Man, 42, charged in holdup attempt



A 42-year-old Augusta man was jailed this morning after he attempted to rob a Hephzibah convenience store with a shotgun wrapped in duct tape.

According to an incident report, a man who officers identified as Bernard Correy Freeman approached the night box at Sprint, 2480 Crosscreek Road, shortly after 2 a.m. and asked the clerk to fill a bag with money. The clerk told officers he ran away from the window after he saw the shotgun in Freeman’s hand.

Deputies said Freeman then approached a 24-year-old man in the parking lot and demanded his money. The victim handed over $5 and some change.

Later while deputies were taking a report from the victim, Freeman was spotted in the parking lot.




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