Teen's dad arrested
The father of an 18-year-old Harlem man was arrested early Sunday after his son stabbed his stepfather.
Tony Mark Fulwood Sr., 37, of Jones Martin Road in Lincolnton, was charged with obstruction for resisting arrest and arguing with police and his son's stepfather.
Tony Mark Fulwood II, 18, allegedly stabbed his stepfather, 39-year-old Michael Brantley, once in the chest about 11 p.m. Saturday during an argument at their home on Old Augusta Highway, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.
Fulwood then summoned his father, Tony Fulwood Sr., 37, to the residence, where the elder Fulwood interfered with deputies as they tried to investigate and argued with Brantley, according to a sheriff's office incident report.
Morris said Brantley's injury was not life-threatening and he declined to prosecute his stepson. On Monday, police had not filed charges.
Tony Fulwood Sr. was released from the Columbia County Detention after posting a $1,600 bond, according to jail personnel.
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia countyso.org:
Drunk man found without pants
Police found a Martinez man without pants in a ditch early Sunday.
A passerby called police about a drunken man walking along Flowing Wells Road with his pants around his ankles just after 1 a.m. When police arrived, Jeremiah Lee Stout, 28, was in a ditch with no pants on. His pants and shoes were in the street.
Stout, of Fair Oaks Drive, smelled of alcohol, refused to answer questions and cursed at police.
He was charged with public drunkenness, a county ordinance violation. Stout was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Saturday after posting a $500 bond, according to jail personnel.
Woman breaks car window of boyfriend
A Martinez man told police Friday that his girlfriend used a jack handle to break out his car window. The 23-year-old said that just after 3 a.m. he and his live-in girlfriend started arguing about a voice mail on her phone. He said he accidentally called her phone while having an intimate conversation with another woman. The conversation was recorded on his girlfriend's voice mail.
When his girlfriend confronted him about cheating, the man said he denied it. His girlfriend became upset and broke out the back window of his car.
The man said he felt guilty about the voicemail and didn't want his girlfriend arrested. Police did not file charges against her.
Playground mulch is set on fire
A fire investigator told police Thursday that someone purposefully set fire to mulch on a Martinez subdivision playground.
The investigator said Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighters called him to the Watervale subdivision playground about 7 p.m. Someone had set fire to mulch for the second time that day. The playground equipment was not damaged, but the mulch was burned in three places beneath the equipment.
The investigator did not find evidence of matches, lighters, cigarettes or any other fire-starting devices.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue report, Sept. 12-18:
Medical calls, 15; gas line ruptures, five; vehicle wrecks, four; vehicle fires, four; wood/brush/grass fires, four; activated fire alarms, three; investigations, two; controlled/unauthorized burn, two; structure fires, 2; assist citizens, two; and other fires, one.
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