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Soldier injured in alleged dispute
Long County public safety
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Reshinda R. Evans-Decloutte - photo by Photo provided.

A Fort Stewart soldier was cut several times in a recent domestic dispute, according to the Long County Sheriff’s Office.

LCSO Lt. Tom Sollosi said that on Dec. 12, deputies Codie Futch and Jeff Dawson responded to a report of a stabbing at a Walthourville address. The deputies found a 25-year-old soldier seriously cut, at least three times. Reshinda R. Evans-Decloutte, 24, who is believed to have been in a relationship with the victim, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Sollosi said that the alleged attacker had been drinking alcohol prior to the incident.

The soldier was treated by a Long County EMS unit and taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where he was hospitalized. The soldier has been released and is expected to make a full recovery.

Checkpoint results in arrests

In another recent incident, Sollosi said that around 11:30 p.m. Dec. 28. at a Highway 196 checkpoint near the Tattnall County line, Lt. Danny Dinkins observed a late-model Chevrolet Tahoe attempting to avoid the checkpoint. Dinkins and other deputies stopped the vehicle and noticed it contained two flat-screen televisions, eight jewelry boxes and several laptops.

After a brief investigation, Dinkins discovered that the items had just been stolen from three homes on Elim Church Road. Dinkins and the other deputies attempted to detain the vehicle’s driver, who was identified Victor Hines, 47. Dinkins said that as they were attempting to detain Hines, he put up a struggle and tried to swallow something. Once he was detained, the deputies also arrested the passenger in the vehicle, Sarah S. Smith, 41.

Dinkins said that Hines and Smith, both residents of Evans County, were charged with three counts of burglary. Hines also was charged with obstruction of a law-enforcement officer as he was attempting to perform his duty, possession of tools for the use of committing a crime, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and violating his parole.

The department had deputies patrolling and setting up checkpoints throughout the county to crack down on burglaries.

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