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Posted: Sunday, September 05, 2010

Midville man who ran from traffic stop arrested

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A Burke County man accused of fleeing from Columbia County deputies in a stolen vehicle was arrested late Tuesday.

Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Daryl Lynn Dye, 35, of Midville, was found in a wooded area near Westwood Club Apartments on Washington Road about 8:30 p.m.

A woman alerted deputies when she saw a man trying to break into her car, Morris said.

Dye faces charges stemming from efforts to elude deputies earlier Tuesday near the Mullins Crossing shopping center on Washington Road.

He was being held without bond in the Columbia County Detention Center, according to jail records.

The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia countyso.org:

Woman says husband kept her lying on the floor

A Harlem woman claimed that her husband beat her with a cane after she fell down Monday evening and that she was too obese to get herself up.

After spending the night on the floor lying in her own urine and feces, the 48-year-old told police that her husband refused to help her up and shouted at her before beating her. He later called EMS, who got her off the floor and took her to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital for an evaluation.

When police spoke to the husband, he said that he and his son tried a number of times to pick up his wife but that she insisted on remaining on the floor.

The husband, also 48, said his wife fell after he asked her to move from a sofa to a recliner. The day before, he said, his wife had soiled herself, and he thought she should be sitting on a vinyl pad.

The bruises police noted on his wife's body came from her fall and repeated attempts to pick her up, he said.

The couple's 19-year-old son also told police that his father didn't hit his mother.

The man told police he was concerned for his wife's mental health. He said she had been soiling herself for weeks and refuses to bathe or change clothes.

No one was arrested in the incident.

Martinez sees rash of car break-ins in a day

Numerous vehicles were broken into Tuesday evening in Martinez.

Someone stole handbags, credit cards and a gun from two cars parked on the 3700 block of West Lake Drive. In at least one of those thefts, stolen goods had been left in plain sight.

Two other vehicles in the 600 block of West Lake Circle also were broken into, but one had been left unlocked. Both owners said it appeared that items in their vehicles had been disturbed, but they told police nothing was missing.

Two vehicles parked at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, were broken into as well on Tuesday evening.

In those incidents, someone stole purses, wallets, money and credit and debit cards. In one instance, three women placed their belongings beneath the seat of the vehicle before going on a walk. They returned to find a back window broken. In the other incident, the car had been left unlocked.

A truck parked in the 600 block of Baytree Court had been pried into, but nothing was stolen.

Two vehicles from a single home in the 3500 block of Lost Tree Lane were left unlocked and some CDs were stolen.

The owner of a truck parked in the 600 block of High Hampton Drive told police that someone broke his window but that nothing was taken. Another vehicle on that block also was broken into. Though items in the vehicle had been moved around, nothing was taken.

Wedding rings stolen from widow's Evans home

A woman told police on Tuesday that a robber stole her deceased husband's wedding band from her Evans home.

The 58-year-old woman also said her diamond engagement ring and wedding band were taken. Jewelry worth $3,700 and $30 in coins were stolen, she said.

The robbers got in by breaking down the back door of her home in the 500 block of Country Place Lane.



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