The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Grovetown man arrested after robbery try, chase
A Grovetown man was arrested Monday morning after a chase that authorities say followed a failed robbery attempt at a Grovetown country store.
Anthony Graddy, 30, of the 100 block of Cohoe Court, faces armed robbery and numerous traffic charges and is being held at the Columbia County Detention Center without bond.
At about 9:45 a.m., a man entered Jernigan's Grocery, in the 6000 block of Harlem-Grovetown Road, and demanded money, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said. The man left the store empty-handed, however, after the clerk pulled his own gun on the robber, the captain said.
The clerk provided a description of the robber and his vehicle.
Near Pumpkin Center, deputies spotted a white 1998 Plymouth Breeze matching the vehicle used in the robbery, Capt. Morris said. The driver, identified as Graddy, led deputies on a chase down Wrightsboro Road and was arrested after he ditched his car and ran along Creekside Drive in Grovetown, Capt. Morris said.
Man reports that he was drugged, beaten, robbed
A Belvedere man called deputies Friday to report that he had been drugged, beaten and robbed.
The 43-year-old man said Friday that more than a week earlier, he had taken an acquaintance to his Harlem home on Hinton Woods Drive to pick up the friend's boat. The man said it was still daylight and they began drinking and cooking on the grill.
Just after 3 a.m., he woke up on the floorboard of his truck disoriented and in pain. He said he felt his life was in danger, so he left.
He also reported that $237, his driver's license, a pocket knife and a train conductor's hat were missing when he awoke.
Soldier arrested in theft of wheels and tires
A Fort Gordon soldier was arrested Friday on charges he stole wheels and tires from a car on a used-car lot.
Trevor John Cooper, 19, of Fort Gordon, was charged with theft by taking and was to be picked up by Fort Gordon's military police Monday, according to jail personnel.
Just after 6 a.m., a passer-by called in a suspicious situation at Augusta Express Auto Sales at 4031 Washington Road in Martinez.
When the deputy arrived, he saw Cooper taking tires and wheels off a 2006 Chrysler Sebring.
The deputy saw him lying on the ground with a jack and several tire tools. The report said Cooper had removed all four wheels and had installed one on his personal vehicle, which was parked behind an adjacent business.
Medications stolen while groceries being unloaded
An Evans woman said Sunday that someone stole her medications while she unloaded groceries.
The disabled 64-year-old said that between 11:20 and 11:42 p.m. she was unloading groceries from her car and left 180 prescription pills and her driver's license on top of the trunk of her car while she took the groceries inside her home.
After she was finished with the groceries, she went back for the drugs and noticed they were missing.
She did not remember seeing anyone near her car and was unaware of anyone who might have stolen the drugs.
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