The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Four Columbia County students were charged Wednesday for having banned items on school property.
Greenbrier High School officials found a set of brass knuckles while searching 18-year-old Justin Jennings' vehicle at the school Wednesday, according to sheriff's office Capt. Steve Morris.
Jennings, of the 700 block of Chamblin Road in Grovetown, was charged with possession of a weapon on school property and taken to the Columbia County Detention Center.
Also, three Evans High School students were charged with possession of alcohol on school property Wednesday after someone reported to school officials that the three girls had alcohol at school, Capt. Morris said.
He said there was evidence that the 15-year-old and the two 14-year-old students had been drinking. All three were released to their parents, Capt. Morris said.
Two teens were arrested early Tuesday in connection with six vehicle break ins.
Christopher Ian Pearre, 18, of the 1500 block of Schley Street in Augusta, and Timothy Charles Barrett, 17, of the 5100 block of Huntfield Road in Evans, were charged with nine counts of entering a vehicle to commit theft, five counts of theft by taking and one count of burglary, according to jail personnel.
They are accused of breaking into six vehicles on or near Somerset Drive just after midnight Tuesday, when a camera, change, a make-up bag filled with toiletries and a tool kit were taken from five residents, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Scott Edward Schadler, of the 4800 block of Somerset Drive, told police that he saw a suspicious vehicle park in front of his home. Schadler said two men got out and walked up his driveway before returning to the vehicle and driving away with the vehicle's lights off, the report stated. While police interviewed Schadler, the vehicle drove past his home, and he confirmed the vehicle was the one parked in his driveway earlier.
Deputies stopped the vehicle and noticed a case of beer in the backseat and a camera on the passenger floorboard, the report stated. The teens gave conflicting stories as to why they were in the neighborhood.
Barrett admitted the two had stolen the camera from a car on Somerset Drive, the report stated.
Pearre and Barrett remained at the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday afternoon each being held on $28,400 bonds, jail personnel said.
A man wounded in a shooting at his Thomson apartment complex was in good condition Thursday.
Edward Bryant Gillom, 26, of the 1900 block of Old Washington Road, was shot in the leg just before 8:15 p.m. Monday after an argument with Ricardo Deon Moss, 22, who is also a resident of the complex, said Mike Seigler, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Thomson's office.
McDuffie County sheriff's deputies arrested Moss and charged him with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Seigler said.
Gillom, who was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting a fellow Harlem High School student to death in 1993, was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. He was listed in good condition Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
An Evans woman told police Tuesday that someone blew up her mailbox.
Lori Paulette McKee, of the 4700 block of Rye Hill Court, reported that her mailbox was fine when her son returned home Monday night but was scattered in pieces in the street and neighbor's yard when she went outside just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report.
Responding deputies noticed the mailbox was severely damaged by what appeared to be a homemade explosive device using a 2-liter plastic bottle, the report stated.
McKee said if suspects were identified, she would prosecute.
An Augusta man is in jail after fighting with police Monday evening.
Columbia County sheriff's deputy William Oates saw a car with four people parked at the intersection of Evans to Locks Road and Blue Ridge Drive just before 6 p.m. Monday. Another man was standing near the passenger window, talking to the people inside the car when Oates saw him hand something to the passenger, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report stated.
Oates, believing a drug transaction was taking place, approached the vehicle with Deputy Johnny McDonald Jr. The man at the window began walking away, the report stated. Oates advised him to stop, but he continued down Evans to Locks Road.
The driver of the vehicle, Morris Jones Jr., 19, of the 3400 block of Sharon Road in Augusta, said the man walking away was his cousin and was deaf, the report stated. Oates found out that Jones had a warrant out for his arrest for a probation violation in Richmond County. When Oates began patting Jones down and putting him in handcuffs, Jones ran away. Oates tackled Jones, who began fighting both deputies, the report stated.
During the fight, Oates scraped his left knee and elbow, tore his uniform pants and damaged his uniform hat, the report stated. An ambulance arrived to evaluate Jones and Oates before Jones was transported to the Columbia County Detention Center on a felony charge of obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
Jones remained in custody Thursday afternoon on a $5,050 bond, according to jail personnel.
The Harlem Volunteer Fire Department Activity Report for April 2004:
Grass fires, one; woods fires, two; vehicle fires, two; mobile home fires, one; activated alarm systems, one; medical calls, 16; downed power lines, one; and other, four.
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