Police seek man who used stolen card
Columbia County police are looking for a man they say used a credit card stolen from an Augusta man.
The 20-year-old Augusta man said that just before midnight Oct. 21 he left the McDonald's on Washington Road at Towne Centre Drive and met friends in the parking lot of the Evans Walmart. On his drive home, the man said, he noticed his wallet missing and called police. He later learned that his Visa card had been used at the Kroger on Washington Road in Evans.
A Kroger employee told police she remembered a black male who came through the checkout line wearing a light-colored pullover shirt and dark sweat pants. He had a dark complexion, short hair, was clean shaven and about 5-foot-10.
The man used a Kroger card, the employee said, and talked on his cell phone during the transaction.
Fifth man granted bond in sexual misconduct case
A Superior Court judge granted bond on Friday to a fifth man charged in a Columbia County sexual misconduct case.
Superior Court Judge Albert Pickett granted a $25,000 bond for Clayton Edward Blanton, 21, of Appling, one of four men arrested in late September. Pickett also imposed several bond restrictions, including no contact with the victims, witness or other defendants, and biweekly drug and alcohol tests.
Blanton; Jason Scott Turner, 21, of Evans; Robert Lincoln Levy Jr., 19, of Augusta; and Tyler William Davitte, 22, of Martinez, each face an aggravated assault charge. Blanton also was charged with unlawful surveillance. He is accused of recording sexual activities of others in a private place without the consent of everyone present.
Police received information on Sept. 20 about underage drinking, drug activity and sex crimes at a Martinez home owned by Donald Everett Morrison, 21.
The investigation revealed that in August an 18-year-old girl was at the home drinking when she and her friend got extremely tired. Both passed out, and the victim went to a bedroom with one of the men.
While in the room, two others came in and sexually assaulted her, it is alleged.
Blanton posted bond and was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Friday evening. The three others were granted $25,000 bonds on Oct. 1 and have also been released.
Morrison also was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was released from the jail Oct. 7 after posting $1,100 bond, according to jailers.
Man enters plea
in stabbing death
A man accused of stabbing and beating his girlfriend to death pleaded not guilty at a Friday arraignment in Columbia County.
Michael Todd Williams, 40, of Matson Court in Martinez, entered the plea during an arraignment in Evans.
He is accused of beating and stabbing Misty Weegar, 41, who was found dead Aug. 11 in her Grovetown home. Officials said Weegar had numerous stab wounds and injuries from blows to her head.
Williams was charged with murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, 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:
Teen arrested for damaged grass
An Augusta teen was arrested Saturday after he was seen driving in circles in the grass behind the Columbia County Library.
Levi James Scott Ball, 19, of Boy Scout Road, was charged with interference with government property, driving with expired tags and without proof of insurance. He was being held Monday on a $7,300 bond, according to jail records.
A witness called police at about 9:45 p.m. to report that a motorist had driven a white Jeep Cherokee onto the grass behind the library, started doing donuts, then drove away.
Police located Ball on Washington Road at Baston Road. Ball was taken back to the library, where the witness positively identified him as the driver who damaged the grass.
Ball told police that he did jump the curb and drive on the grass. He said the Jeep's engine somehow revved causing him to spin out, damaging grass and a storm sewer cover. Ball said he was scared, so he left.
Boy, 12, charged in bedroom fire
A Grovetown 12-year-old was charged with arson after his bedroom was set afire.
The boy's mother said that about 4:20 p.m. Sunday her son put several pieces of clothing in a plastic bowl, lit them and put the bowl under his bed.
She said her son casually left his room, closing the door, and tried to leave the house. The boy was charged with first degree arson and taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue report for Oct. 31-Nov. 6:
Medical calls, 17; vehicle wrecks, 11; activated fire alarms, nine; structure fires, eight; investigations, three; vehicle fires, three; activated carbon monoxide detector, one; controlled/unauthorized burn, one; assisting citizens, one; and wood/brush/grass fire, one.
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