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Police Blotter

Posted: April 4, 2012 - 1:42pm  |  Updated: April 11, 2012 - 2:44pm

Elderly woman killed by car in her driveway

An 83-year-old woman died March 28 after her car rolled down her North Augusta driveway and hit her.

Margaret E. Phillips was last seen at her mailbox on Springwood Drive in the Knollwood subdivision around 6 p.m. A neighbor called 911 around 6:45 p.m. after he saw Phillips’ 2006 Lincoln Town Car in her front yard, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

“The vehicle apparently rolled down the steep driveway and struck Ms. Phillips,” Carlton wrote in an
e-mail.

She was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where she was pronounced dead from multiple body trauma shortly after arrival.

The incident is being investigated by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.

Man arrested for attempted murder

North Augusta Public Safety has charged a Belvedere man with attempted murder and unlawful neglect of a child following a March 26 shooting.

At 1:15 p.m., Public Safety responded to the report of a shooting in front of Quick Cash Title Pawn, 429 E. Martintown Road, according to an e-mail from Lt. Tim Thornton.

When police arrived, they found William Hixon IV, 26, of Belvedere, and Christopher Seymour, of North Augusta, outside a vehicle. Seymour had two gunshot wounds, one to his leg and one under his arm, Thornton said.

An investigation revealed Hixon shot Seymour with a pistol after an argument that started as they were driving east on East Martintown Road and ended with the shooting in the store’s parking lot. Hixon’s 4-year-old son was in the back seat. He was unharmed and was released to family members.

Seymour was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was sent into surgery. The extent of his injuries was not released.

Hixon was charged with attempted murder and unlawful neglect of a child. Seymour was charged with multiple counts of possession of illegal drugs, Thornton said.

Monterrey’s burglarized

More than $600 worth of electronics were among items reported stolen from Monterrey’s on March 24.

According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, the burglary took place between midnight and 8 a.m.

The manager told police that seven televisions from around the bar and $200 in cash was stolen. An empty Bud Light beer bottle also was found.

Classroom vandalized

A North Augusta High School teacher found her classroom vandalized when she arrived March 23.

Profanity had been written with a dry-erase marker on the projector, projector cart, projector screen, a desk and wall hangings, according to a North Augusta Public Safety report.

Several supplies were also missing from the teacher’s desk. Damages were estimated at $500, the report states.

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