Judge orders 16-year-old held without bond

'Lock him up. Take him away,' judge says



A judge decided at a hearing Friday that a 16-year-old charged in a Grovetown robbery will remain in custody until his case is handled.

The boy is one of six teens charged in a Dec. 28 robbery and the assault of a Grovetown man.

“No bond,” Columbia County Juve­nile Court Judge Doug Flana­gan said. “Lock him up. Take him away. The court finds him a danger to the community.”

The teen was charged Thursday with aggravated assault, robbery, entering an auto, criminal attempt to commit robbery and possession of a firearm by someone under 18.

The prosecutor from the district attorney’s office can request the case be transferred to Superior Court, Flanagan said.

Five others were arrested and charged in the incident: Anthony Blade Turner, 18; Bakerlee Brannen Cochran, 17; Larry Charles Porche, 17; Austin Tyler Love, 17; and Christopher Scott Love, 18, all of Grovetown. They all face the same charges.

Authorities say the teens broke into a vehicle at Eagle Point apartments on Whiskey Road about 7 p.m., Dec. 28. The owner of the vehicle, armed with his firearm, chased the teens to a nearby laundromat, where he grabbed the 16-year-old, Juvenile Court Probation Officer Rodney Brown said at the hearing. The other teens rushed the man, stole his gun and shoes, and ran away, also grabbing a bag of tools from the man’s vehicle.

Grovetown investigators arrested Porche on Dec. 29, Austin Love on Dec. 31, and Christopher Love on Jan. 2.

Turner and Cochran are being held in the Columbia County De­ten­tion Center on bonds of $81,500 each. Porche, Austin Love and Chris­to­pher Love are being held without bond, according to jail records.

The 16-year-old is being held at the Re­gional Youth Detention Center.


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Fri, 01/19/2018 - 21:23

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