The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Police car hit in chase
A Martinez man led police on a 45 mph chase through Evans last weekend.
Authorities said that Kurt Patrick Terrebonne, 38, of the 4100 block of Cliftwood Court, tried to flee in his 1991 Ford Escort after a Columbia County sheriff's deputy attempted to pull him over for having a broken windshield near the intersection of Washington Road and William Few Parkway at about 10:30 p.m. on July 3.
Officers used a spike strip across the road at Washington Road and Ronald Reagan Drive to try and stop Terrebonne, but he kept going even though the two front tires of his car were deflated, according to a police report.
Terrebonne then turned on Belair Road and then onto Hereford Farm Road, where four deputies used their cars to surround Terrebonne and try to stop him.
Terrebonne slowed down to 10 mph but rammed one of the police cars to try and force it off the road, the report stated. The struck deputy pressed his brake, which stopped Terrebonne, who kept spinning the rear wheels of his Escort in an effort to get away.
Police charged Terrebonne with aggravated assault, interference with government property, fleeing and attempting to elude and several other traffic related charges.
Terrebonne was being held Thursday in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $31,800 bond and a probation violation.
Exposure incident reported
An Evans woman called police last weekend when a man exposed himself to her in a local gas station.
Greer Michelle Siegel, of the 4700 block of Hereford Farm Road, told police she was sitting inside Wally's gas station at 318 N. Belair Road on July 3 at about 3:45 a.m. when a man entered the store wearing only boxer shorts and walked to the bathroom.
When he came out of the bathroom, Siegel said he approached her, asked how she was doing and then exposed himself, according to a police report.
The man left but not before someone got a description of his car and a tag number.
A deputy located the car's owner, but he said he couldn't remember going to Wally's. The deputy took a picture of the man and showed it to Siegal, who identified him as the person who had exposed himself.
Magistrate Judge Jack Farmer did not issue a warrant for indecent exposure, according to the report. Instead, an arrest is pending a pre-warrant hearing.
Explosion burns Camry
The explosion an Appling woman heard outside a home she was visiting over the holiday weekend didn't belong to a firecracker or bottle rocket. It belonged to her car.
Ola Mae Garnett, of the 3100 block of Johnson Drive, heard an explosion while she visited one of her neighbors on July 2 at about 11 p.m. She went outside and saw her 1992 Toyota Camry on fire.
Another neighbor, Christopher Ashley Hawes, also ran outside of his Johnson Drive home when he heard the explosion. Hawes told police he chased a man he saw running away from the burning car carrying a red gasoline container. Hawes stopped chasing him when the man ran inside a house.
Police questioned the man Hawes said he witnessed running away from the car, but the man claimed he didn't set it on fire.
Both the man and Hawes refused to give written statements to police, according to a police report.
No arrest had been made as of Thursday.
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