Teen arrested after shootout

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 11:25 AM
Last updated 12:22 PM
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An Augusta teen whose house was sprayed with bullets Wednesday night was arrested after police said he shot and wounded another man in retaliation.

Around 10 shots were fired into a residence on the 2000 block of Wharton Drive around 10 p.m. Wednesday, Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Blaise Dresser said. Several small children were inside at the time.

Thomas Baker, 18, who lived in the home, then took his gun and ran to Cooney Circle where he fired several shots, striking Brandon Guidry once, Dresser said.

Authorities said there was no evidence to suggest the family at Wharton Drive saw who shot their home or that Guidry was connected to the original shooting.

Baker was charged with misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct, carrying a concealed weapon and obstruction of law enforcement.

Guidry's wound did not appear life threatening injuries, police said.

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wlightnin42
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wlightnin42 12/16/10 - 12:33 pm
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10 shots and only hit the guy

10 shots and only hit the guy once, Bad shot. Need to put more time in finding out how the guns get to an 18 year olds hands.

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cottoncandy16 12/16/10 - 01:07 pm
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@wlightnin42: the original

@wlightnin42: the original shooter shot 10 shots and hit no one at Thomas Baker's house. Then Thomas Baker went and shot several shots on Cooney Circle and hit Brandon Guidry. Seems Mr. Baker was a better aim than the original shooter.

jones255
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jones255 12/16/10 - 01:20 pm
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They are all, pillars of the

They are all, pillars of the community. And I'm sure both guns are registered, and with clearly visible serial numbers... HA. I also agree, throw the people that supply "Junior" with a gun, in a deep hole that they cannot climb out of. Time for another "Augusta Ink".

Suzy Q
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Suzy Q 12/16/10 - 01:28 pm
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Stupid, stupid, stupid......

Stupid, stupid, stupid......

fontana
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fontana 12/16/10 - 01:37 pm
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Since no one was killed it

Since no one was killed it will be "Just kids having a little fun."

BornInAUG
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BornInAUG 12/16/10 - 01:44 pm
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yeah, fire a weapon in a

yeah, fire a weapon in a circle, strike someone and only get charged with a misdemeanor. WOW.

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xpresso1 12/16/10 - 02:04 pm
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It is time to clean Augusta

It is time to clean Augusta up!!!!! I have family who live out of town and when I talk to them the first question they ask is, "anymore murders in Augusta yet?" I have heard all the talk about not enough deputies...if they lock them up they will just get out...blah blah blah..SO WHAT? lock them up anyway and if they get out and commit a crime again LOCK THEM UP AGAIN! Eventually the justice system will have no choice but to do something with them. This is insane..Augusta has such great potential but not as long as things remain as they are now. I like the sheriff dont get me wrong..but its time to step it up. I can ride through Augusta at any given time and see people haning out on street corners drinking and doing God only knows what else...start there clean it up people should not have to look at that when they ride through...start small it will add up

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Hatfield0278 12/16/10 - 02:07 pm
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BIA, I was shocked to read

BIA, I was shocked to read that this guy (a) grabbed his gun, (b) went to this guy's house, and (c) shot at him multiple times hitting his victim at least once and he wasn't charged with anything more than misdemeanors? Who wants to take the bet that Mr. Baker never commits another crime in his life? Anyone? Does anyone want to take the bet that Mr. Baker's rap-sheet will grow in charges and severity until he kills someone?

BornInAUG
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BornInAUG 12/16/10 - 02:38 pm
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Right Hatfield, How is this

Right Hatfield, How is this not attempted murder? He obviously thought it out, he wasn't acting in self-defense. And it can't because he was shot at, because the article clearly states that "Authorities said there was no evidence to suggest the family at Wharton Drive saw who shot their home or that Guidry was connected to the original shooting." So you mean to tell me, that I can grab my gun, run to someone's house and start shooting and IF I happen to strike someone I'm only going to get a MISDEMEANOR?! For "Wreckless Conduct"? That's CRAP, would it still be the same charge if the Mr. Guidry happened to be in critical condition right now or even dead? Wreckless Conduct sounds like a charge you would receive in a vehicle. PATHETIC.

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kiwiinamerica 12/16/10 - 02:44 pm
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After reading about the young
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After reading about the young man's "retaliation", it's perhaps not so surprising to hear that his own house was sprayed with bullets, initially. Certainly not the reaction of an upstanding, law-abiding citizen. Both he and his assailants appear to be trigger-happy, gun-totin' thugs.

