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BCSO blotter: Driver risks life of young daughter in chase
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From Bryan County Sheriff’s  Office reports:

Obstruction, etc: Deputies were helping work a road checkpoint on Highway 67 in Pembroke around 10:17 p.m. March 25 when a vehicle “ran through” the check despite being told to stop. 

A chase followed, with the suspect vehicle ending up in a yard and the driver “bailing out of the vehicle,” leading to a foot chase in which Sheriff Mark Crowe helped a deputy get the driver into handcuffs.  

“Driver stated his 7-year-old daughter was in the vehicle and for us not to hurt her,” the report said, noting the girl had already been removed from the vehicle. 

The driver, a 32-year-old man, was found to be a convicted felon and he had a gun. The man faces a laundry list of charges, ranging from DUI, child endangerment, possession of marijuana, obstruction and firearm used by convicted felon during commission of a crime. 

 Matter of record: A woman in Ellabell reported March 26 that “an older white male with missing teeth came to the county dump on a tractor. (She) reported that while he was at the location, the white male …solicited her for sex. (She) advised that she refused, and he left the location.”

The woman declined to press charges. She got a case number. 

 DUI: Around 9:10 p.m. March 25 a deputy was contacted by Sheriff Mark Crowe, who reported “he was behind a suspected impaired driver (on Highway 280) pulling into Stoner’s Pizza in Pembroke,” a report said.  

The deputy watched the vehicle cross a center line on Highway 67 and conducted a traffic stop near Smith Street. The driver gave the deputy a Georgia ID card and a form showing she’d gotten a DUI in January, and she said she’d had one drink but had taken a “high dosage of Klonopin after suffering a panic attack earlier in the night,” the report said.  

She later blew a .169 on a preliminary breath test, the report said.  

 Welfare check: Deputies were sent to a Richmond Hill address March 25 to check on a man “due to him having a terrible infection from a spider bite.” The man was taken to a hospital by EMS for treatment. 

 Wanted person:  A deputy on patrol around 12:52 a.m. March 25 noticed an SUV at the rideshare on Highway 280 near the I-16 exit that hadn’t been there the last time he went by.  

The SUV was “parked on the farthest end of the rideshare away from the entrance in the darkest part of the parking lot,” the report said. “As (the deputy) approached the vehicle he observed that all the windows were fogged over but there was no exhaust coming from the vehicle. (The deputy) knows that the rideshare is often used as a location for intimate encounters,” the report said. “(He) also knows that the rideshare is often a location (where car break-ins occur).
The deputy checked it out and found a man and woman laying in the back seat. A check revealed the man was wanted in Gwinnett County, and he was arrested.  

 Matter of record: A deputy was sent March 25 to a Richmond Hill address “in reference to a subject that had been burnt. (The victim) had been burning items in his back yard when something in the fire exploded. The small explosion threw debris onto (the man) and he suffered burns on his hands, face and legs. Bryan EMS estimated he had burns to 9 percent of his body and transported him to Memorial Hospital for treatment,” the report said.  

 Domestic: Deputies were sent to a Pembroke address around 12:42 a.m. March 27 regarding a physical domestic. When they got there, they found the complainant standing in the road.  

“(She) advised she came home without her underwear and it made her husband angry,” the report said, and he assaulted her. 

She said her 13-year-old daughter called 911. 

A deputy met with the husband, who was described as “very intoxicated,” and he said he “lost it,” when his wife came home without underwear. He said he wanted to leave but had been drinking, but an aunt could come pick him up.” 

The woman said she didn’t want to press charges, but she did want him out of the house. 

 Speeding: A Ford Escape headed east on I-16 was clocked doing 85 mph around 6 p.m. March 27 and pulled over. The driver didn’t have a license, but gave the deputy his name and date of birth. 

A check with dispatch showed the man’s license had been suspended or revoked due to seven violations from 2019 dating back to 2005. He was also wanted in Bulloch County for “multiple traffic offenses and simple battery,” but Bulloch didn’t want a hold placed on him. The man was given a court date and the vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver. 




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