Burglary suspect flees, but found at home

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 7:53 AM
Last updated 7:26 PM
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A deputy arrested Terrance Watton around 11 p.m. after she said his shoe prints matched those found at a burglarized home in Hephzibah.



The deputy left Watton in the car while she walked through the home with the victim and returned to her car to find that Watton had opened his door and fled, a report states.

Several deputies searched the area for the suspect, but it was the arresting deputy who was waiting for Watton when he returned to his home on the 4400 block of Deans Bridge Road.

Watton was charged with burglary and escape.

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broad street narrow mind
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broad street narrow mind 08/30/11 - 08:20 am
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i'd like to hear more about how the suspect was found.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 08/30/11 - 08:40 am
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Good job to the deputy.

Good job to the deputy. Sounds like they need more like 'her' on the force.

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AutumnLeaves 08/30/11 - 09:53 am
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Shoe prints can be very

Shoe prints can be very helpful sometimes. I suggested to an investigator after my break-in to use a picture of the sole of the stolen custom-designed sneakers to check the sand driveway of a property nearby for matches. He kept checking periodically and eventually one of the perps wore the stolen sneakers and the investigator followed them right to him. The thief gave up his partners in crime in short order.

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EMS6465 08/30/11 - 05:13 pm
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Why are you patting a deputy

Why are you patting a deputy on the back when she let the suspect escape from her car. Yes she did a good job in matching shoe prints but she still let the guy escape. And then other Deputies were tied up looking for this clown when he should have been in custody the whole time. And how did he get out of the back of the car handcuffed has anybody asked that question? And to answer your question (Broad street narrow mind) Most criminals are just stupid they either return to the scene of the crime or like the article says he went home to mommy.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 08/30/11 - 02:53 pm
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EMS6465...when I wrote that

EMS6465...when I wrote that comment earlier I was going to pose the question about how he easily escaped. I've said repeatedly in previous articles how important I think it is for deputies to handcuff before placing a person in their vehicles and the story took on a life all it's own.

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EMS6465 08/30/11 - 05:11 pm
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I agree with you "Patty-P"

I agree with you "Patty-P" handcuffs should have been placed on the suspect. It is hard to run with your hands shackled behinde your back. If you remember that Officer related shooting on Washington Road last year that subject should have been handcuffed in the begaining and wasn't and later decided to fight and he got shot and killed by the deputy. Handcuff first ask questions later should be the policy.

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Patty-P 08/30/11 - 05:30 pm
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EMS....I agree and that was

EMS....I agree and that was what I was referring to. Lately there have been several incidents where a 'suspect' has escaped and it just seems unsafe.

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Dixieman 08/31/11 - 09:52 am
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"Cinderella, is that you?"

"Cinderella, is that you?"

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AutumnLeaves 09/01/11 - 12:42 am
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LOL, Dixieman.

LOL, Dixieman.

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