldn't be receiving a car, according to a police report.
She said that Smith later told her he needed the money and does not intend to ship the car to her, the report stated.
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