Originally created 02/25/02

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Woman stabbed during bar fight

An Augusta woman was stabbed in the face during a weekend fight at a bar, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report states.

Charlene Young told police she was arguing with a woman at Hawaiian Grill on Walker Street about 11:40 p.m. Friday when the woman pulled a knife and cut her lip, the report states.

Ms. Young, 42, was taken by ambulance to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, where she was treated and released.

The suspect had not been charged Sunday.

In another case, sheriff's deputies were called to an assault at Coconuts on Highland Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Brandy Ramsay, 26, told police a male patron struck her in the face after an argument, according to a sheriff's office report.

The blow gave her a bloody nose, a report states.

Authorities seek man in assault on his wife

Police were looking Sunday for a Hephzibah man accused of beating his estranged wife at their home on Deans Bridge Road.

Tammy Ann Underwood, 28, told police Friday that her husband, James M. Underwood, 30, attacked her when he thought Mrs. Underwood hurt their daughter, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.

Mrs. Underwood, who has been separated from her husband for seven months, said the little girl tripped as she was going to bed, the report states.

She said her husband became angry and slammed her head into a wall and kicked her in the stomach. Mr. Underwood then hid his wife's telephone so she could not call the police, the report states.

Deputies issued warrants against Mr. Underwood on charges of battery, cruelty to children in the second degree and interfering with an emergency phone call.

Woman asks for help in Internet stalking

An Augusta woman has asked the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for help in stopping a British man she met on the Internet from harassing her, police said.

The woman told authorities she ended the relationship, but the man continues to send her e-mails and call her work and home telephones, according to a sheriff's office report. While police were at the woman's home to take a report, the man called, and a deputy told him to stop calling, the report states.

The woman gave police the e-mails, in which he threatens to continue calling her at home and work "until we talk" or "until I get a plane over there."

She said she had met the man when he visited the United States, but she later decided to end the relationship.

An officer will forward a police report to the United Kingdom and advised the victim to contact the U.S. Embassy in London and U.S. immigration officials about the harassment, the report states.

Woman charged in credit card theft

An Augusta woman was charged Sunday with stealing her roommate's credit card and buying more than $4,000 in artwork, computer equipment and appliances, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report says.

Margaret Mae Armstrong, 19, of Ellison Way, was charged with financial transaction card theft.

According to the report, Ms. Armstrong admitted taking a MasterCard belonging to Liza Kline and charging items on the Internet, including a computer, $1,600 in merchandise from an appliance company and more than $900 in art prints. She told police she had the items sent to the home of her roommate's father in Evans.

Ms. Armstrong told officers she was mad at her roommate when she took the credit card and went on the shopping spree. After using it, she threw it into a trash bin on the campus of Augusta State University, the report says.


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