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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter
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Criminal trespass
W. Oglethorpe Hwy
Nov. 1

A complainant reported a cleaning woman contacted the rental company of a mobile home when she discovered the front door had been forced open, the kitchen window busted, the living room window busted; and the center bedroom and closet walls had large holes in them. The complainant estimated the damage at $500.

Criminal trespass
Lake Dr.,
Nov. 1

A complainant reported people at the private docks on Lake George who did not have a permit. The subjects were reportedly seen about three weeks ago in the area and were warned about being on the dock without a permit. The complainant said they returned Nov. 1 and still did not have a permit from the property owner’s association. The offender confirmed he was at the docks Nov. 1, and said he had been living at Lake George for about a month and was unsure about the POA regulations.

Criminal trespass
Chemical Plant Rd.
Nov. 2

A deputy responded to Chemical Plant Road in reference to criminal trespass and made contact with the complainant. The complainant said he parked his vehicle in the main parking lot and there was no visible damage to it. When he returned to the vehicle later, he noticed a dent, scratches and chipped glass on the driver’s side window. The driver’s side rear window also had numerous chips in the glass. It appeared that the damage was caused by a rock or piece of concrete. The officer observed several rocks on the ground near the vehicle and two small pieces of rock on the back bumper.

Sexual battery
Highway 84,
Nov. 2

A deputy responded to the entrance of Liberty County High School in reference to a sexual battery. The complainant reported an unknown male subject grabbed his genitals on the outside of his clothing while in the subject’s vehicle.

Habitual violator,
DUI alcohol, fleeing
and eluding an officer
Highway 84
Nov. 2

While on patrol, a deputy checked a vehicle traveling 62 mph in a 45-mph zone on Highway 84 east. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle began to flee. The suspect traveled down Highway 84 east and turned onto Old Grass Island Road, where the vehicle nearly ran off the road and started speeding up. The vehicle then turned onto Jag Lane. The driver then jumped out of the vehicle and began running. The officer found the suspect lying in a field face down and arrested him. The subject appeared to be very unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. The subject also gave the deputy an incorrect name and date of birth. The subject reportedly told the deputy, “I am drunk as Cooter Brown” and his vehicle was towed. A license check through GCIC showed the subject was served as a habitual violator on Jan. 9, 2007. A warrant is to be obtained at a later date. The subject was also issued citations for DUI alcohol refusal, fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction of an officer, driving on a suspended license and speeding 62 in a 45-mph zone.

Property damage
Two-lane roadway
Nov. 4

A complainant reported he was traveling on Isle of Wight Road when a tree fell in front of him. He said he was able to stop in time and then picked up the phone to call 9-1-1. He said he then saw a skidder on the right side of the road that had been taking trees down. The operator of the skidder began moving the tree out of the roadway, causing a large number of rocks to hit the front of the complainant’s truck. His vehicle sustained minor damage, consisting of several small chips in the paint on the hood and a small chip in the windshield.
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