Man held in motel trashing

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Michael Wayne Bader

Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested an Augusta man Monday night after they said he smashed windows and ransacked his room at a motel.

Michael Wayne Bader, 58, was charged with second degree criminal damage to property and obstruction of an officer, according to Richmond County jail records.

A sheriff’s report said the deputies followed a blood trail from a broken hallway window to Mr. Bader’s room.

Inside, they found Mr. Bader with blood on his hands and shirt. He had broken the microwave, lamp, dresser and air conditioner in the room, the report said. The suspect fought with deputies who tried to restrain him.

The damage to the room and window was estimated at about $650.

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