Aiken man sentenced to 18 years in robbery

Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:35 PM
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AIKEN --- An Aiken man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for robbing a convenience store, assaulting an employee with a tree limb and fleeing on a lawn mower.

Rickey New, 46, was found guilty by a jury on charges of armed robbery and assault and battery.

Authorities said New robbed the Kent's Korner store of about $300 and hit an employee with a tree limb that he carried into the store after he demanded money. New was found about a mile away from the store.

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jross1981
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jross1981 07/21/11 - 01:07 pm
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I'm guessing this is a

I'm guessing this is a violent crime since he assaulted the cashier, so he looks to be up for serving his entire sentence. Hard to believe that $300 is worth 18 years of your life. That works out to a little under a nickel a day.

Here's to him being locked up and not being able to make that mistake again!

PhiloPublius
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PhiloPublius 07/21/11 - 01:25 pm
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I'm sorry, did you say

I'm sorry, did you say Lawnmower?
The guy should get an extra 10 years for being a moron.

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corgimom 07/21/11 - 02:30 pm
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I have it on good authority

I have it on good authority that he will be assigned to the grounds crew at the Big House, since he's so into landscaping.

my.voice
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my.voice 07/22/11 - 08:40 am
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@ Philo.....the guy is a

@ Philo.....the guy is a Mowron, not moron. LOL

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/22/11 - 08:57 am
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@jross Bet he was making more

@jross Bet he was making more than that off taxpayers before the crime...

edubb
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edubb 07/22/11 - 02:42 pm
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This is nuts. Cruel and

This is nuts. Cruel and unusual punishment. Peodophiles don't get 18 years. ...Totally Bogus. People say they are against welfare, well who is going to foot the bill for locking this man up for 18 years...just stupid..this judge is an idiot.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 07/22/11 - 03:20 pm
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edubb...might have a lot to

edubb...might have a lot to do with who the victim was.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/22/11 - 03:23 pm
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How so Patty?

How so Patty?

Patty-P
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Patty-P 07/22/11 - 03:31 pm
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justthefacts....by means of

justthefacts....by means of association - or 'who you know.' Small town politics, etc. Could be anything.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/22/11 - 03:36 pm
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Clerk in a convenience

Clerk in a convenience store..not likely.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 07/22/11 - 03:44 pm
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you'd be surprised.

you'd be surprised.

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