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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 27
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Dec. 8: Driving with suspended license/tag light required/unsafe vehicle — A woman was stopped at Lewis Frasier Road in Midway when a deputy noticed a broken tag light on her Grand Prix. The deputy ran her information through the system and discovered she had a suspended license and was wanted in Bibb County. She was cited for faulty tag lights and unsafe vehicle and was taken to jail on a hold for the outstanding warrant.

Burglary — Two rifles, two shotguns and a flat-screen TV were among the items a homeowner reported missing from his Wells Cemetery home. The man told deputies he went out around 8 p.m. and returned at 2 a.m. to find someone had entered his home and taken the items.

Possession of a dangerous drug/possession of a controlled substance possession of marijuana (misdemeanor)/operating a car while texting — A deputy noticed a car traveling westbound on Highway 196 that had a headlight out and made a traffic stop. As the deputy approached the driver, he noticed the man appeared nervous and had his cellphone on his lap with a text message displayed on the screen. The deputy reported the odor of marijuana emanating from the car and asked the driver to turn over any illegal drugs he might have. The driver reached into the center console and handed the deputy a bag of marijuana. The deputy then searched the car and found two pill bottles that didn’t appear to be prescribed to the driver and contained Oxycodone and Baclofen. The man was arrested.

Dec. 9
Matter of record — A man said he felt threatened by his neighbor who kept texting him and accusing him of robbing his house. The man told deputies he doesn’t know why his neighbor thinks he robbed him and felt the text messages constituted harassment.

Fleeing or attempting to elude/speeding/no helmet/wrong side of the road — A deputy attempted to pull over a motorcyclist who was clocked doing 55 in a 35 mph zone. As the motorcyclist fled he started to drift and drive on the wrong side of the road. The motorcyclist kept running and, according to the deputy, turned right into a ditch by Holmestown Park. The man then fled into the wood line, abandoning his bike. K-9 dogs were brought in, but the man got away.

Dec. 11
Theft by taking — Four 18-inch aluminum lug rims a man uses as extra parts for his limousine service were reported stolen. The man said the rims were stacked in his garage.
The owner also said he called Coastal Recycling and asked them to be on the lookout for the rims, should someone try and bring them in for recycling.

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