Man charged with DUI after crashing five cars
An Evans man was arrested early Saturday morning on charges that he drove under the influence after he struck two cars, two mailboxes and a street light, and damaged two other vehicles with flying debris.
Malcom Glenn Enfinger, 23, of the 600 block of Brook Trail, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to stop at the scene of an accident and traveling too fast for conditions. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Saturday morning after posting a $3,300 bond, according to jail records.
Police say Enfinger was traveling west on Shadow Oak Drive in the Hardy Pointe subdivision just after 2 a.m. Saturday when his Ford F-150 pickup struck a mailbox on the left side of the street.
Enfinger continued driving, partially in the front yards of residences, and hit another mailbox. The debris from that mailbox damaged two cars parked in the driveway of a home. Enfinger's truck then hit a light pole and the rear of a car parked on the street, spinning it around to hit another car also parked on the curb, according to a sheriff's office accident report.
One man owned three of the four damaged vehicles.
Enfinger, who was not injured in the crash, left the scene of the wreck and was arrested 45 minutes later at his home.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Man reports threatening note, chicken on his porch
Police responded to an Evans home Friday after its owner claimed he received a threatening message.
The 20-year-old man told police that when he returned home at about 2 a.m. Friday he found a piece of paper on his front porch. The message included a photo of deceased rapper Eazy-E, a warning not to "mess with the Hargroves," and a chicken breast.
Two minors admit to having fireworks on bus
A public safety officer with Columbia County schools called police to Lakeside High School on Thursday after he found two juveniles with fireworks on a school bus.
The officer told police that at about 3:10 p.m. two juveniles, whose names are not being released because of their ages, had about 10 Black Cat fireworks on a school bus. He said one of the pupils lit one and threw it out the bus window on Blue Ridge Drive at Clarke Pointe.
One of them admitted to lighting the fireworks. The second admitted he'd given the fireworks and a lighter to the first one. Both juveniles were released to their parents.
Woman charged with stealing gift shop candles
An Appling woman was arrested Friday after she was caught trying to steal candles from a Cracker Barrel gift shop.
Shirley Atkins Boyd, 72, of the 1900 block of Appling-Harlem Road, was charged with theft by shoplifting. She was released from the Columbia County Detention Center after posting a $1,100 bond, according to records.
The retail manager of the restaurant at 460 Park West Drive near Interstate 20 told police that she saw Boyd take a $24.99 Yankee Candle off the shelf and put it in her purse. A review of the surveillance video tape showed Boyd putting a $1.99 candle in her purse.
The manager approached Boyd outside the restaurant and asked to see inside her purse, where she found three $24.99 candles and two $1.99 candles taken from the gift shop. Boyd admitted to taking the candles.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of Jan. 25-31:
Structure fires, three; wood/brush/grass fire, one; vehicle fire, one; controlled/unauthorized burn, one; activated fire alarms, nine; activated carbon monoxide detector, two; medical incidents, 16; vehicle accidents, seven; gas line rupture, one; investigate various incidents, two; assist citizens, two; mutual aid/public safety assistance, one; and other, one.
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