Originally created 11/18/02

Across the area



Burglar falls through ceiling

A burglar's plans to hide in the attic at an Augusta convenience store until closing time fell through during the weekend when the ceiling gave way, a sheriff's report states.

Min Cateryoung, of C&J Market at 1565 15th St., told police the burglar gained access to the attic through a storage room and tried to hide Friday night. At 10:55 p.m., the man fell through the ceiling. The startled burglar then ran out of the store, a report states.

Ms. Cateryoung told police someone had hidden in the ceiling area before and stolen items after the market closed. She told police she recognized the man as a customer.

Augusta man charged in partner's assault

An Augusta man has been charged in the violent assault on his live-in partner, a brawl that started over a TV channel, police said.

Kenneth Hunter, 42, of the 2500 block of Dublin Drive, was charged with battery of a high and aggravated nature, said Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Matthew Stocks.

An argument between Mr. Hunter and 66-year-old Ronald Weadon turned physical Saturday when Mr. Hunter struck his partner in the head with a telephone and punched him, police said. Mr. Hunter's left hand was broken in the fight.

The men were treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Man drops check stub in flight from wreck

Authorities say a man who ran from deputies after wrecking his car during a police pursuit was easy to identify - he dropped his paycheck stub.

Eugene Scott Green, 35, of Hephzibah, is being sought after Saturday morning's chase and wreck at Forrest Street and Conklin Avenue in Augusta, a sheriff's report states. A deputy had tried to pull over a driver, but the driver led police on a chase before wrecking, a report stated.

When the man ran, he dropped the paycheck stub.

Tenant at apartment reports peeping Tom

Richmond County authorities are searching for a peeping Tom who was seen looking into a woman's window at Wood Hill Apartments late Saturday, a sheriff's report states.

A 21-year-old woman said she heard a noise outside her window at 11:30 p.m., looked outside and saw a man with his face against the window.

Beauty supply store is robbed at gunpoint

A robber wearing a plastic bag over his face held up an Augusta beauty supply store during the weekend, a sheriff's report states.

Bonnie Sunny Patrick, of J&B Beauty Supply on Kissingbower Road, told police an armed man walked in at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, pointed a blue-steel revolver at her and demanded money. The woman said she gave him money and he left.

The man was described as 5 feet tall and 140 pounds and wearing blue jeans, a black-hooded coat and a blue bag over his face.

Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Paul Godden declined to comment on the case. A sheriff's report states that Ms. Patrick did not want to prosecute.