Woman loses her purse during home invasion
A 60-year-old Augusta woman was the victim of a home invasion Wednesday afternoon at a Columbia County house.
The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday when a man armed with a knife entered the home on Summer Place in Martinez and snatched the purse of the woman, who is a caretaker at the Martinez home, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
Morris said the woman wasn't injured, and the intruder ran to a waiting vehicle that was driven by another man. The vehicle was described as dark, possibly a Pontiac. The intruder had worn a stocking over his face, Morris said.
Anyone with information on the case can call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-2800.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Appling man charged with aggravated assault
An Appling man was placed in the Columbia County Detention Center on an aggravated assault charge, accused of stabbing his roommate.
Calvin Dubois, 47, of the 3100 block of McCladdie Drive, is also charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. He was being held Friday on $30,200 bond, according to jail records.
Dubois' roommate, a 23-year-old man, told deputies that Dubois cut him with some form of cutting tool at about 11 p.m. Monday. The roommate was taken to Doctors Hospital.
Pit bull puppy stolen from Harlem home
A Harlem man told deputies Tuesday that someone stole his dog from his locked home during the weekend.
The 28-year-old from the 6000 block of Dogwood Trail said the thief entered his home by prying open a rear door. The man said his 8-month-old pit bull mix puppy and several other items were stolen.
The owner said the dog has an implanted tracking device. Electric power to the home had been disconnected but was reconnected since he was last there, he said.
Register stolen from Harlem store
A Grovetown man told deputies early Monday that someone broke into his Harlem store during the weekend and stole a cash register.
The 68-year-old told deputies someone entered The Saw Shop at 3985 Gordon Highway and stole the register and about $20 in change.
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