The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Man robbed at gunpoint
An Augusta man told police he was robbed at gunpoint on Interstate 20 last week.
Johnny Newberry, of the 2400 block of Winston Way, told police he was walking west on I-20 when a man driving a green Thunderbird pulled over to help him, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Newberry said the man came up alongside him and pressed a black revolver against his neck. The robber then felt inside Newberry's pockets and took $20.
The man then got back into his car and continued driving west, Newberry said.
Crash leads to arrest
An Appling man was arrested Saturday after he crashed a stolen car.
Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Russell A. Loyd wrote in an incident report that he was working a wreck at the intersection of Washington and Tubman roads in Appling when he discovered one of the vehicles was stolen after a routine license plate check.
The driver of the stolen 1973 Chevy C-10 truck, Cluese Burns, 56, of the 5500 block of Burks Mountain Road, was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property.
Burns was released from the Columbia County Detention Center later that same day on $2,550 bond, a jailer said.
Burns was traveling north on Tubman Road when his brakes failed, and he crossed into the path of a car heading east on Washington Road, according to an accident report.
Woman complains of spit
An Evans woman reported her ex-boyfriend spit in her face twice at her work place Friday.
Rachel Nicole Furman, of the 400 block of Keeling Lane, told officers she was at her job at Quebecor World, 4301 Evans-to-Locks Road, Evans, when her ex-boyfriend approached her. She said the man cursed at her and then spit in her face, according to a police report.
Furman said he returned a few minutes later, cursed at her again and threatened to have one of her co-workers beat her up.
He then spit in her face again and left, Furman said.
Complains roofing job delayed
A Grovetown man complained to police last week that work he paid to have done on his home was never started.
Robert Allison Pendergrast Jr., of the 800 block of Royal Drive, told authorities he wrote a $2,310 check in April to Woods Roofing to buy materials to have his roof replaced. He said he waited a month and nothing had yet been done.
Pendergrast called the business and a secretary told him they would not be able to do the job and would refund his money, according to an incident report.
He said he waited two weeks and never received a refund.
Pendergrast again attempted to make contact with the company, but no one returned his calls. He reported the incident to the sheriff's office, and a deputy tried calling the company with no luck.
Pendergrast said he would prosecute.
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