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Authorities looking for check fraud suspects

 

Authorities are trying to identify two women they say cashed fraudulent checks earlier this month.

The two women cashed fraudulent checks on Feb. 5 at a bank of Furys Ferry Road in Martinez, according to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Krista Johnson. They were seen traveling in a white SUV possibly a Dodge Durango.

One of the women has several piercings on her face and might be from the Atlanta area.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of either of the women should call Johnson at (706) 541-4021.

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Authorities looking for check fraud suspects

 

Authorities are trying to identify two women they say cashed fraudulent checks earlier this month.

The two women cashed fraudulent checks on Feb. 5 at a bank of Furys Ferry Road in Martinez, according to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Krista Johnson. They were seen traveling in a white SUV possibly a Dodge Durango.

One of the women has several piercings on her face and might be from the Atlanta area.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of either of the women should call Johnson at (706) 541-4021.

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Son arrested for attacking father with golf club

 

A Grovetown man remains hospitalized after he told authorities his son attacked him Tuesday.

Nathaniel Jackson, 48, was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening with a severe head injury, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

His son, Alexander Lee Jackson, 21, who lives with his father, was charged with aggravated assault.

A neighbor called 911 after Alexander Jackson went to a neighbor’s house on Baldwin Lakes Drive. Deputies arrived and found Alexander Jackson uninjured, but with blood all over his hands, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

Nathaniel Jackson came outside disoriented and covered in blood with lacerations to his head and fingers, according to the report. He told authorities that his son attacked him with a golf club and a hammer. Morris said Nathaniel Jackson’s son hit him in the head with a golf club.

A Georgia Regents Medical Center spokeswoman said she could not provide any information on Nathaniel Jackson’s condition.

His son is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

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Son arrested for attacking father with golf club

 

A Grovetown man remains hospitalized after he told authorities his son attacked him Tuesday.

Nathaniel Jackson, 48, was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening with a severe head injury, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

His son, Alexander Lee Jackson, 21, who lives with his father, was charged with aggravated assault.

A neighbor called 911 after Alexander Jackson went to a neighbor’s house on Baldwin Lakes Drive. Deputies arrived and found Alexander Jackson uninjured, but with blood all over his hands, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

Nathaniel Jackson came outside disoriented and covered in blood with lacerations to his head and fingers, according to the report. He told authorities that his son attacked him with a golf club and a hammer. Morris said Nathaniel Jackson’s son hit him in the head with a golf club.

A Georgia Regents Medical Center spokeswoman said she could not provide any information on Nathaniel Jackson’s condition.

His son is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

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Police Blotter

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Woman sells fake gold bars

An employee of a Martinez jewelry store called authorities Thursday after discovering he had bought a fake gold bar.

The employee of The Gold Shop on Washington Road said that two days earlier, a woman came into the store to sell a Suisse 10-gram gold bar, which she presented in a sealed package. He said the bar had all the appropriate markings and appeared to be authentic. He paid the woman $275 for the gold bar.

The employee said the owner of a Hephzibah pawn shop called him and said a woman came in and sold him a similar fake gold bar. After looking up the sale from the woman, the employee said he and the owner of the Hephzibah business determined they’d received the fake gold bars from the same woman.

The gold bar should have weighed 10 grams, but when weighed, the employee said it weighed only 9.6 grams. He also performed an acid test on the bar and determined it was not made of gold.

 

Man scammed over driveway

A Martinez man told deputies Friday that he was scammed by someone who was selling driveway repair services.

The 33-year-old man said he was approached Friday afternoon by a man who identified himself as Ezzie Small who offered to seal the cracks in his driveway with asphalt for $450. The man agreed and paid the repairman, who then sprayed a substance over the entire driveway. He left mounds of raw asphalt along a few cracks before leaving for lunch.

The man said the repairman told him a road crew would come back in about an hour to finish the job. When no one returned, the man called the repairman’s associate, who said he’d check with the crew and call back. He never returned a call to the man and all of his subsequent calls went unanswered.

 

Women spot foot-toucher

Two women recently told authorities they were approached by a man they later recognized as one arrested for touching women’s feet in public.