Amazing that shooting off a firearm with reckless disregard for human life is no more than a misdemeanor, as a previous poster stated.

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lifelongresident 12/16/10 - 02:59 pm
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this is the criminal justice
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this is the criminal justice system at work, put him on probation, fine him and mandate restitution, this way he can go and committ other crimes in order to pay his probation, of which the county and justice system gets a "cut". BTW where are the "pastors, reverends and preachers" who moonlight as "community leaders"???? where are their outrage regarding gun violence, regarding "black-on-black" crime, also WHERE IS THE NAACP???? both groups are so silent that it's "deafening" oh, that's right to condemn this type of behavior and from their pulpits preach these type of worthless individuals and those who enable them and accept this type of behavior should be austricized" from the black community would get them too much money in the sunday/wednesday collection plates. so all they will do is like weasels keep "skulking" around for insignificant issues to glom on to to holler "racism" it's much easier and moreeffective to garner media attention and keep them collection plates and (in the case of the NAACP) remain significant and keep the solicitation/donor envelopes coming back with cash.....

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TK3 12/16/10 - 02:56 pm
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Mon Dec 13, 07:32:16 PM

Mon Dec 13, 07:32:16 PM 2010
Appears Guidry would have to file assault' charges.

Force can only rightly be used against force.TK3

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HighlyOpinionated 12/16/10 - 03:00 pm
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Great now he's gonna have a

Great now he's gonna have a Rep to keep up. This won't be the end of it. I need to move!

augustasfinest
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augustasfinest 12/16/10 - 04:38 pm
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I agree... This is the

I agree... This is the beginning of something more..Watch and see.

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LBunnies32 12/16/10 - 06:23 pm
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On November 15th I was

On November 15th I was attacked in my own yard by over a dozen young black males. Punched repeatedly in my head and they fired a 308 rifle. I had it all on video and Richmond County did an investigation. Guess what - No one is in jail. Turns out many of the men were from a gang called Fairington Uptown Gangster Thugs. Its a felony to shoot a gun. I know the names of some of the men that attacked me. Ages range from 16 - 20. They were after the neighbor but we were outside in our yard so we got attacked too. Nice! South Augusta.....

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followthemoney 12/16/10 - 07:47 pm
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You will NEVER see or hear

You will NEVER see or hear from the NAACP on the black crime issues. The ONLY time you will hear from this group is when there is supposed racism where white's are involved.

Martinez
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Martinez 12/16/10 - 09:20 pm
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I guess we should be glad it

I guess we should be glad it didn't happen at school. They would send him back to class within the hour and claim the offense to be minor horseplay.

Cadence
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Cadence 12/17/10 - 09:36 am
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I love the name Blaise

I love the name Blaise Dresser! Should be a tv show "Blaise Dresser, private eye".

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Brad Owens 12/17/10 - 12:45 pm
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TK3, Not so much...here is

TK3,

Not so much...here is the EXACT code, thanks to Austin Rhodes...

From the Georgia State Code: 16-3-21. (a) A person is justified in threatening or using force against another when and to the extent that he or she reasonably believes that such threat or force is necessary to defend himself or herself or a third person against such other´s imminent use of unlawful force; however, except as provided in Code Section 16-3-23, a person is justified in using force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm only if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily injury to himself or herself or a third person or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

And in case you are wondering, the Georgia Attorney general’s office defines “forcible felony” as:
“...any felony which involves the use or threat of physical force or violence against any person and further includes, without limitation, murder; felony murder; burglary; robbery; armed robbery; kidnapping; hijacking of an aircraft or motor vehicle; aggravated stalking; rape; aggravated child molestation; aggravated sexual battery; arson in the first degree; the manufacturing, transporting, distribution, or possession of explosives with intent to kill, injure, or intimidate individuals or destroy a public building; terroristic threats; or acts of treason or insurrection.”

Next time, do a little research before you type..

Thanks,

Brad

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sassylassie 12/17/10 - 04:55 pm
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Thank God no innocent

Thank God no innocent children were hurt.
Both of these fine upstanding young citizens have been up to this type of behavior for a long time. No surprise here.
My question is, where are the parents? And why is it so easy for a youngster to just get "his" gun and go retaliate in this manner? I think our country is turning back into the wild west. Sickening.

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