Deputies seek woman in Mullins Crossing thefts
Police are looking for a woman they say stole items from two unlocked cars in the Mullins Crossing shopping center parking lot Wednesday.
On surveillance video footage, the woman is seen getting out of the passenger seat of a gold or silver four-door sedan with tinted windows. The car was parked near Target.
About 1:30 p.m., a witness told police, she saw the woman go into the passenger side of a Ford Expedition. The Evans owner was notified and said several items, including a GPS unit, some clothing and a check were missing.
The woman was later seen on surveillance video leaving Target.
Anyone with information about the woman's identity or whereabouts should call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at (706) 541-2800.
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia countyso.org:
Police arrest man in car break-in after chase
A 19-year-old man was arrested after an Evans resident called police early Tuesday to say that he saw a man break into his vehicle.
The resident said that he saw the man inside his vehicle on Rocky Shoals Circle about 2:45 a.m. and went outside to confront him.
The man, later identified as Clayton Croswell Barr, 19, of the 4800 block of Whitehall Drive in Evans, ran into a wooded area, and police tracked his footprints in the snow.
Deputies eventually found him hiding behind a house on Whitehall Drive and arrested him.
Barr was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center, where he was charged with minor in possession of alcohol and entering auto. He was being held Friday on $2,600 bond.
Man charged with resisting arrest at father's home
An Evans man wanted by Columbia County authorities became irate Monday when police showed up at his father's home to arrest him.
William Euel Sheppard III, 24, of the 400 block of Calloway Road Extension, was asleep when police placed handcuffs on him, according to police.
Sheppard, who has a history of obstructing law enforcement, started yelling and insulting his father and deputies.
As police walked Sheppard outside to the patrol car, he got angry. At the front door, Sheppard knocked the deputies into a door frame, causing them to fall on an icy patch.
One deputy twisted his right knee and ankle.
Once inside the car, Sheppard struck his head against the plastic divider at least five times. He also managed to move the handcuffs in front of him and kicked the patrol car window.
After both his hands and legs were restrained, Sheppard started spitting in the car. At the jail, he continued to scream and curse at jail staff.
Sheppard was booked at the jail on an outstanding Superior Court warrant and a drug court violation order. He also was charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer. He is being held without bond.
Teens caught in 'prank'
Police patrolling Greenbrier High School on Wednesday saw two teens throwing toilet paper in trees and wrapping the school's portables in plastic wrap.
An anonymous person called police and said he saw two men put toilet paper in their backpacks in front of his house and walk through the woods toward Greenbrier High.
A deputy, responding to the call at about 3:30 a.m., patrolled the school's parking lot and found the teens. The 18-year-olds said they were seniors at Greenbrier and were playing a senior prank.
Instead of prosecuting the teens, the school's assistant principal said she wanted the students to clean up the mess and would take further action during school hours.
14th green at Jones Creek golf course damaged
A manager at Jones Creek Golf Club called police Tuesday after he was told someone was driving a golf car on the course.
The manager said a witness told him a juvenile was driving a golf car in circles on the 14th hole, which caused about $1,200 of damage to the green.
The manager said he wouldn't prosecute if the juvenile and his parents paid to repair the green. A deputy found the juvenile and spoke to him and his parents.
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