Boy, 17, charged with theft of cash box from Girl Scout cookie booth in front of Aiken Walmart

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 10:16 PM
Last updated Thursday, March 8, 2012 1:48 AM
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An Aiken teen has been arrested in connection with the theft of a cash box from a Girl Scout cookie sales booth operating in front of a Walmart, police said.

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James Billy Gomillion III, of Newberry Street, was charged with strong-arm robbery in the Sunday theft of the money box from the Whiskey Road Walmart, Aiken Public Safety Sgt. Jake Mahoney said Wednesday night.

Gomillion turned himself in to police Wednesday afternoon after investigators searched several of his last-known addresses. The money box and the cash stolen, roughly $1,000, were not recovered. Gomillion was taken to the Aiken County Detention Center.

At 5:45 p.m. Sunday, police said, a thief dressed in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pajama pants, with his Batman underwear showing, snatched the cash box and fled through the back of the store, in the process losing his white University of Georgia hat with the word “Cook” embroidered on the side.

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raul
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raul 03/07/12 - 11:36 pm
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You can't make this stuff up!

You can't make this stuff up!

KSL
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KSL 03/08/12 - 01:17 am
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Now he needs to turn in the

Now he needs to turn in the money. If he has spent it, he needs to work to pay it back.

nnaugusta
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nnaugusta 03/08/12 - 02:57 am
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Poor thing is just getting a

Poor thing is just getting a head start on the "spreading the wealth"....BUT, it does not include taking it from Girl Scouts!

cozzster
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cozzster 03/08/12 - 04:04 am
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Man, bet that was a fat
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Man, bet that was a fat turtle

my.voice
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my.voice 03/08/12 - 06:44 am
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I'll take a box of Thin Mints

I'll take a box of Thin Mints please.

Tots
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Tots 03/08/12 - 06:51 am
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Finally some good news before

Finally some good news before heading to work...
I wonder how much the other inmates are going to tease him about those Batman drawers ?

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nanowerx 03/08/12 - 08:10 am
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Wow, what kind of trash would

Wow, what kind of trash would steal from the Girl Scouts? Sure, I do find it highly annoying when the Scouts swarm you at Walmart (or wherever they are set up) trying to sell you cookies, but stealing from kids is still the lowest of the low.

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jic 03/08/12 - 08:38 am
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What a scumbag. I hope he is
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What a scumbag. I hope he is sentenced to 40 years of church until some aspect of "character" sinks in.

Equaltreatmentforall
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Equaltreatmentforall 03/08/12 - 08:50 am
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Isn't that amount a felony?

Isn't that amount a felony? and isn't age 17 considered an adult? has he got a past record or is this somehow the first crime he's committed? Something tells me he's going to get a pretty harsh sentence for this.
An example for others.

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MOXrocks 03/08/12 - 08:53 am
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He was just making the Girl

He was just making the Girl Scouts pay "their fair share."

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TK3 03/08/12 - 09:01 am
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Sounds like the guy has is

Sounds like the guy has is not playing with a full deck.

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burninater 03/08/12 - 09:23 am
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Yet another in the line of

Yet another in the line of jerks seeking to defund the Girl Scouts.

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dstewartsr 03/08/12 - 09:25 am
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Yawn. The only reason this is

Yawn. The only reason this is even a story are the victims. James Billy Gomillion III will be back on the streets forthwith with a trial date at the end of the millennium where he will receive probation and a fine paid in mostly ones.

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dichotomy 03/08/12 - 09:34 am
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"Wow, what kind of trash

"Wow, what kind of trash would steal from the Girl Scouts?"

The same kind of trash who will murder his next victim when he figures out it don't pay to leave witnesses. Take him to the little room and put the needle in his arm and save us a lot of problems in the future.

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urright 03/08/12 - 09:50 am
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Dich--a little harsh, don't

Dich--a little harsh, don't you think? Killing him for a theft? Not that I have a problem with that...

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Fiat_Lux 03/08/12 - 10:14 am
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And when, finally, somebody

And when, finally, somebody shoots his sorry butt dead, in his ninja PJs and cartoon tighty-whities, his peeps will write what a beloved and good guy he was under his obit.

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allhans 03/08/12 - 10:57 am
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He was watching them for

He was watching them for awhile before grabbing the box and running. I mean he planned this thing!

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Jake 03/08/12 - 05:54 pm
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As part of his punishment he

As part of his punishment he should be forced to eat a case of those peanut butter cookies in less than an hour.
I knew watching the Ninja Turtles and Batman would eventually lead someone into a life of crime.
I wonder what type of cook he is at UGA?

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GaStang22 03/08/12 - 07:35 pm
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Aiken-6-02-11 - James Billy
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Aiken-6-02-11 - James Billy Gomillion III, 17 -- shoplifting first offense

Aiken-8/18/11 - James Billy Gomillion III, 17 -- trespass after notice, fail to comply

Aiken-1/11/1012 - James Billy Gomillion III, 17 -- shoplifting $2,000 or less sentence, trespassing after notice sentence, failure to comply sentence

These are priors in less than a year before this incident. I wonder if it started on his birthday? Was an interesting name search btw. ;^)

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itsanotherday1 03/08/12 - 07:43 pm
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We haven't seen the last of

We haven't seen the last of his name in print.

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NoHayManera 03/09/12 - 04:31 am
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Man, you try so hard to make

Man, you try so hard to make wearing Batman underwear over your Ninja Turtle pajama pants look respectable... and this guy comes along and completely tarnishes the image.

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