A 23-year-old Harlem man wanted in the shooting death of his cousin after a Monday night argument surrendered to Columbia County authorities Tuesday.
Anthony Deontra Lee, also known as Ant or Skeet, walked into the Columbia County Detention Center at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, said Maj. Rick Whitaker, of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Police had been searching for Mr. Lee since Monday night. Whitaker said Lee, of the 300 block of South Bell Street, was charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
A second man, Carlos Lewis, 23, of the 6000 block of Harlem-Grovetown Road in Harlem, also surrendered to authorities and was charged with hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal. Police say Lewis was at the scene when the shooting occurred and was charged because he left the scene with Lee and made no effort to turn him in.
Lee is being held without bond, while Lewis was released Tuesday on $2,600 bond.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
in car break-in
An Evans man was arrested Tuesday after two witnesses told police they saw a man stealing a CD player out of someone's vehicle.
Justin Lowell Luke, 18, of the 900 block of Cobb Road, was arrested on charges of entering a vehicle to commit theft and theft by taking after police say he used an unknown object to shatter the left vent window of an Augusta man's 1991 Ford Mustang.
Witnesses said Luke fled, leaving behind the CD player after he realized he was being watched. Luke was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center, where he was being held Friday morning on a $8,700 bond.
Theft by taking arrests
Two Harlem men were arrested on theft by taking charges Tuesday after police say they stole money and VCRs from a Grovetown man's home, then used the money to buy cigarettes and cocaine.
Robbie Bryson Palmer, 19, and Aaron Lee Baker II, 18, both of the 5000 block of Geisela Drive, told police they stole more than $700 in money and VCRs from a gun safe, which belonged to Palmer's father. Both men said they took the items and used the money to buy cigarettes and cocaine, the report states.
The men were taken to the Columbia County Detention Center, where they were each being held on $2,600 bond as of Friday.
Park damage reported
A Columbia County Recre-ation Department maintenance worker reported damage property at Blanchard Park on Monday.
The employee, who works in the 4000 block of Dewey Drive, said someone "manipulated and damaged" the locks to two doors of a public rest room and a urinal and tore off shingles from the roof of a park building, a report said.
The incident occurred between 10 a.m. Dec. 30 and 9:50 a.m. Monday.
The estimated damage is $350.
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