Originally created 05/03/04

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Driver reports street shooting

An Augusta man told police someone shot at him while he was driving.

Joe Neal Winfrey, 38, of the 1800 block of Irvin Street, said he was driving south in the 1200 block of Twiggs Street on Saturday night when he noticed two men standing in the road. According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report, Mr. Winfrey blew on his horn and one of the men pulled out a gun and fired three shots at his car.

The shots broke one of the car's windows and struck the right front fender. No one was injured, the report said.

Homeowner says robber attacked him

A 42-year-old Augusta man told police he was attacked by a person trying to rob his home.

Bruce Bell, of the 2000 block of Lazenby Drive, said he saw a man trying to take items from his home at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and asked him to stop. According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the robber then struck Mr. Bell with a metal water pipe key in the left wrist and slashed at his hands with a box cutter.

Man is charged with impersonating officer

Police arrested a 20-year-old Augusta man Sunday who they said was pretending to be a law enforcement officer, according to jail records.

Charles Brandon Douglas, of the 2100 block of Providence Drive, was charged with one count of impersonating an officer and was taken to the Richmond County jail.

An incident report says Wycliffe Douglas Capps was driving on Bristlecone Way late Saturday when a man flagged him down, saying he was with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Capps asked to see the man's credentials, but the man claimed to have left his identification at the office.

Employee says two workers punched him

An employee at an Augusta cinema told police that two of his co-workers came after him once his shift finished Saturday night.

Jamelle Sherzffe, 17, of Hephzibah, who works at Regal 20 Cinemas on Agerton Lane, said he was trying to leave the movie theater at about 11:30 p.m. when the two male employees punched him in the face.

Man is charged when stolen gun is found

A 51-year-old Augusta man was charged with receiving stolen property from another state Sunday.

Angus Travon Myricks, of the 2200 block of Nellie Drive, was arrested and taken to the Richmond County jail.

According to an incident report, a Richmond County Sheriff's officer smelled marijuana during a traffic stop. The officer looked on the passenger side of the car to get a better view and found a gun, which was reported stolen from a residence in Edgefield, S.C.

Preservation program will be held today

A historic building preservation program will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church, 1104 Greene St.

Frank White, the revolving fund director of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, will be the guest speaker. Mr. White will discuss the successful Revolving Fund program of the Georgia Trust, which has a statewide focus in finding preservation-minded new owners for endangered historic properties.