Originally created 05/06/04

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Store employee reports robbery

A clerk at an Augusta convenience store told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that she was robbed Tuesday night, a police report states.

The employee at the Pump 'N Shop in the 2600 block of Washington Road told police that a man in a mask entered the store at about 11 p.m. and demanded money.

She said the man threatened to shoot her if she didn't give him money, so she gave him an undisclosed amount, and he fled.

Tenant's eviction led to fight, manager says

A manager at an Augusta apartment complex told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that she got into a fight with a resident who was being evicted.

The manager at Suncreek Apartments in the 1800 block of Fayetteville Drive told sheriff's deputies that she allowed the resident and the resident's sisters to retrieve some property from the apartment at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

After one of the tenant's sisters got into an argument with the manager, a fight broke out, a police report says.

Man reports assault, theft by passenger

An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that he was assaulted by a man who took two pool cues from him.

Vincent M. Miller, 27, told deputies that he picked someone up at Laney-Walker Boulevard and 10th Street at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

He said that when they got to Seventh Street and Walton Way, he and the man got into a fight over an ex-girlfriend.

Mr. Miller said the man punched him in the mouth and took the pool cues, worth $300; a cell phone; and his car keys before running south on Seventh Street, the report says.

Augustan says man tried to attack him

An Augusta man told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that a man threw a brick through a door and tried to stick a rake in his eye.

Ronald L. Tanner, 38, said he was at his residence in the 1400 block of Stovall Street at 4 p.m. Tuesday when he got into an argument with the man over the color of some hair dye.

Mr. Tanner said the man got angry, threw the brick through his storm door and tried to stick a small hand rake in his eye.

A police report says Mr. Tanner had a bruise on his left eye.

Woman says someone spray-painted her lawn

Richmond County Sheriff's deputies are searching for the person who spray-painted an Augusta woman's lawn between 10 a.m. and 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, a police report says.

Rosa J. Clemons, 59, of the 2000 block of Rosier Road, told sheriff's deputies that a person wrote "Jeff U Look" in red spray paint on the grass along her driveway.

Augustan says woman tried to run her over

An Augusta woman told Richmond County Sheriff's deputies that a person she argued with tried to run her over with her car.

According to a police report, Patricia L. Avery, 19, told deputies she had argued with the woman at Joseph Lamar Elementary School on Tuesday over problems her cousin was having with the woman's children.

A few minutes later, while Ms. Avery was standing near her home in the 1200 block of Holden Drive, the woman drove up in her car and threatened to kill her, Ms. Avery told police.

Ms. Avery told police that she walked into her yard and the woman followed her in the car, trying to hit her.

Ms. Avery said she was forced to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.

Traffic to be rerouted next week at fort

Traffic near Rice Road and B Street at Fort Gordon will be rerouted next week, according to the post's public affairs office.

Motorists are asked to use Kilbourne Street as an alternate route starting Monday and continuing through May 17. Signs will be posted.

The rerouting is necessary because of an infrastructure upgrade at the installation. For information, call 791-9748.

Augusta man says 3 rifles were stolen

An Augusta man reported the theft of three rifles to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Alfred L. King, 40, of the 3000 block of Jonathan Circle, said someone entered his home between 9:30 a.m. and 9:17 p.m. Tuesday by breaking the window on the back door and stole the rifles, a police report says.

The weapons are worth $400, the report says.

85-year-old is accused of hitting his spouse

An elderly Augusta man was arrested Tuesday night after his wife told police he hit her, a report says.

John Bailey, 85, was charged with simple battery, the report says.

Geneva D. Bailey told deputies they got into an argument at their home on Summer Street and he grabbed her before hitting her in the head and chest.

Group to hold annual Spring Challenge run

The Signal Corps Regimental Association will hold its 12th annual Spring Challenge 10-kilometer run May 15 at 8 a.m. at Fort Gordon, according to a news release from the post.

At 7:30 a.m., there will also be a one-mile fun run/walk for children.

The event is open to the public. For registration information, call 791-4063 or e-mail burroughs@gordon.army.mil.

Fort Gordon plans heritage program

Fort Gordon will hold its Asian Pacific American Heritage command program May 17, according to the post's public affairs office.

The program will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Alexander Hall on Chamberlain Avenue. The guest speaker will be Dr. Madhavi Martin, an Indian research scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

The free program is open to the public.