Augusta man arrested in robbery
An Augusta man was arrested at the scene of a robbery early Friday, police said.
Johnathon Edward Stump, 36, of the 2500 block of Deans Bridge Road, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. as he left the Stuckey's convenience store on Jimmie Dyess Parkway, said Columbia County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve Morris. He is charged with robbing the store.
Stump had approached the store clerk and told her that there were men casing the store, Morris said.
"He said he was told to go inside (by the men and take $60 from the clerk or they would beat him up," Morris said. The clerk informed customers the store was being robbed, and the customers alerted police, he said.
Morris said Stump told police he robbed the store because he was threatened by the men, but later admitted making the story up. Stump was charged with robbery by intimidation and was being held at the Columbia County Detention Center on $15,100 bond Monday.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Martinez woman charged with beating neighbor
A Martinez woman who was intoxicated was arrested Sunday night, accused of beating her neighbor with a purse after the neighbor confronted the woman for fleeing after a car accident, police said.
Julia Ann Marie Mann, 23, of the 300 block of Ridge Crossing, Martinez, was charged with simple battery, driving under the influence, failure to obey a traffic device, driving too fast for conditions, leaving the scene of an accident and obstruction.
She was released Monday after posting $6,600 bond.
Susan Kim Fleming, 37, of the 400 block of Ridge Crossing, told police that Mann's vehicle struck her vehicle at the corner of Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Ridge Trail around 7:45 p.m. and that Mann fled to her apartment.
Fleming told police when she caught up to Mann and confronted her about the incident, Mann tackled her and struck her with a purse for about 10 minutes.
When deputies arrived and attempted to perform a field DUI test, Mann tried to flee and was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car.
While deputies were explaining the DUI test to Mann, she began spitting on a deputy's pants.
Prescription drugs stolen from teen
A Martinez teen told police Sunday someone who did not have permission picked up her prescription medication.
The teen told police her physician called in a prescription for 20 capsules of Lorcet, a pain medication, to a Martinez pharmacy Dec. 14.
When the teen called the store to check on the prescription, the pharmacist informed her it had already been picked up.
The pharmacist told police he was not the pharmacist who sold the prescription, but that the buyer showed identification, company policy when non-family members pick up a juvenile's prescription.
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