Police arrest man on rape charge
A Harlem man was being held without bond Monday after he was arrested in connection with a reported rape last month.
Dustin Camm Carter, 30, was arrested by Columbia County sheriff's deputies in Richmond County at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. Carter had been sought by several area law enforcement agencies.
Carter, of the 1500 block of Joy Road, was being held without bond on a charge of strong-arm rape, according to jail personnel.
A woman told police that she knows Carter and that after he went to her house Feb. 17, an argument ensued, Morris said.
The woman said Carter choked her and dragged her by her hair down a hallway before raping her, Morris said. She ran to a neighbor's house and called police, he said.
Instructor charged with statutory rape of student
The district attorney's office is reviewing the Feb. 17 arrest of a 25-year-old martial arts instructor charged with statutory rape involving a 15-year-old student.
Robert Houston Reynolds Jr., of the 4700 block of Rye Hill Court, Evans, was arrested and released the same day on $7,500 bond, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
Reynolds is accused of having a sexual relationship with the girl while he was working as an instructor at Martial Arts America. He said that the girl is now pregnant and that the case has been turned over to the district attorney.
Chase ends with Evans man's arrest
An Evans man was in the Columbia County Detention Center on Monday after he led them on a chase Thursday afternoon, police said.
Scott Desreis, 25, of the 700 block of Jones Creek, was being held in the jail on a $5,500 bond on charges including misdemeanor possession of marijuana, fleeing and attempting to elude police, passing in a no-passing zone, weaving, and failure to yield the right of way, according to jail personnel.
Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said deputies tried to pull Desreis over at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday on Washington Road near Riverwood Plantation after it was reported he was running motorists off the road. Desreis led police on a chase and avoided spike strips at the intersection of Columbia and Belair roads, Morris said.
By clipping Desreis' vehicle in the rear, police were able to stop him on Moss Creek Drive, Morris said.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Store's workers say they were threatened
A Florida man was arrested Saturday after Evans Wal-Mart employees said he threatened them.
Kenneth William Asch Jr., 52, of the 7100 block of 14th Avenue South in South Pasedena, was charged with terroristic threats or acts Saturday evening, after he threatened to "shoot up" the employees and store at 4471 Washington Road.
Several store employees told police Asch went into the store at about 5 p.m. and tried to return a computer at the customer service desk. Though he had a receipt and a Florida drivers license, the store could not give Asch a cash refund because of the store's return policy. Witnesses said Asch became irate and threatened to bring back his biker friends and shoot up the place and the employees.
Asch left the store, but an employee got a description of his vehicle and the tag number. Asch was located a short time later and taken to the Columbia County Detention Center. He was released Sunday after posting a $5,100 bond, according to jail personnel.
Financial ID fraud
A Martinez soldier told police Thursday that someone stole $7,000 from his checking account.
The 44-year-old man said that as he was checking his bank account online, he discovered $7,000 missing. He said he called his bank and found out a wire transfer from his account was sent in a man's name to a credit union in Denver.
Though the soldier said he never called to authorize the transfer or gave anyone else permission to do so, the bank employee said the caller had his personal information, which was needed to complete the transfer.
An Evans man told police Thursday that someone stole his calf.
The man said a 1-month-old Angus-cross calf was stolen between Feb. 21 and 4 p.m. Thursday from the fenced pasture at the back of his property. The man said the calf was black with a white face.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of Feb. 19-25:
Structure fires, six; vehicle fires, two; controlled burns, four; fire alarms, eight; medical calls, six; rescue calls, 13; investigations, three; public service, one, and public safety assistance, one.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.