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Suspect caught after Richmond County deputy run over

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 10:24 AM
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 1:53 AM
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has captured a man suspected of running over a deputy Thursday evening.

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Hubbard Garrett III, 26, was wanted for one count of aggravated assault on a police officer, according to Capt. Scott Peebles.

Garrett is suspected of running over Lt. Robert West in a Surrey Center parking lot after West approached a suspicious vehicle while working an off-duty special assignment.

West remained in an Augusta hospital Friday morning and suffered a broken ankle, a fractured knee and nonlife-threatening head injuries.

Police also want to question 29-year-old Timothy Mack in relation to the incident.

Garrett and Mack are suspects in a string of car break-ins within Richmond County. Garrett has an extensive arrest history and has been arrested numerous times this year for vehicle break-ins and obstruction of the police, according to Peebles.

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CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 12/02/11 - 10:28 am
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We need harsher habitual

We need harsher habitual offender statutes in this state so weak-kneed judges will have no choice but to lock up slack-jawed creeps like this guy and throw away the key.

Vito45
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Vito45 12/02/11 - 10:32 am
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Arrested numerous times this

Arrested numerous times this year? WHAT THE _____??? How many times do you need to be arrested before you stay a while?

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 12/02/11 - 10:42 am
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I say you attack a police

I say you attack a police officer more than once...you get 20 years MINIMUM.

I despise these animals with unending devotion.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 12/02/11 - 10:47 am
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So why wasn't he already in

So why wasn't he already in jail???????

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 12/02/11 - 10:55 am
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Someone mentioned on the

Someone mentioned on the other thread about this story, not having prison space. So I say let's do a Joe Arpaio and put 'em in tents!

david jennings
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david jennings 12/02/11 - 11:02 am
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LIKE i said earlier, no

LIKE i said earlier, no punishment too harsh, and given the already extensive arrest record, double it. Next time this waste is let out of jail, if ever, he at least should have to use a cane to walk.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 12/02/11 - 11:10 am
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Just wondering if the

Just wondering if the officers medical bills are covered by the county insurance plan?

I sure hope so, if not, what can be done?

iLove
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iLove 12/02/11 - 11:16 am
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"I despise these animals with
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"I despise these animals with unending devotion."

SMH. SMH. SMH.

I am glad the officer is alright.

leebraxjr
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leebraxjr 12/02/11 - 11:19 am
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I agree with the comments

I agree with the comments most of you said, the one I like best was putting up tents. Augusta could get authorization from Ft. Gordon to build a tent city back in no mans land on fort Gordon. At the same time the courts can also implement hard labor..like on a chain gang busting big rocks to little rock with a tool that will make them put a lot of energy into breaking the rocks.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/02/11 - 11:23 am
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"So why wasn't he already in

"So why wasn't he already in jail???????"

And THAT is the question that deserves an answer from our illustrious judges and prosecutors. They are not satisfied until they turn these little heathens loose enough times until they finally kill or injure someone. Our liberal judges refuse to admit that these little punk thieves they keep turning loose are young killers in an apprenticeship program learning their trade. The judicial system is not supposed to only be about punishment. It is also supposed to be about deterrence but our catch and release judges do not deter anything. Our prosecutors need to quit cutting plea bargain deals and our judges need to start giving jail sentences to second and subsequent offenders at a minimum. I don't care if the case load gets sky high and the jails overflow like a backed up toilet.....which they are. It is obvious that throwing money at the school systems and putting non-violent criminals on probation has not worked. I vote for cutting education spending, increasing prison space, and electing judges that will put that space to good use.

rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 12/02/11 - 11:35 am
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Short ropes and big tall

Short ropes and big tall trees come to mind for this type of hardened non repentant criminal.

david jennings
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david jennings 12/02/11 - 11:35 am
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Lee brax, you are so right

Lee brax, you are so right and the tool is called a sledge hammer. I have one 12lb. that is worn well rounded on both sides from breaking concrete slabs. I'm proud to say I wore it out over a period of years working for about $10 to12 hr. It never hurt me and I sure have not ever broke into anyones car or house and have never assaulted an LEO or anyone else. There are at least three rock quarries local and granite is relativly cheap and will last a long time when attacked by hand.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/02/11 - 11:49 am
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These guys both look like
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These guys both look like they're wasted.

That and their break-in history suggests they're both crack heads looking to fund their habit.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/02/11 - 11:51 am
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These two match the

These two match the descriptions of suspects in a few other recent crimes.
The suspect in the Fresh Market robbery for one and they aren't that far from each other....

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/02/11 - 12:06 pm
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I don't understand why

I don't understand why "animals" always creep into the conversations - find another word to describe these creeps. I said it before - animals don't do these kind of things and should be left out of any comment pertaining to crime. I know - it might be silly to you - but not to me - animals have my respect - criminals should be in tents and on chain gangs. They used to have them - start them up again!!

thinbluewife
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thinbluewife 12/02/11 - 12:09 pm
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This is reality for me

This is reality for me everyday. I didn't agree to work for the Sheriffs Office, but I am bound by my husbands job. It offers no respect, little pay, sorry retirement, budget cuts, being overworked, and on top of all that the great possibility of not coming home to help me raise our children. He is very proud of what his job and does it for the right reason. This is what they receive in return.
I read so often the derogatory comments that are posted when a deputy gets caught and reprimanded for doing wrong. It angers me that out of the thousands of deputies/ jailers we have between two counties they are labeled as "useless and sorry" as a whole. I'm honestly so tired of the danger and and blatent disrespect. Enough is enough.

fftaz71
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fftaz71 12/02/11 - 12:30 pm
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To the person who thinks it

To the person who thinks it is a great idea to put up a tent city on Ft. Gordon...are you crazy? The no-mans lands as you refer to them are training areas, theres a campgrounds back there, people hunt back there...and none of it is all that far from the housing areas AND the school. yeah, give Augustas problems to the military b/c the judges cant do their jobs and keep them in jail where they belong. Augustas crime problem is not Fort Gordons problem nor should it be.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/02/11 - 12:42 pm
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Numerous arrests for car

Numerous arrests for car break ins and fighting with deupties....