On Saturday, a woman said she was loading her groceries in her car outside the Grovetown Wal-Mart at about 5:20 p.m. when a man approached her asking for help. She told him to wait while she loaded her groceries, then went to his vehicle. She said the man laid down on the ground, lifted up his shirt and asked her to jump up and down on his stomach. When she asked how that would help, the man said it would give him leverage to reach a bolt.

The woman refused and walked away. The man got up and asked if he could kiss her feet for good luck. She refused and drove away.

After an online search, the woman said she found a photo of the man, who had been previously arrested in Columbia and Aiken counties for touching women’s feet in places such as Wal-Mart.

A woman told authorities that the previous day the same man approached her at a gas station. The woman said she was at the Circle K on South Belair Road in Martinez at about 8 p.m., on Friday when a man approached and asked for a pair of her socks. The woman refused and watched him get into the passenger side of a waiting station wagon.

The woman later did an online search and identified the man as the same one the woman at Wal-Mart identified.

 

Woman turns tables on caller

A Harlem woman turned the tables on a phone scammer Saturday by putting him on the phone with a deputy.

The 62-year-old woman said she received a call at about noon from a man claiming to be a federal court case worker in Atlanta telling her she needed to pay $497 to be done with her case. Though the woman informed the caller she had no case in Atlanta federal court, he continued to call requesting money.

The woman went to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office substation and a deputy got on the phone with the caller. He identified himself as a U.S. marshal and said he was taking out a warrant for her son for impersonating a deputy, believing the deputy who spoke to him was the woman’s son.

The calls were coming in every few hours throughout the day, so the woman is planning to change her home and cell phone numbers.

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Police Blotter

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Woman sells fake gold bars

An employee of a Martinez jewelry store called authorities Thursday after discovering he had bought a fake gold bar.

The employee of The Gold Shop on Washington Road said that two days earlier, a woman came into the store to sell a Suisse 10-gram gold bar, which she presented in a sealed package. He said the bar had all the appropriate markings and appeared to be authentic. He paid the woman $275 for the gold bar.

The employee said the owner of a Hephzibah pawn shop called him and said a woman came in and sold him a similar fake gold bar. After looking up the sale from the woman, the employee said he and the owner of the Hephzibah business determined they’d received the fake gold bars from the same woman.

The gold bar should have weighed 10 grams, but when weighed, the employee said it weighed only 9.6 grams. He also performed an acid test on the bar and determined it was not made of gold.

 

Man scammed over driveway

A Martinez man told deputies Friday that he was scammed by someone who was selling driveway repair services.

The 33-year-old man said he was approached Friday afternoon by a man who identified himself as Ezzie Small who offered to seal the cracks in his driveway with asphalt for $450. The man agreed and paid the repairman, who then sprayed a substance over the entire driveway. He left mounds of raw asphalt along a few cracks before leaving for lunch.

The man said the repairman told him a road crew would come back in about an hour to finish the job. When no one returned, the man called the repairman’s associate, who said he’d check with the crew and call back. He never returned a call to the man and all of his subsequent calls went unanswered.

 

Women spot foot-toucher

Two women recently told authorities they were approached by a man they later recognized as one arrested for touching women’s feet in public.

On Saturday, a woman said she was loading her groceries in her car outside the Grovetown Wal-Mart at about 5:20 p.m. when a man approached her asking for help. She told him to wait while she loaded her groceries, then went to his vehicle. She said the man laid down on the ground, lifted up his shirt and asked her to jump up and down on his stomach. When she asked how that would help, the man said it would give him leverage to reach a bolt.

The woman refused and walked away. The man got up and asked if he could kiss her feet for good luck. She refused and drove away.

After an online search, the woman said she found a photo of the man, who had been previously arrested in Columbia and Aiken counties for touching women’s feet in places such as Wal-Mart.

A woman told authorities that the previous day the same man approached her at a gas station. The woman said she was at the Circle K on South Belair Road in Martinez at about 8 p.m., on Friday when a man approached and asked for a pair of her socks. The woman refused and watched him get into the passenger side of a waiting station wagon.

