Man says he was assaulted, robbed

Saturday, March 6, 2010 10:36 AM
Last updated Tuesday, March 9, 2010 9:10 AM
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Richmond County sheriff's deputies were called out to the 400 block of Broad Street early this morning in regard to an assault and robbery.

According to a sheriff's report, a 27-year-old Martinez man said that he was punched and kicked by two men a little after 3 a.m. and that they took his cell phone, keys and his wallet with an unknown amount of cash.

The reporting officer observed a small mark on the victim's nose.

According to the report, the victim appeared to be "very intoxicated." The officer also noted that the victim provided few details of the incident and that he changed his statement three times. The victim was unable to give the exact location of the incident.

The officer advised the victim to contact the sheriff's office with more details of the incident once he was sober.

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glassrinkmaker
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glassrinkmaker 03/06/10 - 11:55 am
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Nothing good happens at 0300.

Nothing good happens at 0300.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/06/10 - 01:31 pm
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Probably just get out of the

Probably just get out of the strip joint and want an excuse for his wife.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/06/10 - 02:02 pm
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Next we need Countyman

Next we need Countyman telling us how safe Downtown is at night.

alycias
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alycias 03/06/10 - 02:07 pm
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What the hey was he doing

What the hey was he doing walking on the street downtown at 3:00 AM? In Augusta Ga, NO, I would NOT DO THAT!! In fact I am fearful to walk downtown Augusta, Ga. at ANY hour! I have had unknown men approach my car for $ and rides, in the middle of the day in broad daylight...in WEST Augusta, and In Macon Ga. right in front of a bookstore and drugstore-two of those times.

countyman
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countyman 03/06/10 - 02:29 pm
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Downtown is a safe place. I

Downtown is a safe place. I didn't go home until after 4 am last night. I live on broad street downtown.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/06/10 - 02:45 pm
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Downtown is fairly safe if

Downtown is fairly safe if you are smart. I lived near 9th on Ellis and only had to unholster four times the year I was there. If you choose to become a victim, someone will take you up on it eventually. That goes for anywhere though.

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Brad Owens 03/06/10 - 02:53 pm
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Key words here "very

Key words here "very intoxicated." I have no pity for someone who gets too drunk and walks the 400 Block of Broad at 3 a.m.

You must have control of yourself to have control of the situation.

Good score for some muggers huh?

Countryman, I have never been afraid to walk any street downtown at night at any time. But we do need more security for the folks that ARE afraid to because of folks like this.

curly123053
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curly123053 03/06/10 - 02:59 pm
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Sounds like he was a public

Sounds like he was a public drunk. Did he not get arrested as a public drunk?

usafvet
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usafvet 03/06/10 - 03:15 pm
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Countyman, sounds as if you

Countyman, sounds as if you may blend in with the crowds than many of us would. I believe downtown is unsafe, have many reasons to substantiate my beliefs, and conduct my visitation accordingly. Some are just to "hell bent" on making the downtown scene work. Wasted effort, and unfortunately...tax monies.

usafvet
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usafvet 03/06/10 - 03:17 pm
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should have read (crowds

should have read (crowds better than). Please insert.

RAWR
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RAWR 03/06/10 - 03:25 pm
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Taylor you should never

Taylor you should never unholster your weapon unless you intend to use it. They are not to be used for scare tactics.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/06/10 - 03:45 pm
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RAWR please... You neither

RAWR please... You neither know me or the situations I was in. I am prepared to defend myself with my weapon at all times. The situations I was in did not require the use of deadly force, cowboy. The obvious result? Me never getting anything taken from me by force and never having to take a life. Sometimes you have to ask questions, then shoot, if judgement requires. Your accusations are rooted in ignorance. Taking a life on unwarranted conditions make you no better than the person on the other side of the muzzle. Plus, they lock folks up for that. I'm too pretty for jail...

RAWR
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RAWR 03/06/10 - 03:50 pm
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Its funny you call me a

Its funny you call me a cowboy shortly following the statement that I don't know you. No situation warrants you brandishing your weapon to scare someone off. I never stated that you should have taken a life. I simply stated you should have never unholstered your weapon.

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tmyboy6988 03/06/10 - 04:23 pm
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well, RAWR, when is a good

well, RAWR, when is a good time to brandish your weapon, after you are robbed or shot. If he felt the need to unholster his weapon that's his decision, that no one can make for him. That is how people become victims by failing to act. Its better to be proactive than reactive, which by your comments you make a really good target. Think about that next time your down town at the riverwalk and your approach by a group of guy and you don't know their intentions.

RAWR
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RAWR 03/06/10 - 04:28 pm
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Tmy I would hope that anyone

Tmy I would hope that anyone carrying a weapon for self defense would not brandish it if they were robbed or shot at. You cannot go around brandishing your weapon at everyone because you do not know their intentions. As for me being a good target ... I try to use situational awareness all the time. I also stay away from areas that I consider to be high risk.

tmyboy6988
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tmyboy6988 03/06/10 - 04:31 pm
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Two things: first you never

Two things: first you never answered the question when is a good time, and the other you must not go out much since everywhere is high risk.

RAWR
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RAWR 03/06/10 - 04:38 pm
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There is never a good time to

There is never a good time to brandish your weapon. If you feel your or someone elses life is in enough danger to justify the use of deadly force then you need to end the threat. Places have different levels of risk. I am much more comfortable leaving my weapon at home(Stupid Public Gathering Law) and going out somewhere in Columbia county than I do somewhere downtown Augusta.

