The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Man arrested, accused of threatening to kill deputies
A Martinez man was arrested Saturday night after police said he threatened to shoot deputies.
James David Lanier, 52, of the 3700 block of Evans to Locks Road, was charged with making terroristic threats. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center early Sunday morning after posting a $3,100 bond, according to jail records.
Deputies arrived at Lanier's home just after 8 p.m. Saturday, when his wife requested a police escort to gather some clothing. Deputies said Lanier was aggressive and uncooperative.
He refused to let his wife inside the home and told deputies several times to leave, the report stated.
Lanier then locked himself inside the home. When deputies tried to get inside with his wife's permission, Lanier told them to get away because he had guns inside with him.
While inside the home, Lanier called 911 and told a dispatcher, "There are two deputies in my yard. If you don't get them out of here, you are going to have some dead deputies."
Lanier emerged from the home on his own when he saw the deputies leave and park across the street.
Man arrested after weapon is found during traffic stop
A convicted felon from Columbia, S.C., was arrested Sunday after police found a loaded gun in his car during a traffic stop.
A blue Mazda driven by Wendell Hosea Holmes, 32, of the 500 block of Wilkes Road, was stopped by police for failing to maintain a lane on Interstate 20 near the Appling exit about 7 a.m. Sunday.
Holmes admitted to police that he didn't have a driver's license or identification card, but gave them a false name and date of birth.
A second deputy, who was speaking to Holmes' passenger, advised the first deputy to cuff Holmes because a loaded gun was located inside the vehicle. Deputies retrieved the gun, a Highpoint 9mm handgun, that was wrapped in a shirt in the glove compartment, the report stated.
A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a wallet in the driver's door compartment that contained Holmes correct information.
Police then discovered Holmes was a convicted felon and that he was driving on a suspended license.
Holmes was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center, where he was charged with failing to maintain lane, driving on a suspended license, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, giving false information and carrying a concealed weapon, according to jail records. Holmes was being held Tuesday on a $8,000 bond.
Car stolen from parking lot had AK-47 rifle on front seat
A Thomson man called police Sunday morning to report that someone had stolen his car and an AK-47 assault rifle from the parking lot of his workplace.
The 19-year-old man said that between 7 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday, someone stole his 2002 Ford Taurus from a parking space at the John Deere plant at 5125 Horizon East Parkway near Grovetown.
The man told police his AK-47 assault rifle was on the front seat in plain view when the car was stolen. Also taken was a $2,000 set of Calloway golf clubs that were in the car trunk.
The man was encouraged to call the sheriff's office with the gun's serial number so it could be reported stolen.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of Aug. 5-11:
Structure fires, three; wood/brush/grass fires, five; vehicle fires, two; controlled/unauthorized burns, two; activated fire alarms, nine; medical incidents, 30; vehicle accidents, nine; electrical incidents, five; investigate various incidents, 11; assist citizens, two; and other, one.
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