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Man arrested in SUV break-in

Thursday, June 7, 2012 11:23 AM
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Columbia County authorities arrested an Augusta man Wednesday after a brief chase with police.

Charles Derrick Larke was arrested and charged after a brief police chase.    SPECIAL
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Charles Derrick Larke was arrested and charged after a brief police chase.


Charles Derrick Larke, the 28-year-old son of former Richmond County school Superintendent Charles Larke, was charged with
fleeing and attempting to elude police, entering an
automobile with the intent to commit a theft, and several traffic charges.

An Evans man called authorities just before 5 a.m. Wednesday to report that someone broke into his 2001 Chevrolet Suburban.

The caller said the passenger window of his SUV was broken, and a wooden box containing audio subwoofers was stolen.

Soon after the call, deputies found the thieves’ vehicle on North Belair Road. When a deputy tried to stop the Ford Explorer, its driver led police on a brief chase into Richmond County.

Deputies arrested Larke at the scene, and the subwoofers were found inthe Explorer. The other occupant has not been arrested; authorities are still trying to identify him. The Explorer belonged to a sheriff’s office employee who was not
involved in the incident, Capt. Steve Morris said.

Larke is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

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Iwannakno
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Iwannakno 06/07/12 - 12:27 pm
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Question

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Didn't he have a job with the city?

CABoatright
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CABoatright 06/07/12 - 12:39 pm
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Big Bubba

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I recall the dogfighting charge & it most certainly should have been prosecuted!! I hope this career felon is incarcerated with Big Bubba for the rest of his natural life.

x58dav8r
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x58dav8r 06/07/12 - 03:04 pm
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So, how long

How long will they keep him this time? Seems maybe "habitual offender" should come up at some point in his court appearances.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/07/12 - 03:37 pm
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not when your "daddy" is

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not when your "daddy" is charles larke, chances are he "knows somebody, who knows somebody, who knows somebody", who has some skeletons somewhere they don't want to let get out...wouldn't surprise me if that's how he kept his job as superintendent in rich cnty for so long.....

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/07/12 - 03:59 pm
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This story comes up so often

This story comes up so often I thought I needed to flush the cache on my browser.

So judges, what ya gonna do? Here is a dyed-in-the-wool thief who has had plenty of chances. He is 28 years old so he is not some misguided young person. He was raised in an affluent home so he is not and never was disadvantaged. Are you going to continue putting him on probation until he turns violent and hurts or kills someone, gets killed by an irate victim, or kills someone with a car while running from the law? Come on judges, just admit it and do what is needed. Some people are just low-life thieving scum and they need to be separated from real people for long lengths of time. Give him 10 or 20 years to consider the drawbacks of stealing other people's stuff. Think about it. A 28 year old man destroying somebody's car in order to steal a piece of crap speaker box. Pathetic! He should be flogged in a public square somewhere just for being stupid. Put this scum away before he is righteously killed by an irate victim or a law enforcement officer.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 06/07/12 - 04:11 pm
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Modified headline

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Should read ....."Ex-Richmond school official's son arrested again"

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/07/12 - 04:59 pm
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the man should have shot him,

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the man should have shot him, save the citizens the cost to feed, clothe, and give him a place to sleep. a paupers funeral is the way to go, maybe next time...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/07/12 - 05:04 pm
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Two Strikes

Whatever happened to Zell Miller's "two strikes and you're out" law? When is Larke ever going to serve a lengthy prison term for habitual violators?

Oh, yes, and how old does one have to be before the Chronicle starts referring to him by his name instead of "son of prominent official"?

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 06/07/12 - 05:42 pm
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Public flogging!

dicho - - Fantastic idea - and it should be made a law! Being humiliated in public might cause these criminals to think twice before they commit more crime. Beats housing them with meals and all the conveniences for the taxpayers to pay for.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 06/07/12 - 06:09 pm
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"sun" or "son" ?

The link from the AC is "Ex-Richmond school official's sun arrested" !!!!

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 06/07/12 - 07:00 pm
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Smug

Look at the smug look on his face. I have had dealings with him. He is a mouthy jerk who thinks he can get away with things because of his daddy. Judging by his record, he is right. He needs to spend some time behind bars. He has a history of stealing and running from the police. He needs to be put away before he hurts or kills someone with his reckless behavior. He has proven over and over again that he has no respect for anyone or anything.

Frank I
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Frank I 06/07/12 - 07:04 pm
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Soapy: Yes, Conifer Cir is a street within Conifer Place subdivision

LL: they might stop calling him "son of prominent official" when he moves out of his Daddy's house..

He also might stop getting a pass when he gets out of his daddy's house, and has to deal with life on his own..

raul
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raul 06/07/12 - 10:30 pm
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He needs to experience the

He needs to experience the Midnight Express while doing some time in prison. Those familiar with James Lee Burke's novels will get the drift.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/08/12 - 01:00 am
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Was Burke's novel

Was Burke's novel the basis for the movie "Midnight Express", where the guy tried to smuggle dope out of Turkey? I thought that was based on a true story?

Loved the movie BTW.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/08/12 - 01:05 am
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Oh, and for the race baiter

Oh, and for the race baiter who always brings up how blacks are labeled thugs while whites are called punks among other things; this cat is no thug; he is just a spoiled punk through and through.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/08/12 - 07:12 am
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Yep

Nice home--nice neighborhood....no excuse....someone will shoot him the next time.....he needs a tough job in prison for awhile....

CABoatright
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CABoatright 06/08/12 - 07:21 am
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Target practice.

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Target practice.

allhans
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allhans 06/08/12 - 02:47 pm
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Was something deleted?

Was something deleted? Conifer? Charles Larke sold a house in the are a year or so back. I don't know if the son lived with him.
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I was just told that the residence on Conifer is the section where Conifer joins Skinner Mill Rd. The older section.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 06/08/12 - 11:01 am
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Dr. Larke

Dr.Charles Larke lives at 73 Conifer Circle according to the neighborhood directory. The mayor lives at 75 Conifer Circle although the houses are not adjacent to each other.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 06/08/12 - 06:42 pm
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Older section

The information that you received, Allhans, is not correct

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 06/08/12 - 11:08 am
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He could be a spoiled brat, I

He could be a spoiled brat, I don't know. He isn't disadvantaged as dichotomy pointed out. He is a repeat offender which LL pointed out. He could also have a mental disorder. That's what makes sense to me, given his opportunities and background. In that case, locking him up, won't change a thing other than providing a better education for his current career. Judicial system doesn't have a lot of options under the current plan. Lock em up, let em out, lock em up, let em out...doesn't appear to be working very well.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 06/08/12 - 11:13 am
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I would also add, I feel for

I would also add, I feel for Dr. & Mrs. Larke. I'm sure they've done everything possible to guide him on the right path. Some children are harder to raise than others.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/08/12 - 11:52 am
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This man

is what you generally call a total loser.

I know several just like him, who come from very good families and had every opportunity to sit at the big table. Too bad.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 06/09/12 - 05:32 pm
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I'm thinking that this is

I'm thinking that this is what happens when daddy uses his influence to get his baby out of trouble time and time again. When there are no consequences, this is generally what happens.

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