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Teen arrested after theft, chase

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 1:23 PM
Last updated 9:53 PM
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Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies said they arrested a teenager Tuesday night after he tried to steal a $35 bottle of vodka from a liquor store and led deputies on a 10-minute car chase.

Brandon Hill  SPECIAL
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Brandon Hill


Brandon Hill, 18, took the vodka from Harban’s Wine and Spirits on Boy Scout Road around 9 p.m. but dropped the bottle when a clerk approached him, according to Lt. Robbie Silas.

He took off in his mother’s Dodge caravan and almost ran over a clerk who stepped in front of the vehicle, Silas said.

A deputy nearby spotted the vehicle and pursued Hill for almost 10 minutes. Hill crashed into a tree, which deployed both air bags.

“He took out some mail boxes and hit a tree, but no one was hurt,” Silas said.

Hill was charged with theft by shoplifting, no seat belt, failure to stop at a stop sign, reckless driving, and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

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casimir56
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casimir56 02/15/12 - 10:24 pm
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If he did that kind of damage

If he did that kind of damage before he got drunk, imagine what he may have done after he drank the vodka. Great job RCSO for being alert.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 02/16/12 - 12:39 am
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Great job to the

Great job to the RCSO.

Fleeing the police should be a felony in ALL cases.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 02/16/12 - 11:23 am
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"Hello, my name is Brandon,
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"Hello, my name is Brandon, and I'm a dumb***"

unknown1
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unknown1 02/16/12 - 02:55 pm
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Why was he allowed with the
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Why was he allowed with the keys? Surely not a honor child before this incident. They never learn.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/17/12 - 06:59 am
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Great job RCSO......what a

Great job RCSO......what a way to ruin your future...over 1 bottle.

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