Possession of a controlled substance
Deputies were called about two reckless drivers on Highway 21 north, as two bounty hunters were trying to apprehend a subject. The two cars were clocked at 61 mph in a 45 mph zone. Once the suspect car was stopped, the bounty hunters took possession of their fugitive. A check showed the car had no insurance and its registration had been suspended. The driver was arrested and during a search, a deputy found a metal tube from a wind chime with a white powder inside. The driver said she had used it to snort a Roxycotin earlier that day.
A Springfield woman said her ex-husband came to pick up their teenage daughter for visitation a month earlier, but she would not let her daughter take her iPod with her because of her grades. When the father found out his daughter could not take her iPod, he said he paid for it and he wanted it. The complainant told him she was trying to discipline their daughter. Instead, he became aggressive and began using the f-word repeatedly. He also appeared to be inebriated. She said her ex has continued to be verbally abusive and she has had to block him from her cell phone. The complainant said she wanted the report to go to magistrate court. She added she had a temporary protective order against her ex two years ago.
Miscelleaneous identity-fraud complaint
A Guyton area man said his wife discovered and reported suspicious activity on her credit report. He later attempted to access his creditreport and was denied access. He believes there may be a possible identity theft issue involved and requested a report be initiated. He was issued a case report number and advised it would be turned over to investigators.
Theft by taking
A woman told deputies she and her son had discovered his bicycle was missing. She said she believed it was left on the residence’s front lawn and it may have been taken by other neighborhood children. The bicycle had been purchased the previous Christmas and was not being used frequently.
Deputies were called to a Rincon-area residence where a man produced a good-behavior bond in reference to issues with a neighbor. He described an incident where the neighbor appeared to be “tail-gating” him and later drove by his house, shouting “it’s on now.” As deputies were leaving, the neighbor in question called dispatchers to complain deputies had not spoken to him. Dispatchers recorded the call and recorded him using profanity during the call. Deputies met him outside his home and he initially denied using profanity while calling dispatch, before being told those calls were recorded, leading to his apology. He also waved the same peace bond and proclaimed loudly no one was interested in his side of the story. He told the deputy the officer did not listen to him the last time he was arrested. The deputy explained that arrest had to do with traffic and issues with his license and had nothing to do with the current complaint. Deputies discovered the man’s license was suspended and, if there was evidence he was driving, traffic charges could be pursued against him.
Deputies responded to a call about a possible physical altercation. One of the home’s occupants said he and a female roommate were arguing about a temp agency referring him for a job. The argument escalated, and he went to his bedroom, but the woman followed and screamed at him, pointing her finger in his face. She said she followed him to his room, but he then choked her. An inspection of her neck did not show any signs of a possible choking. Another man and woman there said the first man only pushed the woman out of his personal space. All parties involved said they had been living there for two weeks, and the first woman called both men “lowlifes.”
A deputy was dispatched to Effingham Hospital on the report of a dog bite. A child had been bitten by a dog, and his mother said she had picked up two stray fawn-colored boxers in Pooler and brought them to her home. She said the dogs were fine for a while, but the male boxer bit her son in the face. The child said he was petting the male boxer on the head and everything was fine until he went to stand up. When he attempted to stand, the dog snapped at his face, scratching him in the face. The mother said a friend took the boxer that bit her son to Chatham County Animal Control and the female was taken to a rescue shelter.
Possession of firearm by a convicted felon
Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers
Deputies were assisting Bryan County investigators when they saw a vehicle that matched the description of a suspect car. When the driver spotted deputies, he turned around. Officers stopped the truck, and neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a seat belt and they also had open cans of beer. The driver had a large knife, which was taken from him, and the passenger did not respond when asked if there were any other weapons in the vehicle. A search of the truck uncovered two handguns, a 9mm and a .22-caliber. The driver said the 9mm was his grandfather’s, and the .22 belonged to his passenger. The passenger was a convicted felon. Both subjects were arrested.
A man came to the ECSO to tell deputies he has been having problems with his estranged wife. He had placed signs along the road wishing his son a happy birthday, in the hopes his son would see them when he got picked up by the school bus. He had done something similar before for his other son. Someone had taken the signs down, and though he had no evidence it was his estranged wife, but said he had pictures of someone he believed to be his future ex-mother-in-law taking the signs. He asked for the incident to be documented for court proceedings, and he was advised to avoid his estranged wife and her mother.
Theft by taking
A woman said several pieces of jewelry were missing, and she believed they were taken over multiple occasions. She remembered having some of the pieces two weeks prior. She also said a friend of her grandson could be involved.
Possession and use of drug-related objects
Possession of marijuana (less than 1 ounce)
A deputy spotted a pickup in a deserted lot and because of break-in reports from the last two nights initiated a stop. A check of the driver’s license showed it was suspended. The truck’s occupants said there were not any drugs or weapons in the vehicle, but when the deputy removed the driver to serve him with his license suspension, there was a green, leafy substance in the driver’s seat. Further investigation revealed a smoking device behind the driver’s seat and more of the same leafy substance in the driver’s door.
Theft by taking-felony
A man reported a handgun had been taken from the console of his truck. He said he had left the truck unlocked.
A woman said another woman walked up to her car and attacked her by pulling her hair and scratching her wrist. The victim said they had been arguing about child custody issues, and the attacker said the complainant started making comments about her daughter’s sexual activity. The offender said she walked up to the car, but the complainant stuck her arm out of the window in an aggressive manner. When they touched each other, she grabbed her hair.
While running radar near a school, a deputy clocked a driver going 53 mph in a 35 mph zone. A check of the license revealed the driver was wanted on Chatham County warrant for a probation violation.
Deputies were summoned to a Guyton-area residence, and the complainant said he and his live-in girlfriend argue constantly, and she was inside the house packing her belongings. He said after arguing with his girlfriend, he left to meet his ex-girlfriend so she could pick up their son. When they got back to the house, his current girlfriend had locked him out. He asked his ex to go to the door to see if his current girlfriend would let her in to get her son, but when she opened the door and saw the ex, she slammed the door in her face.
The current girlfriend sent him a text message, telling him she had broken his laptop because he brought over his ex-girlfriend and the two young women do not get along. She told deputies they have been arguing ever since she learned she was pregnant. The current girlfriend was arrested for breaking her boyfriend’s computer.
A man reported a neighbor’s dog apparently killed one of his chickens. He said he heard a noise from the backyard and when he went outside, he noticed chicken feathers and that one of his chickens was missing. He added a neighbor told him a dog belonging to another neighbor had been running down the road with a chicken in its mouth. He walked down to that house and saw chicken feathers in the yard. Deputies spoke with the dog’s owner, who said the dog gets out and wanders the neighborhood, but she had never seen the dog with a dead chicken or had feathers in her yard.