It is ABSURD that he is walking our streets.

The judge/judges responsible for allowing this revolving door of in-justice to continue need to be terminated and removed from the bench.

We MUST DEMAND that violent persons and repeat offenders, especially those who assult law enforcement stay behind bars.

GeorgiaGirl
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GeorgiaGirl 12/02/11 - 12:49 pm
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If overcrowding is a problem,

If overcrowding is a problem, then perhaps they should do away with the gymnasium, library, mess hall, outdoor "play" areas and such at all the prisons and jails and make more cells to hold these "people" (and I do use that word VERY lightly!). What happened to "Do the crime, do the time?" We need to take our neighborhoods back!

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 12/02/11 - 12:58 pm
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Rabid vermin need to be put

Rabid vermin need to be put down. How many chances do slugs like this need before they actually kill someone? He tried to run over a deputy. If he has that little respect for authority, imagine how he feels about the general public. I am sick and tired of worthless slugs preying on law abiding citizens. Stack them like firewood and let them rot in prison.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/02/11 - 01:06 pm
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If people are interested in

If people are interested in putting up a tent city to house prisoners, we could use the Ga. Gardens and Golf Hall of Fame property. It already belongs to the state government and it has a big brick fence around it.

allhans
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allhans 12/02/11 - 01:09 pm
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Overcrowding, huh? House

Overcrowding, huh? House them like those of us on the outside. If we don't have enough space, we use pallets. 4-5 kids in one room? Not unheard of. You work with what you have. Quit molly-collying criminals.

showboat
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showboat 12/02/11 - 01:16 pm
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LOCK THIS THUG UP ANDTHROW
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LOCK THIS THUG UP ANDTHROW THE KEY IN THE SAVANNAH RIVER. THEN IT IS NO WAY TO OPEN HIS CELL.

lsmith
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lsmith 12/02/11 - 01:20 pm
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I wonder if the local judges
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I wonder if the local judges are involved with calculating time to serve on a sentence or someone else. In California we've seen Lindsay Lohan and other celebrities given 3 months in jail and spend a day or two, set free by the sheriff himself because of overcrowding. Perhaps it might make for better reporting if the reporter also explained which judge set sentencing on previous offenses, if he shortened or modified the sentence, and if not who did.

I understand judges are not much more than lawyers in a black robe and most lawyers are overwelmingly liberal, but one would think judges would forget the bleeding heart liberal view on punishment as they become more and more hardened to seeing these thugs in their court.

Somewhere the revolving door policy has to change. There is a generation of people out there that have not been taught respect for life, limb or property and it gets worse by the day. This is a nationwide problem not just Augusta even though there's virtually no area of town anymore where you can feel safe.

Sorry to pick on liberals here, but they do typically champion leniency even in the most despicable death penalty cases.

lsmith
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lsmith 12/02/11 - 01:25 pm
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I wonder if judges are short
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I wonder if judges are short sentencing or going back and revising their sentences after the fact. If they aren't, who is? In Los Angeles we've seen the local sheriff turn out hollywood celebrities after serving only hours of a 3 month sentence because of over crowding without any consideration of the judges instructions. No one other than a judge should be able to shorten his sentence and be held accountable for the repercussions when thugs are short served and get back out on the streets hurting people.

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tgentry 12/02/11 - 02:13 pm
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Holly cow. I wonder if he is

Holly cow. I wonder if he is related to Garret Hubbard Jr. What a criminal history there. On Garrett Hubbard III Case number 2011RCMC16666
1. Obstruction of LEO
2. Attempting to Elude
3. Reckless Driving
4. Improper Left turn
5. Striking a fixture and not stopping.

Case Number 2010RCMC11481

1. Speeding
2. No License
3. No Insurance
4. Expired Tag.

Like I said though if he is related to the Jr. Hubbard then what a family.

Now for a Timothy Mack

Case Number 2007RCSW04373

1. Giving False information "Name and Address" to LEO

Case Number 2007RCSW04374

1. Theft by Shoplifting

Case Number 2007RCSW04385

1. Theft by Shoplifting.

All these cases come from a search of the names listed in the Richmond County Case Management Search. They may or may not be to the same individuals listed in this story.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/02/11 - 02:01 pm
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'I read so often the

'I read so often the derogatory comments that are posted when a deputy gets caught and reprimanded for doing wrong.'
What's supposed to happen when they do wrong?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/02/11 - 02:34 pm
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"I read so often the

"I read so often the derogatory comments that are posted when a deputy gets caught and reprimanded for doing wrong. It angers me that out of the thousands of deputies/ jailers we have between two counties they are labeled as "useless and sorry" as a whole"

Patty-P, I believe her statement makes more sense when you read both sentences together. I don't believe she's upset so much about a deputy getting caught doing wrong so much as lumping all officers in the same boat when one does get caught. Just worded a little loosely, which usually happens when you write passionately.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 12/02/11 - 02:43 pm
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I am sure that if we can

I am sure that if we can house all those prisoners of war that we can find a cost effective way of housing these jokers.

Just give me the chance and I can show you how it should be done, and for a fraction of the cost of current costs.

sgachief
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sgachief 12/02/11 - 02:55 pm
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Again a prime example of weak

Again a prime example of weak judges on the augusta circuit. same low life time after time means job security for the judges.

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