Hogs killed, driver uninjured in wreck
A tractor-trailer hauling hogs overturned July 1 as the driver tried to avoid a deer near Pollards Corner, killing several of the hogs but leaving the driver uninjured, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
A number of hogs escaped after the 10:30 p.m. accident, and authorities spent the night catching them and cleaning up after the wreck.
Jacob Hamilton, 35, of Kinston, N.C., told deputies he was driving north on Clarks Hill Road about a mile from Washington Road when he was forced to swerve to avoid a deer standing in the road.
He lost control of the truck, which entered the east shoulder of the highway and flipped onto its side.
No charges were filed. Authorities brought in a front-end loader to help remove the hog carcasses. The remaining animals were captured and hauled in a different vehicle, Morris said.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Man stabbed at complex
A Martinez man told police Saturday that someone had stabbed him at his apartment complex.
The 56-year-old said he was walking past the coin laundry at Applecross Apartments about 8 p.m. when a man approached and stabbed him with a steak knife.
The attacker, who said, "I told you I'd get you," was described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a slender build. He wore a white shirt and denim shorts. He walked into the complex after the attack.
The victim was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
Mom says teen was drunk
An Evans woman told police Sunday that her 15-year-old daughter might have overdosed on alcohol.
The 51-year-old said that just before midnight Saturday the teen came home acting strangely, then collapsed. The woman called 911.
When police arrived, the teen was alert and conscious. She originally denied drinking, but later admitted to her mother that she had drunk some of her father's alcohol about 4 p.m.
The teen registered 0.009 on a field alcohol meter and faces a minor in possession of alcohol charge.
Apartment door kicked in
A Martinez man was arrested Sunday after he admitted kicking open a Martinez apartment door.
Calvin Edward Smith, 23, of the 300 block of Applecross Drive, was charged with criminal trespass.
He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Sunday afternoon after posting a $1,600 bond, according to jailers.
An anonymous caller told police that a man in a yellow shirt had kicked in an Applecross Apartments door just before 12:30 a.m.
Police found Smith, wearing a yellow shirt, in the breezeway of the apartment building. His shoes matched two large prints found on the apartment door.
A neighbor told police he was outside when he saw Smith kick open the door and leave a few minutes later. The apartment resident said nothing appeared to be missing.
Smith admitted kicking the door open.
An employee of White Oak United Methodist Campground told police someone stole candy and vandalized a bathroom at the Appling campground.
The employee said that between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday someone broke into the pool house at 7285 White Oak Campground Road and stole $15 worth of Twix candy bars.
He said someone also damaged an adjacent women's bathroom by throwing a brick through a toilet.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue report for June 28-July 4:
Structure fires, five; wood/brush/grass fires, 12; vehicle fires, two; controlled/unauthorized burns, six; activated fire alarms, 10; gas line ruptures, two; medical incidents, 34; vehicle accidents, 11; electrical incidents, three; investigate various incidents, three; assist residents, three; and mutual aid/public safety assistance, one.
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