More arrests tied to Martinez residence
Two more men were arrested Wednesday in connection with incidents at a Martinez house.
Police charged the homeowner, Donald "Trey" Morrison III, 21, of the 100 block of Shaw Street, with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. Morrison was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday after posting $1,100 bond.
Eric Cameron Rogers, 21, of Grovetown, was charged with possession of Schedule II narcotic and was released from jail Wednesday on a $7,600 bond, Morris said.
Suspected controlled substances taken by police from the home will be sent to the crime lab for testing, Morris said.
In September, police investigated reports of underage drinking, drug activity and sex crimes at a Martinez residence and arrested four men: Clayton Edward Blanton, 21; Jason Scott Turner, 21; Robert Lincoln Levy Jr., 19; and Tyler William Davitte, 22.
Each man was charged with aggravated sexual battery. Blanton, accused of recording the sex acts, was also charged with unlawful surveillance.
Police said they also will charge two 19-year-old women with possession of alcohol by a minor.
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia countyso.org:
Three arrested in shopliftings
Police arrested three teens on Wednesday and charged them with shoplifting at Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway.
The first incident occurred at 12:35 a.m. when a store loss prevention officer said he saw Darren Bernard Rogers Jr. hide a box of golf balls in a pair of pants. A second box of golf balls was found in his pants.
Rogers, 17, of Augusta, was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday after posting $1,100 bond.
A Sandersville, Ga., woman also was arrested Wednesday. Authorities said she tried to steal two beanie caps, a Tigger doll, a shirt and baby clothes from the store about 2 p.m.
Valkyrie Lovieshada Hagan, 19, was released from the jail Wednesday on $1,100 bond.
The third incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Tristan Xavier Nobles, 18, of Augusta, took a pack of Gillette razor cartridges and hid them in his pants, authorities said. Nobles was released from jail Thursday after posting $1,600 bond.
Burglars chased from man's home
A Martinez man called police early Wednesday after hearing voices outside his house near his vehicle.
The 29-year-old said someone entered his house in the 200 block of Flowing Wells Road on Tuesday and took about 100 CDs and DVDs, worth about $2,000.
About 3 a.m. Wednesday, he ran outside after hearing voices and saw a man and woman running from his van. He chased them on Flowing Wells Road.
When he returned to his house, the man found the DVDs inside his van.
Break-in reported at Harlem church
A Grovetown man called police Tuesday to report a break-in at Bethesda Baptist Church in Harlem.
The 71-year-old man said the burglar entered the church on Old Augusta Highway through the back window. He said someone tried to take computers and a printer but was unsuccessful.
Woman swindled out of $6,000
An Evans woman told police she sent $6,000 to a man she met through a dating site.
The 44-year-old said the man told her he was out of the country and needed money.
The woman sent him $6,000 through Western Union, which notified her that the man has received several money transfers in the past month.
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