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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 24
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Feb. 3: Burglary — A Fleming man told deputies that when he left his Sand Dollar Drive home at 4 p.m. one day, and returned at
2 p.m. the following day, he found the window on the left side of the house open.
Deputies reported the window had been pried open and the screen was cut, and a number of items were missing.

Battery — A Hinesville man told deputies he was at the home of a Walthourville man when the Walthourville man punched him in the face three times.
The Hinesville man told deputies one of his teeth had been knocked out and another was loose from the incident. The man also admitted alcohol was involved in the incident but did not know why the Walthourville man hit him. The deputy reported he saw a tooth missing from the Hinesville man’s lower jaw but did not see any other injuries.

Criminal trespass — A Midway woman told deputies her estranged husband had been calling and texting her, claiming he plans to kill himself by hanging himself with an extension cord from under the carport.
She said she heard loud banging and her estranged husband screaming at her front door at 1:30 a.m.
The woman told deputies she hear a loud noise under the carport and later discovered the right rear window of her father’s vehicle had been smashed.
She said she found a smashed glass door that had been propped up outside the home until it could be installed inside the house.
The woman told deputies she had been financially supporting her estranged husband for the past four months.
She claimed he was unable to keep a job or had been fired for various reasons, and that he allegedly abused narcotics.
Deputies noted large dents in the front door.
The woman told deputies she fears her estranged husband will attempt to take her two minor children, and that she has removed his name from the school pick-up list.

Feb. 4
Criminal damage to property — Deputies arrived at a Cowart Road home to speak with a local real-estate agent about severe damage done to the rental house. The real-estate agent told deputies the female tenant last had been seen at the home Jan. 31. A neighbor told authorities a man apparently had been keeping the tenant’s five children at the home, and that the tenant was not present. The neighbor reported when the tenant returned for her children, on Feb. 1, she allegedly told the neighbor that she had to cut all the children’s hair off because it was badly tangled and unkempt.
The neighbor said shortly after that, she noticed that trash had been thrown outside and was piling up.
Buzzards were seen eating rotting meat and garbage outside the house, according to the LCSO report. Upon entering the house, deputies found it to be flooded, with drains plugged and water turned on throughout the house.
Deputies reported experiencing an overwhelming stench of rotted food, urine and feces, and commented that a hazmat suit should be worn in order to do a thorough walk-through of the house.  
There were holes in the walls and ceilings, and the carpet was under water, according to the LCSO report.

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