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Taylor B 03/06/10 - 04:45 pm
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RAWR, I agree with weapons

RAWR, I agree with weapons not being scare tactics. I also feel that in some cases people fire and wish they didn't. That is the responsibility you carry when you carry a firearm. In all situations, I was protecting myself and property, and the situation worked itself out without anyone getting hurt. I apologize for calling you a cowboy, but I felt the statement you made was broad and general to all situations. Each of the issues I was presented with was different, but I feel giving even the lowliest of thugs an option of survival is key. In each case, the person chose to live, and I chose to let them. This is also SOP for every SWAT team, policeman, and member of the military. These aren't paper targets.

RAWR
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RAWR 03/06/10 - 04:57 pm
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I think that most people who

I think that most people who fire a weapon at someone wishes they didn't have to. I for one never want to, but I am prepared if the need arises.

devgru1
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devgru1 03/06/10 - 05:07 pm
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No comment.

No comment.

devgru1
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devgru1 03/06/10 - 05:19 pm
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RAWR - If you weren't there,

RAWR - If you weren't there, there is really nothing for you to say about whether a weapon should have beeen unholstered or not. The reason for unholstering a weapon is sometimes for another reason than to scare someone off. If you don't know why, then you really have no business in this conversation. AND I am not going to waste my time telling you if you can't figure it out on your own. And one more thing. Leave your firearm at home, because you obviously don't have enough tactical expertise to carry it yet.

RAWR
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RAWR 03/06/10 - 05:32 pm
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Dev, When people post their

Dev, When people post their experiences in a public forum then it opens up the topic for discussion to anyone who reads it. No matter what their view on the topic are. You are entitled to express your opinion on my views if you choose. Please tell me where I can go to find this "tactical expertise" you speak of. Please dont say a company like Tactical Response.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/06/10 - 06:12 pm
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RAWR I'm fine with discussing

RAWR I'm fine with discussing this, and I think its great we have differing opinions. All people who decide to have weapons are different (no matter what the left tells you) and this goes to prove it. I did not unholster to scare anyone. I did so to protect my self and property. The scare was a side effect. In two of my cases, bystander safety was an issue due to the firearm I had (.45 caliber in one case, shotgun in another, plus group of six people trying to break into the bar I worked at). The other two cases were a woman with a razor and a group of teenagers beating a homeless man for fun that immediately turned an ran away. Should I have shot them in the back? Would that have been justified? Of course not. These are isolated cases and should not detract people from going downtown. I still go downtown because I'm not going to let the unruly control where I go. I am prepared to not be a victim, though.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 03/06/10 - 06:23 pm
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I agree with TaylorB, I don't

I agree with TaylorB, I don't think people should go around flashing their gun at every situation, but if it prevents you from having bodily harm and you pulled it and didn't have to fire that is good. You are ready and willing to shoot, but know it may not be required to end the potential violent situation. You stopped the threat without having to use deadly force. I could be wrong, but it seems as though Rawr may be referring to irresponsible people who pull their gun on a whim for scare tactics on a regular basis, but the way it is being explain comes across as a little crazy. Example, at a red light someone jumps in my car and I immediately pull my weapon, they either get out or I have to shoot them. According to rawr, since I do not know his intentions and should not pull a weapon during a robbery, I should just go ahead and not pull my weapon and drive him where he wants to go and possibly be raped or killed. Yeah, that makes sense. I normally agree with Rawr, but not with the way it was put this time, needs to be clairfied more, I may not be getting his point or maybe I am and just do not agree.

Waymore
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Waymore 03/06/10 - 07:18 pm
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Curly, merely being

Curly, merely being intoxicated in public does not constitute Public Drunkenness. Maybe he wasn't arrested because he didn't violate the law? Maybe?

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 03/06/10 - 10:02 pm
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RAWRSaturday, Mar. 6 3:38

RAWRSaturday, Mar. 6 3:38 PMnew Report There is never a good time to brandish your weapon.
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Then why in the world would anyone have a CWP then? Your logic is flawed and absurd quite frankly.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/06/10 - 10:07 pm
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Some younger people do not

Some younger people do not understand what safe means- they have a different concept than older people do- but they will understand when they get older.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/06/10 - 10:24 pm
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If you pull a gun on someone

If you pull a gun on someone to "scare" them, the odds are very high that you will be shot. If you aren't willing to kill, then don't pull a gun.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 03/06/10 - 10:50 pm
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If you arent willing to kill,

If you arent willing to kill, don't pull a gun does not mean everytime you pull it means you have to kill. It means exactly what it says don't pull it unless you are willing, in other words don't pull it just for show or scare tactics if you can't pull the trigger if it is needed. It does not mean you can't pull the gun to protect yourself by keeping the perp at bay, he may stop the crime and run off or you can keep them at bay until help arrives. As much as I would like to see most criminals put down like that, that's not accpetable in todays world. So in other words you are saying if you have a gun on you and someone jumps into your car you only have 2 options, pull immediately and kill or never pull it and let the criminal kidnap you. How about door #3, pull it and if it runs him off, drive away and call police, if pulling it doesnt run him off and he advance you anyway, yeah shoot. But do you pull it and put a bullet in their brain immediately? If someone starts threatening you saying they are going to beat your brains in starts walking towards you and you have a gun do you shoot them before they can touch you or do you pull the gun to see if that stops them first, then shoot if they continue to attack? You don't see the real meaning behind don't pull it unless you are willing to use it.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/06/10 - 11:34 pm
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Takeastand, I feel you. I am

Takeastand, I feel you. I am fit to take a life IF NEEDED. But if NOT NEEDED I will take that option. That is the difference between most firearm "brandishers" and myself. A firearm is much more than an equalizer. It is a way of life. LIFE. You must not abuse it. I doubt RARW has ever beem put in that situation, or he/she would get my drift. This isn't a game.

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