The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Evans bicyclist says he was hit by SUV
An Evans man said he was hit Saturday by a sport utility vehicle while riding his bicycle about midnight.
The 24-year-old told police he had to jump off his bike to avoid being run down but still was hit in the side near his home on Low Meadow Drive.
The driver of a Toyota 4Runner pulled up and its occupants shouted obscenities at him, the biker said. The driver then revved the engine and charged him.
After hitting him, the SUV returned and those inside again shouted obscenities at him before driving away.
He was unable to provide police a tag number for the Toyota, nor a description of those inside.
Stepfather accused of threatening teen
A Greenbrier High School student told police Saturday that her stepfather threatened to shoot her in the head.
The 17-year-old said that she received a phone call from him about 12:45 a.m. and he yelled at her for not keeping in touch with him. He said he would "blow her and her boyfriend's brains out," according to a police report.
The girl's mother told officers that she believes her daughter, but didn't hear her husband threaten her.
Deputies didn't immediately arrest the man because there was no third-party witness. They did advise the teen on pre-warrant procedures.
Father-son fight ends in arrest
A Martinez man was arrested Saturday and accused of trying to choke his father.
Authorities arrested Nicholas Scott Williams, 23, of the 700 block of West Port Road, on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Williams' father told police that he and his wife returned home from the lake Saturday evening and found their son drinking beer, though he had been prohibited from drinking alcohol because he recently had been released from jail on bond.
When his father confronted Williams about the beer, he said Williams "got in his face," threatened him and then tried to choke him. The 55-year-old father put his son in a headlock and forced him to the floor.
Williams told police his father started the fight by hitting him, but a deputy noted a strong odor of alcohol coming from him, and his mother backed up his father's version of the incident.
Williams was in jail Monday on a $500 bond.
Hammer used to threaten girlfriend
Police arrested a Martinez man Sunday after he threatened his girlfriend, destroyed several household items with a hammer and slashed the tires on her minivan.
Kevin Dewayne Coley, 36, of the 300 block of Timberidge Drive, was charged with aggravated assault, three counts of cruelty to children and criminal damage to property.
Coley's girlfriend told police that as they were arguing early Sunday morning, he got angry, grabbed a hammer and told her, "You're going to die tonight" while she was holding their 2-week-old son, according to an incident report.
Coley threw the hammer at a television, shattered the glass on a cabinet and broke three windows. He also slashed the rear tires of her minivan.
A deputy said Coley admitted to him that he inflicted the damage to his home and the vehicle.
Coley was in jail Monday afternoon on a $32,500 bond.
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