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Augusta man jailed after threat

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:44 AM
Last updated Thursday, May 10, 2012 1:13 AM
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An Augusta man is in jail after he threatened a 13-year-old with a gun Tuesday, police said.

According to an incident report, Byron Crawford, 49, caught the teen cutting the wires to his vehicle in the 1400 block of Hunter Street around 12:30 p.m.

During an argument, Crawford put the teen on the ground and fired a .22 caliber handgun near his shoulder, police said.

The suspect told deputies he was attempting to scare the boy, who has threatened to kill people and burn down houses.

After the incident, the boy claimed he was going to get a .357 and kill everybody, police said.

Crawford was booked into the Richmond County Jail on charges of aggravated assault.

The relationship between the victim and suspect, who share a last name and live next door to each another, was not disclosed.

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Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/09/12 - 12:21 pm
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So what did they do about the

So what did they do about the kid destroying private property (cutting the man's wires on he vehicle)?

lsmith
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lsmith 05/09/12 - 12:32 pm
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Is this a joke? What a
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Is this a joke? What a totally screwy charge. The vandal should be thankful he wasn't shot, and the sheriff's dept should have given the property owner credit for not doing just that.

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dichotomy 05/09/12 - 12:38 pm
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Give him a medal.

They should have given the man a medal and put the kid in jail. Geez. As for the one round fired into the ground, a littering ticket would suffice.

Ginot
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Ginot 05/09/12 - 01:18 pm
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?

Doesn't the Castle Doctrine cover this, or should he have actually shot him while he was under the hood of the car? He would have been accused of killing a sweet innocent child then, right? What are you supposed to do????

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dstewartsr 05/09/12 - 03:41 pm
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Of course.

Lemme see; this poor, misunderstood, misguided "child" was cutting the wires to a man's vehicle; he has threatened arson and murder in the presence of police, and is the victim? Released to his parents with an Elmo doll and a candy bar for his distress, no doubt. Our local judge will in all likelihood send him to counseling (paid for by the man) for his injured feelings. Maybe a trip to Disneyworld to make an example of him.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/09/12 - 03:50 pm
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I bet the kid has since

I bet the kid has since damaged or stolen someone elses property. The kid should have been charged as he was in the wrong as well.

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HighSociety 05/09/12 - 09:03 pm
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This punk should be in YDC,

This punk should be in YDC, but the truth is the juvenile system won't place them there unless its a violent crime. Even with a violent crime sometimes they are turned over to a guardian. This gentleman obviously has had enough of this type of behavior, but firing a round is a bit much. The juvenile will most likely continue with his criminal activities until he crosses someone who decides not to fire a warning shot.

Magpie
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Magpie 05/09/12 - 10:57 pm
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Tsk...tsk...tsk.(Shaking my

Tsk...tsk...tsk.(Shaking my head)

nevertoolate
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nevertoolate 05/10/12 - 06:06 am
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....what the?!

I agree with previous posts~this kid should have been arrested and hauled in front of The Honorable Judge Flanagan.

FriedFacts
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FriedFacts 05/10/12 - 06:52 am
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I don't understand the man
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I don't understand the man being arrested.

CABoatright
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CABoatright 05/10/12 - 07:00 am
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I agree--lock the juvenile
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I agree--lock the juvenile delinquent up & throw away the key.

allhans
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allhans 05/10/12 - 08:41 am
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"that bad old man scared me"

"that bad old man scared me" LOL

David Parker
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David Parker 05/10/12 - 10:28 am
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They are neighbors and this

They are neighbors and this will be so awkward for them going forward. Whatever is done going forward should be handled in a way that mends the relationship so they can be neighborly and stop the warning shots and cutting auto wires.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/10/12 - 10:31 am
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Agree David, especially since

Agree David, especially since the kid was not made responsible or punished for his crime. Seems that's not uncommon in that city.

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kiwiinamerica 05/10/12 - 10:49 am
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This 13 year old is a
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This 13 year old is a violent, aggressive little cuss, aint he? Threatening arson and murder. Imagine what he's like at school. I bet his 5th grade class is a real delight.

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Jeepster2001 05/10/12 - 11:50 am
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Augusta man jailed after threat
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I agree with you, dichotomy. The kid's house should be searched, and if a gun is found, the kid should be sent up the river. Like HighSociety said, the next time, the kid might be trying steal from a "no warning shot" kind of person. Arresting the man is the stupidest thing I've heard of.

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