March 19: A man was taken to the Liberty County jail after a bench warrant was issued for his failure to appear in court. Hinesville Police Department officers patrolling the area of Welborn Street and Gen. Screven Way recognized the man from a previous shoplifting incident and asked the man his name. The officer reported he gave a false last name and used a false Georgia Department of Corrections ID. Another officer was dispatched to the scene with photos that established the man’s true identity. Police say the man refused to comply with the officers and kicked one of the officers in the shin before he was placed into the patrol car and taken to jail.
A teacher reported her wallet missing to the police, who later discovered it inside the boys’ bathroom. The wallet was tossed into the trash but police reported it appeared someone tried to flush it down the toilet because everything was soaked.
The teacher reported $5 was missing.