March 20: A Townsend resident called the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office on March 20 to report harassing phone calls from a Brunswick man to his place of work at a fast-food restaurant in Hinesville. The man reportedly accused the resident of having sex with his wife, who is an employee at the same restaurant. The man threatened to come to the restaurant and shoot him.
A Fleming woman reported being attacked by her sister-in-law March 21 while she was in her driveway and accompanied by her 2-year-old daughter. She said the other woman struck her on her face with her fists. The investigating officer noted she had a cut under one eye, and her nose appeared swollen. The sister-in-law told the officer that the woman filing the complaint had been talking about her and threatening her, so she confronted her and the fight began.
A Hinesville couple was arrested March 22 by Multi-Agency Crack and Drug Task Force agents after deputies assisting a Department of Family and Children Services worker with another case discovered marijuana and digital scales in the home. The deputies reportedly found marijuana on a bathroom counter, and then noticed the remains of a marijuana cigarette on the window sill. The couple denied owning the marijuana, saying it belonged another woman who had lived there but whom they had made move out. With permission from the couple, deputies searched the home and found marijuana hidden between the mattresses in the master bedroom and on a TV stand. They found digital scales and numerous clear plastic bags in two bedrooms, and then contacted the MACE agents.
Several air-conditioning units have been reported stolen in Liberty County in recent weeks. The victims of many of these thefts have been churches. A church located between Flemington and Midway reported to the LCSO that a Ruud unit had been stolen March 19 from outside the church. Another church in Midway reported its unit stolen March 23. The following day, an LCSO dispatcher noted that a white male had been arrested in Jesup on charges of attempting to sell stolen air-conditioning units. Receipts for two other units he already had sold were in his possession.