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BCSO blotter: Politics get heated
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From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports: 

Simple battery: Deputies were called to a Waterways Township address around 9:49 p.m. Aug 5 regarding an incident where “a female had attacked the caller, threw her to the ground and that both parties were now separated.” The complainant said she had been at a barbecue “when a political discussion began,” and another woman “became extremely hostile which led to a verbal altercation. The verbal altercation escalated to a physical altercation when (the woman) walked over to (the complainant), picked her up and then threw her on the ground. (Complainant) stated this happened 3 times before she was able to get away from (the woman) and walk home.”

Witnesses gave deputies a different story, saying the complainant was “intoxicated to the point of being irrational,” and as the debate between she and the woman escalated the complainant was asked to leave. Instead, the two women ended up on the ground.”

The woman who allegedly attacked the complainant said there was an argument which led to some screaming and pushing and shoving and then both women were on the ground, the report said, noting both women apparently separated voluntarily. Both women were told how to press charges if they wanted to.

Aggravated assault: Deputies were called to an Ellabell address shortly before 11 p.m. Aug. 4 regarding a man who said he was stabbed in the stomach. Bryan County EMS was called and the man was taken to Memorial Medical Center for treatment. He told deputies two white men in a red car pulled up alongside him near Arden Loop Road at the railroad tracks, and one “jumped out of the car and said ‘what you gonna do’ then stabbed him.”

The man said he didn’t know the men and a search of the area didn’t turn up any clues. A witness said she thought the man stabbed himself.

Accident: A deputy was sent to Fort McAllister Road near Dog Lane around 12:45 p.m. Aug. 5 regarding an accident between a van and a bulldozer belonging to Bryan County’s public works department. The Georgia State Patrol was called in to work the accident.

Speeding: A Florida woman was arrested around 4 a.m. Aug. 6 after a deputy on I-95 clocked the car she was driving at 103 mph – and later at 107 mph – then learned she didn’t have a license. The car’s owner said he let her drive the car, then asked to be allowed to drive the car, but he had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes and blew a .105 on a breath test. He was cited and given a courtesy ride to Richmond Hill “with instructions how to bond (the woman) out of jail and retrieve his vehicle at a later sober time.”

Speeding, fleeing: A deputy on I-95 on Aug. 6 “observed a large black SUV traveling at a high rate of speed in the left lane of Interstate 95 North,” and went to make a traffic stop. The driver had other ideas, and swerved from the left lane over to the Highway 17 exit at a high rate of speed, “forcing other motorists to apply brakes to avoid collision.”

The SUV then went south on 17, and the deputy followed, noting the SUV got back on the 95 southbound on ramp and reached speeds of up to 100 mph before pulling over.

“The driver, later identified (as a New Jersey man), immediately placed both of his hands out of the window while holding his vehicle keys and driver’s license.” The man was taken from the SUV and handcuffed, and told the deputy he panicked and “wasn’t thinking. Upon coming to his senses, (the driver) pulled his vehicle over to the shoulder of the roadway.”

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