The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Harlem, Grovetown men arrested on burglary charges
Two Columbia County men were arrested on burglary charges Monday after a Grovetown woman returned home to find her residence ransacked and heard people inside.
Kurt Hudson Wood, 19, of the 800 block of Louisville Road in Harlem, and Scott Matthew Scholl, 20, of VFW Road in Grovetown, were being held without bond Friday at the Columbia County Detention Center.
A 57-year-old homemaker from Nicole's Way told deputies she called police after she found her home ransacked and heard people in the basement. Deputies responding to the scene later found Wood and Scholl running through the neighborhood, according to a sheriff's incident report.
The pair had an undisclosed amount of money in their possession that the woman said was taken from the home.
Man charged with reporting drunk to jury duty
A Grovetown man summoned for jury duty Monday will instead face a judge after police say he reported to court drunk.
About 9:15 a.m., a Clerk of Court official told deputies that a man reporting to the Columbia County Justice Center for jury duty appeared to be intoxicated.
Donald Kirk Hardigree, 43, of Wadsworth Court, submitted to a Breathalyzer test, which detected his blood alcohol content at 0.146, well above the 0.08 limit for intoxication.
Hardigree was charged with public drunkenness and released from the Columbia County Detention Center later that afternoon on $275 bond. He is scheduled to appear before a Magistrate Court judge July 11.
Man cited with public drunkenness in Evans
Deputies cited an Augusta man with public drunkenness Tuesday after police say he was nearly struck by cars in the parking lot of an Evans shopping center.
Andrew Patrick Cochran, 22, of the 3600 block of Belair Road, was released on his own recognizance Wednesday from the Columbia County Detention Center.
Cochran received the county ordinance citation after deputies responded to the Mullins Crossing shopping center on Washington Road for a report of a man struck by a car. Deputies found Cochran wasn't hit by a vehicle, but was impeding traffic and had urinated in public.
Bitten Martinez woman will not press charges
A Martinez woman declined to press charges Tuesday after she said a neighbor bit her and pulled up plants in her yard.
The 41-year-old from Timber Ridge Drive told deputies her 42-year-old neighbor came over to her house and made a commotion at her front door.
The complainant said the neighbor appeared intoxicated and became enraged when she was asked to leave.
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