SWAT called to southside residence

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 12:07 PM
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A man threatening to shoot himself outside a south Augusta home was taken into custody without incident this morning after several hours of negotiations by Richmond County SWAT, police said.

James Allen Griffin Jr., 29, made the threats at 3333 Karian Drive, sheriff's Capt. Scott Peebles said.

SWAT was called to the residence at 4:17 a.m., dispatch confirmed. The last unit cleared the area at 8:37 a.m., and no one was reported injured.

Griffin was booked into the Richmond County jail around 11 a.m. on felony charges of kidnapping, attempted rape and five counts of aggravated assault.

The kidnapping and attempted rape charges stemmed from an earlier incident today.

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AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 02/27/11 - 01:11 pm
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Not a good way to start the

Not a good way to start the day.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 02/27/11 - 01:12 pm
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Glad it was resolved safely.

Glad it was resolved safely.

momster59
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momster59 02/27/11 - 01:23 pm
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hmmm.....don't have much

hmmm.....don't have much information (as usual), but it would seem to me a suicidal person should be given medical help first and criminal charges only after being seen by a psychiatric professional. I hope they have him being properly watched.

WW1949
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WW1949 02/27/11 - 01:54 pm
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Why get so upset if he wants

Why get so upset if he wants to take his own life. Get upset if wants to take someone else's

corgimom
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corgimom 02/27/11 - 06:12 pm
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Momster, in order for the

Momster, in order for the police to take a person for a mental health evaluation, the police either needs to arrest them or have a commitment warrant signed by a magistrate.
The officers take them to the hospital for evaluation, but when they are released, they go to 401.

s-pop
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s-pop 02/27/11 - 07:16 pm
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Just another day in the

Just another day in the neighbor -"hood"!

OhWell
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OhWell 02/27/11 - 09:34 pm
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Suicide and making threats at

Suicide and making threats at your home are two different things. It sounds as if he was threating to hurt others.

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gab091494 02/27/11 - 11:45 pm
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@momster59 again, with him

@momster59 again, with him threathening others he goes to jail. Once he gets there they will evaluate him and if he needs mental help then they will send him to the state hospital for evaluation and treatment, so you and I can pay for it. There are ppl every day that are sitting in prison that go to mental health facility after the fact nothing what so ever uncommon about that. How about read up and get the facts before you comment on something or atleast research the information you are going to post to make sure it holds weight and can be proven and it true.

dani
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dani 02/28/11 - 12:22 am
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..and it is a complete waste

..and it is a complete waste of time and the taxpayers money.

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