The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Man arrested after fight with police
Police arrested an Evans man Thursday after he was belligerent and damaged a patrol car.
Andrew Scott Morano was charged with disorderly conduct and interference with government property. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center later Thursday after posting a $3,200 bond, according to jailers.
Police say Morano called officersa number of times and dispatchers could hear a woman screaming.
When police arrived on Bradberry Creek in Evans about 2:30 a.m., they found Morano in front of the home. He took off his jacket, threw his cell phone and charged the patrol car. He was bleeding from both hands.
As police frisked Morano, he slammed his head into the hood of the patrol car, denting the vehicle. As he was pulled away from the patrol car, Morano told the deputy that he was a Marine, kills people for a living and that it wouldn't mean anything to kill the deputy. He continued to yell, curse and act aggressively and refused to get into the patrol car.
Once in the patrol car, Morano slammed his head into the window, knocking the glass off track. He was treated for small cuts on his hands and registered 0.231 percent on a blood-alcohol test. He was placed in ankle shackles and leg restraints and put back into the patrol car, where he cursed and yelled en route to the jail.
Morano's girlfriend said he became aggressive when the pair were at a friend's home drinking. She said he punched the ground and his car. She said she was driving him home when he got out of the car and called 911.
Injured man won't prosecute attackers
An Augusta man refused to prosecute three men he said hit him with the butt of a handgun Friday.
Police went to Trinity Hospital in Augusta after an emergency room doctor reported that the 22-year-old man came to the hospital about 10:45 p.m. for treatment of several open cuts in his face and head.
The man told the doctor that he was hit several times with a handgun. He told medical personnel that he did not want to report the incident to police.
When police questioned the man about his injuries, he said he was at a home in the 4900 block of Washington Road in Evans earlier that evening when three men he didn't know accused him of stealing from them. They punched and kicked him and hit him on the head with the gun.
He refused to prosecute.
Estranged husband accused of assault
An Evans woman called police Saturday evening, claiming that her estranged husband broke into her home and sexually assaulted her as she napped.
The 35-year-old woman said she was sleeping just after 5 p.m. when she felt someone lying on top of her and then assaulting her.
The woman said she woke up and realized the man was her estranged husband. She shoved him off the bed and yelled for him to leave, which he did.
Because she saw a bright flash of light during the incident, she believes the man used her cell phone to take a photo of her and then took the phone. She said that when she called him he said he had thrown the phone into a trash can at a McDonald's restaurant.
The couple have been separated since September.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue report for Nov. 7-13:
Medical calls, 12; vehicle wrecks, 12; controlled/ unauthorized burns, eight; structure fires, six; activated fire alarms, five; investigations, three; vehicle fires, three; gas line ruptures, two; assist citizens, two; electrical incidents, one; and wood/grass/brush fire, one.
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