Man threw mailbox post at aunt, police say

2012-04-08T02:30:00Z Man threw mailbox post at aunt, police sayT&D Staff Report The Times and Democrat
April 08, 2012 2:30 am  • 

BAMBERG — A woman who was visiting her sister on Bamberg Street told police she was assaulted by her nephew.

The 38-year-old said her 32-year-old nephew started an argument, then grabbed a 4-foot by 4-foot mailbox post and threw it at her, almost hitting her, on April 3. The aunt wanted to press charges.

When told he was under arrest for third-degree assault and battery, the man started yelling and cursing. He was additionally charged with disorderly conduct (B) and jailed.

In other Bamberg Police Department reports:

• A Cope man was taken to jail on multiple charges after encountering a South Carolina Law Enforcement Network checkpoint at U.S. 301 and Lacy Street on March 28.

Police initially noticed the vehicle’s expired tag, and as they approached the driver, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol, the report said.

In the vehicle were three empty beer cans and one that was partially full and still cold, the report said. When asked to empty his pockets, the 40-year-old pulled out two “nickel bags” of a green, leafy substance and a marijuana pipe, according to the incident report.

The man was charged with simple possession of marijuana, operating uninsured, simple possession of drug paraphernalia, expired tag, bald tires, open container of beer and failure to change his driver’s license. He was taken to the Bamberg County Detention Center.

• While checking driver’s licenses at the corner of Highway 362 and Midway Street on March 30, officers pulled over a truck hauling a trailer full of pine straw. The driver, a 23-year-old man with a West Columbia address, told police he was from Honduras and did not have a driver’s license.

He was placed under arrest for not having a South Carolina driver’s license. None of the five other passengers in the truck had a license either, the report said.

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