The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Man is arrested while applying for job in store
Instead of landing a job, 35-year-old Racy Derr Zellars Jr. got a trip to jail on a shoplifting charge Monday after being arrested while applying for employment at a Martinez store.
Zellars, who lives in the 2300 block of Wrightsboro Road in Augusta, was being held Friday morning at the Columbia County Detention Center on $1,100 bond. Loss-prevention managers at the Kmart on Washington Road told deputies they saw Zellars take two DVDs from the electronics department, walk to another section of the store and tuck them into his socks.
Before Zellars left the store, the managers said, he stopped at a job application computer terminal. While he applied for a job, the managers reviewed security tapes, which they provided to the arresting deputies.
In an unrelated incident at the Kmart about eight hours later , police charged a 21-year-old Martinez woman with shoplifting. Janine Solursh, of the 3500 block of West Lake Drive, was released from the county detention center Tuesday on $1,100 bond.
A manager told deputies he saw Solursh placing a tube of toothpaste and two packs of nicotine gum into her purse and try to leave the store without paying.
Woman says someone fraudulently used card
A Martinez woman told deputies Tuesday evening that someone used her store credit card number to make purchases without her permission.
The 52-year-old, of the 3900 block of Almon Drive, told deputies that he tried to use her Macy's card to pay for a purchase at the store in Augusta Mall on Monday but that the card was declined. She told deputies she went home and obtained a copy of her credit report, which contained irregularities.
Her personal information on her Macy's account had been altered to show a Pinebrook, Ga., address, and $2,100 worth of unauthorized charges were present on her account.
Bullets fired at van at owner's home in Appling
An Evans man told deputies Tuesday that someone fired bullets at a van parked at his father's house.
The 44-year-old, of the 4600 block of Sheffield Drive, told deputies that at about 10:30 a.m. someone in a pickup fired three rounds in the direction of his father's home in the 6500 block of Eubank Drive in Appling. Deputies reported finding two bullet holes in the windshield of the 1984 Chevrolet van.
The owner told deputies he was watching television when the shots were fired.
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