Meth lab bust in Evans
A man and two women were arrested Tuesday night after two methamphetamine labs were discovered in Evans.
Narcotics officers from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office arrested Wayne Scott Fernandez, 43, of the 3100 block of Scenic Drive in Augusta; Cheree Renee Granade, 29, of 100 block of Kaschwina Court in Grovetown; and Jamie Cloud Brosious, 37, of the 100 block of Pond View in Evans, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, according to a statement from sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
Brosious faces a second charge of manufacturing methamphetamine and a charge of possession of methamphetamine, according to a jail attendant.
Morris said the first lab was found at Brosius' Pond View home in Riverwood Plantation subdivision, which had been under observation since October.
Fernandez and Granade were arrested because a lab was found in the back of their truck as they were leaving Brosious' home, Morris said.
No bond was set for Granade or Fernandez on Wednesday. A jail spokesman said bonds totaling $20,300 had been set on two charges for Brosious but that a third charge had no bond set.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Shoplifting arrest at Evans Wal-Mart
An Appling man was arrested on shoplifting and simple battery charges Dec. 31 after police say he knocked down a manager of an Evans store who tried to stop him from leaving with merchandise.
Royce Seymour Willingham, 30, of Beehive Drive, was being held Friday at the Columbia County Detention Center on $2,200 bond.
A manager at the Wal-Mart on Washington Road in Evans told deputies he checked out the men's restroom after reports by employees of a possible shoplifting. Inside the restroom, the manager spotted Willingham with DVDs in his lap.
The manager told deputies he tried to stop Willingham from leaving the store but was knocked down. Willingham crashed into a wall nearby, where a DVD was found on the ground.
Electronics, paintings and clothes taken from Martinez home
A Martinez woman told deputies early Dec. 31 that someone stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics and clothes from her home.
The 27-year-old from the 400 block of Marlboro Street told deputies she was out of town between Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 when the theft occurred. The following is missing from the home: three televisions, including a 42-inch screen plasma set; four DVD players; two laptops and a desktop computer; two CD stereos; a karaoke player; paintings; clothes and a rhinestone cat collar.
When deputies arrived, they noticed that a rear door had been forced open and the home had been ransacked.
Home intruder shot at in Martinez
A Martinez man told deputies Wednesday that he shot at someone who broke into his home.
The 25-year-old from the 300 block of Old Plantation Road told deputies he heard the glass of a rear door break and saw the shadow of a person enter his home at about 1:30 a.m. The man said he took his girlfriend to a back bedroom and hid with her in a closet.
When the intruder tried to enter the bedroom, the man fired a shot through the bedroom door. Moments later, someone broke a window in the bedroom.
The report listed no injuries and no suspects.
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