Harlem man dies in vehicle crash
A 24-year-old Harlem man died from injuries he received in a single-car crash Tuesday on U.S. Highway 221 near Harlem.
Trooper 1st Class Matthew MacDonald, of the Georgia State Patrol post in Grovetown, identified the victim as Jacob Carlyle Davis, of Harlem.
Davis lost control of his 1997 Ford Mustang while traveling south and rounding a curve shortly before 3:30 p.m. He over-corrected and went across the other lane of traffic, hit a road sign, overturned and traveled down an embankment, MacDonald said.
Davis, who was wearing a seat belt, received CPR at the scene and while en route to the emergency room of McDuffie Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at 4:17 p.m.
Home invasion at West Lake house
A resident of the West Lake subdivision claimed that a man wearing a surgical mask broke into her home Monday, threatened her with a golf club and stole her vehicle.
The 79-year-old woman said she was in bed about 6:35 a.m. and saw a man looking into her back window in the 3700 block of West Lake Drive, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
After hearing a loud noise at the door, she got out of bed and saw a man enter her house. As she ran into the family room yelling for help, the man followed her and raised a golf club as if to strike her.
When he turned away, the woman ran next door.
The woman said a diamond ring, a watch and her 2001 Toyota Avalon were taken.
The man was described as white, tall and with a thick build, wearing a blue sweatshirt.
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Husband breaks door; wife fires shot
A Martinez woman called police on Monday to say that she shot the front door her husband broke.
The 43-year-old woman said that about 4:20 a.m. she woke to the sound of her husband beating on the front door of her Villa Lane home.
The woman said when she asked him to leave, he refused and threw a large rock through the glass storm door and the glass window of the front door.
The woman said she fired a round from her 9-mm pistol through the front door. Her husband left.
Police found the front storm door shattered and the glass in the front door broken out. They also found a large rock lying inside the doorway and a small bullet hole in the lower edge of the front door window.
Teens caught on roof of school
Police found two teens on the roof of an Evans elementary school Tuesday. Just before midnight, a sheriff's deputy found a Ford Explorer parked at Bel Air Elementary School on North Belair Road. A teen standing near the vehicle said he was waiting on his friends, an 18-year-old and another juvenile teen, who were on the roof. The principal said there was apparently no damage.
The teens were turned over to their parents.
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