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BCSO blotter: Man takes nap by pickup on side of I-16
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From Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office reports: 

DUI: Deputies were sent June 5 to the 143 mile marker on I-16 regarding a truck on the shoulder of the road “with a male laying on the ground next to it.” There, a deputy found the man “wearing a fluorescent orange shirt and blue jeans asleep on the ground next to his truck,” a red pickup with a South Carolina tag. It was running and in park.

As the deputy approached, the man got up and ran about a bit before stopping and putting his hands on the hood of his truck. He had a Washington driver’s license and smelled of alcohol. He told the deputy he’d had a few earlier in the day and “felt like he could not drive any longer so he got out of his truck to lay down.”

The man then failed a sobriety test and was arrested for DUI. His pickup was towed.

Verbal dispute: A deputy was sent to Devaul Henderson park on June 5 regarding an argument that apparently began while a man and his son were talking about a football game and a woman got mad.

The son said the woman “overheard their conversation on the opposite side of the fence and became upset. (The son) stated he attempted to explain what (the woman) overheard was a quote from a comedy movie but she refused to listen. (The father) stated he attempted to deescalate the misunderstanding between (his son and the woman) but was unsuccessful.”

A coach of one of the teams noticed the disturbance and intervened.

He and the son “began arguing at this point with the fence being a physical barrier between both parties. (The woman) said she injured her top lip against the fence but (the deputy noted he could see no sign of injury).”

Nobody wanted to press charges and everybody went home, after the parties were given case numbers and told how to get a copy of the report.”

Theft: A builder of a home at the Black Creek Golf Course reported June 5 “they had an undetermined amount of lumber stolen.” The case is under investigation.

Animal complaint: A Clarktown Road woman reported June 5 her neighbor’s pet birds were trespassing by walking under her fence onto her property. The woman, who showed a deputy photos she said showed the birds trespassing, wanted a report to take to her lawyer. She said it was an ongoing problem. The woman was given a case card number and told how to get a copy of the report.

Criminal damage to property, simple assault: Deputies were sent to a Buckhead East address around 2:20 p.m. June 6 regarding property damage. The complainant said the offender lost his job recently, his mental health had started declining, and he’d stopped taking his medications. The woman said on June 6 he took all his medications at one time, and “drove off erratically,” then came home and began punching and kicking their car door,” before taking money from her purse and then leaving again.

Deputies put out a BOLO for the man, who got into a fight with a couple who lived on another street after he was told to slow down. The report said a woman told the man to slow down, so he got out of the car and shoved her, so her husband tried to separate the two and the man hit him in the face and they fought until neighbors chased him off.

As he was leaving, the man punched a mailbox and cut his hand in the process. Security camera footage of the attack was shown to the deputy as well. The victims were given a case number.

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