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Two dead in Aiken shootings

Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:28 PM
Last updated 11:19 PM
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AIKEN — An Aiken man who police say killed his former wife Thursday morning died after gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and responding officers.

At 10:17 a.m., Aiken Department of Public Safety officers and Aiken County Sheriff’s deputies responded to gunfire in the 200 block of Cherry Hills Drive.

When authorities entered the home, Craig Jarvis, 64, fired his weapon. Aiken Department of Public Safety officers returned fire on Jarvis, who was wounded several times. He was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital where he died at 1:07 p.m., Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Jarvis’ ex-wife, Lynn Carlisle, 68, was found dead at her residence.

No officers were injured, according to a news release.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the officer-involved shooting. Aiken Public Safety Capt. David Turno said four officers will be removed from active duty during the investigation. The officers’ names will be released at a news conference scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at the Aiken Public Safety headquarters, 251 Laurens Street NW.

Carlton said the couple had “ongoing domestic issues.”

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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dwb619
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dwb619 05/17/12 - 12:42 pm
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I am beginning to think there

I am beginning to think there is a deeper problem in the city of Aiken than the public is being told.

blues550
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blues550 05/17/12 - 01:00 pm
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Just Beginning?
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Ya think Dinozzo?

FLIPPED OUT
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FLIPPED OUT 05/17/12 - 01:57 pm
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I agree.

I agree.

PhiloPublius
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PhiloPublius 05/17/12 - 03:13 pm
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Lets not forget

As bad as it is to have these things happen in Aiken, I want to remind everyone that murderer from the incident involving officer Rodgers came across the border from Richmond county after being involved in a shooting there. Having said that, you can find deadbeats anywhere. no town is immune.

Regardless, I'd rather be in Aiken county than Richmond county any day.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 05/17/12 - 03:26 pm
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A narrow escape!
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So the perp took some shots at the cops (according to the article)? Wow!! We could easily be dealing with another police fatality here.

Aiken is a dangerous place to be right now, if you're a sheriff's deputy. God protect these men and women who protect us.

countyman
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countyman 05/17/12 - 04:18 pm
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People from the surrounding

How is this article related to Richmond County?? If we took a look at the real estate prices across the metro area... What areas in Aiken County are better than West Augusta, Forest Hills, Summerville, Country Club Hills, or the CBD anyday??

The population of West Augusta is much larger than the city of Aiken.. The murderer from North Augusta killing his girlfriend is the only homicide in West Augusta this year compared to six in Aiken.....

People from the surrounding counties come to Richmond County and steal, sell drugs, drive around drunk, litter, rob, kill, etc all the time... There would be no Evans, North Augusta, Martinez, etc without Richmond County..

Joshua Jones only came to Richmond County to kill his girlfriend at her place of residence... He is from North Augusta, South Carolina which is a city located in Aiken County... He was born in North Augusta and attended North Augusta high school.. It's funny how people never bring up Richmond County in terms of people moving to Aiken County.. Those nice neighborhoods in Aiken County are due to the jobs, entertainment, culture, etc in Richmond County... Savannah River Site, Bridgestone, Kimberly Clarke, etc is better than Columbia County, but definitely no match for Richmond County..

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Iwannakno 05/17/12 - 04:39 pm
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Countyman
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How many of the murders in Aiken County were in the CBD? NONE! How many times has RC been voted best city in the US? NONE!! I will take North Augusta over South Augusta any day of the week and twice on Sunday!! Since you want to compare areas, how many murders have happened in the North Augusta CBD in the last 10 years? Once again your enthusiasm and love of Augusta is admirable but you protest so much about what others say to the point of absurdity.

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AutumnLeaves 05/17/12 - 04:47 pm
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Methinks thou doth protest

Methinks thou doth protest too much....

Pu239
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Pu239 05/17/12 - 09:36 pm
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Hey Joe Isuzu....what county
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Hey Joe Isuzu....what county is Plant Vogtle in? Last time I checked Bridgestone was not in Richmond County..Nice neighborhoods in Aiken are due to the jobs, entertainment, and culture in Richmond County?

Dood..you might want to check with a neurologist!

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 05/17/12 - 09:48 pm
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News conference Friday

Why is it necessary to mention the names of the police officers involved in this shooting? They were doing their duty while on their jobs. It won't help the situation one way or another to divulge their names. It is very very unfortunate that this tragedy happened and the investigation will have to take care of the rest of it. Naming these fine servants of the law won't change a thing.

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 05/18/12 - 05:22 am
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Grow up!
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I see a reoccurring theme some of these posts. I can't believe it when I do see it. Adults, mind you, saying their county is better to live in than the others. It reminds me of the kind of arguments I had when I was in the third grade; "My daddy can beat your daddy up."

This article is about the death of two people NOT about which county is better to live in.

No wonder our world is all messed up.

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stillamazed 05/18/12 - 07:53 am
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Very sad situation, prayers

Very sad situation, prayers go out to both families involved. @Countyman, I found it interesting that in an article not to long ago an Aiken councilman was blaming their crime on people coming form out of the area but it sure doesn't seem that way when you read the daily paper. It seems also that the crime is escalating there.

etlinks
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etlinks 05/18/12 - 08:03 am
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Why attack cities?

According to some posters if you don't live in the city,county or state where the crime was committed do NOT comment. Two people are dead not to mention the safety of the officers and you guys or girls are worried about location.Pitiful.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 05/18/12 - 08:29 am
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They are dead because of an

They are dead because of an uncontrolable temper and stupidity. I am glad noneof the officers were hurt.

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KSL 05/18/12 - 07:59 pm
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A domestic situation hardly

A domestic situation hardly speaks of the safety of a community. I met that lady years ago and have been in the house where this occurred.

I agree with JRC2024.

KSL
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KSL 05/18/12 - 09:04 pm
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Countyman, you are way too

Countyman, you are way too defensive. By the way, there are plenty of areas in Aiken that rival Augusta. And I would definitely agree with you that Augusta does have amenities that allow surrounding counties to attract businesses. But please explain why many of the people working at those places choose not to live in Richmond County.

KSL
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KSL 05/18/12 - 09:09 pm
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stillamazed, I don't know if

stillamazed, I don't know if this is what the councilman was talking about, but I do know a lot of crime that is committed in the Beech Island area is by people who come across the bridge from Richmond County.

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csraguy 05/19/12 - 12:33 am
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Thank God all Officers & Deputies are safe

Thank God that all of the Public Safety Officers & Deputies left safely after performing their duties well. It is sad that any loss of life had to occur.

The area law enforcement agencies do work together and crime / criminals are everywhere. No city, county, state or area is immune and the back and forth about counties is really ridiculous.

Countyman, while I think it is great that you point out the many positives of Richmond County, are there are plenty; it is ridiculous how you continue to try and put down Aiken and Columbia Counties. Your comments are no different from an individual who tries to make theirself look or feel better by belittling or putting others down.

Help make Richmond County and the entire CSRA better because in reality, we are ALL in this together. Anything good or bad for Richmond / Aiken / Columbia County affects us all in some way, shape or form.

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