The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Ex-doctor is arrested in molestation
A 45-year-old Evans man who had worked as a gynecologist in the Augusta area has been arrested on a charge of child molestation and aggravated assault.
Jerry Jackson Lee II, of the 2500 block of Fallen Branch Lane, was being held at the Columbia County Detention Center on a probation hold from Hazelhurst, Ga., with no bond set, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
Morris said police learned of the incident after responding to a domestic dispute May 14 between Lee and his wife at their home. According to an incident report, Lee and his wife were arguing about an incident in which Lee's wife said he had sexually abused a 9-year-old girl.
According to the report, Lee's wife said she called her son to the home when Lee raised a knife during the confrontation. Lee's son told police he struck his father twice in the face to keep him away from his mother.
"Other charges are pending,'' Morris said Thursday, adding that because of an ongoing investigation he could not provide details.
According to the official Web site for the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, Lee's license to operate as a gynecology and obstetrics doctor was issued in October 1994. The board, which had been investigating allegations against Lee, accepted his request to voluntarily surrender his license in August 2003.
Former bondsman faces felony charges
A Columbia County grand jury indicted a former bail bondsman in McDuffie and Columbia counties on several felony charges, including criminal attempt to commit aggravated battery and attempt to commit rape, according to court records released Thursday.
The jury charged Daniel Lee Savage Sr., of the 6200 block of Keg Creek Drive in Appling, with two counts of criminal attempt to commit aggravated battery, criminal attempt to commit rape, three counts of criminal solicitation and two counts of threatening of a witness in an official proceeding, the indictment stated.
Savage was arrested May 13 by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents. He is accused of attempting to pay someone to maliciously harm Richard Ingram, an Augusta-area lawyer, and Billy L. Morris, who also lives on Keg Creek Drive.
The criminal attempt to commit rape charge stems from what authorities said was Savage's attempt to pay the same man to rape Morris' wife.
Robbery suspects are indicted
A Columbia County grand jury indicted two Richmond County men accused of robbing a Martinez gas station and an Evans store in March, according to court records released Thursday.
The grand jury indicted Moses Jerome Tidwell, 40, of Brussels Street, and Felix Sinclair Elam, 24, of Hephzibah-McBean Road, with two counts of robbery by sudden snatch. Tidwell also faces two counts of misdemeanor simple battery, the indictment stated.
Both men were arrested March 12. Tidwell is accused of entering the Citgo gas station at 440 S. Belair Road at about 7 a.m., pushing a clerk and grabbing cash from the register before leaving in a Chevy Corsica allegedly driven by Elam. At about noon, police say, a man matching Tidwell's description walked into the Dollar General at 4388 Washington Road in Evans, pushed a clerk and grabbed cash from the register before getting away in the same car.
The two were arrested when police spotted the car on Washington Road. Both men are being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond.
Woman's purse is stolen overnight
A Grovetown woman told police May 25 that someone entered her home and stole her purse while she slept.
The 21-year-old woman said she returned home from dinner at about 9:30 p.m. May 24 and placed her purse on top of a file cabinet before going to bed. When she awoke at 6 a.m. the next day, she said the purse - containing $30 in cash, a $636 tax refund check and her $143 paycheck - was missing.
Cars are broken into at lake
Police say the owners of two vehicles parked in the lot of West Dam Recreational Park reported someone entering their vehicles and stealing items.
One of the vehicle owners told police that when he and his wife returned to their Toyota Avalon after fishing at Thurmond Lake at about 6 p.m. May 25, they discovered several items missing. The vehicle was reportedly left unlocked.
The other owner told police that someone entered her unlocked truck between 2:30 and 5:15 p.m. and took her wallet, which contained $75.
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