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3 teens held in Harrisburg home invasion

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Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a home invasion and shooting in Harrisburg Sunday morning.

Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier said a 14-year-old and two 15-year-olds entered a home in the 1700 block of Jenkins Street with a handgun and asked the residents to “give it up.”

The teens fled without taking anything but fired a shot at the residence as they left.

No one was injured.

The teens, who have not been named, were charged with criminal attempt armed robbery, theft by receiving, burglary, aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 04/30/12 - 04:47 pm
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A better headline would have

A better headline would have been..."Three Predators Shot and Killed By Homeowner"....next time maybe. One can only hope....

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/30/12 - 07:01 pm
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I'm surprised they were

I'm surprised they were charged. I thought juvies were immune from criminal charges in Augusta.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/30/12 - 07:10 pm
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Oh, they charge them. They

Oh, they charge them. They just don't punish them.

raul
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raul 04/30/12 - 07:24 pm
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I bet their families would

I bet their families would say they are good boys. They always do. I agree with that headline C.M. These kids will be dead or in prison by the time they make it out of their teens, if they make it out of their teens.

csraguy
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csraguy 04/30/12 - 08:06 pm
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Parents are failing their

Parents are failing their children and our enabling government is to blame as well.

Our school system locally is also failing to give our youths a safe and secure school environment in which those in attendance are held accountable for their actions and afforded a proper education.

Great Job to the RCSO in apprehending these criminals. However, as juveniles they will most likely be back out committing crimes shortly until they kill someone or get killed. Our justice system for juveniles and adults needs to place proper emphasis on violent criminals and remove them from our society for good.

Lori Davis
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Lori Davis 04/30/12 - 08:40 pm
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Sat on my front porch at 4:00

Sat on my front porch at 4:00 a.m. and watched the police pursuit unfold early Sunday morning. Glad RCSO was able to bring these kids into custody. The shots were so close to my house, it forced me out of bed out of fear. One thing I do know. The weapon used sounded to be very high caliber. The missing piece in the entire puzzle is having a Chronic Nuisance Property Ordinance. If we had one of these, it make the landlord of these drug houses become part of the problem solving process. Does not criminalize them for the actions of their tenants, just brings them into the equation. When selecting a new Sheriff and Commissioners this year, please vote for the Sheriff's candidate that will come before the Commission and ask for proper funding as well as the Commissioners you think would give it to him. No more cutting the budget of public safety.

csraguy
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csraguy 04/30/12 - 09:16 pm
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Those who own dilapidated

Those who own dilapidated homes, homes used by vagrants or criminals, etc. are all part of the problem Lori and need to be dealt with accordingly so long as it is a law that will hold up. This county does not need to waste more money on law suits. Agreed, public safety must take priority to a field of dreams and other wasted public funds.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 04/30/12 - 10:51 pm
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A 14 year old and two 15
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A 14 year old and two 15 year olds?

So they'd be what..........sixth graders?

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