Fourth man sentenced in 2006 store robbery
A fourth man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison Friday in connection with a May 2006 robbery of a Dollar General store in Martinez.
Isaac Deon Thompkins, 16, of Old Petersburg Road in Martinez, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Duncan Wheale, according to Assistant District Attorney Anthony Nicastro.
Brothers Isaac Hurst Jr., 19, and Felix Tamaris Hurst, 18, of the 200 block of Weldon Drive in Martinez, pleaded guilty to armed robbery at a sentencing hearing Thursday in Columbia County. Wheale sentenced Isaac Hurst to seven years in prison and Felix Hurst to 10 years in prison, Nicastro said.
The robbery occurred May 8, 2006 at the discount store at 4115 Old Petersburg Road.
Anthony Jerome Brown, 25, also of Weldon Drive, pleaded guilty to armed robbery in the case Feb. 23 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Police search for peeping Tom in department store
Police are looking for a man they say peeped at women changing in the dressing room of an Evans department store.
The loss prevention officer of Kohl's, 4227 Washington Road, reported Friday that a man had entered the women's dressing room several times April 21-24.
The officer followed the man into the dressing room to see what he was doing and said he was on his hands and knees looking into the occupied dressing room next to him.
The man might have had a camera. He would place his shoes and a change purse on the floor between the dressing rooms, and when a woman left the room he would move the shoes and change purse to the opposite side of the dressing room he was in.
The man was described as white, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, 155 pounds with brown hair. He drove away in a dark-green passenger car.
Fired worker uses Virginia Tech threat
A worker at Hospice Care of America in Martinez called deputies after a disgruntled employee threatened "to go Virginia Tech."
The worker said she fired the woman from the hospice center at 4314 Belair-Frontage Road at about 1 p.m. Thursday for poor job performance. She said the woman became angry and claimed she was fired for making a racial slur.
When a co-worker returned a call from the fired woman at 3 p.m., she said,the ex-worker said, "I am sitting here with my pistol, with my hollow-point bullets and going to 'go Virginia Tech'."
The woman was not arrested, but the employee said the hospice center will prosecute her for making a threat..
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for April 22-28:
Structure fire, one; vehicle fire, one; wood/brush/grass fire, seven; controlled/unauthorized burns, six; other fire, one; activated fire alarms, 12; carbon monoxide detector activation, one; gas line ruptures, two; medical incidents, 21; vehicle accidents, 12; investigate various incidents, four; assist citizens, two; mutual aid/public safety assistance, one; and other, one.
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