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Case against Augusta escapee pending 2 years later

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 2:08 AM
Last updated Thursday, July 1, 2010 8:16 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. - The case against an Augusta correctional facility escapee who was charged with attacking a female jogger on a popular park has not gone to trial two years after the attack.

Gary Gaylord Ford hasn't been to Clarke County Superior Court since he pleaded not guilty to an eight-county indictment in April 2008.

Athens Police Lt. David Leedahl says it's not uncommon for a case to go a few years before trial and that prosecutors may be waiting on more lab results.

Authorities say the 39-year-old escaped from the Augusta Transitional Center in February 2008 and fled to Athens, where he attacked the 21-year-old jogger. They say he also robbed a convenience store owner of $500.

He is being held without bond as prosecutors build their case.

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justus4
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justus4 02/09/10 - 09:01 am
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"as prosecutors build their
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"as prosecutors build their case" ha! It is reported that he broke out of jail, that's one; then he attacks a jogger, that's two; then he robbed a store, that's three offenses that are easy, but here's what's happening and the delays. This guy will end up getting off and U know why, but the failures by the prosecution will amount to errors that a so-called "judge" will use to lessen this guy's sentence. It's a common trick to appear serious about justice, but they'll then say "well, we just couldn't help it or our hands were tied" while a criminal walks free. What a complete corrupt system and there's NO accountability anywhere. Great country, eh?

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zippy 02/09/10 - 10:10 am
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if you dont like it, go to

if you dont like it, go to law school and become a prosecutor or a judge yourself (if you have it in you, which i doubt. it is so much easier to just read stories and make outrageous comments on a website than to try to correct a perceived flaw in the system.

disssman
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disssman 02/09/10 - 10:22 am
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Zippy who would want to

Zippy who would want to become one of the slimmyiest, lowest form of human being in America? I takes a special person to be a member of the legal profession, someone with absolutely no concern for anything but themselves. That is unless you want to convert to politician and of course you must be a doctor or lawyer to do that.

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dominionfs 02/09/10 - 10:37 am
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Disssman- You got it. Almost

Disssman- You got it. Almost 500 years ago, Old Billy Shakespeare said, "Let's begin by killing all the lawyers" Can't remember which play it was. I am sure there are some good, decent lawyers out there, but I have never met one.

AnotherPerspective
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AnotherPerspective 02/09/10 - 04:48 pm
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Justus, how would you fix the

Justus, how would you fix the judicial system?

corgimom
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corgimom 02/09/10 - 09:06 pm
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Another, by releasing Charles

Another, by releasing Charles Walker. That's where all the bitterness and venom comes from. He loathes prosecutors. Wonder why?

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crackerjack 02/11/10 - 07:59 pm
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If they release Walker he'll

If they release Walker he'll be Augusta's next Mayor. Remember Ed McIntyre! Maybe he can get some of those basements on the streets downtown either filled or a house built over them.

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