The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Two men face burglary charges in break-in at home
A Martinez man and an Augusta man face burglary charges after being accused of breaking into the home of a Martinez woman March 23.
Albert Franklin Temples, 37, of the 3700 block of West Lake Drive, and Valdon Lagairous Vaughns, 27, of the 2400 block of Amsterdam Drive, were arrested later that day, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.
Both men are being held without bond at the Columbia County Detention Center, Morris said.
The Martinez woman told deputies she saw a black Honda Accord in her driveway when she returned to her home at the 3000 block of Timber Woods Drive just after 2 p.m.
The woman told deputies she saw two men fleeing from the rear of her house toward some woods, according to the incident report.
Inside the home, deputies discovered the house ransacked and a pillowcase containing several items by the back door.
Jewelry is reported stolen from truck
A Martinez man told deputies March 22 that someone stole a duffel bag containing several thousand dollars worth of jewelry from his truck while it was parked in front of the Evans Wal-Mart on March 20.
The man, with a listed address on the 300 block of Park Avenue, told police the duffel bag contained several pieces of jewelry.
The items included 10 loose cut diamonds worth at least $20,000, an $800 gold and gem bracelet, an $8,000 princess cut diamond ring and blankets.
The theft occurred between 7:15 and 7:40 p.m.
Martinez car dealership reports SUV stolen
The manager of a Martinez car dealership told deputies Monday that someone stole a sport utility vehicle from his lot between March 24 and Monday morning.
Employees noticed a silver 2003 Ford Escape valued at $15,450 missing at about 8:30 a.m. from the Toyota of Augusta Pre-Owned Superstore at the intersection of Washington Road at Bobby Jones Expressway.
The manager told deputies he had the only known keys to the vehicle.
Martinez motel clerk reports armed robbery
A clerk at a Martinez motel told deputies March 26 that a man pointed a gun at him and demanded money from the register.
The clerk at the Quality Inn, on the 4000 block of Jimmie Dyess Parkway, told deputies he was robbed by a white man in his mid-20s, wearing brown slacks, a white windbreaker over a brown sport coat and a white hat. The bandit pointed a black pistol at him and demanded cash from the register.
The man then fled the scene in a red mid-1990s Honda Accord, according to the incident report.
The robbery occurred just before 10 p.m. and the suspect left the business with $200.
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