The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Band booster theft suspect pleads guilty
A Martinez woman charged with the theft of more than $12,000 from a Lakeside High School Band Booster account pleaded guilty to felony theft by taking in a Columbia County courtroom Monday.
Sharon Schultz Nichols, a former president of the booster club, was arrested and charged in the theft in October after an investigation lasting more than a month by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office after an audit by the Columbia County Board of Education revealed a $6,363 shortage. The investigation by the school system auditor reportedly showed Nichols wrote 126 checks to herself or to cash.
Nichols, of the 3700 block of Winchester Trail, could face as many as 10 years in prison. Assistant District Attorney Madonna Little said restitution in the case has not been worked out.
Little said Nichols will be sentenced at a hearing that has not been scheduled.
Game disruption leads to arrests
Two Evans High School students were arrested May 4 after being accused of interrupting an evening baseball game by pretending to be part of the game.
Kevin George Lewis, 18, of the 600 block of Hagin Road in Grovetown, and Zachary Wayne Dunn, 17, of the 300 block of Westmont Drive in Martinez, were arrested at about 8:30 p.m. on a disorderly conduct charge. Police say the teens went out onto the baseball field during a game, running down the third base line. As they reached home plate, Lewis slid headfirst into home plate as Dunn acted like an umpire and called his friend safe, according to a sheriff's office incident report.
The official umpire stopped the game during the disruption. Lewis and Dunn were escorted off the field, then were arrested and transported to the Columbia County Detention Center. Both teens were released early Thursday morning after posting a $275 bond, according to jail records.
Woman's car is reportedly damaged
A Martinez woman told police someone damaged her daughter's car Friday night by jumping on the hood.
The woman said her daughter parked in front of The Bloom Closet Florist at 101 Maple Drive in Martinez at about 10 p.m. and went to work at the neighboring Firehouse Subs location. At 10:30 p.m., it was discovered that someone had caused more than $800 damage to the car by jumping on it. Damages included a dented hood, shattered windshield and four flat tires, according to the sheriff's office incident report.
Martinez-Columbia Fire and Rescue Activity Report for the week of May 1-7:
Structure fires, two; grass fires, two; vehicle fires, two; controlled burn, one; fire alarms, five; medical calls, 29; rescue calls, 11; investigations, six; public service, three; and other, one.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.