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5 suspected in burglaries flee, flip car

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THOMSON --- Authorities say five people involved in burglaries in McDuffie County early Wednesday led police on a chase that ended when the suspects' car overturned several times on U.S. Highway 221.

At least two suspects were in critical condition Wednesday; one was thrown from the car. They and a 14-year-old girl were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, said Trooper Mike Callaway of the Georgia State Patrol.

Two other suspects fled the crash near the intersection of U.S. Highway 221 and Neals Mill Road about 1:30 a.m.

One of them, identified as Patrick Clayton Mancil, 17, of Phenix City, Ala., was arrested after he sought help from residents in the 5600 block of Neals Mill Road about 6:45 a.m., sheriff's Investigator Larry Adaway said.

A fifth suspect was captured Wednesday afternoon hiding in a shed off U.S. 221. He was identified as Sidney Champion. He was from the Columbus, Ga., area, police said.

The five suspects are suspected in break-ins at two businesses in McDuffie County: Triangle on the Augusta Highway and Axon's Mini Mart in Dearing.

Harlem police and a Columbia County sheriff's deputy tried to pull over the suspects in Harlem, according to Harlem Public Safety Chief Jesse Bowman.

Callaway said chase speeds reached 130 mph.

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baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 07/21/10 - 12:53 pm
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I laughed when I read Nissan

I laughed when I read Nissan Altima "Limted Edition" but 130 mph with 5 passengers is impressive. Stupid but impressive.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 07/21/10 - 01:07 pm
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Maybe they should have stolen

Maybe they should have stolen some driving lessons too.

esmc68
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esmc68 07/21/10 - 01:36 pm
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I live on Neals Mill Rd.

I live on Neals Mill Rd. about a mile from where this went down. Scary.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/21/10 - 01:51 pm
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Property crimes. No weapons

Property crimes. No weapons involved apparently. Okay judge, 20 years each at hard labor. NEXT.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 07/21/10 - 02:48 pm
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In our dreams dichotomy!! lol

In our dreams dichotomy!! lol Wastes of flesh like this are never ever punished appropriately, even when they murder. Thank a bleeding heart today! I wonder which one was the driver, hopefully one of the ones hurt the worst, he deserved it, occupational hazard. Glad this pathetic excuse for a human being didn't hurt any innocent bystanders

dmoon1
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dmoon1 07/21/10 - 03:40 pm
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my sister and neice was

my sister and neice was almost killed 12 years ago because they were hit head on by a man going over 100 mph running from the law. This man had some arrest warrants for drug use. The chase went through 3 counties before ending right in front of my sister's house. Her 14 year old daughter heard the wreck and saw it all. Each of them had both legs and arms broken. My sister's foot almost had to be taken off. My niece was 12 years old and walks around today with several pieces of metal; as well as my sister. It was terrible. My sister just changed jobs and had no insurance so the hospital kicked them out as soon as they could. They were left with all the medical bills and no vehicle. They sued but got hardly anything. The man that hit them received little injuries, served 8 years in jail, & never paid restitution. He did receive my sister's forgiveness when they "accidently" met up in the hall-way at the MCG ortho clinic while he was out on bond awaiting trial. They had a helicopter following the guy. The on ground cops should have backed off. He wasn't a murder or dangerous criminal in the sense of harming someone. High speed chases do more harm than good. The helicopter could have followed him. Innocent people get hurt. And I can't rejoice in the fact that ANYONE gets hurt. Yes, people should not commit crimes but remember it will cost the tax payers in the end cause they won't be able to pay that hospital bill.

RAINBOW
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RAINBOW 07/21/10 - 04:02 pm
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why do police think they have

why do police think they have to chase people?couldnt they just get a tag number and kind of car and go from there?no use putting other peoples lives on the line,endangering everyone that might be on they road

55 F-100
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55 F-100 07/21/10 - 04:11 pm
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Right Rainbow........a

Right Rainbow........a criminal would never steal a license plate off of another car and place it over his real license plate when committing crimes...............now would he??? It's a very good thing that you did not make law enforcement your career.

teapot
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teapot 07/21/10 - 04:52 pm
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Rainbow, The Police have to

Rainbow, The Police have to chase people because the people just will not stop when told to do so. Fleeing to avoid arrest is a crime in itself, failing to stop for blue lights/siren is also. You see the BAD GUYS (crooks) don't want the GOOD GUYS (police) to find out that they have done bad things which will cause them to go to jail, so they flee. Now sometimes they get away because they are using an innocent person's (like you) car that they stole(also a crime) and when the officer got the tag number and called it in, he was told that you own the car, but you reported it stolen, so the GOOD GUY has to chase the BAD GUY. Hopefully your car would be ok and the bad guys will go to jail. AND THAT IS WHY THE POLICE CHASE CROOKS, to protect and to serve is a thankless task.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 07/21/10 - 05:04 pm
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You expect cops to make spilt

You expect cops to make spilt second decisions then bash them either way they go. It's happened many times a traffic stop where someone fled turned out to be a violent wanted criminal, and sometimes they dont pursue and the guy kills again. The cops dont know if the guy who is fleeing from a minor traffic stop just killed someone, be wanted in other states for multiple murders, rapes, child molesting etc....I'll bet if it was something like that and he got away and did another violent crime you would be whining why did the cops let him go.If it was your kidnapped child you wouldnt care if they did 500mph to stop that loser from taking your baby. Do you know, did the cops know the 14 year old wasnt kidnapped? Do you know for a fact there was no chance at all that any of the people in that vehicle werent violent criminals or killers before the chase began? You don't, neither do the cops!!! I'm sorry when innocent people are hurt, it shouldnt happen, but put the blame where it lies, the waste of flesh who thought their freedom to be a lowlife criminal was worth more than any of your lives. Ok and you can thank and blame the bleeding hearts who dont allow criminals to be punished severely enough to at least slow down the crime and deter some of it. Personally I dont think cops should chase either. I think they should do everything it takes to stop that vehicle before an innocnet person is very even close to harms way, I mean anything and everything as soon as the speed gets to a certain level or if they drive wrecklessly even taking out the driver!!!

