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BCSO blotters: Father-son arguments lead to shooting, nobody hurt
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From Bryan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

 Aggravated assault: Deputies were sent to a Richmond Hill address around 8 p.m. Jan. 15 to investigate reports shots had been fired “after gun pointed at father.” About 10 minutes later, a second call came in from a nearby residence from the son, who called to say he’d been shot at but hadn’t been hit. Two weapons – a black revolver belonging to the father and an AR 15 that belonged to the son – were there at the house where the shooting took place, and a deputy confirmed the revolver had been fired twice. According to the father, he and his son were arguing about different things that afternoon, including a flag on a neighbor’s house that was “on the pole upside down.” At some point, the son wrote his name on an AR 15 round, put it in his father’s front pocket and said it was going to be his.

The son then went into his room “hollering and using foul language (and issuing) threats towards him,” the father told deputies, so he got his pistol in case he needed it. The father said his son came out of his room with his AR 15 pointed at his father, who was sitting in a chair, and “that is when he fired two shots towards his son” and his son dropped the weapon and ran out of his house. The father said he then called 911. After an investigation that lasted roughly two hours the son was arrested. An additional warrant was being sought, the report said. 

Theft of mail: A 44-year-old Richmond Hill man in camouflage shorts was arrested Jan. 14 for taking his neighbors mail because they “were messing with him through the internet and social media.”

Deputies were called to the complainant’s house and shown video footage of the man, who is seen going to their mailbox and taking things out and going back to his home. Deputies somehow knew the man through “previous contact,” and gave him an opportunity to give the mail back, but he wouldn’t. The man’s father, who owns the house, then let a deputy search his sons room, and the mail was found in a dresser drawer.

The man was arrested and taken to jail.

 DUI: A Richmond Hill man was arrested for DUI around 4:14 a.m. Jan. 13 after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident on I-16. The man said he was driving “in the area of” Highway 119 headed toward Pembroke “”when he made contact with another vehicle due to the driver slamming on his brakes.”

The man said he was driving away when “all of a sudden his vehicle died and came to a final stop on the overpass of Interstate 16 on Highway 119,” the report said. “Once he came to a stop he got out of his vehicle and confronted the driver of (the other vehicle), but due to the driver not speaking any English he was not able to comprehend what was going on.”

While the man was explaining all this, the deputy “smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic type of beverage coming from his person.”

The man said he’d had two beers, and submitted to a field sobriety test, which he failed. He also blew a .124. After he was put in the patrol car, the man “became belligerent” and later at the jail “continued being obnoxious.”

Matter of record: A 38-year-old Richmond Hill man was warned about reckless driving after a neighbor reported getting home just after 5 p.m. Jan. 14 and seeing him “in his red Chevy car spinning a circle in the roadway several times.”

The man said he only did it once, but a deputy said there were fresh tire marks and “advised (the man) not to be doing this type of driving in the area anymore and that a report was going to be generated from this.” Suspicious person: A deputy went to Dasher’s Landing around 4 p.m. Jan. 14 regarding a “white male wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie,” who was acting suspiciously. The deputy found the man laying on the ground, and “he advised he was resting his leg and explained a week prior he had a few bad days so he stabbed himself in his right leg.”

The man, who had a leg wrapped in bandages, gave the deputy his name and refused to be seen by EMS. The deputy told the man the property owner didn’t want him there, and gave him a lift to a gas station on the Effingham County side of the Ogeechee River.

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