The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Two arrested after shoplifting, chase
Two men were arrested Saturday on charges they stole a television from Wal-Mart and led police on a chase.
Lawrence Ruben Martin, 34, of the 2000 block of Sava Drive in Augusta, was charged with theft by shoplifting and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to the Columbia County Detention Center. Police charged Nicolas Jerome Mabli, 31, of the 600 block of OJ Boulevard in Waynesboro, Ga., with theft by shoplifting, fleeing and eluding, driving on a suspended license and numerous traffic charges, according to jail records. The men were being held Monday without bond.
Deputies said that about 4 a.m. Saturday, Martin ran out a rear fire exit of the Wal-Mart at 4469 Washington Road in Evans, with an $800 television and got into a blue truck, driven by Mabli, who left the parking lot headed east on Washington Road.
When deputies tried to stop them at Hereford Farm Road, Mabli accelerated to more than 100 miles per hour along Belair Road, where he abruptly changed lanes, drove on the wrong side of the road and passed several vehicles in the center turn lane, authorities said.
The chase continued on Interstate 20 to the Lewiston Road exit, where Mabli lost control making a turn and fishtailed, throwing several items -- including the television -- from the bed of the truck.
The men ran away. Martin was captured quickly, and Mabli surrendered from woods near Bluegrass Trail after he heard the sheriff's office dog bark.
One deputy broke his foot and ankle and another sprained his knee during the foot chase.
Woman arrested for throwing feces
A Martinez woman was arrested Friday, charged with throwing dog feces during an argument.
Sara Anne Norman, 29, of the 300 block of Sleepy Hollow Court, was charged with simple battery and was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Friday after posting an $1,100 bond, according to jail records.
An Evans woman was at Norman's home about 8 a.m. Friday. They argued over a mutual boyfriend. The other woman told police the argument turned physical when Norman threw dog feces at her. Norman and four witnesses confirmed the account.
Man finds crimes under his identity
A Martinez man called police Friday after discovering someone had stolen his Social Security number and committed crimes under that identity.
The 34-year-old man said he went to the Medical College of Georgia, where a criminal background was run. The background check revealed 150 criminal charges that did not belong to him.
The man was told to notify the Social Security Administration that his number had been compromised and to check credit reports to ensure that no financial identity fraud had occurred.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for Nov. 25-Dec. 1:
Structure fires, two; wood/brush/grass fires, four; vehicle fires, two; controlled/unauthorized burns, eight; activated fire alarms, 13; activated carbon monoxide detectors, two; medical incidents, 33; vehicle accidents, 10; electrical incident, one; investigate various incidents, three; assist residents, one; and other, two.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.