4 charged after Martinez apartment search

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Four people were arrested late Tuesday after personnel from the Columbia and Richmond County sheriff's offices searched a Martinez apartment. Clockwise from upper left: Charles Potter Jr., 33, of Cedar Lane in Martinez; Tyre Dion Moton, 31, of South Barton Drive in Augusta; Candace Michelle Lawson, 27, of Old Petersburg Road in Martinez; and Paul Anthony McDaniel, 33, listed as homeless from Atlanta.  SPECIAL
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Four people were arrested late Tuesday after personnel from the Columbia and Richmond County sheriff's offices searched a Martinez apartment. Clockwise from upper left: Charles Potter Jr., 33, of Cedar Lane in Martinez; Tyre Dion Moton, 31, of South Barton Drive in Augusta; Candace Michelle Lawson, 27, of Old Petersburg Road in Martinez; and Paul Anthony McDaniel, 33, listed as homeless from Atlanta.

Four people were arrested late Tuesday after sheriff’s investigators from two counties searched a Martinez apartment.

Officers from sheriff offices in Columbia and Richmond counties searched Charles Potter Jr.’s apartment on Cedar Lane and
two vehicles parked there. Potter, 33, originally gave
investigators a false name and was inside with three others: Tyre Dion Moton, 31; Candace Michelle Lawson, 27; and Paul Anthony McDaniel, 33.

Authorities seized 44 pounds of marijuana from Potter’s vehicle and 15 counterfeit $20 bills from his bedroom. They also found a 20-gauge shotgun in the living room closet and 10 grams of marijuana from Moton’s bedroom.

Potter was charged with trafficking marijuana, second-degree forgery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

Moton, of South Barton Drive in Augusta, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Moton, who is being held in the jail on a $4,200 bond, also faces a probation violation.

Lawson, of Old Petersburg Road in Martinez, was transferred to the Augusta-Richmond County Detention Center for an order to show cause warrant for possible probation violation, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

McDaniel is being held in the jail for a probation violation connected with a previous involuntary manslaughter conviction in Gwinnett County.

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woodymeister
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woodymeister 07/18/12 - 12:43 pm
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More Apartments Needed

Ooh, ooh, let's hurry up and build more apartments in Columbia county. Our commisioners should be proud.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 07/18/12 - 02:02 pm
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Counterfeit bills

I wonder if this is the source of the counterfeit bills that was on the news the past couple of days? @woodymeister CC is about to change big time. Hopefully not to much before I retire in 7 years.......as soon as I can I am leaving. The crime is already shifting into the county and has been over the past few years though still not a fraction of RC but coming just wait and see. Crime is everywhere though, even smaller communites are not getting away from it.

blues550
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blues550 07/18/12 - 02:14 pm
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Cream
Unpublished

And here we have the cream of the crap

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/18/12 - 03:00 pm
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Great Job...

There are some that will say as we closer to election, the more high profile busts we will see. In my case I could careless the reason it happened, it happened and the results are good for the area.

Now if only a judge will keep him in jail for 3 to 5 years and not grant a probation.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/18/12 - 06:25 pm
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Concentration Camps

I perfer the picture of Concentration Camps over the word Jail.

Jail time is nothing but a place for higher education level for those that
get a PHD in Crime and become more criminal productive in the 6 months attended than the 3 to 5 years of tax payers tuition.

free1992
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free1992 07/18/12 - 08:04 pm
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Columbia County subsidized housing on Baston Rd

The thing that amazes me the most is the hard headedness of the Columbia County commission. Apartments breed crime, or have you not watched enough COPS lately. The vast amount of crime in any given area is in or eminating from these complexes. No amount of upper level pricing will deter this final outcome. Take a map of Columbia county, put red dots were crime has happened for the past five years and my statements will be supported. The vast amount of crime will be within walking distance of apartment complexes or subsidized housing. You want to subsidize something, go after businesses that will bring jobs and give them the tax breaks they need. Remember income tax and tax from goods sold will more than make up the corporate taxes lost. Make sure these tax breaks are persuant to hiring citizens of Columbia county first. Common sense, what a concept.

hotsaucemom
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hotsaucemom 07/18/12 - 09:46 pm
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Illegal drugs are been sold

Illegal drugs are been sold and stashed every where ( in Columbia County) there's no particulary area, don't be astounded. Nothing to do with subsidized housing.In Richmond County lawyers are arrested for drug charges, read the news.

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