A man said his father-in-law had contacted him over CB radio and told him to pull over, “I’m going to kill you” and “I will kill you.” He also stated his father-in-law told him if the complainant put him in jail, he would shoot him when he got out. The complainant said these incidents have been ongoing and he wanted to make a report of them.
Theft by taking
A man met with deputies in the driveway of the suspect’s home and told them a woman he knew had stolen $3,000 in cash from him the night before. He told deputies the woman called him, claiming her “ole man” assaulted her and asked him to get her. She asked if she could stay at his house until her mother came from South Carolina. He added that at some point, the woman came into his bedroom and removed an envelope with $3,000 from his bedside night stand. The money was going to be used to pay his property taxes. The woman, the victim said, left his home sometime during the night.
No one answered at the home where the victim believed the suspect was, and the woman’s mother-in-law said the suspect was a prostitute and frequently abused illicit drugs. She also told deputies that the victim has been at the suspect’s home many times, most recently the week before, and she speculated he was one of her daughter-in-law’s customers.
A woman said she left her vehicle unlocked while she was working in the residence. She noticed two juveniles around the vehicle. She went to get something out of her pocketbook but it was missing. She was advised to cancel any credit cards that were in her pocketbook.
Theft by taking
A man who lives in the Guyton area told deputies he left his house for about an hour and returned to find it in slight disarray. He said someone may have entered through an unlocked rear door. The man’s son had left the house 30 minutes after the complainant and was told what happened upon his return. The victim said he had $6,000 stashed behind the bed and bed frame, and the son said he had $500 missing. No firearms or jewelry were missing, but the hidden cash was gone.
Battery/simple battery-family violence
Obstructing or hindering persons making an emergency call
Deputies responded to a call about a domestic argument that turned into a physical altercation. The victim said the alleged offender was her boyfriend, who had fled. The fight began after both them started drinking. She said when she tried to call 911, he became more violent and started to choke her, though no signs of such action could be seen. The argument awoke her son, who witnessed the entire event. The victim also said her boyfriend had been released from a detention center and was on felony probation. She was advised to contact Victim Witness about this incident and several others she claimed had taken place.
A deputy on patrol saw a work van run off the road several times and turned on his lights. The driver finally stopped after going another half-mile. The driver said she did not know she drove off the road and didn’t think she did. Her hands and body were shaking and her eyes appeared to be blinking uncontrollably. While waiting on another deputy to help administer a field sobriety test, the driver began bouncing in the driver’s seat and continually moving her hands. She said she was not on any prescription medication, though there were some medications in the vehicle that belonged to her boyfriend. The driver was taken to the jail, where a blood sample was drawn.
A Springfield man told deputies he had been in Atlanta for a week and when he returned home, his pistol was missing from his pickup. It had been locked inside his vehicle. His wallet with several credit cards also was missing.
A woman said someone cashed one of her business checks in her name at a local bank. Altogether, the suspect had cashed $5,000 in checks. The victim said she has made reports in Pooler and Richmond Hill and also has closed the account.
Theft by taking
A man told deputies a milk jug had been stolen from his front porch. A glass dish and hummingbird feeder that were on top of the jug had been moved to the porch banister. He asked deputies to take the plate into evidence and have it treated for fingerprints.
A Meldrim man said his golf cart had been stolen and asked for additional patrols in the neighborhood.
Driving while license suspended or revoked
Possession of marijuana/schedule I controlled substance
A deputy spotted a pickup with Chatham County plates enter a neighborhood and stop in front of what appeared to be a vacant house. The driver turned off the lights, and the deputy asked if they were lost. The driver said they were picking up a friend to take to the store. The deputy went back on patrol but saw when the pickup left there was not an additional passenger. The pickup’s license plate was expired and both subjects began acting nervously. When asked what happened to the friend they were supposed to pick up, the driver said the friend reconsidered when the deputy was seen. Both the driver and his passenger were discovered to have suspended licenses.
Deputies also found out that the pickup belonged to the driver’s boss, and when he found out where they were, he said they weren’t supposed to be there in his company vehicle. The passenger then said the driver had stuffed something under the passenger seat that pertained as to why they were there. Deputies found a glass device used to smoke marijuana. Deputies also found what appeared to be marijuana and a partially-smoked joint, along with three Xanax tablets. The two suspects gave conflicting stories and were arrested and taken to jail.
Harassing phone calls
A Rincon man said he had been called several times by men who appeared to have Indian accents. Some of them would tell him his loan application had been approved and then attempt to get personal information from him. The man who made the last call before the complainant contacted law enforcement said he was going to send him a bomb.
Failure to maintain lane
Driving while license suspended or revoked
Elementary school personnel called deputies regarding a possibly impaired driver dropping off kids at school. Deputies could not find the vehicle but returned when they were notified the same vehicle was back at the end of the school day. A deputy followed and saw the driver cross the fog line twice in a short distance.
During a traffic stop, the driver said she was not on any prescription medicine but a check of her license revealed it had been suspended. Her neighbor was called to pick her and her children up and took them home, along with the driver’s vehicle.
Theft by receiving stolen property
Deputies were called to Highway 80 on the report of a vehicle in a ditch. When they couldn’t find the vehicle, they found a man who appeared to be intoxicated riding a four-wheeler. He was asked to dismount the ATV and as he did, he stumbled but regained his balance before falling. He replied he had had seven beers. His speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. He couldn’t complete some field sobriety tests because he was apparently too drunk. A check on the four-wheeler revealed it was reported stolen out of Bloomingdale, but the suspect said he bought three years earlier at a Savannah flea market.