Police seek suspect in West Lake case
Police searched a wooded area of Augusta on Thursday and Friday for Bobby Lee Roberson, a suspect in last month's break-ins and shootout at West Lake subdivision.
Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Scott Gay said Roberson is considered armed and dangerous. He was believed spotted Thursday night in a vehicle on Bath-Edie Road. He fled police, abandoned the vehicle around Keysville Road about 1 a.m. and ran into the woods.
A Georgia State Patrol helicopter and tracking dogs were brought in, Gay said, but they didn't find Roberson.
He is suspected in a Feb. 18 incident in which an off-duty Medical College of Georgia officer fired his weapon at a man he found in his vehicle in the Martinez gated community.
He also might have suffered gunshot injuries to his arm or hand, police said.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has a warrant out for Roberson on an unrelated felony charge, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office news release.
Roberson is described as black, 5 foot 8 inches tall 180 to 195 pounds. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact Sgt. Mike Cullinan or Investigator Wynn Howard at (706) 541-2800.
The following accounts were taken from reports provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Man claims driver aimed rifle at him
A Martinez man told police another driver had pointed an assault rifle at him.
The 46-year-old said that after he had stopped at Sweetbriar Drive and Horseshoe Road about 3 p.m. Monday, a blue GMC Jimmy or Chevrolet Blazer pulled up beside his vehicle.
The other driver described as white, blond and in his late teens or early 20s, was wearing a baseball cap and a T-shirt. He asked whether the first driver he had a problem.
The complainant replied that he did not, then realized the young man was pointing what appeared to be an assault rifle at him. He told the young man he was calling police, and the driver drove away. Police were unable to find the vehicle or the driver.
Shoplifter runs off with stolen shoes
The assistant manager of an Evans shoe store called police Monday after a customer ran out of the store wearing stolen shoes.
The employee of The Shoe Department, 4459 Washington Road, said that about 8 p.m., a woman entered the store wearing flip-flops and began acting strangely.
Just before the customer left the store, the assistant manager asked whether the shoes she was wearing were hers. The shopper said they were and ran out. The worker found the woman's flip-flops in a New Balance shoebox.
Police called about cut-up photographs
A Grovetown woman told police Monday she thinks that a man who believes she is his girlfriend cut up photos and left them at her home.
The 56-year-old woman said that while she was away from home that afternoon, the acquaintance visited her home, cut up photos and left them on her door. The 80-year-old man is under the impression she is his girlfriend and was angry because she danced with someone at a bar, she said.
Police were unable to contact the man, and the woman chose not to prosecute.
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