A Hull man was arrested recently after he became belligerent toward an officer.
Jeremy Wayne Ray, 28, was charged with one count of disorderly conduct.
Officer James Justice went to Sanford Road in reference to property retrieval after a verbal domestic dispute between Ray and his wife. Upon arrival, Ray was found out near the roadway and as Justice started to pull in the driveway Ray walked out into the road, approached the patrol unit and stated “she ain`t got no $%^&& business being here.”
As Ray was speaking, officer Justice noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Justice told Ray that his wife had come to the residence to retrieve some clothing. Ray then allegedly turned and started yelling and cursing, then struck the left side mirror of the patrol unit with this right hand. Ray was placed under arrest.
Other incidents on file at the sheriff’s office included:
•Three suicide threats were reported around the county.
• A male high school student was charged with battery last week after allegedly striking another male student over a girlfriend.
•A man on Brush Creek Road reported that someone forged a counter check in his name for $3,800 at First Citizens in North Augusta, S.C. The man stated he had never been to North Augusta and that he did not have any counter checks for his account.
•A woman on Hwy. 29 South reported that items had been taken from her home while she was gone. The woman stated that she left her residence that morning, and when she returned home around 3 p.m. she noticed that her new vacuum cleaner and her new Arrow speed fan were both missing. She stated that she believes that a man she knows took the items, but she did not know his age or where he lives.
•A woman and her mother reported that their home on Old Wildcat Bridge Road was burglarized while they were gone to work last week.
They told officer Christopher Haston that they had just returned home from work when they noticed that the back door to their residence had been tampered with. One of the residents said she noticed that three of her digital cameras and her laptop computer were missing. That’s when her mother went into her room and noticed that her two gold necklaces and her gold diamond ring were missing. A safe was also missing from a bedroom. No damage was observed to the door so no pictures were taken.
The daughter said she believes that a family member and his wife may be the ones that broke in, due to the fact that he needed money by the end of the week to avoid going to jail.
•A woman on Childers Road reported that her estranged husband, who she has an active TPO on that requires that he has no contact with her, has been texting her repeatedly, making threats. Officer David Kidd advised the woman to keep the text messages she had been sent, but to not respond to any of them so that she could take out an arrest warrant on him.
•A fence was discovered to have been cut in two places on Wesley Chapel Road last week. Corporal Justin Hanley was dispatched regarding a cow being out near the road. After he got the cow back inside the fence, he noticed two large holes in the fence where it had been cut. The owner said someone has been taking down her “posted” signs over the last two weeks also.
•An eldery Comer man staying in a care home in Monroe reported that his vehicle and all his belongings were missing. According to the report, a social worker from the home spoke with officer Larry MacKay about the matter. She said that the man fell and broke his hip about a month ago and was transported by EMS to a hospital. While in the hospital, a female neighbor reportedly called him and told him that she had found his keys on the ground and would keep them for him. While he was in the hospital, he was reportedly evicted from his residence and his belongings were removed from the home. The woman allegedly called him again and said she would keep his belongings for him as well and reportedly move his car and some other belongings to her then boyfriend’s house. The elderly man said he later called both his neighbor and her boyfriend to make arrangements for the return of his property. He said he made contact once, but that since that time both numbers had been changed. The elderly man had no information on the woman’s boyfriend other than he might possibly also live in Comer. Items reported missing were a gold 2003 Lincoln Town car Cartier Signature Edition, a black plastic box with the name Eunice L. Thompson on it containing his wife’s ashes and two guitars, a Gibson Victory Tremelo, and a Steinberger Spirit. He stated his biggest concern was getting his wife’s ashes returned. The vehicle was placed onto G.C.I.C. as stolen.
•A middle school student was charged last week after he caused a scene at school. According to the incident report, Sgt. Jeff Vaughn was called to the lunchroom regarding the incident. The boy allegedly got into a shoving match with another student and was so upset he would not respond to them or talk to anyone. Multiple teachers and faculty tried to calm him down and get him to walk with the principal to his office, according to the report. Vaughn reported that the boy was panting extremely heavily and “looked like he wanted to hurt someone.” The school principal, Chuck Colquitt, arrived and sat next to him and told him he was not going to cause a scene and he had to listen to instructions. Vaughn then told him to stand up and walk to the principal’s office. He refused to acknowledge anyone so Vaughn placed his hand on his arm and pulled to get him to walk with them and he immediately began cursing, saying “Get your @#$%^ hands off me.” He then began punching Vaughn in the chest and clawing his arm.
He was placed in an arm bar restraint and pinned to the floor, Vaughn noted, and was then picked up and escorted to the principal’s office with him “cursing, clawing, and kicking the entire way.” When they walked into the front office the boy allegedly clawed Vaughn’s left hand to the point it was bleeding. He was once again pinned to the wall and given multiple verbal commands to calm down. He was taken into the principal’s office, where he was later released to his mother.
A juvenile complaint was filed for unruly child, obstruction and disrupting public school.
•A man at the feed mill on Cooper Road reported that a truck driver allegedly threatened him after saying another man was belligerent with him. The victim said he didn’t know what he was talking about, but that the man also cursed at him and told him he was going to “get him.”
When the victim called 9-1-1, the truck driver reportedly left the scene.
•A woman came to the sheriff’s office to report money missing from her bank account. She reported that she had lunch with her sister two days prior and couldn’t find her debit card. Her sister told her she probably left it at the restaurant, but they didn’t have it. Later that day she found it in her sister’s purse. She said that $365 had been taken from her bank account.
•Wire was stolen from a chicken house on Hwy. 98 East.
•Hand tools and generators were allegedly stolen from chicken houses on Hwy. 191.
•Burglary was reported on O’Kelley Road last week. A woman said someone stole her jewelry from her jewelry box, along with a box of blank checks.
•Arson was reported on Clover Avenue in Comer last weekend.
Officer David Kidd went to the scene where firemen had already put two fires out at a storage shed. A metal storage shed in the back yard of the residence was burnt destroying the items that had been inside. Twenty yards away behind some trees there had been a second fire that had the metal springs out of a mattress in the ashes, according to the report. There was also some Budweiser beer cans in the ashes. Behind the shed was a green metal trailer the type used to pull behind a lawn tractor and two bicycles. There was a red plastic gas can lying on the ground next to some trees ten yards away from the shed. There was an unopened Budweiser beer can near the gas can. At the time of Kidd’s arrival, there was no one who lived at the residence outside which Kidd noted was odd because there was two fire trucks with their emergency equipment in the yard along with more than a dozen firemen. A neighbor said that when the homeowner heard the sirens he went inside the house quickly. Another officer was eventually able to get the owner to the door. The man told officers he was out in the shed and threw a cigarette down and the shed flared into flames. He said the fire then ran back into the woods causing the second fire. The report noted that there was no sign that the fire ran along the ground from the shed to the wooded area. Photos were taken of the scene and attached to the report.
•Criminal trespass was reported on Ingram Road last week.
Officer David Kidd met with a woman who told him she went out of town and when she returned home she found her house in disarray. She said there were two empty boxes of cereal bars lying on the counter top along with a plastic bottle of Nestle Quick. She said that the video games that are stored under the television had been strewn about. Her daughter`s laptop was out in the living room. She said that she thought at first that her daughter had come by and left the house in a mess. She spoke with her daughter who told her that she had not been to the house since Thursday either. She said that her neighbors across the street have a juvenile son that she believes may have been in her house. On the side door there is a dog door that a small person could fit through. She said that nothing appeared to be missing. She said that she has had problems with the boy coming over using their WiFi and hanging out on her porch. She requested extra patrol of the area.