AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Investigators in Richmond County are searching for a man wanted for terroristic acts and threats in an incident that occurred at a gas station.
According to Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at a Circle K on Highland Avenue.
Investigators are looking for 22-year-old Santrez Ellis, described as a Black male, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds. Ellis has active warrants for his arrest and should be considered armed and dangerous.
According to an incident report, Ellis came into the store around 5:20 a.m. on February 15 with an unknown black female and attempted to purchase a cigar. The clerk asked for ID from both suspects but only Ellis had one. The clerk then refused to sell the cigar due to store policy preventing third party sales.
The report states Ellis became upset and walked out of the store with the female. Five minutes later, Ellis came back into the store and attempted to purchase the cigar again and was refused service. Ellis then reportedly became irate and told the clerk, “I’m gonna shoot your [expletive] [expletive] right in your [expletive] [expletive] face.” Security footage of the incident also had audio of the threat.
After making the threat, Ellis was observed knocking over the hand sanitizer stand inside of the store causing it to break and was urged to leave by the unknown female. Then, after leaving the store, Ellis began knocking over trash cans outside, pulling trash bags out of the cans, and broke another hand sanitizer dispenser.
Afterwards, Ellis and the unknown female were seen leaving towards Highland Avenue and Wheeler Road. He was last seen wearing a black and red hoodie with the word “Hustler” all over the hoodie, black pants, black mask, and rainbow-colored Croc-style shoes.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ellis, you’re asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.
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