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corgimom 07/21/10 - 07:49 pm
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Sure, don't pursue them. If

Sure, don't pursue them. If they don't stop, just let them go- so that they can commit more crimes.

It's part of the price of maintaining law and order instead of anarchy. In the long run, it saves lives.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 07/21/10 - 08:55 pm
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Wonder if a family member was

Wonder if a family member was kidnapped in the fleeing car, would they want the police to just get the tag number and not follow the pursuit? What about if the suspect fleeing had just committed a murder and it was your family member, would you want the police just to get the tag number and try and catch the guy later? What if the suspect ran from the police, they didn't follow pursuit and the suspect ended up stopping at the nearest house and figured they could hide out from the police until things cooled off and it just happened to be your families house? hmmm......might be a different story then.

fish2
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fish2 07/22/10 - 07:09 am
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Just a note----who is going

Just a note----who is going to pay for the hosiptal bills of these jerks? You and I. Due to the age the parents could be held responsible but dont count on it.

Just Another Day
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Just Another Day 07/22/10 - 04:45 pm
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People like DMOON1 kill me

People like DMOON1 kill me with the old "dont chase the criminals just get a tag number" bit. Im sorry to hear about your near accident but the old just get a tag number does not wash. Like above posters stated, you think thats the correct tag for that vehicle? Stolen vehicle? There are a million different circumstances for chases and every one is different.

Police is obligated to make split second decision and then people like you belly ache when they try to apprehend criminals. If you dont have the..........marbles, to apply for the job, dont belly ache when dedicated people do. You are probable the same who belly ache when police DONT do something about crime.

One more point on just "getting a tag number" bit. Remember a few months ago when that nut tried running over a North Augusta police officer and a chase ensued? Well NAPD got a tag and broadcast it over the radio and Richmond County Police found it. When Richmond county police officer tried to talk to him, the NUT TRIED RUNNING OVER HIM AS WELL!!!!! So getting a tag is nice but it doesnt always work. Lay the blame where it lies. WITH CRIMINALS

Go back to your safe and secure home, activate your alarm system, eat yout microwave dinner, watch your plasma TV and let somebody with marbles deal with the blood and bullets and stuff that will make an average person cringe.......

madmom38
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madmom38 07/23/10 - 10:59 pm
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BRANDON SHERMAN IS MY SON____

BRANDON SHERMAN IS MY SON____ AND HE WAS RAISED RIGHT!!!! HIS FATHER WAS VERY TOUGH AND PROTECTIVE OF ALL OF HIS KIDS!!! SO ALL OF U THAT KEEP COMMENTING ON US PARENTS____ U MIGHT B RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO SOME OF THE KIDS THAT WHERE IN THE CAR!!! BUT AS FAR AS BRANDON ITS NOT BECAUSE OF HIS UPBRINGING!!!! AND THE GIRL'S GRANDPARENTS TRIED TO KEEP HER OUT OF TROUBLE___ NOW THE DRIVER IS A DIFFRENT STORY___ HE WALKED AWAY BARELY SCRATCHED!!!!I'M SORRY THE KIDS BROKE INTO THE STORES AND I AM ALSO GLAD THAT NO INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE HURT IN THE ACCIDENT!!! BUT PLACE BLAME WHERE IT BELONGS___ MY SON WILL STAND ACCOUNTABLE 4 HIS INVOLVEMENT IN ROBBERIES !!! BUT I WILL NOT KEEP QUIET AND ALLOW EVERYONE TO JUGDE US!!! NOONE IS PERFECT IN THIS WORLD NOT EVEN ALL OF U JUDGING US!!!!!EVERYBODY ON THIS EARTH HAS MADE MISTAKES IN THEIR LIVES AND HAD TO DEAL WITH THE CONSQUENCES!!!!! JUST LIKE THE KIDS!!!! WHILE I BELEIVE THAT THEY ALL SHOULD B PUNISHED 4 THEIR CRIMES BUT UNTIL U KNOW ALL THE FACTS ON WHO WAS INVOLVED NOT ALL OF THEM ARE AS GUILTY AS THE OTHERS!!! SO WAIT TO JUDGE OUR CHILDREN UNTIL THEY HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT!!!AND MR TAKE A STAND U NEED TO KEEP YOUR SMART [filtered word] COMMENTS BOUT MY KID TO YOURSELF!!!! U DON'T KNOW HIM OR US UNTIL U DO___ SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U MUST NOT HAVE A FAMILY OR A LIFE ALL OF THE TIME U SPEND GOSSIPING BOUT THE WORLD AROUND!!!!! WHY DON'T U GET A LIFE AND QUIT LIVING THROUGH YOUR NEWSPAPER!!!! ANY QUESTIONS????????????

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