Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office include:
Suspended license — A man was pulled over in the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market parking lot on West Oglethorpe Highway for an improper right turn. When asked for his license and registration, he looked in his glove box, but it wasn’t there. The suspect said he believed his license was in the pocket on the rear passenger side door. When the deputy opened the rear door, the suspect exited the vehicle and ran toward the rear of the store. The deputy chased him and said if he did not stop he would be stunned with a Taser. The suspect tried to jump a fence but failed. After some reluctance, he eventually went down to the ground, but kept trying to put his hand in his right pocket. He was again warned that he would be stunned with a Taser. He eventually laid down flat on his stomach and was arrested. A small plastic bag with a leafy green substance was found in his right pocket during a search. His driver’s license was also found in his right rear pocket, and was found to be revoked.
Driving while license suspended — While on patrol, a car turning into the Wal-Mart Supercenter triggered an alert on the Automated License Plate Reader as having an expired tag. The car was pulled over, and the driver was asked for her registration and license. The driver said she did not have the registration, her license was suspended and she was on probation. She was arrested. Her passenger’s license was also run in order to have the vehicle released to her. She was wanted in Statesboro and was arrested.
Criminal trespass — A woman stated that someone had left lip prints along with fingerprints on her driver’s side window. She also said someone had wiped off the lip prints, but there were still fingerprints on the window. She said she did not know who would do it and feared for the safety of herself and her children. The fingerprints on the window were not obtainable, and she was given a copy of the report.
Suspicious activity — A deputy was dispatched to a burglary in progress, and the complainant said he had the suspects at gunpoint. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer found the complainant pointing his gun across the road, but he lowered it when the deputy approached. The complainant said he saw three men in the woods looking at them, but the deputy saw no one. The officer went across the street but still saw no one. The complainant said he had waited until sunrise to confront the suspects, whom he had seen walking around his property, and one of them had pointed a gun at him. The complainant’s wife said he was on pain medication and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. A neighbor who had talked to the complainant said he believed he may be having a reaction to the medication.
Fleeing police — A Hinesville man in a Chevrolet Camaro was driving with no headlights and, after traveling through an intersection, swerved and hit a curb around 2:30 a.m. The deputy initiated the traffic stop, but the driver kept going, swerved, hit another curb and then accelerated down Old Sunbury Road. After entering Fort Stewart, he reached speeds as high as 135 mph. He eventually pulled over after another near crash and fled on foot. A K-9 eventually located him in some brush, and he was arrested without incident.