From Bryan County Sheriff ’s Office reports:
Harassing communications: A Harris Trail, Richmond Hill woman reported July 26 that “her former pastor … has been saying untrue things about her on Facebook,” a report said.
The woman said the pastor had contacted her directly, and that she told him not to do so.
“(She) then showed me a video which (the former pastor) had sent her,” a deputy reported. “In the video (he) states ‘stop making subliminal messages about people,’ and requests that (the complainant) ‘please send back the ordination papers.’” The report notes there were “no threats or derogatory comments made by (the woman’s former pastor) in this video,” but the woman said she’s “been in contact with an attorney in regards to civil action for the comments allegedly made by (the man) on Facebook.”
The deputy told her to keep talking to the attorney and how to get both a warrant and a copy of the incident report.
Criminal property damage: A Wildwood Church Road, Ellabell woman reported someone messed up some new landscaping. In the July 27 report, she said “the day before they had the front of the property’s landscaping redone,” and “when she showed up to prepare for an event she noticed someone had done donuts in front of the property, kicking dirt and rocks into the new landscaping. The offenders also damaged antique decorations and two sprinkler heads,” the report said.
The woman estimated the damage at $3,000.
Damage to property: A Hinesville real estate broker reported July 24 that someone cut two water lines, including the main line, to a Kelsall Drive, Richmond Hill home and disconnected the drain line. This wasn’t the first time the broker had trouble with that address, either, according to the report, which cited a case number from June.
Gun shots: Deputies handled two calls of shots fired July 29 in the area of Wade Carter Road in Ellabell.
The complainant said he believed a man with the same last name “fired an assault rifle at him,” then ran in the woods when deputies arrived.
The complainant said he called the other man a ‘hoe’ and “that was what ‘set him off,’” the report said.
In the second report, the complainant said the man “fired at least 100 shots with an automatic firearm,” then ran when deputies arrived.
The complainant said the man never threatened him, but “was in his neighborhood and shouldn’t be, especially after shooting 100 rounds in the wooded area near his home,” the report said. The complainant also said he doesn’t want the shooter arrested, just wants him to stay away from his home.
Threats: An Ellabell business owner reported July 25 a former employee, who he had to “cut loose” sent him a text message “that didn’t make much sense. The man said he called the former employee “asking what he was trying to say,” and the former employee called him “a racist, and that he would take care of him.”
The man wanted the incident documented because a neighbor had spotted a suspicious vehicle on the road to his property a few days earlier, the report said.
Damage to property: An Oak Hill Road, Richmond Hill man reported July 28 that the day before someone stole some of his tools after busting out windows on a storage shed on his property.
The man, who is fixing up the home to sell, said the home’s been empty for a while and he isn’t sure who’s responsible, and noted he also collects old glass insulators and those were broken as well.
The man asked for more patrol until he can sell the home, and said he’ll put up game cameras around the property as well.
The deputy suggested he put up no trespassing signs to help keep people off the property.