Reward being offered in firefighter's injury
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who threw an object at a fire truck, injuring a firefighter Friday night.
Chief Doug Cooper said Gary Thigpen was taken to a hospital Friday night to have glass removed from his eyes. Thigpen was a passenger in a fire truck that was headed west on Evans to Locks Road responding to a medical call.
As the truck passed Blue Ridge Drive, Cooper said, someone in a car threw a plastic foam cup possibly filled with ice, which struck the fire truck's windshield. The windshield shattered.
Thigpen was expected to be cleared to go back to work Thursday, Cooper said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-2800.
Woman has her bond revoked in drug case
An Evans woman out on bond on several drug charges returned to jail Friday after a judge revoked her bond.
Jamie Cloud Brosious, 37, of Pond View Drive, had her bond revoked by a Superior Court judge after authorities said she temporarily left Stepping Stones, an Augusta halfway house, against a judge's orders.
Brosious was indicted on charges of manufactur-ing methamphetamine and two counts manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a child.
She was released Feb. 7 after posting a $50,000 bond and being remanded to Stepping Stones.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Teen reports assault at Greenbrier game
A Conyers, Ga., teen told police Friday that he was assaulted at the Greenbrier High championship baseball game.
The 18-year-old said that between 8 and 8:30 p.m., he was running with his team's flag around the outside of the field behind the school at 5114 Riverwood Parkway in Evans. He was assaulted by a group near the fence behind left center field.
Deputies could not find the attackers. The teen provided a clothing description for one assailant.
Smokes stolen from convenience store
The manager of a Martinez Circle K convenience store told police Friday that a man had stolen $900 worth of cigarettes by hiding them in his pants.
The manager of the 4473 Columbia Road store said two people stole a case of cigarettes, which contained 30 cartons. Just after 2:45 p.m., they removed the case from the store office and took it to the bathroom.
The manager said one man left the bathroom with the empty case, and it appeared he had concealed the cartons in his pants. The incident was captured on the video system.
Development sign replaced with note
The owner of a development company scheduled to work in Appling called police Friday to report that his sign had been removed and replaced with a note.
The owner of McConnell Development said that between 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday someone pulled the sign from the ground at the 2700 block of Dozier Road. The person who pulled it from the ground left a note reading, "Go away."
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