From Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office reports:
Self-inflicted gunshot wound: A deputy was sent to an Ellabell address around 6:49 a.m. July 17 “reference to a subject laying in the yard possibly intoxicated,” a report said.
There, the deputy found a man laying in the front yard suffering from what “appeared to be a small caliber gunshot wound.”
The deputy asked and the man said he’d “shot himself while in bed.”
EMS came, and the deputy went in the house and found the .22 revolver. The man said he’d “been sleeping with the pistol when he shot himself in the shoulder. There were numerous beer cans surrounding the bed and a box of ammunition near the pistol.” The man was taken by EMS for medical help.
Theft: A man reported July 19 that a day earlier he put his boat in the water at Morgan’s Bridge, parked his pickup and trailer under the bridge and then spent the night camping on a sandbar on the Ogeechee. When he got back to the boat ramp, “he noticed that both tires from his trailer were missing, as well as the lug nuts.”
The man was able to take tires from another trailer to get his boat home. He had no idea who stole his trailer tires and lug nuts.
Theft: A man reported July 19 someone stole his john boat and trailer from an Ellabell hunting club.
He said he last saw the boat parked there on its trailer July 17.
A friend told him they thought they saw his boat at the Zip-N in Ellabell on either July 17 or July 18.
Matter of record: A woman reported she was driving on Bacon Town Road around 4 p.m. July 16 when she got behind a dump truck whose driver wouldn’t let her pass. The woman said “when she was able to pass she did go around the dump truck and stop further up the the road,” a report said. “Complainant stated the dump truck pulled up beside her and she asked them why they would not let her pass, and the driver stated ‘I did not see you behind me, you (bleep).’” The woman gave the deputy the Georgia DOT number of the dump truck and a description of the driver.
Matter of record: A deputy was called to a Demeries Lake address on July 18 and shown video of “a white male who appeared to be tall and skinny with long brown hair and brown facial hair running up to the doorbell, ringing the doorbell, then running away.”
The video also had sounded and “it sounded like the male subject left the area on a UTV type vehidle.”
The complainant got a case number. Deputies rode around but didn’t see anybody who fit the description.