Sex offender enters plea of not guilty in new case
A convicted sex offender recently accused of molesting a pre-teen girl pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing Tuesday in Glynn County.
William Archer Stulb, 24, of the 2800 block of Lombardy Court, Augusta, entered his plea to a charge of molesting an 11-year-old Augusta girl. The incident is alleged to have taken place during a trip to Sea Island, Ga., in June.
Stulb was being held without bond in the Glynn County Detention Center in Brunswick, Ga., according to jailors.
He was convicted of statutory rape in 2005, but was not required to register as a sex offender until the law changed in 2006. On June 4, Stulb's sentence was changed under the First Offender Act, and he was released from probation.
A trial date was not set Tuesday.
Blackwell sentenced to prison for fatal accident
A Martinez man was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday for his role in a June 2007 vehicle wreck that killed his friend.
Convicted of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, David Allen Blackwell, 36, also was sentenced eight years' probation for the death of passenger Joseph Lester Kelley, 30, of Martinez.
According to authorities, Blackwell rear-ended a Volkswagen Jetta while driving a Ford Escape on Interstate 20. The Escape then flipped, causing Kelley to be ejected from the vehicle. He later died at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
Blackwell told police he had been drinking heavily at an Augusta nightclub before the wreck, said Prosecutor Rex Myers.
12-year-old girl arrested in threat during school
A seventh-grade pupil at Greenbrier Middle School was arrested Tuesday after being accused of threatening to blow up the school.
Columbia County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said the 12-year-old drew a bomb on the girls' bathroom wall and left a threatening message, listing a specific time and date.
Pupils at Greenbrier Middle were evacuated and the school was searched before classes resumed, Morris said.
The pupil, whom authorities would not name, was charged with making terroristic threats and acts, booked in the Columbia County Detention Center and transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Boy held in disturbance, threats at Martinez store
A boy who threatened to kill himself, his parents and an employee at a Martinez store Tuesday was taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center and charged with making terroristic threats and acts.
An employee of Tie Dye Rosie's told police that the boy entered the store and threatened to kill his parents and dog. The employee said the boy then pulled out a clothes hanger and pair of scissors from the store's storage room and threatened to kill her. She said she did not want to press charges.
When police arrived, the boy was holding the scissors and said he would kill himself and his mother, who also was at the store.
He was uncooperative and argued with emergency medical personnel during his evaluation.
When placed into a police car, the boy kicked the car's rear glass and cursed at deputies.
Deputies were unable to fingerprint and photograph the youth at the Columbia County Detention Center because of his violent behavior.
Martinez business is reported burglarized
A Grovetown man called police Tuesday after noticing items had been taken from his Martinez business.
Between 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday, someone had cut the lock to a gate at Bryson Heating and Cooling on Enterprise Court and stolen a 10-by-12 aluminum garage door, acid cleaner, a torch, scrap metal, two ladders, two tires and one metal hand truck, totaling more than $2,000 in value.
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