Investigators seek tire thieves

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 10:57 AM
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Authorities are searching for two men who stole about $7,000 worth of tires and assaulted a man, according to Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Alton Creech.

An employee at Jim Whitehead Tire and Auto spotted the men loading the tires at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday from the business at 2514 Deans Bridge Road, Creech said. When the employee attempted to stop them, the driver hit the employee with the vehicle twice, he said.

 Austin Bernard Elmore, 47, has been named a suspect in the case. Investigators believe Elmore was the driver of the vehicle, Creech said.

The employee did not suffer any serious injuries.

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 09/16/10 - 11:07 am
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CSRA thieves and thugs are

CSRA thieves and thugs are 'on a roll' with this one. har har har.

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 09/16/10 - 11:26 am
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Any relation to Justin

Any relation to Justin Elmore, the man killed at Cherry Tree a couple years back?

KingJames
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KingJames 09/16/10 - 11:30 am
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Augusta Chronicle staff,

Augusta Chronicle staff, shouldn't that be "Investigators seek tire thieves" instead of "Investigators seek tire thiefs?"

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 09/16/10 - 11:50 am
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King James: It depends on

King James: It depends on what school the reporter that wrote the article and headline graduated from. It has become apparent that the AC does not check the education credentials of their reporters. They certainly don't exercise the usage of proper grammar and they sure don't know a thing about proofreading.

billoftt
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billoftt 09/16/10 - 12:17 pm
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Just like many of their

Just like many of their illustrious posters.

KingJames
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KingJames 09/16/10 - 12:51 pm
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Themaninthemirror and

Themaninthemirror and billoftt, I can understand a few errors every now and then, but I've found mistakes two days in a row now. I found an error in facts yesterday in the story about PB&J sandwiches at Richmond County schools. The school nutrition director was listed as Joseph Mack instead of Jospehine Mack. I knew that to be false because I'm one of Ms. Mack's former students, and because there was a previous story that mentioned her. It appears the AC isn't checking grammar, spelling, or facts as accurately as they should.

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pommom38 09/16/10 - 01:39 pm
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If all you're going to do is

If all you're going to do is fuss about grammar, then why come on here? Since apparently it annoys you so bad!
Criminals are getting more brazen, broad daylight robbing an open business. This should be the citizens concern, not a stupid typographical error here and there.

Suzy Q
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Suzy Q 09/16/10 - 01:58 pm
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Puppymomma, according to the

Puppymomma, according to the obits, Justin Elmore's father and brother are both named Austin, so they could possibly be related.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 09/16/10 - 02:22 pm
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Austin Bernard Elmore: Check

Austin Bernard Elmore: Check his criminal record. Been at for a long time.

KingJames
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KingJames 09/16/10 - 02:48 pm
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Pommom38, I understand your

Pommom38, I understand your point. However, the mistakes have been too often, and have resulted in publishing misinformation. We don't read these stories to find errors. We read them to stay informed. When errors are found, or when it appears information is incorrect or missing, then the validity of our source of news and information (namely the Augusta Chronicle) becomes questionable. Lately, those who comment have had to ask for descriptions of criminals, and with some stories even ask for clarification because initial postings of the stories were vague and ambiguous. We want information to be timely, but we also want it to be accurate. The aforementioned spelling error represents careless reporting, as the entire staff should have learned "thiefs" is not a word in elementary school. If spelling obviously isn't checked, then why should we believe every story published has also been checked for accuracy?

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Sean Moores 09/16/10 - 03:00 pm
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I have no problem with you

I have no problem with you pointing out errors. We want to get it right, but we also make mistakes. Let us know and we'll fix it.

billoftt
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billoftt 09/16/10 - 04:00 pm
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King James, at least it is

King James, at least it is not as bad as after the Shuttle Columbia disaster when CNN said that the Space Shuttle can travel 18 times the speed of light.

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