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2 arrested after Aiken holdups, chase

Saturday, July 7, 2012 12:16 PM
Last updated 10:45 PM
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Two Aiken men were arrested Saturday morning after two armed robberies, a police chase and a car crash.

According to the Aiken Department of Public Safety, a holdup was reported at 2:47 a.m. at Kangaroo Express on Silver Bluff Road. An hour later, another armed robbery was reported at Kangaroo Express on Richland Avenue West.

Officers pursued a car believed to be involved in the robberies into Jackson, where it crashed into the Savannah River Site barricade.

Carl Donte Johnson, 21, identified as the car’s driver, tried to run away but was caught and arrested, police said.

Brandon Marsalis Wilson, 18, remained in the car and was also taken into custody.

Both are charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Johnson is also charged with failure to stop for blue lights and siren.

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etlinks
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etlinks 07/07/12 - 01:31 pm
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bad news continues

Lazy people without a good path in life to follow. This was a comment to make a certain poster understand we know that crime IS everywhere.

KSL
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KSL 07/07/12 - 03:22 pm
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Kudos to the swift work of

Kudos to the swift work of Aiken Public Safety. They and Aiken County are the best. Richmond Co. seem to be good as well. They cooperate.

KSL
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KSL 07/07/12 - 09:35 pm
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So many of these jerks get

So many of these jerks get caught swiftly. Let us get them punished swiftly. That is where the deterent lies. SWIFT AND CERTAIN PUNISHMENT. That came from one of those ultra lib Ivy League schools.

As an asside, I would so love to hear the prof's assesment of Obam and company.

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