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Augusta man, 77, arrested after shooting at garbage truck

Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:19 PM
Last updated 6:56 PM
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A 77-year-old Augusta man is in custody after he fired a shotgun at a garbage truck Wednesday.

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Clinton Edwards


According to an incident report, Sylvester Wilkerson Jr., 69, of Kelly Street, was driving the Barry Smith Sanitation truck near Forsyth Street about 10:45 a.m. when he noticed a small brown car following him.

The vehicle’s driver, Clinton Edwards, of Telfair Street, then fired a single shot into the garbage truck’s driver side door with a shotgun, according to the report.

Wilkerson flagged down a nearby officer for help.

Police said the shooting stemmed from a debt Wilkerson owed to the suspect.

Edwards was booked into the Richmond County jail on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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TK3
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TK3 05/31/12 - 12:06 pm
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Jury Trial

Depending on how much and how long debt has been owed, I might let the shooter go if on the jury as I'm more than tired of deadbeats.

Bobbie 920
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Bobbie 920 05/31/12 - 07:45 pm
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Shotgun??

Seems there are a number of ways of collecting a debt than a shotgun. But he may stand a better chance of being repaid after this event.lol

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Willow Bailey 05/31/12 - 10:45 pm
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Poor old fella, he just

Poor old fella, he just wanted his money back.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/01/12 - 12:59 am
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I was just thinking; "not so

I was just thinking; "not so bad to be spunky enough to commit an assault at his age". But with a gun? Not too cool.

SnowBallCity
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SnowBallCity 06/01/12 - 07:57 am
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Read again

Read the article again. The 69 year old was driving the garbage truck. They did not give the age of the person in the brown car who shot at the truck. Slow down.

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