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BCSO Blotter: Forgery, DUI top this week's report

From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

Forgery: A Feb. 11 report said this.

“An issue regarding the possible forgery of a check was brought to the attention of the (Bryan County Jail administrator). Further inspection of the issue revealed that (an inmate) opted to add a few numbers to his 72 cent check upon his release from jail. The 72 cents was on (his person) when he arrived at the jail to continue completing his sentence. The check was addressed to (him) with the 72 cents appropriately marked in the money field and the description field denoted the same.

(He) placed the number 10 in front of the decimal point in the money field and then scratched out the word zero and wrote ten above it in the description field. The check was cashed as $10.72. All supporting paperwork shows the exact amount of .72 and the subsequent forgery of $10.72.”

DUI: An Indiana man driving a minivan with Pennsylvania tags was arrested around 3 a.m. Feb. 11 after he was spotted driving the wrong way down Highway 280.

The deputy who made the stop said he saw the minivan “heading west bound in the east bound lane,” then turn onto Black Creek Church Road. After pulling the minivan over, the deputy found the driver “was unable to answer questions while retrieving his identification and had not noticed he dropped a lit cigarette into his lap,” the report said, noting he asked the driver to get out of the minivan. There, the man dropped his wallet, told the deputy he didn’t know he was in the wrong lane and “stated that he was 24 minutes away from his hotel,” the report said, also adding that the deputy could smell alcohol, the man slurred his words and was “unsteady on his feet.” He was arrested.

Lewd and lascivious video: A complainant reported Feb. 11 that on Feb. 4 she posted a photo of her young daughter on an ad for a dress on a local Facebook yard sale site. The complainant said a woman contacted her via the app “stating interest in the dress,” but she didn’t hear back until Feb. 10 when the woman asked where they could meet. The complainant suggested a local church, then “(she) received this video of a man (performing a sex act by himself) on the messenger app.”

The complainant said she blocked all communication and never gave anyone personal information, etc.

Simple battery: On Feb. 10 a deputy reported he and others were called to Bryan County Jail “in reference to an inmate who was not cooperating or obeying orders from the jailers.” Once there, the deputy and a Pembroke police officer were sent to the infirmary, where they met two jail officers and the inmate, “who had attempted to flood his cell and plug the central air vent with toilet paper (and) was sitting on his bunk naked yelling about how he refused to move to another cell so his current cell could be cleaned.” The inmate also said he wasn’t moving until a lieutenant came to speak to him, and was told that wasn’t going to happen.

“(He) continued to yell and stated that if anybody touched him he was going to sue,” the report said. “Officers repeatedly asked (the man) to get up and move, but he continued to refuse.”

So, the reporting deputy and a jail officer each took an arm and stood the inmate up, and “he continued to yell and then attempted to spit on me,” the deputy reported. “(The inmate) was told that if he spits on me I was going to punch him in the face and as we exited the infirmary he spit on me which landed on my glasses and left side of my face. (He) was then punched in the left side of his face and then escorted to the new cell without any more incidents.”

Agency assist: A deputy was called on the afternoon of Feb. 9 to help Pembroke police “on a call of people throwing rocks,” at an Ash Branch Church Road address. “While speaking with complainants the offender (a woman) was witnessed entering a red Ford truck on Ash Branch Church Road. When this occurred (the Pembroke officer and the deputy) entered our patrol units to try to make contact with the vehicle,” the report said, the deputy adding that he hit his lights and siren to stop the vehicle. “When this was done (the woman) exited the passenger’s side door and ran. (She) was told several times to stop, but she refused to do so. (She) then ran behind residences and was met (by a man later identified as her husband). When this happened (her husband) grabbed her by the arm and he started running with her.” Then, “a short time later (she) entered an unlocked vehicle and locked herself inside. She proceeded to take off her dress, her husband ran into the wood line.” The woman “was eventually persuaded out of the vehicle and was placed into handcuffs behind her back and double locked,” the report said, adding that the incident was then turned over to Pembroke police.

Theft: Deputies were called Feb. 10 regarding a stolen 2019 Caterpillar model 420 front end loader with backhoe attachment that had been left parked Feb. 8 by the railroad track on Belfast Keller Road. The tractor belongs to Savannah Port Terminal Railroad, the report said. adding it looks as if someone drove the tractor away.

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