May 4: Aggravated assault — A man in the 90 block of Butter Blount Road in Fleming reported that he had been stabbed with a pocket knife. Several witnesses said that after a responding deputy left a call down the street, four people walked toward the 90 block and began yelling and enticing people to come out and fight. Three more people walked outside, and an altercation ensued, with some men spraying the other people with either mace or wasp poison or both before escalating to physical contact and the stabbing. A passerby said she had driven up on the crowd and got out to see what was going on. As she approached the crowd, she reported that “the fat guy” sprayed her face with wasp poison. A detective was called to the scene to investigate, and two men were arrested and taken to jail.
DUI — A 28-year-old man was arrested for driving his four-wheeler under the influence near Butter Blount and Pate Rogers roads in Fleming. The suspect said he had been drinking all day, but that he last had alcohol hours prior to the stop, which occurred around 6:40 p.m. He blew a .087 and .083 in two breathalyzer tests. He was arrested and handed to booking for processing.
Family violence — An LCSO deputy was dispatched to a Richmond Hill residence as backup during a domestic dispute on Hueguinea Road. The Bryan County deputy reportedly called for backup because the husband had a bloody nose and the wife complained that her husband had “peed” on her. The responding deputy reported that neither party appeared to be drinking. The wife said her husband had gotten drunk on River Street and she left him there. The husband got a cab ride home but was mad about being stranded in Savannah, the wife reported. The wife said her husband got the bloody nose during a fall. However, when the deputy spoke with the husband, he said that he was concerned about his wife not taking her medications properly and that she had backhanded him. Both parties were warned about the Family Violence Act.
Theft by taking — A resident in the 90 block of River Road in Midway reported $14,400 in lawn care equipment was stolen from her home. The complainant said she came home from work to find her trailer, which contained landscaping materials, missing from her yard. The items missing include: an enclosed Pace trailer, a John Deere riding mower, a John Deer bagger, a 54-inch Quick hitch blade, a mower hydraulic accessory, a Stihl weed trimmer, a utility cart for the mower, a sprayer with trailer, a Hoover carpet cleaner and $200 in lawn tools.