North Augusta man, 26, arrested after standoff

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 10:03 AM
Last updated 10:35 AM
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NORTH AUGUSTA -- James Cochran, 26, is in custody after an overnight standoff with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety SWAT team and other police agencies.

No one else was hurt or injured in this incident. No one else was inside the residence, police said.

According to a news release, the incident began late Friday night after gunshots were reported at North Augusta Gardens Apartments.

After several efforts throughout the night to get the man inside the residence to come out, officers went inside this morning and found Cochran hiding in the bathroom. He surrendered shortly before 7 a.m. this morning with a shotgun and knife in hand, police said.

 Cochran now faces five counts of attempted murder to law enforcement officers for firing at them during the standoff. He was taken to the Aiken County Detention Center.

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pommom38 09/08/12 - 11:55 am

@ the sheer stupidity of people nowadays. Was it worth it? What is/was so awful that you now will face the rest of your life in jail?
North Augusta Gardens is QUICKLY becoming the SC *Cherry Tree Crossing*.
Always something happening there, only half is reported.

cokeofcola 09/08/12 - 07:15 pm
Know B4 U Judge

First off everyone is entitled to their own opinion but this is a very dear story to me because this is my little brother. The story fails to mention that he is a paranoia schizophrenic! Also how this entire incident occurred. He was involved in a fight with this one guy then once he seem to be getting the best of that particular guy, 4 additional guys jumped on him in The Gardens in which he retaliated in physical fighting. Until he was able to get to his apartment, at that moment he then came out of his apartment with his firearm, then the police was called. SO BASICALLY IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE STORY DON'T PUT A STORY....

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