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Beating sends man to hospital
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Richmond Hill police responded to an assault case at Ashton Apartments on Jan. 9 which led to the hospitalization of a 22-year-old Richmond Hill man.

According to the RHPD incident report, police entered the apartment building to find Douglas Pratt, Jr. bleeding from his ears, mouth, nose and back of the head while lying on the floor in the fetal position.

A witness told police the incident was sparked by Pratt, who remained in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.

RHPD Cpl. Susan Willis said he sustained serious injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.

Jeremiah Crabb, 23, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. He is being held at Bryan County Jail, and a $10,000 bond has been set.

- by Ross Blair


Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

Jan. 11 - Deputies tracked and stopped a vehicle believed to be involved with burglaries in the Ellabell area. Two of the three people in the car got away on foot and one was arrested. A TV, Play Station and laptop matching items reported stolen were found in the car.

Jan. 11 - On Public Safety Way in Pembroke, the female driver of a truck was pulled over for weaving. The driver was reported to stumble out of the truck smelling like alcohol. Though the driver denied drinking, she blew a .199 on the field sobriety test. Results of the two jail samples were .224 and .213.

Jan. 11 - A deputy went to George Edwards Road in Pembroke for a front glass door smashed by a father angry that his daughter was pregnant by a young man living in the house.

Jan. 10 - A small truck was reported nose down in the ditch of the Toni Branch Road area of Ellabell and deputies found the driver intoxicated standing beside it. The breath tests results at the jail were .215 and .225.

Jan. 10 - Items were reported stolen from a home on Olive Branch Road in Ellabell that was unlived in for over a year. The owners went there to clean and found the glass busted out of a back door and the door unlocked. Many items of jewelry, converter boxes for TVs, coins and a digital camera were among items reported stolen.

Jan. 10 - A home entertainment system delivered to a Richmond Hill home and left on the front porch by Fed-Ex was reported stolen.

Jan. 9 - In Richmond Hill a mom and a daycare provider came to blows over a returned check for daycare services. The mom told deputies the woman started yelling at her about the money and grabbed her by the throat when she tried to leave. The mom said she punched the woman in the face to get away from her.

Jan. 9 - A truck was reported stolen from an Ellabell residence to BCSD then found by the owner on Liberty Street in Savannah. Savannah Metro Police helped him recover it and BCSD was to check for fingerprints.

Jan. 9 - A home was broken into through the back door in the Black Creek Church Road area of Ellabell where several items of jewelry and several hundred dollars in change were taken.


Jan. 8 - Ft. McAllister Marina was broken into where 15 cases of beer, cases of motor oil and fishing rods and reel combos were taken.


Jan. 7 - Someone broke into 3 separate vehicles at one Richmond Hill residence and got away with gas cards and digital cameras.


Jan. 7 - Another vehicle was broken into in Richmond Hill and a .22 caliber handgun was taken.


Jan. 7 - Yet another Richmond Hill vehicle broken into where a leather bag valued at $250, a wallet with ID and credit cards, checkbook, cell phone, duffel bag, full DVD case and nylon coat were taken.


Jan. 7 - In the Shadow Moss Drive area of Richmond Hill, someone cut a whole in the convertible top of a BMW and took a portable file case.


Jan. 7 - An older truck in not great condition was stolen from a Hope Creek Drive residence in Richmond Hill.


Jan. 7 - A car parked to sell at Hwy. 280 and Toni Branch Road in Ellabell was reported stolen. Across the road was parked a different vehicle that came back stolen when the tag was run. Deputies believe the person who left the stolen car across the road is the one who took the other car.


Jan. 3 - An Ellabell woman reported to deputies that her estranged husband had stopped her on the side of the road and stole her keys out of the ignition, threatening to steal her car later.

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