Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:
Driving with revoked license, speeding in excess of maximum limits, no proof of insurance, no license tag — A 65-year-old Riceboro man was stopped by a deputy for driving 67 mph on Barrington Ferry Road, which has a 45-mph speed limit.
The man told the deputy he did not have a driver’s license and surrendered his Georgia ID card. After running the man’s identification and the vehicle’s tag number, the deputy learned that the man’s license was suspended, his vehicle had no insurance and his tag was expired. The man was arrested and taken to Liberty County jail.
Speeding in excess of maximum limit, driving without license — A 44-year-old Tennessee man was stopped by a deputy for doing 62 mph in a 45 mph zone on Highway 38. When the man gave the deputy his Tennessee license, he told the officer that his license had been suspended for driving under the influence. The deputy verified that, and also that the driver was wanted in Florida. The Martin County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office verified the warrant was valid but declined to have the man extradited. He was arrested for speeding and driving without a driver’s license.
Verbal dispute — A couple argued over the fate of the woman’s unborn child. The boyfriend said he told his girlfriend they didn’t have the money to raise a child and suggested she go get an abortion or give the child up for adoption at birth. The girlfriend said she wanted to leave and that her parents were willing to let her stay at their place. But she said her boyfriend refused to let her get her stuff out of his house because he wanted her to stay.
After speaking with the deputy, the boyfriend let the woman get her stuff. The argument was strictly verbal; no physical harm was done to either party.
Theft by taking — A man reported that his riding lawn mower was missing from his Devereaux Road house. He said he kept it underneath his car port and saw it there the night before. The man said it cost him $8,000 when he bought it roughly 10 years ago.
Based on the reported value, the case was referred to the detectives’ unit.
Verbal dispute — A husband and wife, who had undergone marriage counseling, were involved in a verbal dispute because they said they can’t seem to resolve their differences. The man said he was upset that his wife was standing too close to him while he was holding their infant child. She said he had gotten in her face and she dared him to hit her. No physical blows were exchanged.