The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
ATF INVESTIGATION: On May 16, Deputy Matthew Lariscy met with a 77-year-old man from Watkinsville, who reported that a Glock 17 pistol was missing from his home. The man said he purchased the gun about two years ago before moving to Oconee County. The original owner of the weapon received a message from the ATF regarding the weapon, so he informed the current owner. The man searched his home and the weapon is no longer in his possession. The reason for the ATF’s interest was not disclosed in the report.
HUNGRY SHOPLIFTER: On May 19, Deputy Annessa Glenn met an employee of the Golden Pantry in Bishop, who reported that a man entered the store and then left without paying for fried chicken and two beers.
FIGHT SEEN: On May 19, Deputy Jonathan Strum was dispatched to the Texas Roadhouse parking lot, where a teenager was seen being assaulted by three other minors. The deputy located the victim, who said the three men tried unsuccessfully to take his money before fleeing in a Nissan Altima.
Oconee blotter: 13 catalytic converters stolen from Five Star
Oconee blotter: Two car chases that exceeded 120 mph and several fist fights at Publix
CONVICTED FELON: On May 20, Sgt. Andrew Henderson was parked at Butler’s Crossing around 5 p.m. and could see a man walking around a car parked outside a pharmacy. The deputy discovered that the tag on the car belonged to another car, so when the man drove off, a traffic stop was carried out. The driver, a 39-year-old Athens man, was wanted on a probation violation warrant in Madison County and he had a warrant pending in Clarke County. The man, a convicted felon, had his license suspended in 2021. Burned aluminum foil was found in the car and the man explained it was for using fentanyl. During the arrest, the officer found a Kel-Tec gun, a credit card reader, blank bank cards, a notebook, debit cards and straws.
MAN ARRESTED: On May 22, Deputy Dylan Pulliam was dispatched to meet a 29-year-old Walton County woman, who reported that her ex-boyfriend had pointed a gun at her outside the factory during a shift change at Caterpillar. The woman said her sister was coming to pick her up at the security gate when the 50-year-old Monroe man started yelling at her, then pointed the gun. Later, the man called the sheriff’s office to say the women had threatened him. However, the deputy informed him that the surveillance video did not support his statement. The man went to the sheriff’s office the next day.
THEFT OF CLOTHES: On May 23, Deputy B. Schiffer was dispatched to Carter’s at the Oconee Connector, where an employee reported that a man entered the store around 5 p.m. and stole 20 children’s clothes from a value of $298. The same suspect had stolen merchandise from the store about a month earlier.
This article originally appeared on Athens Banner-Herald: Oconee Blotter: Teen Beaten and Nearly Mugged Outside a Texas Roadhouse