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Fourth Augusta teen arrested in October robbery

Richmond County Sheriff's Office seeks 1 more teen

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 6:05 PM
Last updated 6:08 PM
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A fourth teenager was arrested Thursday in an Oct. 28 armed robbery in the 1000 block of Dugas Street.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators tracked down Lloyd Wyman Watson Jr., 16, and charged him, as an adult, with armed robbery.

On Tuesday, investigators arrested three other teens in connection with the crime and issued a warrant for Lloyd and 17-year-old George Rakeem Grace of Wrightsboro Road.

On the night of the robbery, two victims said four males approached them with guns and demanded money. The suspects hit one person in the back of the head and stole items including a set of keys to a 1993 Ford F-150. The four drove off in the stolen pickup.

Deputies spotted the truck and chased it until the vehicle stopped in the 1600 block of Bleakley Street. The suspects ran from the truck and escaped.

The teens arrested Tuesday were:

  • Cortez Bernard Berry, 14, of the 1500 block of McCauley Street
  • Brandon Jamal Tanksley, 15, of the 1600 block of Essie McIntyre Boulevard
  • Shymel Dashon Drinks, 13, of the 1500 block of Floyd Street

Investigators are searching for Grace.

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rmajor 12/01/11 - 09:49 pm
Lord have mercy....they have

Lord have mercy....they have no idea. I know a young man who was just with some guys, waiting in the SUV while the 16 year old went inside for a cigarette. Well, the 16 year old decided to hold a gun on a customer entering the store and demanded his wallet. Well, they all went to jail. Even the one waiting in the car. Although his friends confessed(I know, that's a switch) that the one waiting didn't do anything, he served 2 years and 10 on probation because it was "armed robbery." Lord....they have no idea what is about to happen to their innocence and the rest of their lives. Even out in two years as an accessory, that's a felony!

curly123053 12/02/11 - 07:39 am
PARENTS!! Do you know where

PARENTS!! Do you know where your teenagers are? Do you care?? Kids today have way to much freedom!

fatboyhog 12/02/11 - 07:44 am
In some cultures, being

In some cultures, being arrested for a felony is considered a "badge of honor." There is no shame, only "street cred."

i dont play
i dont play 03/30/12 - 02:22 pm
it dont all ways be the

it dont all ways be the parents i mean they almost grown soo dont blame no parents

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