Two charged with waving fake gun in parking lot
Two juveniles were arrested Wednesday morning on charges of waving a replica handgun at people in the parking of Kroger on Columbia Road.
The 14-year-old and a 15-year-old boys were taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center on charges of disorderly conduct and possession of a firearm by a person under 18, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.
A detention hearing for the pair was scheduled for Friday morning, he said.
The teens bought the gun from a store near Kroger, Morris said.
"According to witnesses, the pair of juveniles were walking around the parking lot waving the toy gun at customers," Morris said.
"They walked through the (Georgia Bank & Trust) drive-through and then to Regions Bank, where deputies apprehended both suspects," he said.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Cars egged in Evans and Martinez
Three cars, including a Richmond County Sheriff's Office cruiser. were egged in Columbia County early last week.
All three incidents occurred at night between April 2 and 4.
A Richmond County deputy told Columbia County deputies that he found two broken eggs, one on the windshield and another on the hood, of his Ford Crown Victoria. At the time his car was egged, it was parked at his home in Martinez.
Another Martinez resident said she found three broken eggs in her front yard. Yolk from the eggs splattered onto the bumper of her 2001 Toyota Corolla, she told police.
An Evans man's Toyota also was egged. He told police he found a broken egg on the windshield of his 2004 Sienna minivan.
All three said they would prosecute if suspects were found.
Schools, truck splattered with paint ball pellets
Two Columbia County schools sustained paint ball damage Monday or Tuesday.
While on a routine check of Greenbrier High and Middle School that afternoon, deputies found the front doors of both schools splattered with paint ball pellets.
A deputy discovered that the middle school doors had been shot with three pink paint balls.
Another deputy reported that the high school doors had been shot with four pink paint balls and one blue paint ball.
The doors did not appear to be permanently damaged, the deputies reported.
In a separate paint ball incident, an Evans man said his truck was shot with a pink paint ball while he was driving home Monday night.
The man told police he was southbound on William Few Parkway at about 10 p.m. when he passed a Chevrolet traveling the opposite direction near the intersection of Clanton Road.
He heard what he said sounded like a rock hitting the side of his truck as he passed the other truck, according to a police report.
When he arrived home, he noticed his vehicle had been hit with a paint ball.
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