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BCSO Blotter: Argument over ‘energy-infused tea’ leads to call to 911
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From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports: 

Criminal trespass: Deputies were sent to an Ellabell address around 1:50 p.m. Nov. 30 regarding a stolen vehicle. There, a woman said her boyfriend took her vehicle without her permission.

While deputies were talking to the woman, her boyfriend came back up.

He said the “incident began over a coffee cup of tea. He said the two began verbally arguing with one another until his girlfriend threw the coffee cup in his direction. Though the coffee cup missed him, the cup struck and broke their front residential double-paned window. (The man) said he decided to leave the residence to apply space between them,” the report said.

The woman also said the incident started over the cup of tea. “She said her boyfriend was not feeling great and chose an energy- infused tea instead of something that would help his ailments. She said she brought it to his attention and the two began arguing.

She admitted to throwing the coffee cup in his direction ….”

The deputy urged the man to give his girlfriend some space and he decided to go to work early. Both were given case numbers.

Matter of record: A deputy patrolling near Morgan’s Bridge around 9:30 p.m. Nov. 29 saw a car “backed up under the overpass,” and checked it out. The vehicle had “an expired registration and no valid insurance,” and the driver, who approached the deputy, “stated he had a female passenger in the vehicle with him and he was only out here, ‘trying to, you know.’” The deputy told the man he needed to “do that somewhere else,” and the man agreed, which is when the deputy told him “if he were to leave here with no insurance and an expired registration,” the deputy would have to take action.

The deputy did say if the man could find insurance he’d let him go, and while the man was working on that he talked to the woman, who said “she may have two warrants out of Chatham County for burglary.” The deputy checked and found she was wanted by Pooler police.

After attempts to get Pooler police to pick the woman up, she was taken to Bryan County Jail.

“(The man) was left on scene still trying to obtain valid insurance,” after being told what could happen if he left without it, the report said.

Matter of record: A deputy trying to deliver a civil paper on Nov. 30 ran into a man who started out polite, then got mad and told the deputy he was parked on his septic tank’s drain field.

Despite the deputy’s efforts at calming the man down, the attempt to “de-escalate the situation did not work due to (the man’s) tone of voice,” and the man ultimately “threatened to call (the sheriff),” etc.

The deputy also reported “(the man) did not have on pants during this encounter, simply underwear and I also stated to him that he could at least put on some clothes when making contact with me.”

The deputy then left.

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