The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Woman in custody escapes, is recaptured
An Evans woman who was in the custody of a deputy escaped briefly from the back of a patrol car Monday but was quickly recaptured.
Laura Varney Green, 41, of the 2600 block of Clanton Road, was being held without bond at the Columbia County Detention Center on charges of escape and probation violations related to traffic charges, jailers said.
Green was handcuffed and seated in the back of a patrol car when she complained to a deputy of being sick and needing to vomit, according to a sheriff's incident report. The deputy opened the window to allow Green to vomit, unaware that the woman had freed herself of the handcuffs.
Green slipped through the window at Belair and Washington roads, but was recaptured in the Evans Lowe's construction site, according to the incident report.
Grovetown man reports home burglary
A Grovetown man told deputies Monday that someone stole a pistol, jewelry and video games from his home.
The 43-year-old man from the 1800 block of Valley Brook Drive told deputies he found the rear sliding glass door of his home ajar when he came home about 6:40 p.m.
Items taken from the home included: a .380 caliber pistol, two necklaces, a Nintendo Game Cube, two Nintendo Game Boys, about 30 video games and cash, according to a sheriff's incident report.
Electrical wiring stolen from Martinez company
A receptionist with a Martinez electrical company told deputies Tuesday that someone stole several thousand dollars worth of electrical wiring from the company.
The Howell Electric receptionist told deputies that 850 feet of wire, worth approximately $8,500, was taken from the company in the 4100 block of Old Wheeler Road.
A Martinez man told deputies Monday that someone stole a pistol from his pickup while it was parked at the Lowe's store on Bobby Jones Expressway.
The 50-year-old told deputies his black 9mm Beretta and two magazines were concealed under a tote bag and towel on the front seat of his locked Mazda pickup. It was parked near the lumber loading area and the man said he left his truck for about five minutes.
The man told deputies he left the windows cracked, but the rear sliding window of the truck was wide open when he returned to the vehicle.
Store manager reports deposit missing
The manager of Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits in Martinez told deputies Tuesday that a night deposit was missing.
The manager told deputies Wachovia informed her that it had not received a night deposit of $1,138 from Aug. 7 from the restaurant at 431 S. Belair Road, according to a sheriff's incident report.
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