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North Augusta teen captured in manhunt

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 4:15 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 1:39 AM
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A teenager with a violent history in North Augusta was caught after a man-hunt Sunday, police said.

David Lee Johnson, 18, was arrested after a man-hunt utilizing SWAT in North Augusta Sunday.  Special
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David Lee Johnson, 18, was arrested after a man-hunt utilizing SWAT in North Augusta Sunday.


Officers received a tip that David Lee Johnson, 18, was in the area. Johnson was out on bond for an attempted murder in February where he shot Antonio D. Trusdale outside Carpenter’s Exxon downtown, plus had outstanding warrants from April for pointing and presenting a firearm and failing to stop for blue lights and sirens, Lt. Tim Thornton said in an email.

Because of Johnson’s history with firearms, public safety assembled their SWAT team to arrest Johnson. They found him sitting in a car in the Crestlyn subdivision. When SWAT officers approached Johnson he sped away and nearly hit several kids playing next door, Thornton said.

He wrecked the car soon after and ran off. North Augusta authorities called in the Aiken Bloodhound Team who tracked Johnson to a home on Carolina Springs Road where he was arrested and sent to Aiken County jail.

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moorekb98
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moorekb98 01/30/12 - 04:24 pm
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"was out on bond for an

"was out on bond for an attempted murder"... WHAT?????

curly123053
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curly123053 01/30/12 - 05:09 pm
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There are to many weak kneed

There are to many weak kneed magistrates serving in Aiken County who keep letting these violent offenders out of jail. It is about time to let the magistrates start answering to the public and see how easy they put violent offenders out on the road.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/30/12 - 05:10 pm
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I used to think thugs were

I used to think thugs were stupid. I now realize that they are merely ignorant and we are the stupid ones. We keep turning them loose and they keep committing more crimes. What's that saying about "doing the same thing and expecting a different result"?

Out on bond for attempted murder....... I think the judges like to keep letting them loose until they get it right.

blues550
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blues550 01/30/12 - 05:28 pm
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You can't fix stupid.
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You can't fix stupid.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/30/12 - 05:53 pm
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The culture of certain
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The culture of certain "civilizations".

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 01/30/12 - 07:27 pm
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"...I used to think thugs

"...I used to think thugs were stupid. I now realize that they are merely ignorant..."

I think not; they know the REAL deal: Commit crime. Act contrite. Go home. Repeat.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/30/12 - 08:11 pm
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Thugs have no fear of the

Thugs have no fear of the legal system. They know it's ruled by political correctness and that their chance of being "punished" is remote. They have no fear of prison where they're fed well, treated well, have all the amenities provided for them and where they can learn skills they can use to commit more crimes when they get out.

The model for prisons should be what you see when you watch the movie "Cool Hand Luke."

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 01/30/12 - 08:15 pm
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(D)stewartsr, Because the

(D)stewartsr,

Because the REAL deal had worked for him in his public school system, Johnson wasn't surprised when it worked in the court system, too.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/30/12 - 11:49 pm
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"The model for prisons should

"The model for prisons should be what you see when you watch the movie "Cool Hand Luke.""

I watch a fair number of the reality shows about prisons and it is appalling how little control they really have over the inmates. Gangs run the yards and to survive, new inmates throw in with them just to stay alive. Thanks to bleeding heart liberals who've bastardized the 8th Amendment, prison administrators are handcuffed when it comes to dealing with the hard cases.
If I had my way, the super maxes would be dedicated to the incorrigibles, and they would be locked in their cells 24/7 with food shoved through the door. No socializing, no TV, and no visitation. Screw up in the lower level prison, you go to super max until you can behave. Commit an assault on another inmate or prison officer, you go and stay at supermax until your term is up.

There is no way lifers and those with nothing to lose should mix with inmates who have hope of parole and rehab.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/31/12 - 02:09 am
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This is pathetic. This

This is pathetic. This repeat violent offender or as some prefer to call him a "teenager" is a complete menace to society.

Judges who allow those who illegally use firearms, attempt murder, rape, robbery or any violent crimes should be forced to take these persons into their house for the first month of release if bail is granted.

We MUST keep violent offenders off of our streets. He could care less about his life or others as was clearly shown when he almost ran over some nearby children - add the charges for each and every child so hopefully he will be in jail longer this time.

We as a society must demand of our politicians to remove the ability of judges to issue bail for any violent crimes. For lower level violent offenders, if bail is issued it should only be for controlled and monitored house arrest and frankly, I am not even thrilled with that.

If judges will not do their jobs (and they have proven over and over they will not) then it is time for further limitations on their abilities combined with mandatory sentencing for any/all violent crimes.

Good Post Itsanotherday1

reba530
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reba530 01/31/12 - 05:44 am
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You can run but you sure as
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You can run but you sure as heck can't hide. Glad he is caught and now he is where he needs to be. Behind bars. Hopefully that is where he will stay

CABoatright
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CABoatright 01/31/12 - 07:03 am
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Wonder if he's following
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Wonder if he's following Joshua Jones' lead? "Just act crazy son."
And yes, thugs are stupid AND ignorant...

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 01/31/12 - 07:33 am
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What judge in his right mind

What judge in his right mind grants bond for a violent criminal with a history of firearms.
This is insane. I say stack these thug wannabes in the jail like cord wood. Let the murderers and attempted murderers murder each other and save us some money.
Every dang time I read about these low lifes commiting horrible crimes it turns out they should have been in jail in the first place!
These judges need to start making better decisions.

allhans
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allhans 01/31/12 - 07:43 am
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And..what person in his right

And..what person in his right mind would sign the bond. That person bears some liability in this.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 01/31/12 - 07:49 am
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to the mother and other
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to the mother and other enabling family members.....CITI TRENDS opens at 9am.....and don't forget your bible on court day

toldyaso
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toldyaso 01/31/12 - 08:32 am
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What ever happened to the 3

What ever happened to the 3 strikes rule? Not a bad idea for Ga. or S.C.. At some point we need to realize that some can not be rehabilitated, and don't want to be.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 01/31/12 - 03:50 pm
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Looks like he's strung out on
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Looks like he's strung out on something. That wide-eyed stare is almost as crazy as Jones'.

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