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Police blotter: Death threats, hate crimes and more

POSTED: March 14, 2018 8:22 a.m.

The following information was taken from Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Death threat — Deputies were called to Dorel Home Furnishings at the Interstate Commerce Centre in Black Creek over an alleged dispute between two employees. A supervisor there said an anonymous letter found on the floor indicated that an employee had been told by a fellow employee of plans to shoot a manager and that the employee in question was a gang member.

Potential hate crime — Deputies were called to Elm Drive in Ellabell after the owner of a rental home there discovered a large amount of damage and graffiti. Both the “n-word” and a swastika were found in yellow paint inside the garage and about $5,000 damage was done to the interior of the house. The owner told deputies the house has been vacant since before mid-January, but that the last family to live there were African-American.

Road rage — An Ellabell man was arrested Friday on charges of aggravated assault and reckless driving after another man told deputies he rammed his vehicle several times and pointed a weapon at him. The victim told deputies that as he attempted to pass the other man’s vehicle on Highway 280 near Lanier Primary School that the offender sped up, then side-swiped his vehicle on Highway 280 near the I-16 overpass. The victim said the two men pulled their vehicles off the side of the road near the Interstate Commerce Centre where the offender rammed his vehicle again, then pointed a handgun that was still holstered at him. The complainant was transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center by EMS.

Assault with battery — A Bryan County High School student was charged with assault and battery and disrupting a public school Monday. Deputies say he threw a Triple-A battery down a hallway in the school that struck an administrator in the leg.

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