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Suspect in shoplifting escapes from North Augusta squad car

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 7:46 PM
Last updated Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 12:15 AM
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North Augusta Public Safety has called off the manhunt for a suspected shoplifter who escaped a patrol car Saturday night.

Brandon Wesley Tucker has been identified as the man who escaped, according to an e-mail from Sgt. Tim Thornton.

Thorton said an officer picked up a man suspected of shoplifting from the Walmart on Knox Avenue. Loss prevention officers from Walmart told deputies Tucker had thrown something over the fence before they arrived. When a small caliber magazine was found on Tucker, the officers believed it might have been a gun he had tossed.

When the officers went to search for it, Tucker crawled out of the window of the patrol car and ran away. When officers discovered him missing, they started a search involving Aiken County and Richmond County bloodhound teams, Thornton said.

After several hours of following leads, the search was terminated. Tucker remains at large and now faces charges of shoplifting, escape, and assault.

He was last described as wearing a brown sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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blues550
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blues550 12/17/11 - 08:58 pm
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How embarrassing. Barney Fife
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How embarrassing. Barney Fife driving the squad car no doubt.

PJS
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PJS 12/17/11 - 11:17 pm
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Windows open in the cruiser?

Windows open in the cruiser?

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/17/11 - 11:57 pm
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That sounds about right for
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That sounds about right for NAPS.

whyme
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whyme 12/18/11 - 12:23 am
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The story that was passed

The story that was passed around was that some prisoners who were being transported from one place to another escaped and were on the loose. While this is not good either, it certainly sounds a bit better than it could be.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 12/18/11 - 12:42 am
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I like to go into the

I like to go into the dressing room at Wal-Mart and after a few minutes yell "HEY THERE"S NO TOILET PAPER IN HERE!"

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seenitB4 12/18/11 - 07:46 am
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NAugusta police...what's the

NAugusta police...what's the matter withya??

Shrimp...in a few more years that will probably happen toya..:)

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AutumnLeaves 12/18/11 - 12:05 pm
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Saw all that mess. Cruisers

Saw all that mess. Cruisers everywhere, Martintown Road, Georgia Avenue, West Ave (Sno-Cap Drive-in), had to blow my horn to prevent a near-miss by a less than aware driver coming up West Avenue as the cruisers tried to cross the intersection. Whew. Glad I had left Fresh Market in Augusta before all that mess started over there the afternoon someone had attempted to rob it. It's congested enough before you even leave the parking lot, especially with drivers that like to drive down the wrong side of the lanes.

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