Bamberg Police Department
A Gainesville, Fla. man was arrested on a charge of third degree assault and battery (threats) and disorderly conduct after an incident on July 12.
Mark Lynn Kimbrel, 46, of 2525 NE 19th Drive, entered EZ Shop #3 on Heritage Highway about 6:30 p.m. and allegedly threatened the cashier. At one point, he threatened to “blow the cashier’s head off,” the report said.
The store employee told officers the man came into the store intoxicated and became belligerent when she would not sell him more alcohol. He then left the store and stumbled across U.S. 78/Heritage Highway. He was approached by police as he was walking down the road.
Kimbrel allegedly became belligerent with the officer who approached him and made racial slurs, the report said. He was placed under arrest and taken to the Bamberg County Detention Center.
In other reports:
* Police arrested a Railroad Avenue man on July 12 after seeing him walking into The Villas and knowing there was a trespass notice on him for that location. The 19-year-old told officers that he remembered being told not to come back into that area. He was arrested for trespass after notice.
* A 23-year-old Norway woman was arrested on July 14 for trespass after notice. Dispatch notified officers of a report of harassment on Creekside Drive. The victim at the location met with police and told them the Norway woman was on the premises sitting in her car. When officers approached the woman in the car, she got out and told them she was there because the other woman had called her and accused her of burning her car and she wanted to fight.
When asked if she was aware she had a trespass notice on her for Creekside Apartments, the Norway woman said she was not. The victim told officers she was sitting outside when the Norway woman drove up and began yelling at her. A witness at the scene reported the Norway woman had passengers in the car who yelled out profanities as they drove by.
* Officers were called to Creekside Drive on July 15 in reference to a person trespassing on the premises. The complainant told police a 23-year-old Bamberg Street woman, who had previously been served a trespass notice, was there. When police asked the 23-year-old why she was there, she said she thought the notice was only for the one apartment, not the entire complex.
She was arrested for trespassing.
* Police were advised of a possible drunk driver on Cannon Street and stopped the vehicle on Faust Street on July 18. The driver, a 25-year-old Dots Court woman, was pulled over and was crying when officers approached. She told them a family incident had her upset.
The woman failed a field sobriety test. When asked how much she had had to drink, she said nine beers. She was arrested on a charge of first-offense driving under the influence.