Standoff in west Augusta ends peacefully

Sunday, July 4, 2010 5:06 PM
Last updated 11:06 PM
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A Richmond County sheriff's SWAT team was dispatched this afternoon to a home on Sanibel Drive in west Augusta.

The Richmond County sheriff's SWAT team was called to a home on Sanibel Drive today after a man barricaded himself inside.  Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
The Richmond County sheriff's SWAT team was called to a home on Sanibel Drive today after a man barricaded himself inside.

According to witnesses, an armed man barricaded himself in the house at 6037 Sanibel. Richmond County property tax records show that the house is owned by Ronnie Greene, who bought it in 2008.

Investigator William Leisey said Greene was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.

Neighbors said that the incident began as a domestic dispute. The man's wife had left the home before the SWAT team arrived, they said.

The standoff, which began early this afternoon., ended about 7:30 p.m., according to a sheriff's dispatch supervisor.

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CarlosC
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CarlosC 07/04/10 - 04:16 pm
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Apparently the gentleman that

Apparently the gentleman that called is "in his cups". This appears to be extra precautions to be on the safe side.

walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 07/04/10 - 04:56 pm
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If hes got a potato gun it'll

If hes got a potato gun it'll be front page news Mon

disssman
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disssman 07/04/10 - 04:59 pm
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Oh lawd please not a weapon

Oh lawd please not a weapon of mass destruction, please not a potato gun!!

kfayard
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kfayard 07/04/10 - 06:24 pm
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Potato gun jokes? Really?

Potato gun jokes? Really?

corgimom
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corgimom 07/04/10 - 08:03 pm
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It's never funny to me when

It's never funny to me when police officers are put in danger. It's never funny to me when anyone is terrorized and a victim of domestic violence.

But that's just me.

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Sargebaby 07/04/10 - 08:16 pm
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kfayard says; "Potato gun

kfayard says; "Potato gun jokes? Really?"
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I'm with you, kfayard, nothing to joke about here!

Cadence
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Cadence 07/04/10 - 11:54 pm
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I don't know what a potato

I don't know what a potato gun is or why it keeps getting posted about. I bet that alcohol was involved in this incident as well. The long weekend gives them more time to really get sloshed and then the fighting starts.

disssman
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disssman 07/05/10 - 04:12 am
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I think the potato jokes are

I think the potato jokes are really on the FBI, BATF, SLED, GBI and the sheriffs office for wasting time on a couple of kids being kids, instead of actually doing some police work. And I intend to use the potato jokes as long as I can. I find them much more entertaining than greeting someone to the web every morning or axing them how they slept.

maninthamirror
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maninthamirror 07/05/10 - 07:18 am
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Check, Diss!

Check, Diss!

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Little Lamb 07/05/10 - 07:36 am
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Speaking of alcohol, the two

Speaking of alcohol, the two teenagers were experimenting with a chemical reaction involving swimming pool chlorine granules mixed with alcohol in order to improve the performance of their potato gun.

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belle 07/05/10 - 10:33 am
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and if the second explosive
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and if the second explosive device in their car had gone off while they were in the bathroom at Wife Saver and people were injured....would it be funny then? Kids being kids when/where no one else can be injured is one thing, transporting that trouble around town...another.

airbud7
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airbud7 07/05/10 - 11:38 am
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