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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 11
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July 12: Theft by taking – felony, Rye Patch Road
A Rye Patch Road man told deputies he woke to find his brother and a woman in the front room of his house, and his television and Wii gaming system were missing. His brother allegedly took the items to pay off a debt, the man said. He said his brother and the woman left when he telephoned his parents, according to the LCSO report. The man told deputies his brother was allegedly addicted to crack cocaine and was on probation.

• Cruelty to children – first degree, Beasleyville Road
A Fleming man told deputies his wife telephoned him and said she was beating their children. The man said when he arrived at the home he noticed bruising and red marks on his children, according to the LCSO report. The deputy reported he saw bruises and marks on the children that were consistent with “excessive belt use.” The Department of Family and Children’s Services was notified, according to the report.

July 13
• Financial identity fraud, West Highway 196

A Hinesville woman told deputies she discovered someone had been using her name and Social Security number for at least seven months. The woman said she had lost her wallet with her Social Security card and driver’s license in September 2009, according to the LCSO report. She told deputies someone had submitted a tax return to the Internal Revenue Service using her personal information and had used her information to apply for a job in South Carolina.

• Disorderly conduct, Emerson Road
A Hinesville man told deputies his neighbor came outside to yell at him and the people in the yard. The man said the neighbor accused him of stealing his dog and threatened to “have his guns come from Atlanta” and “they play for keeps,” according to the LCSO report. The man told deputies his neighbor used profanity and threatened his girlfriend. He said he never responded verbally to his neighbor and has audio and video tape of the incident, according to the report.

July 15
• Criminal trespass, Ray Road

A Ray Road man told deputies someone stole scrap metal from his property. The man showed deputies where someone had driven through his property. He was unsure of how much metal had been taken, according to the report.

July 16
• Criminal trespass, John Wells Road

A Hinesville woman told deputies she found window screens on the ground and doors to several mobile homes open when she arrived that morning in a mobile home park. The deputy reported there was damage to five homes. Damages included fire extinguisher spray throughout one residence, a broken front door on another, black spray paint on the living room walls of one mobile home and a water heater cover that had been pulled away from the outside of one trailer.

• Burglary (two separate reports), Joiner Road
A Joiner Road woman told deputies the door to a mobile home in a local park had been pried open and the stove was taken. She also reported the door to another home in the same mobile home park had been pried open and a refrigerator and stove were taken.

July 21
• Suspicious activity, County Line Road

Deputies responded to a call of potential fraud and misrepresentation at a County Line Road home. The homeowner told deputies she received a call from a man claiming to be an FBI agent from Washington. The man allegedly told the County Line Road woman he worked in the fraud division and she had won $250,000 in a sweepstakes. The woman told deputies the man told her to call a particular telephone number stating it was a contact number for the Federal Gaming Commission. He allegedly told the woman two FBI agents would fly into a regional airport to give her the sweepstakes winnings, according to the LCSO report.
The woman told deputies the man asked for her credit card information to “secure” her alleged winnings. She refused to give out her personal information even after the man said, “But we’re the FBI,” according to the report. The woman told deputies she received a second call from the man who said the award had been canceled and she would not get any of the money.

July 23
• Simple assault, Flemington

A Flemington woman told deputies she went to a friend’s home to use the telephone and was attacked when she was in the yard. The woman said another woman punched her in the face and kicked her when she fell to the ground, according to the LCSO report. She had swelling on her right cheek, a cut on her head, scrapes and scratches on her arms, knees, legs and elbows, and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, according to the report.
The woman told deputies she also received threatening phone calls from her alleged attacker. Deputies made contact with the second woman who told them a fight began after the first woman allegedly pulled a hammer from her purse and swung it at her.

July 24
• Illegal possession of controlled substance, Dunlevie Road

Deputies reported an Allenhurst man was arrested after the car he was riding in entered into a traffic checkpoint. An odor that officers thought was marijuana came from the car in which the man was a passenger, according to the LCSO report. A drug dog on scene alerted deputies to the car’s passenger door, according to the report. Deputies reported finding a green leafy substance in the man’s right front pants pocket. The man was arrested and turned over to a MACE agent on call, according to the report.

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