Evans High School student stabbed
A 17-year-old Evans High School student was stabbed by a 17-year-old former Evans High student Tuesday at a popular teen hangout, authorities said.
Amber Staadt, a sophomore from Grovetown, was stabbed just above her right hip after an argument in front of Wally's CITGO on North Belair at Cox roads, but the injury was not considered life-threatening, said Columbia County sheriff's Lt. Andy Shedd. Staadt was treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
Staadt was arguing with former Evans High student Crystal Lynn Campbell, of the 300 block of Creekside Drive in Grovetown, at about 3 p.m. when Staadt was stabbed, Shedd said.
Campbell was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and was released from the Columbia County Detention Center late Tuesday on a $30,200 bond. Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Staadt also would be charged with affray for contributing to the fight.
Witnesses said Campbell tried to leave in her red Pontiac Grand Prix when a deputy, who was in plainclothes, stopped her on North Belair Road. Morris said police later found a small-bladed Leatherman knife.
Students arrested on marijuana charges
Two Columbia County pupils were arrested last week on charges of possessing marijuana at school.
A 14-year-old Lakeside High School student was arrested Wednesday. Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said the incident occurred in the school's gym at about 10 a.m. after a teacher noticed the student acting suspiciously while talking to a 17-year-old student. When the teacher approached the 14-year-old, he dropped a small quantity of marijuana on the floor, police said.
On Thursday, a 12-year-old Evans Middle School pupil was arrested after a seventh-grade teacher saw him pass a note referring to "weed." The principal later found about an ounce of marijuana in the pupil's possession.
The pupils, whose names weren't released because of their ages, were taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center pending detention hearings, Morris said.
Deputy arrested and fired for excessive force
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy was fired and was arrested Wednesday after an investigation into allegations that he used excessive force on an inmate.
Michael John Thompson, who had worked for the sheriff's office since May 23, 2002, was charged with simple battery, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
On Feb. 27, Thompson was placed on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation into allegations that he used excessive force Feb. 18 on inmate Elijah Gardner. The sheriff's office Criminal Investigations and Internal Affairs Division determined the use of force by the deputy was unjustifiable.
Woman reports obscene materials
A Martinez woman told deputies Monday that her ex-husband took nude photos of her and sent them to someone else in an e-mail.
The woman told deputies her ex-husband, a Grovetown man, took two photographs of her in the shower without her knowledge since Thanksgiving. She did not want to press charges.
The incident was listed in the sheriff's office report as computer trespass and distribution of obscene materials.
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