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Augusta burglary suspect nabbed after falling into ditch

Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:40 PM
Last updated 10:06 PM
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A teen is in jail after he ran from the scene of a crime and fell into a 12-foot ditch, police said. A second suspect is also in custody.

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Rakim Hopgood


According to Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Aaron Hannsz, deputies responded to Silver Bullet Lounge, 2423 Milledgeville Road, for a burglary alarm around 5:20 a.m. Thursday.

After deputies arrived, the teen, Rakim Hopgood, 17, ran out of the building and fell into the ditch, where he injured his knee.

When deputies returned to the business, they found a second man, Dennis Hilliard Jr., 22, hiding inside.

Police said more than $350 in alcohol had been moved outside.

Hopgood and Hilliard have been charged with burglary and possession of tools during the commission of a crime.

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moorekb98
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moorekb98 07/12/12 - 12:59 pm
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Curious

Just curious is all....isn't there a law about listing suspects under 18?

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 07/12/12 - 01:05 pm
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they didn't steal tghe booze,
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they didn't steal tghe booze, they forgot to bring
their ebt cards to pay for it

IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 07/12/12 - 01:10 pm
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Can't help it

I just can't help it. Looks like the first suspect didn't HOP-so-GOOD.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/12/12 - 01:26 pm
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Curfew

At least the teenager waited until the curfew was over (5:00 a.m.) before committing his crime. That shows he has respect for at least part of the law.

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 07/12/12 - 02:07 pm
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IsAmericaFree

Boo ... :)

happychimer
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happychimer 07/12/12 - 03:03 pm
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moore, in GA a 17 yr old does

moore, in GA a 17 yr old does a crime, he/she goes to adult jail, and their names can be published.

HighSociety
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HighSociety 07/12/12 - 04:48 pm
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Dumb crooks! Build more

Dumb crooks! Build more prisons, so we can put all these thugs away. Stop letting them back out the next day.

cheapster505
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cheapster505 07/12/12 - 09:00 pm
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me too

hop along now hopgood will sue the county for the ditch and make lots of moola

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 07/12/12 - 11:06 pm
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Loser

with a capital L. He'll be the "butt"of the jailhouse jokes...

madgerman
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madgerman 07/13/12 - 07:10 am
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I wonder if we don't need a
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I wonder if we don't need a mandatory law, with a long prison sentence, for any adult contributing to the criminal behaviour of a teen. Maybe that way adults would stay their distanced from these kids. But that won't happen because some lawyer elected to represent us would see lots of problems with it. P.S. for those that think this teen will be jailled, you are living in a fantasy world. We are a nation of laws and our first objective is to protect children from repercusions for their bad behaviour.

CABoatright
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CABoatright 07/13/12 - 07:17 am
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Cheap, I hope not!!!
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We shouldn't have to bear the brunt of him medical care either, but I'm sure it's coming out of our next paycheck. :-)

stillamazed
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stillamazed 07/13/12 - 09:02 am
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Not enough prisons....

There isn't enough prisons to hold them all. The solution is not having kids you can't afford and don't really want to raise anway. Teaching your kids to have responsibility, work and be self sufficent, proper adult supervison and lots of love and even more discipline. Of course you will still have some that stray, even with good families but the numbers would be a whole lot lower. And most important, stop all the free handouts that make it easy for these men and women to keep having these children they do not need! I believe my BP went up a few numbers as I typed that line....

JRC2024
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JRC2024 07/13/12 - 09:26 am
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Amazed, how about a fix for

Amazed, how about a fix for the people who keep turning out children with no means of supporting them. How do you teach kids to have responsibility when the parents are one parent households, on welfare most likely, living in tax payer supplied housing and have no control themselves. I agree with you 100%.

allhans
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allhans 07/13/12 - 09:44 am
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Stillamazed..it is much too

Stillamazed..it is much too late now. We have gone over the edge.
Hopefully, Romney might save us.

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