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Harlem man catches neighborhood burglar, Columbia County Sheriff's Office says

Holds suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrive

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 12:44 PM
Last updated 9:13 PM
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When Michael Starnes saw someone breaking into his neighbor’s Harlem home Monday morning, he got involved.

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Columbia County deputies talk to Donald Newberry (center) and Michael Starnes at a home on Jaime Drive where Starnes caught a burglar trying to break into a neighbor's home.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Columbia County deputies talk to Donald Newberry (center) and Michael Starnes at a home on Jaime Drive where Starnes caught a burglar trying to break into a neighbor's home.


Columbia County sheriff’s deputies say Starnes confronted the man and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

The suspect has been arrested for breaking in the home of Kenneth Straughn, in the 5800 block of Jaime Drive.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 02/27/12 - 01:27 pm
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A salute to a good neighbor -

A salute to a good neighbor - Mr. Starnes you need to be commended for being so brave and defending your neighbor's property. If we only had more neighborhoods where people care! God bless you!!

David Parker
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David Parker 02/27/12 - 02:01 pm
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big honkin thumbs up to that

big honkin thumbs up to that !

bdouglas
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bdouglas 02/27/12 - 02:26 pm
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Heck yes! Like a good

Heck yes! Like a good neighbor, Mike Starnes is there! ha Couldn't resist.

Long as he didn't shoot at the ground to scare the guy like the poor grandpa did in New Hampshire and got arrested!

GaStang22
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GaStang22 02/27/12 - 02:28 pm
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WTG Mr. Starnes!!!
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WTG Mr. Starnes!!!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/27/12 - 02:36 pm
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Great job & great neighbor!!!

Great job & great neighbor!!! YEA..

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