Grovetown man shot in head; assault charged
A Grovetown man was arrested early Saturday and charged with shooting another man in the head.
Mark Menefee, 55, of Elm Street, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Police responded to the Second Avenue home of Curtis Jackson, 44, just after 3 a.m. Saturday and found Jackson bleeding from the head.
One witness told police that Jackson said he was shot by a white man, 5-foot 4-inches tall with several arm tattoos and wearing a vest, according to a Grovetown Department of Public Safety incident report. Another witness said that Jackson said he was shot with a .45-caliber handgun at Menefee's home.
Jackson was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for treatment.
Menefee was released from the Grovetown Department of Public Safety jail Saturday evening after posting a $30,200 bond, according to department personnel.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Teen arrested for raging at mother, throwing plate
An Evans teen was charged with aggravated assault Friday after she got angry and threw her dinner plate and eating utensils at her mother.
The 16-year-old's mother said that about 6:30 p.m. Friday, her daughter became irate and out of control when she was told she wouldn't be able to go to a school band function the next day if she didn't improve her attitude and stop using profanity.
The teen became verbally abusive and threatening. She threw her fork, steak knife and plate of food at her mother. The fork hit her mother's arm but did not cause injury.
Police found debris, including broken glass and plates, and food littering the kitchen. The teen was not remorseful and claimed the incident was her mother's fault.
The teen, whose name is not being released because of her age, was arrested, booked into the Columbia County Detention Center and transferred to the Regional Youth Detention Center.
Harley-Davidson store manager hit in parking lot
The manager of Augusta Harley-Davidson told police Saturday that someone intentionally hit him with a car in the parking lot.
He told police he had been sitting in a car with his girlfriend in the parking lot of the dealership on Belair Frontage Road, about 6:45 p.m. As he walked around to the passenger side, a silver or gray vehicle accelerated toward him.
The vehicle turned toward him as it approached and hit him. The vehicle left the lot and the manager called police.
The manager refused medical treatment for his injuries.
Woman avoids purse-snatching outside store
A woman tried to snatch an Evans resident's purse in the parking lot of a shopping center Thursday.
The 65-year-old said that just before 10 a.m., she was walking in the West Town lot in front of Lil' Dutch Bakery when another woman approached her. The woman followed her as she walked to her car, then grabbed her purse.
The Evans woman struggled with her attacker, who fled in a gray compact car without the purse.
The car left toward Wash-ington Road. The victim received a small cut to her forearm.
Lost keys claimed by wrong person
Someone claiming to be the owner of an Applings woman's lost keys stole them from an Evans restaurant.
The owner said someone stole her keys from Chick-Fil-A, 4201 Washington Road, between 8 and 9 p.m.
The manager of the restaurant said the woman came to the counter to report the missing keys, but that an employee already had given them to a man to whom she thought they belonged. The manager said the employee had found the keys on the counter and started to take them to the back of the restaurant when a man approached her and said the keys were his.
The manager said the woman reported her keys missing about 20 minutes later.
There was no evidence someone tried to enter the woman's van.
Martinez Columbia Fire Rescue report for Oct. 4-10:
Structure fires, three; wood/brush/grass fires, two; vehicle fires, two; controlled/unauthorized burns, four; activated fire alarms, 10; gas line rupture, one; medical incidents, 22; vehicle accidents, eight; investigate various incidents, five; and other, one.
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