Motorcyclist is critically injured
A wreck Sunday afternoon on a rural road in McDuffie County left a 26-year-old Columbia County motorcyclist critically injured.
Quentin Martin, of Harlem, was identified as the victim by Trooper Willie Ramsey, of the Georgia State Patrol. Martin was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital and was listed in critical condition with head and internal injuries, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The wreck occurred about 2 p.m. in the 600 block of Boneville Road when Matthew Isaiah James, of Thomson, was trying to make a left turn out of a driveway, according to police. Martin's Honda 600 motorcycle struck the right side of James' Ford F-150 pickup and left the road, flipping several times before hitting a utility pole.
A large plastic bag containing smaller bags of what was believed to be marijuana was found on Martin, Ramsey said. He could face drug charges, police said.
James was charged with failure to yield right of way and driving with defective tires, Ramsey said.
Martinez man shot while sitting in car
A 21-year-old Martinez man told police he was shot early Sunday morning while sitting in his car on Greene Street in Augusta.
Miles Todd Cameron told police that a man walked up to the driver's side of his car and fired gunshots, according to the report. He was hit in the left arm and the left leg, and was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
No conversation took place before the shooting, Cameron said.
Grovetown man arrested for photos
A Grovetown man was charged Thursday with taking inappropriate photographs of Lakeside High School female athletes during a match last month.
Bernhard Henry Perchinski, 60, of the 4400 block of Wrightsboro Road, was arrested on a peeping Tom charge after police searched his residence Thursday and found photographs and the camera, said Columbia County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
Perchinski was arrested because of the "inappropriate" nature of the photographs, Morris said. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Friday on a $2,600 bond.
Witnesses reported seeing Perchinski taking pictures of Lakeside High volleyball players in the gymnasium during an Oct. 15 match, said Principal Jeff Carney, The photos were of the players' rear ends, he said.
A police incident report lists Perchinski taking pictures of Lakeside High female athletes. The camera included photos of cheerleaders' crotches, according to the report.
Carney said the photographs on Perchinski's camera include shots of female athletes from Greenbrier, Evans and North Augusta high schools and date back to February.
Perchinski also was arrested on a peeping Tom charge in 1997, police said.
The case remains under investigation, Morris said.
The following account was taken from a report from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Student found with brass knuckles
An Evans High School student was turned over to his parents Friday after police found him carrying brass knuckles.
Deputies were called after Columbia County Board of Education officer Lance Poss broke up an argument between two students at Friday night's football game. While interviewing the students, police found one of them carrying brass knuckles, which were confiscated.
Both students were taken to the Columbia County Detention Center and released by juvenile authorities to the custody of their parents.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of Nov. 2-8:
Structure fires, six; wood/brush/grass fire, one; vehicle fires, four; controlled/unauthorized burns, five; other fire, one; activated fire alarms, 10; medical incidents, 16; vehicle accidents, nine; electrical incident, one; gas line rupture, one; interior natural gas leak, one; investigate various incidents, three; assist residents, two; mutual aid/public safety assistance, one; and other, one.
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