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Bryan County Sheriff's Office reports for Jan. 13-17
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The following information was taken from reports filed by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office:

Jan. 13

Neighbor dispute — BCSO deputies went to a residence on English Drive in Ellabell for reports of shots being fired. The complainant told them that he thought a neighbor shot at him while he walked by the neighbor’s house.

Deputies told the complainant that he was not shot at, but the neighbor did throw firecrackers at his dogs in an attempt to get them to stop barking.


Jan. 15

Dog attack — A complainant alerted BCSO about two dogs attacking her dog on Windsong Drive in Richmond Hill.

The complainant told a deputy that she had just come back from the grocery store and blew her horn in her driveway. Her small, white shih tzu came out of the garage through the dog door, but was grabbed by two larger dogs that came out of nowhere. The larger dogs shook the Shih Tzu violently. The complainant said she grabbed them got them separated and retrieved her dog.

She said the dog had no noticeable injuries, beyond some missing hair and red skin. The dog was going to the veterinarian for further examination.

Animal Control was called and went to pick up the allegedly offending dogs. The deputy later advised their owner of the incident and informed him that the dogs were at Animal Control.


Jan. 17

Matter of record, trespassing — A BCSO deputy went to property near the wood line near Olive Branch Road in Ellabell for a report of shots being fired.

The complainant, who is maintaining the property while its owner is at the hospital, said he saw three males near a pond on the property. When he tried to drive near them, he said, his truck backfired several times. The males left, with one of them calling 911 to report being shot at from a truck chasing them.

A search on foot of the area did not produce the males. The deputy made contact with the caller, who said he and his friends were lost in the woods. The three males exited the wood line and stayed at the deputy’s vehicle. They told the deputy they thought they’d been shot at, but a check of the complainant’s firearms show no recent discharge.

The three males said they were walking down the river fishing but got lost; all three were carrying fishing poles.

The complainant said the property owner didn’t want to press charges. The three males were escorted to their residence.

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