Woman gets probation in death of her 4-year-old son
A Thomson woman who was charged in August in connection to the wreck that killed her son was sentenced Thursday for misdemeanor vehicular homicide.
Judge William M. Fleming Jr. sentenced Trista Danielle Jordan, 21, to 18 months' probation and $1,000 in fines after she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor second-degree vehicular homicide and driving with a suspended license, according to the Columbia County Clerk of Court's office.
Jordan, of Shiloh Road was charged in the July 28 single-car wreck that killed her 4-year-old son, Jervon Jordan.
Police say Jordan was driving her Toyota Camry west on East White Oak Road near County Line Road when the vehicle left the road, went out of control and flipped. Jervon, who was not in a car seat or wearing a seat belt, was ejected and crushed.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Stranger throws bricks through home's windows
A Martinez woman called police Sunday after someone threw bricks through her windows.
The 42-year-old woman said a man she didn't know came to her door at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday asking for her 17-year-old daughter. When she refused to open the door, he threw bricks through the two front windows and left.
A 23-year-old member of the family told police he knew someone who knows the assailant. He called the man with a sheriff's deputy present and then told the deputy the man said "they" were going to return to shoot him and his family.
The young man put his cell phone on speakerphone to let the deputy hear the man on the phone say, "We're coming back, but we aren't bringing bricks this time."
Business owner threatened
The owner of an Evans coffee shop recently called police after a customer threatened to kill her.
The owner said an Augusta woman was in The Daily Grind, 4460 Washington Road in Evans, at about 6:30 a.m. Dec. 6 when the woman became irate with a male customer. When the owner asked the woman to leave, the customer said, "I will kill you," then paused and said, "I will have you killed."
As the woman was leaving, she stopped long enough to turn around and throw her takeout food at the owner.
Evans man says credit card account used fraudulently
An Evans man called police last week after he discovered that someone claiming to work for his credit card company had used his card.
The 42-year-old Evans man told police he received a call just before 2 p.m. Dec. 6 from a man claiming to be Jack Lewis from the "MasterCard/Visa Fraud Protection Agency," to let him know someone had tried to use his Visa card to make a purchase online. The card owner gave Lewis the proper security information to verify he was the owner of the card.
When the man tried to call Lewis back, a representative told him it has no fraud protection division and no employee named Jack Lewis.
The card owner then called his bank, which issued the Visa, where he was told someone made a $549 withdrawal to a Western Union store in Atlanta the same day and had tried to change the phone number on his account.
The phone number that someone tried to add to the man's account belongs to an Evans woman.
Martinez Fire Department Activity Report for the week of Dec. 3-9:
Structure fires, 14; grass fires, two; woods fire, one; vehicle fires, four; controlled burns, five; fire alarms, nine; carbon monoxide, one; hazardous materials, one; medical calls, 23; rescue calls, 16; investigations, seven; public service, one; and other, one.
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