The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
THEFT: On Sept. 22, Deputy Guy Brown was dispatched to Kohl’s on Epps Bridge Parkway, where a loss prevention officer attempted to detain a woman after she shoplifted a Roku video device. The woman fled and in the process she dropped the Roku along with her purse. The 30-year-old woman escaped.
BURGLARY: On Sept. 24, a resident of the 1600 block of McNutt Creek Road, Bogart, reported someone entered his garage and stole $2,175 worth of power tools.
THEFT: On Sept. 25, Deputy Stephen Shaffer was dispatched to Walmart, where a loss prevention officer had detained two women on a charge of shoplifting. Naomi T. Fortson, 76, of Berkshire Court, Athens, and Deborah S. Proffer, 55, of Athens, were each charged with shoplifting. Later that same day, a loss prevention officer detained Cager Edward Cheek, 37, of Crawford, on a charge of shoplifting.
GUNS STOLEN: On Sept. 26, a resident of Ridgeway Road reported the theft of several firearms and a knife collection, all valued at $4,835. The thief took two shotguns, two rifles and some coins. The knife collection, valued at $3,000, was new and still in boxes.
STALKING ALLEGED: On Sept. 28, Cpl. Mark Smith was dispatched to a location at Butler’s Crossing, where a 53-year-old man and a 50-year-old man were engaged in a dispute over a woman. One man, who is dating the woman, said the other man, who used to have a relationship with the woman, was stalking her. When questioned, the ex-boyfriend denied stalking the woman, who works in a nearby fast-food restaurant. The deputy ordered both men to stay away from each other.
SHOPLIFTING: On Sept. 28, Deputy Sonyia Wallace was dispatched to Walmart, where a woman was detained for trying to leave with $34 in razors. Alexandra M. Fish, 22, of Statham, was charged with shoplifting.
SHOPLIFTING: On Sept. 29, Cpl. Mark Smith was dispatched to Lowe’s on Epps Bridge Parkway, where a loss prevention officer detained a man trying to leave without paying for a socket wrench set valued at $153. David Tyrone Parrott, 57, was charged with shoplifting. Later that same day, the officer tried to detain another man who was leaving with $100 in tools. However, the man dropped the items and ran. He drove off in a white 1987 Chevrolet vehicle.
BURGLARY: On Oct. 1, Deputy J. Lovein was dispatched to Barber Creek Road, Statham, where a man reported someone went into his workshop and stole $1,640 worth of equipment.
FRAUD: On Oct. 1, a 41-year-old Bishop man reported he was the victim of fraud when he shipped a computer accessory for his iPad to a person in Athens, Ohio.
MAN ARRESTED: On Oct. 1, Sgt. Scott Underwood was dispatched to a home on Dials Mill Road, Statham, where two women and a boy had run into the woods to get away from a man with a gun. When deputies arrived, they found Shea Michael Ethridge with injuries to his face and a torn shirt. He appeared under the influence of a substance as he had wild, red eyes and was acting erratic. The victims said Ethridge took a phone when they tried to call 911 due to his behavior. Ethridge was charged with simple assault, trespassing, interfering with a 911 call and cruelty to children. A gun found in the home was also taken by the officer.