Woman killed in moped crash in Wildwood Park
A 45-year-old Evans woman was killed Saturday afternoon after being thrown from her moped.
Lorilie Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene at about 3:30 p.m. in Wildwood Park at 6212 Holloway Road on Thurmond Lake.
Rogers was riding her moped in the park when she ran off a road, Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins said .
Rogers died as a result of her head striking a tree. She was not wearing a helmet, Collins said. Drugs or alcohol are not suspected to have been involved, Collins said.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Two convicts arrested after gun fired at home
Two New Jersey men were arrested early Sunday in Columbia County after a Lincoln County incident in which a gun was reportedly fired at a home.
Rashon Devaral Jackson, 24, and Shawntrail J. Lee, 30, both of Passaic, N.J., were arrested and charged with making false statements and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Jackson also was charged with driving on a suspended license and was being held Tuesday in the Columbia County Detention Center on an $8,800 bond, according to jail records. Lee was in jail Tuesday with a $7,700 bond.
At 12:35 a.m. Sunday, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office told Columbia County authorities to look for a white Lexus occupied by two men who reportedly had fired at a Lincoln County residence and were headed toward Columbia County on Washington Road. The vehicle was found at the TPS gas station at 5141 Washington Road.
Deputies said Jackson and Lee denied having any weapons. A .40-caliber pistol was found in the glove box, and both men were discovered to be convicted felons. Jackson was convicted in January 2004 of theft by receiving stolen property in Richmond County. Lee was convicted of robbery in Passaic County, N.J., in September 2000.
A passenger in the car told deputies that Lee, the front-seat passenger, fired the gun while Jackson drove.
Evans home burglarized while owner was gone
Police responded to an Evans house Saturday evening after its owner reported it had been burglarized while the family was out of town.
The man said that someone broke into the Stonegate Drive home between noon Friday and 8 p.m. Sunday.
Several rooms were in disarray from drawers and cabinets being opened and rifled.
The only item missing was a $1,200 video camcorder taken from the master bedroom closet.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of June 17-23:
Structure fires, four; vehicle fires, two; wood/brush/grass fires, three; controlled/unauthorized burns,four; dumpster fire, one; other fires, one; activated fire alarms, six; gas line rupture, one; hazardous materials, one; electrical incidents, one; medical incidents, 23; vehicle accidents, 15; weather damage, four; investigate various incidents, four; and assist residents, five.
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