The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Paul Matthew Colohan III, 25, of the 300 block of Creekside Drive, has been arrested in connection to a rape of a 14-year-old Grovetown girl.
A Grovetown man is in jail after being arrested Saturday in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl.
Paul Matthew Colohan III, 25, of the 300 block of Creekside Drive, was arrested on a charge of rape, aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and kidnapping a minor, according to Columbia County Detention Center records.
The Grovetown girl told police she was walking in the 5300 block of Wrightsboro Road near Creekside Estates just after 7 a.m. Jan. 18 when a man used a pocketknife to force her into a nearby wooded area, where he sexually assaulted her.
Colohan was arrested by the Grovetown Department of Public Safety.
Colohan was transferred Sunday to the Columbia County detention center, where he is being held pending a bond hearing that has not been set.
Threatening messages found at school
Two threatening messages were found on the walls of a bathroom at Evans Middle School on Thursday.
Columbia County Board of Education Safety Officer Russell Lance Poss told police someone wrote "I am going to bring a gun to school," on a bathroom wall during school hours on Jan. 19, according to a sheriff's office report.
Poss also reported that a second message was scrawled on the bathroom wall threatening to shoot a teacher with a gun that the writing stated was inside a school locker.
Internet theft reported
An Martinez woman has filed a theft by deception report with Columbia County police involving a vehicle that she recently paid for via the Internet.
The woman said she purchased a 1999 Dodge Caravan on eBay from a man and wired $3,200 to his account Jan. 17, a sheriff's office report stated. The woman said the man was supposed to send her the vehicle's title when he received the transferred money.
The woman said that since sending the money, she has tried to contact the man via phone and through the Internet, but she has not been able to make contact with him, the report states.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of Jan. 16-22:
Structure fires, two; grass fires, four; vehicle fires, three; controlled burns, three; fire alarms, three; natural gas leaks, two; carbon monoxide alarms, one; medical calls, 25; rescue calls, seven; investigations, three; public service, three; public safety assistance, one; and other, one.
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