The woman later did an online search and identified the man as the same one the woman at Wal-Mart identified.

 

Woman turns tables on caller

A Harlem woman turned the tables on a phone scammer Saturday by putting him on the phone with a deputy.

The 62-year-old woman said she received a call at about noon from a man claiming to be a federal court case worker in Atlanta telling her she needed to pay $497 to be done with her case. Though the woman informed the caller she had no case in Atlanta federal court, he continued to call requesting money.

The woman went to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office substation and a deputy got on the phone with the caller. He identified himself as a U.S. marshal and said he was taking out a warrant for her son for impersonating a deputy, believing the deputy who spoke to him was the woman’s son.

The calls were coming in every few hours throughout the day, so the woman is planning to change her home and cell phone numbers.

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Upscale service hotel to join Gander Mountain, CarMax

An upscale service hotel will be built near Gander Mountain and CarMax.

Plans for Hyatt Place have been submitted in Columbia County, and construction on the 112-room hotel could begin as soon as early March, said John Engler, the vice president of local development firm McKnight Properties.

The four-story hotel will be built on three acres on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway behind Sprint Foods, just off Interstate 20, and include a fitness center and outdoor pool. The project should be complete in time for the 2016 Masters Tournament, Engler said.

“We’ve been talking about this for over a year now,” he said. “We wanted to have a brand that would be a different model for Augusta. They’re not in the Augusta market.”

Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place caters to frequent business travelers and small corporate and executive meetings. The brand builds properties in airport, urban and suburban areas and has more than 200 hotels worldwide.

A message left at Hyatt’s corporate headquarters in Chicago was not immediately returned.

The hotel is the next facet of a vast mixed-use development on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway that already includes CarMax, the 240-unit Gateway Crossing Luxury Apart­ments and outdoors retailer Gan­der Mountain, which opened last September.

About 40 undeveloped acres remain on the site in Columbia and Richmond counties, Engler said.

“Interest is coming back in the area,” he said. “This is just another one of the phases that we were waiting to do over time, just waiting to find the right partner.”

As much as 200,000 square feet of additional retail space is available next to Gander Mountain. Res­taurants and a grocery store would be ideal tenants, said Engler, adding that developers are in talks with retailers and hope to make more announcements soon.

That land has been graded for future building activity, he said.

“It’s all ready to go, and it’s just a matter of getting the right tenants to come along,” Engler said.

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Upscale service hotel to join Gander Mountain, CarMax

An upscale service hotel will be built near Gander Mountain and CarMax.

Plans for Hyatt Place have been submitted in Columbia County, and construction on the 112-room hotel could begin as soon as early March, said John Engler, the vice president of local development firm McKnight Properties.

The four-story hotel will be built on three acres on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway behind Sprint Foods, just off Interstate 20, and include a fitness center and outdoor pool. The project should be complete in time for the 2016 Masters Tournament, Engler said.

“We’ve been talking about this for over a year now,” he said. “We wanted to have a brand that would be a different model for Augusta. They’re not in the Augusta market.”

Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place caters to frequent business travelers and small corporate and executive meetings. The brand builds properties in airport, urban and suburban areas and has more than 200 hotels worldwide.

A message left at Hyatt’s corporate headquarters in Chicago was not immediately returned.

The hotel is the next facet of a vast mixed-use development on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway that already includes CarMax, the 240-unit Gateway Crossing Luxury Apart­ments and outdoors retailer Gan­der Mountain, which opened last September.

About 40 undeveloped acres remain on the site in Columbia and Richmond counties, Engler said.

“Interest is coming back in the area,” he said. “This is just another one of the phases that we were waiting to do over time, just waiting to find the right partner.”

As much as 200,000 square feet of additional retail space is available next to Gander Mountain. Res­taurants and a grocery store would be ideal tenants, said Engler, adding that developers are in talks with retailers and hope to make more announcements soon.

That land has been graded for future building activity, he said.

“It’s all ready to go, and it’s just a matter of getting the right tenants to come along,” Engler said.

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