The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Several arrested in fight at apartment complex
Several people were arrested Nov. 19 after police broke up a brawl between as many as nine people outside an Evans apartment complex.
Arrested and charged were: Jason Todd Beasley, 18, of the 3200 block of Gerald Drive in Augusta, charged with criminal trespass and affray; Tommy Jean Adams, 25, of the 100 block of Cohoe Court, Grovetown, charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, affray and criminal trespass; Robert Blake Storey, 19, of the 1900 block of Melrose Drive, Augusta, charged with affray and criminal trespass; Jeffery Lawrence Adams, 23, of the 400 block of Old Evans Road, Martinez, charged with affray; and Eric Sheldon Creager, 21, of the 2900 block of Running Creek Lane, charged with affray.
The fight broke out at about 7 p.m. at Wedgewood Park Apartments on Old Evans Road when a group of four men drove to the apartment complex to confront someone concerning a previous incident. When the four men arrived, police say, a confrontation ensued between five men already at the complex and the men who drove there - one of whom had a hunting rifle, and another who wore a bulletproof vest and carried an orange baseball bat.
Police arrived on the scene and discovered minor injuries. Three of those involved reportedly fled on foot without being caught by authorities. Police found a Marlin .30-.30 hunting rifle, a black bulletproof vest, an orange baseball bat and a pair of brass knuckles on the ground.
Jeffery LawrenceAdams and Creager were released Nov. 20 on $1,100 bond. Beasley was being held Tuesday at the Columbia County Detention Center on $2,200 bond. Tommy Jean Adams was released Nov. 20 on $7,300 bond. Storey was released Nov. 20 on a $2,200 bond.
Man shows gun at Evans Wal-Mart parking lot
A late Friday altercation ended when, police say, a 21-year-old Appling man showed a handgun to a group of Appling teens.
One teen and her boyfriend called a friend, who is a cashier at the Wal-Mart in Evans, and said that a group of men in two vehicles was following them.
When the teen and her boyfriend met her friend in the store parking lot, the friend confronted the man.
According to the Wal-Mart cashier, the man pulled out a gun and placed it on the seat of the white Ford Mustang he was riding in.
The Wal-Mart clerk said that the men in the Mustang and a gray BMW then left the scene. No one was injured.
Store employee arrested on theft by taking charge
A cashier at an Evans discount retailer was arrested Monday on a charge of theft by taking after being accused of stealing from her register.
Jessica Helena Mincey, 20, of the 3100 block of Skinner Mill Road in Augusta, was charged after being accused of stealing $360 from her register at the new Target.
Bulldozer driven into ditch
An Evans excavator returned to a job site Monday to find his bulldozer stuck in a ditch.
The owner of Bernie Downs Land Clearing told police that someone moved his Fiat Allis 10-C bulldozer down a hill 100 yards and crashed it into a ditch about 3:30 p.m.
The owner said that the bulldozer, worth about $21,000, was stuck and possibly damaged from the incident.
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