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Man, 42, charged in holdup attempt

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 12:00 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 12:14 AM
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A 42-year-old Augusta man was jailed this morning after he attempted to rob a Hephzibah convenience store with a shotgun wrapped in duct tape.

According to an incident report, a man who officers identified as Bernard Correy Freeman approached the night box at Sprint, 2480 Crosscreek Road, shortly after 2 a.m. and asked the clerk to fill a bag with money. The clerk told officers he ran away from the window after he saw the shotgun in Freeman’s hand.

Deputies said Freeman then approached a 24-year-old man in the parking lot and demanded his money. The victim handed over $5 and some change.

Later while deputies were taking a report from the victim, Freeman was spotted in the parking lot.

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seenitB4 02/07/12 - 07:13 am
For 5$$$ & some change he

For 5$$$ & some change he will get to spend some quality time in jail...
you just can't fix some things.

corgimom 02/07/12 - 08:37 am
On 3/28/1995, Mr. Freeman was

On 3/28/1995, Mr. Freeman was given a 20 year sentence for aggrevated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime. As reported in the AC 1/8/2009, he was paroled to RC.

And he just got out of jail, he was arrested in January 2012 for criminal trespass. Guess some people never learn.

But now with this armed robbery, which could've easily become a homicide, maybe he'll go away for a long time.

REDRIDER 02/07/12 - 02:13 pm
Always return to the seen of

Always return to the seen of the crimes. Dumb Crook News all over it

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