The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Mother, daughter fight over calf
A Grovetown woman called police Wednesday claiming her mother assaulted her as she tried to retrieve a calf.
The 34-year-old said that about 4:45 p.m. she went to her parents' Lone Oak Road property to retrieve a black Angus calf that belonged to her. She said her mother approached her and ordered her to put the calf back in the pen.
When she refused, her mother hit her in the shoulder and kicked her in the shin, she said.
The mother said the cow belongs to her husband, who is in the hospital. She claimed her daughter was taking the calf to sell or trade for drugs. She said she did hit and kick her daughter because the tow strap around the calf's neck was choking it.
Man arrested for shoplifting, fighting
Police arrested an Augusta man Tuesday for shoplifting and obstruction after he fought with officers.
Johnny Joseph Smith, 30, of Moore Drive, was charged with two counts of shoplifting and obstruction of law enforcement officers. He was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday on a $3,700 bond, according to jail records.
About 3 p.m., an employee of the Martinez Walmart, 260 Bobby Jones Expressway, told police she saw Smith walk out of the store with a $229 Sony digital camera stuck down the front of his pants. When she asked Smith to return the camera, he ran away.
The employee watched Smith run as she called police. A sheriff's office reserve deputy located him in a nearby parking lot. A deputy approached Smith, but he resisted as the deputy and a reserve deputy attempted to handcuff him. A third officer arrived to assist.
Smith kicked and tried to roll away, but deputies finally handcuffed him.
Two of the officers received minor injuries in the scuffle.
Purse stolen from optical store
An Evans woman called police Wednesday claiming someone stole her purse from her motorized chair while she was inside a Martinez optical store.
The 69-year-old said the purse was on the handle of her motorized chair while she was inside One Hour Optical, 217 Bobby Jones Expressway. She said she never got out of the chair while inside the store.
The woman said her purse contained several credit cards, her checkbook, cell phone, various medical and insurance information for her and her sister, both women's Social Security cards and a piece of paper with the Social Security numbers of her 10 grandchildren.
The woman's daughter said that just before 7 p.m. her mother's Walmart Discover card was used at the Deans Bridge Road Walmart in Augusta to buy more than $400 worth of merchandise.
The following account was taken from reports from the Grovetown Department of Public Safety:
Man arrested for stealing steaks
A Grovetown man was caught shoplifting steaks from a city grocery store when officers approached him in connection with a separate shoplifting.
About 8 p.m. Tuesday, two investigators approached Tyrone Jermaine Harris, 31, in the parking lot of the IGA at 100 Harlem-Grovetown Road, trying to speak to him about a previous shoplifting.
He ran from officers, who chased and caught him.
Harris fought with officers. During the struggle, one of the officers found two packages of pork loins and a bottle of beer inside his jacket. They also found steaks on the ground where Harris was arrested. A store manager confirmed Harris had not purchased the meat.
Harris, of Katherine Street, was charged with two counts of shoplifting and obstruction of law enforcement officers. He was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday on a $4,300 bond, according to jail records.
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