Aiken man arrested in shooting
An Aiken man turned himself in one day after a shooting that occurred May 21 at the Breckenridge II Apartments that sent one man to the hospital.
Brandon Keith Ingram, of the 100 block of Lawrence Street, turned himself in to the Aiken County Detention Center on May 22 and was served with a warrant charging him with attempted murder, according to Lt. Tim Thornton with North Augusta Public Safety.
Around 2:30 a.m. May 21, police were dispatched to the 300 block of East Martintown Road, where they found George Drumgold, 33, of Augusta, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his leg. Thornton said Drumgold’s wound was not life-threatening.
Drumgold was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital for treatment.
Officers also found three other people hiding in a car nearby. Witnesses told police Drumgold was involved in a fight with another man in the courtyard of the apartment complex, Thornton said.
Investigators found a silver handgun near the laundry room of the apartment complex and a bullet lodged in an apartment door in addition to shell casings in the yard.
Angry man crashes his car into porch
Police said a 20-year-old man drove his car into his porch after he became angry over a change in dinner plans.
According to an incident report, North Augusta Public Safety officers were called to the 900 block of Medie Avenue around 8:40 p.m. May 20 when Mitchell Rowan Davis got into his 1993 BMW, drove through his front yard and hit the porch where his mother and 17-year-old brother were standing. Authorities said the porch rails were splintered by the impact.
Officers found Davis at the North Hills BP, where he explained he was angry over a change in dinner plans and “was trying to scare” his mother and brother.
The family declined to prosecute.
Band and church equipment stolen
More than $16,000 worth of equipment was stolen from trailers belonging to the North Augusta High School band and TrueNorth Church, authorities said.
Around 9 a.m. May 18, the resource officer for the school was told by a staff member that the storage trailers for the band had been broken into, a North Augusta Public Safety incident report said.
An investigation at the fenced area on the 2000 block of Knobcone Avenue revealed the lock to the fence had been cut as well as the locks to all five trailers inside the fence, although equipment was stolen from only one.
The report said the stolen items included a sub woofer, a Yamaha 3000 watt electric generator, several microphones and three microphone stands, one Yamaha motif synthesizer, and an eight-channel Samson Mixer Amplifier. The thief also attempted to take two speakers, but they were found on the scene with rain damage.
Another truck in the same area, belonging to TrueNorth Church on Martintown Road, was also broken into, the report said.
The thief took a sound board compartment, a Panasonic projector screen, two speakers, a blow up blower, megaphone and four folding chairs.
to pay for meal
A Huddle House customer started a disturbance shortly after 10 p.m. May 18 after he claimed his biscuits were too hard to eat.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, the man ordered biscuits and gravy from the restaurant at 1010 Edgefield Road. After eating about half of one of the biscuits, he said they were too hard to eat. He then requested a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich to replace the biscuits and gravy meal.
After asking for his bill, he refused to pay for the meal and started using profanity toward the employees. A woman who was with the man paid for the meal and he began directing profanity at her before leaving the restaurant.
Copper stolen from cooling units
Dollar General, 195 Marketplace Drive, reported to police that copper was stolen from its rear air conditioning units between noon May 18 and 7:45 a.m. May 21.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, the thief removed and disassembled the panels on the outside units and cut and removed the copper tubing.
The estimated value of the copper and the damage was about $4,000.
Women charged with shoplifting
Two Augusta women were arrested May 22 after shoplifting more than 230 items worth more than $1,400 from Walmart.
An employee told North Augusta Public Safety that the women selected items and placed some in their purses and in two shopping carts before going to the garden center register to check out, according to an incident report.
The women presented a check to pay for the items, but it was denied. The cashier told them to go to the customer service counter to discuss the check. Instead, the women returned to the front of the store and tried to leave before being stopped by an employee.
Darrea Shauntay Burnett, 20, and Marissa Ann Slivka, 18, both of the 1700 block of Hicks Street, were arrested and charged with shoplifting under $2,000.