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Man being released from jail arrested for threatening officer

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 10:57 AM
Last updated 6:13 PM
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A man seconds away from being released from jail was re-arrested after he made threats against an officer.

Robert Allen Powell  SPECIAL
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Robert Allen Powell


According to Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier, Robert Allen Powell, 50, started arguing with Sgt. Christopher Mitchell during his release from the Richmond County Jail shortly after midnight.

Authorities said Powell was upset because he didn’t have a place to go upon release and was concerned about being on the streets.

Carrier said Powell threatened to beat up and kill the officer and then lunged at him.

Powell was re-arrested for charges of terroristic acts and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

This morning’s arrest was his third set of charges this month.

Powell was being released this morning after being jailed for violation of a county ordinance of “refusal to leave when directed” on Feb. 19, Carrier said.

On Feb. 5, he was jailed on charges of disorderly conduct.

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raul
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raul 02/23/12 - 11:07 am
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I'm thinking he wants 3 meals

I'm thinking he wants 3 meals and a cot rather than being homeless.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 02/23/12 - 11:15 am
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"Time to check out,
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"Time to check out, sir............"

"What................already??""

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 02/23/12 - 11:20 am
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That's not just dumb, it's

That's not just dumb, it's dum.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 02/23/12 - 01:18 pm
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He is "entitled" to 3 meals a

He is "entitled" to 3 meals a day and a place to stay. When denied, he becomes violent against the police and/or any authority figure. Just more of what we need here in America.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 02/23/12 - 03:28 pm
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He's just misunderstood.

He's just misunderstood.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 02/23/12 - 07:00 pm
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Don't worry- one of our fine

Don't worry- one of our fine judges will put him back on the street with a ham sandwich, a candy bar, and an apology.

leebraxjr
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leebraxjr 02/24/12 - 03:43 am
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Just the one charge one of

Just the one charge one of terroistic act will give him at least three years without probation because of his third strict in a month. He is now considered a danger to society.

arklady
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arklady 02/24/12 - 06:52 am
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Why would they release

Why would they release someone in the middle of the night like that? Especially if they knew he was homeless. Seems to me it would have been better to wait until daylight to give him a change to secure a place.

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