A Martinez man was beaten Monday night while two friends escaped out of a bedroom window.
According to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report, a man rang the doorbell of James Darwin Fowler, 22, of the 300 block of Mears Street, and told the woman who answered he needed to speak to Fowler.
Fowler then told the woman and another man at the home to go to the bedroom. The man at the door forced his way inside when Fowler opened it, he told police.
Fowler said the man asked him for money and wanted to know who else was in the home. The man reportedly started beating him and then took an envelope out of his wallet containing $4,000.
Meanwhile, the man and woman in the bedroom escaped through a window when the suspect tried to force his way in, reports stated. The two went to a neighbor's house and called the sheriff's office. While the man was trying to get into the bedroom, Fowler said he ran outside and fled in his car.
The police report did not specify what the $4,000 was for.
Garage graffiti found
A Grovetown woman reported to police finding graffiti and a hole in her garage on Tuesday.
Susan Marie Waters, 43, told deputies someone dug a silver dollar-sized chip on the garage floor of her home, located on the 2100 block of Magnolia Parkway, a sheriff's office report states.
Someone then drew a circle around the hole and wrote profane words next to it using wall mud, according to the report.
Waters said the garage had been open.
Work tools recovered
A Grovetown man who reported his work tools missing last month recovered the tools after someone spotted them at a yard sale.
Robbin Leonard Palmer, owner of Robbin Palmer Drywall, told police two sheet rock benches and a drywall gun were stolen from a work site in Martinez in June, according to reports.
He received a phone call last week from someone saying the stolen tools were being sold at a yard sale, according to a police report. Palmer asked the man to buy the stolen goods and later reimbursed the man.
Power turned off
An Appling teen returned home Wednesday to find the power to his home had been turned off.
Ray Lamar Patterson, 18, told police he went inside his home on the 6300 block of Keg Creek Drive to find a chair out of place, some screens removed from some windows and candles moved.
Investigators determined the main breaker to the power junction box outside the home had been switched off.
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