Harlem man pleads guilty in child-porn sting
A Harlem man indicted on more than 150 counts of felony sexual exploitation of children pleaded guilty to 15 counts in a Columbia County courtroom Monday.
Darryl Stanley Holley, 41, of the 6000 block of George Walton Drive, pleaded guilty to 15 counts of sexual exploitation of children as part of a plea agreement with the district attorney's office, his attorney, Pete Theodocian, said. Holley was indicted on 153 counts of the charge in November.
Columbia County sheriff's investigators searched his home July 28 after a tip from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Police say they found about 5,000 sexually explicit photos of a minor saved to Holley's computer.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Thomson man arrested
during traffic stop
A Thomson man was arrested Tuesday after he refused to cooperate with authorities during a traffic stop in Martinez.
Robert Jeremy Fickling, 29, of White Oaks Street, was charged with passing in a no passing zone, having an expired tag, altering license plates and giving a false name or address to a law enforcement officer. The incident occurred after Fickling was pulled over by an officer on Columbia Road at its intersection with Belair Road, according to jail records.
Police say Fickling was chased by authorities after he ran away and jumped into a pond. Fickling was later arrested and taken to the Columbia County Detention Center. He was released Wednesday after posting a $5,500 bond.
Man says woman duped him into paying her
A Martinez man said he was deceived into giving someone $300 to purchase a PlayStation 2 game.
The man said he gave money to a woman who said she had to go to Appling to get the game and complete the sale, the report states. The man said the woman has yet to return and give him the game. The incident occurred between March 22 and 5 p.m. Monday.
Grovetown supervisor reports oil-drum dump
A supervisor for a Grovetown business told police on Tuesday someone dumped two oil drums on the business' property without permission.
The man, who works at First General Services of CSRA at 664A S. Old Belair Road, said the drums were found lying on their sides, dented and leaking either oil or diesel fuel onto the ground, the report states. The man had the proper hazardous-materials equipment to clean up the spill, according to the report.
The incident occurred between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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