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Deputy referees dispute over big screen TV
Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports
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Criminal trespassing

July 9 – A dispute over a television occurred in Ellabell, with a woman claiming that her brother had given her family a 52" big screen TV. The woman told the deputy that her brother had given it as a gift for "helping him move when he had issues with a girlfriend and was forced to move." While driving home, the woman saw her uncle with another woman, driving away with her big screen TV in the back of his truck. The complainant also told the deputy that the two suspects have been told in the past to stay off her property. The deputy told the complainant the dispute over ownership of the television was going to be a civil matter that she would have to take to a judge. The woman did not have a receipt for the TV, but the two alleged suspects had a hand-written receipt from the complainant’s brother.


Simple battery

July 13 – An elderly woman was "hit and knocked down" by her daughter-in-law. The victim told the deputy that she and the daughter-in-law had "exchanged some words," and then the woman "slapped her, hit her in the arms, and struck her with her own walker." While talking to the offender, the woman said she and her mother-and-law had gotten into an argument, but the complainant had actually struck her first, by throwing the phone. One witness told the officer that both women had been fighting, and it had been "mostly a slapping match." Both women were told of warrant procedures.


Damage of property

July 15 – A deputy was dispatched to Pembroke in reference to problems between a man and a woman. The man stated that the woman had damaged a vehicle the previous day, and he knew whom the vehicle belonged to. He moved the Mazda MPV earlier in the day, back to the victim’s home, in order to avoid further damage. The car’s ignition and column had been "completely destroyed."


Missing Person

July 19 – The legal guardian of a male from Pembroke, age unknown, reported him missing. She said that her husband dropped the man off at the Feed Store located on Hwy. 280 at 7:15 a.m. At approximately 8:20 a.m., the man called his legal guardian, telling her "he had had enough, he couldn’t take it anymore." She told the deputy to check at one of his friend’s houses and at the Zip-N, but he had not been seen.

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