Jan. 9 Matter of record — Deputies responded to a complaint filed by a man living on John Wells Road. The man reported that his daughter’s mother asked if the girl could go with her aunt to visit their grandmother who was in the hospital. The man said he allowed the girl’s aunt to pick her up and later received a text from the child’s mother saying he would not get the girl back. The man reported the child’s mother claimed to have filed for custody in the county where she resides. LCSO deputies asked the man if he had documentation for custody of the child. The man said his papers were stolen.
Abandon vehicle — A deputy came upon an abandoned Blue Chevrolet Malibu left in the center turning lane of traffic near McIntosh Mountain at the heart of rush hour. The deputy ran the vehicle’s number and came up with the alleged owner’s name and address on Kelly Drive. A Hinesville Police Officer was dispatched to the home address but no one at the residence claimed to know who the person was or who the car belonged to. The car was towed out of traffic.
Aggravated assault, receipt, possession or transfer of firearm by convicted felon, cruelty to children and possession of marijuana less than an ounce — A man with a previous felony conviction was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, receipt, possession or transfer of firearm by convicted felon, cruelty to children and possession of marijuana less than an ounce after he allegedly beat and shot at his girlfriend in her Riceboro home. Deputies found evidence of a busted lip and an open wound on the woman’s shoulder. The woman said he came into the house yelling at her and punching her in the face. He later hit her with a broom handle and then picked up a rifle, hit her with it and she fell. He shot at her while her 1-year-old son watched. Deputies found the spent .22-caliber bullet, magazine and rifle and also found what they believed to be marijuana.
Verbal domestic —Two sisters were arguing outside a home on Lewis Fraser Road, prompting a neighbor to call the LCSO. One of the sisters said she was there to gather the last of her belongings, but the other sibling said she had instructions to not let her sister in the house until her mother was home. While the deputies were there gathering the information, the mother showed up and allowed her daughter to get the last of her belongings and leave.