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Deputy grapples with shoplifter suspect

Monday, June 20, 2011 7:39 AM
Last updated Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:48 AM
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A suspected shoplifter wrestled with a deputy Saturday as he tried to flee the Dollar Tree in the 1600 block of Gordon Highway, a Richmond County sheriff's report shows.

The shoplifter, carrying 16 pairs of socks and a can of deodorant, rushed past the deputy who walked into the store around 2:28 p.m., a report states.

The deputy briefly grappled with the suspect, Samuel Jenkins, but Jenkins ran across Gordon Highway, through the parking lot of the Budget Inn, jumped a fence and was arrested in the 2000 block of Carp Drive, a report states.

Jenkins, of the 300 block of Memory Drive, was arrested on a charge of obstruction of an officer; store officials declined to prosecute until they talked with corporate headquarters.

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unclemoriees
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unclemoriees 06/20/11 - 07:57 am
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The store declined to

The store declined to prosecute?????

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 06/20/11 - 08:48 am
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Why bother the police if you

Why bother the police if you don't wish to prosecute? What a monumental waste of county resources. I know how I'd handle calls to that store in the future.

tango123
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tango123 06/20/11 - 09:00 am
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The deputy did his job and

The deputy did his job and the store declined to prosecute. There should be a memo from the Sheriff's that would instruct his deputy not to chase shoplifters from stores unless the stores are willing to prosecute. The deputy went through all this for $17 in stolen property... We need to reconsider and increase the salary of our deputies.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/20/11 - 09:20 am
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Oh....news to others.....this

Oh....news to others.....this store won't prosecute so go for it!!
A flashing sign for more crime.

momster59
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momster59 06/20/11 - 09:44 am
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People please CAREFULLY read

People please CAREFULLY read the article, it does NOT say that the store declined to prosecute. It reads:

"the store declined to prosecute until they talked with corporate headquarters."

The key component of the sentence being "until they talked with corporate headquarters"

This took place on a saturday afternoon, there's no telling who the police got that information from. Most likely some poor assistant store manager who doesn't have any right to take any action without the OK from some higher up management. Please read carefully before you make such accusations.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/20/11 - 09:50 am
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I got that moms.....there

I got that moms.....there should be a written rule of the store on shoplifting......JMO.

momster59
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momster59 06/20/11 - 10:00 am
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and so you post encouragement

and so you post encouragement for thieves to target that store? niiice.....

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/20/11 - 10:05 am
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Now you know me better than

Now you know me better than that..

Actually I was posting to encourage the store to take action......I do wonder though how many crooks-thieves read these comments.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 06/20/11 - 10:10 am
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It's unclear by the way the

It's unclear by the way the article is written, did the store call for the deputy or was the deputy walking into the store and the suspect just rushed past him?

It seems that if the store had called the deputy because of the shoplifter then they would already have their answer to prosecute or not, otherwise why call the deputy at all?

aughate
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aughate 06/20/11 - 11:09 am
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InChristLove, I was thinking

InChristLove, I was thinking the same thing. The way the story is written isn't clear if the deputy just happened to walk in the store as the perp tried to escape or if the store called the deputy. Maybe he just walked in the store and Dollar Tree didn't call because they didn't know what was happening or didn't care.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 06/20/11 - 12:05 pm
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So the store doesn't

So the store doesn't prosecute shoplifters or what? Are they now an open target? Is the stuff free to all? Where do they draw the line?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/20/11 - 12:55 pm
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Thank God we don't arrest
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Thank God we don't arrest people for criminal activity anymore. How dare anyone think we should!

happychimer
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happychimer 06/20/11 - 01:15 pm
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When I was a grocery store

When I was a grocery store cashier, one manager was tough on shoplifters. I mean tough. He and the grocery manager would haul them in the office kicking and screaming, men and women. They would lock the office door till cops got there. When that manager left the company, the new ones would just make shoplifters pay for the stolen items or put them back on the shelves. We had an employee steal a whole buggy load of groceries, and no charges were brought. She returned the items and was told she could quit her job or be fired.It makes no sense to not prosecute shoplifters.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/20/11 - 03:40 pm
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Good Police Report. Georgia:
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Good Police Report. Georgia: A store manager for Best Buy told police he observed a male customer on surveillance cameras putting a laptop under his jacket.... When confronted the man became irate, knocked down an employee, drew a knife and ran for the door. Outside on the sidewalk were four United States Marines collecting toys for the "Toys for Tots" program. The store manager said the Marines stopped the punk, but he stabbed one of the Marines, Cpl. Phillip Duggan, in the back; the injury did not appear to be severe. After police and an ambulance arrived at the scene Cpl. Duggan was transported for treatment. The "subject" was also transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken ankle, a broken leg, several missing teeth, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions, assorted lacerations, a broken nose and a broken jaw.....injuries he sustained when he slipped and fell off of the curb after stabbing the Marine. (NOW THAT WAS A WELL WRITTEN POLICE REPORT)

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 06/20/11 - 03:46 pm
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rmwhitley, that isn't a

rmwhitley, that isn't a police report. That is an internet-based exaggeration of our local story. He was not hurt like that. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/20/11 - 03:49 pm
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Well, at least he won't smell

Well, at least he won't smell bad. And he'll have clean socks.

Hope the officer wasn't hurt.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 06/20/11 - 04:57 pm
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All they have to do is check

All they have to do is check with corp. We do need to follow up and see if Dollar Tree will prosecute.

"The "subject" was also transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken ankle, a broken leg, several missing teeth, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions, assorted lacerations, a broken nose and a broken jaw.....injuries he sustained when he slipped and fell off of the curb after stabbing the Marine. (NOW THAT WAS A WELL WRITTEN POLICE REPORT)"

We can DREAM can't we... ha hahahah

edubb
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edubb 06/20/11 - 04:59 pm
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God help us to be wise and

God help us to be wise and help ourselves. I can only imagine how low my life would have to get when I am at the point where I have to steal deodorant and socks.....poverty in augusta is no joke

Patty-P
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Patty-P 06/20/11 - 05:20 pm
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edubb...it looks as if the

edubb...it looks as if the perp did help himself...just got caught doing it.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/20/11 - 07:10 pm
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Never said the "tale" was
Unpublished

Never said the "tale" was true, just interesting.

bclicious
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bclicious 06/20/11 - 11:21 pm
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This is 1 reason why we need

This is 1 reason why we need TASERS at RCSO. Kind of hard to grapple with a TASER. Also, kind of hard to run away with a TASER deployed in your back.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 06/20/11 - 11:38 pm
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bclicious...playing laser tag

bclicious...playing laser tag is useless if the business doesn't want to prosecute. May as well just let him take what he wanted if you ask me.

55 F-100
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55 F-100 06/21/11 - 08:29 am
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Waste of county resources???

Waste of county resources??? The deputy was probably working an off-duty security job when this occurred.

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