The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
An Appling man is in jail after police said they chased him through two counties Saturday.
Alex Reid, 34, of the 600 block of Cobbham Road, is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on charges of driving under the influence, fleeing and attempting to elude police, reckless driving, suspended license and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to jail records.
Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Bobby Bradford assisted McDuffie County authorities at 4:15 p.m. in pursuit of a gold Honda Accord, which was being driven into Columbia County on Cobbham Road, according to an incident report.
Police say Reid accelerated to 90 mph in a 55 mph zone and turned onto Tom Bartles Road and then into a private drive, where he reportedly exited and ran. Bradford said he tackled Reid after a short chase.
An Evans man was arrested on an obstruction charge after police say he ran from them outside a convenience store early Sunday morning.
Just after midnight, the clerk of the Pump 'N Shop at 1045 Furys Ferry Road reported a suspicious man in a blue Honda that had been loitering in the parking lot.
When Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Erick Jessee responded, he found Moziyar Kevin Sheibani, 20, of the 4400 block of Deer Run, by the pay phone and asked him why he'd been hanging around the parking lot. After being questioned and patted down, Sheibani reportedly ran behind the store. The deputy pursued Sheibani and tackled him, according to an incident report. Jessee said Sheibani resisted while being handcuffed and was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center. He was released Sunday after posting bond.
A Martinez business owner told police someone had altered one of his checks.
The owner of Ghann's Cricket Farms on Cedar Lane told police he mailed a check for $55.19 to Andy's Automotive on Sept. 10.
However, he said he received a call from the company Sept. 22, stating that they had not received it, according to a sheriff's office report.
Ghann discovered the check had cleared the bank in the amount of $4,319 on Sept. 13. He said he received a copy of the check from the bank and found the amount and the payee information had been changed.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report, Sept. 19-25:
Structure fires, two; vehicle fire, one; dumpster fire, one; controlled burns, three; fire alarms, nine; medical calls, 31; rescue calls, 10; investigations, four; public service, two; public safety assistance, one.
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