The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Police arrested an elderly Martinez man Tuesday on a charge of molestation involving a 12-year-old girl.
Gerald Laverne Tordoff, 63, of the 300 block of East Wynngate Drive, was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center Tuesday and was released later that night on a $25,100 bond, according to jail records.
The girl reported the sexual assault to her parents, who reported the incident to police, Columbia County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve Morris said.
Tordoff is not related to the victim, who was visiting the area, Capt. Morris said.
A computer virus prevented police from disclosing if Tordoff has a criminal record. He was not listed on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's sex offender registry.
Road attack reported
An Evans teen told police someone attacked him Tuesday evening after blocking his truck on Farmington Road.
Brian Daniel Boyd, 17, told police he noticed four trucks following him as he turned onto Farmington Road from Hereford Farm Road, a sheriff's office report states. He said a man in a blue Chevy S-10 pickup then passed him and stopped in front him while someone else driving a GMC Sonoma stopped behind him, blocking him in.
Boyd said he exited his truck and was confronted by the driver of the Sonoma about an incident that took place on Monday night, according to the report.
On his way back to his car, Boyd said the Sonoma driver hit him twice - once in the left eye and once on the head.
Boyd said he fought back in self defense before getting back in his car and driving to his home on Farmington Circle.
Former state schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko told police on Tuesday she has been receiving harassing phone calls.
Schrenko, 55, said someone has been calling her cellular phone at various times between July 15 and July 29, according to a police report.
She said she wants to prosecute if the caller is identified.
A North Augusta man attacked his employer on Monday while working on an Evans home.
DA Designs owner James Dustin Hammons, 31, of the 300 block of Crown Mill Drive, Martinez, told deputies he was working on a house under construction when one of his employees, Kevin Scott Holz, 41, of the 1700 block of Georgia Avenue, jumped down from the roof and attacked him.
Hammons said Holz threw lumber at him, pushed him and then tried to punch him, a sheriff's office report states.
Holz told police Hammons was yelling at him while he was working on the roof. Police arrested Holz for an outstanding warrant in Richmond County.
An Augusta man was arrested Monday on a charge of shoplifting after workers at an Evans supermarket said they noticed the man had concealed steak in his shorts.
Anthony Valdez Ward, 46, of the 2300 block of Hardwick Road, was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center Monday and was released later that day on a $1,100 bond.
Carol Simpson Rollins, a manager at the Evans Kroger on Washington Road, told police she noticed Ward had hidden an Angus beef tenderloin inside his shorts after a worker told her Ward was acting suspicious, a sheriff's office report states.
The tenderloin was valued at $70.
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