The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Augusta man charged with armed robbery
An Augusta man faces three felony charges, including armed robbery, after deputies say he attacked a Union Point, Ga., man and robbed him in the back seat of a car traveling through Harlem late Monday.
Michael Maurice Walker, 33, of the 2000 block of Cook Road, was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and was being held without bond at the Columbia County Detention Center.
The Union Point man told deputies he was asleep in the back seat of a Chevrolet Lumina when Walker, also a passenger in the car, struck him three times in the face with a pistol, then held the gun to his head and demanded cash.
After taking his money, Walker ordered him to take off his clothes. The victim was then thrown out of the parked vehicle in downtown Harlem.
Harlem Department of Public Safety officers later stopped the vehicle on Gordon Highway near Bobcat Lane. The victim, whom officers found at the IGA grocery store, identified the vehicle and officers notified Columbia County sheriff's deputies.
Deputies respond to threats reported at school
Deputies were dispatched to a Martinez private school Tuesday after reports that a former employee was threatening people.
The owner of the Martinez Montessori School and several witnesses told deputies that the former employee, described only as a 25-year-old woman, entered the facility on Old Petersburg Road at about 3 p.m. and made threats to employees within earshot of pupils.
Witnesses said the woman claimed she was a CIA agent, uttered obscenities and threatened to burn the building. She left in a black Honda Civic before deputies arrived. No charges had been filed as of Friday.
Houseboat burglarized on lake
A Grovetown man told deputies Tuesday that someone stole fishing gear and power tools from his houseboat.
The 62-year-old retiree from the 1000 block of Old Louisville Road told deputies the theft occurred after Jan. 8 at his houseboat, which is docked on Thurmond Lake in the 5500 block of Marina Parkway, in Appling.
Taken from the boat were 10 to 15 fishing rods with reels, tackle and tools. The total value of the items was listed at $1,050.
Grovetown man deceived in loan scam
A Grovetown man told deputies late Monday he was conned after answering a newspaper advertisement and attempting to get a loan.
The 63-year-old from the 100 block of Summerfield Circle told deputies that on Aug. 6, he contacted a Chicago company that ran an ad in the classified section of The Augusta Chronicle and applied for a loan.
He was told by a company representative that his requested loan of $6,000 was approved, pending the receipt of an $820 deposit via a wire transfer to a company representative in Toronto.
The man wired the company his deposit, but didn't receive his loan.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.