Former representative surrenders again
Former state Rep. Robin Williams was put behind bars again Friday after surrendering to the U.S. Marshal's Office after a warrant was issued for his arrest for a violation of his terms of release.
Williams, who was sen-tenced in September to 10 years in prison for health care fraud, was scheduled to begin the federal sentence Nov. 14. He surrendered to Columbia County author-ities Thursday after being charged with misdemeanor theft by deception on an accusation that he obtained $200 from a bank account he no longer had permission to use.
The misdemeanor arrest was a violation of Williams' terms of release, so the U.S. Probation Office issued a warrant for his arrest, said Edmund A. Boothe Jr., the first assistant for the U.S. attorney's Augusta office. Williams was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Thurs-day after posting a $1,100 bond, according to jail per-sonnel.
Williams surrendered to the Marshal's Service on Friday and was confined in the McDuffie County jail as a federal prisoner, McDuffie County sheriff's Maj. Ronnie Williamson said.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Man reports being punched on golf course
An Evans man told police Saturday that while he was walking his dogs, another dog owner punched him in the face.
The 64-year-old man said he and his wife were on the 11th fairway of the Jones Creek golf course when a large sheepdog attacked one of their dachshunds.
The man said he kicked the sheepdog to stop the fight and the sheepdog's owner then punched him in the face, causing a cut, severe bruising and pain in his jaw. The man's wife confirmed her husband's account.
Attempts to contact the sheepdog's owner were unsuccessful, and the couple were told to contact the Columbia County Magistrate Court to schedule a pre-warrant hearing.
Patrol car vandalized
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy reported Thursday that someone vandalized his patrol car while it was parked in front of a Martinez residence.
The deputy said that be-tween 10 p.m. Nov. 1 and noon Thursday someone used black spray paint all over his 2004 Ford police interceptor. The damage is estimated to be $800.
Motorist reports gun-pointing incident
A Grovetown man said Friday that a man pointed a gun at him after a confrontation while driv-ing.
The driver, who was trav-eling south just after noon with a female passenger along Old Louisville Road, noticed a gray Toyota pickup tailgating him. He told police a driving con-frontation ensued, and the other driver pointed a rifle at him and his passenger.
The driver of the Toyota later admitted being involved in the confrontation, but denied pointing a rifle or even possessing a gun at the time, the report stated.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5:
Structure fires, four; woods fire, one; vehicle fires, two; trash bin fire, one; fire alarms, eight; natural gas leaks, two; medical calls, 16; rescue calls, 15; investigations, six; public service, one; and other, two.
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