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$50,000 bond set for man accused in girlfriend strangling

Friday, July 20, 2012 11:06 AM
Last updated Saturday, July 21, 2012 12:24 AM
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Bond was set at $50,000 Friday morning for a man accused of strangling his girlfriend July 7 in Hephzibah.

Todd Goff, 24, is charged with murder in the death of Tiffany Nicole Salter, 22.

Assistant District Attorney Grant Usry said in court that on the day Salter was killed, Goff’s mother received a call from her son about getting into a fight with Salter.

Goff told his mother that Salter was choking him, but that he’d “turned the tables” on her and choked her until she was unresponsive, Usry said.

Deputies were sent to the 4400 block of Reynolds Street after Goff’s mother called 911. They found Salter’s body in a wooded area near the home.

When giving a statement to deputies, Goff changed his story and said Salter had gone outside to cool off and that he found her dead later, according to Usry.

Usry opposed bond, saying Goff had a level of rage that was adequate “to allegedly murder his girlfriend with his bare hands.”

Attorney Pete Theodocion said there was no risk of witness tampering if Goff was given bond.

Superior Court Judge William Fleming set the bond.

Also on the bond docket Fri­day morning was Marcus Wash­ington, charged with murder in the July 5 shooting death of Pr’Shawn Williams, 22, outside Alter Ego’z on Gordon Highway. His case was not called because bond was set before Friday at $40,000.

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KSL
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KSL 07/20/12 - 11:11 am
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Why not more?

Why not more?

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 07/20/12 - 11:45 am
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Let's hope bond is not posted

And he remains in the jail.

Jeepster2001
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Jeepster2001 07/20/12 - 11:47 am
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NO Plea Deals !!
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NO plea deals !! I see he's got himself a high dollar lawyer. Try him, and send him to Jackson for a needle visit.

vorpal
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vorpal 07/20/12 - 11:58 am
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Bond

So he killed someone with his bare hands and not impulsively (choking-up close and personal with time to change his mind), attempted to conceal the act and then lied about it but he's not considered a significant risk to the community? His mother will come up with the bond. No wonder criminals have contempt for the judicial system.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 07/20/12 - 12:17 pm
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Just talked to the DA

She is asking the Sheriff to require a CASH BOND...so that may help keep the idiot behind bars longer. There is outrage deep and wide in the law enforcement community over this...it ain't over.

OH...and thanks a PANTLOAD Judge Fleming. You are the gift that keeps on giving!

SAPCS
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SAPCS 07/20/12 - 01:55 pm
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South Augusta Trash

....And since I have lived in South Augusta my entire life, I feel comfortable throwing that phrase around.

He'll be safer inside. The justice system might show him more mercy than Tiffany's family, and rightfully so.

blues550
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blues550 07/20/12 - 03:35 pm
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$50,000????
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Fleming is an abject idiot and needs to go away. What an idiot!

nnaugusta
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nnaugusta 07/20/12 - 04:18 pm
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Is this some sort of a joke?

Is this some sort of a joke? He has a chance to kill again? Really? Maybe the judge would like this scum to come live in his house...I mean really, he is harmless to the community right judge?

TheBigBonk
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TheBigBonk 07/20/12 - 05:26 pm
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Austin
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Austin, how in the HELL is someone granted $50,000 bond in this community for MURDER? Why not just put on the chamber of commerce website that this is a Mecca for criminals?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 07/20/12 - 05:51 pm
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His mother would be wise to

His mother would be wise to leave him right where he is. She'll regret it, if she doesn't. This guy has nothing to lose and anyone around him has everything to lose.

saltine
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saltine 07/20/12 - 06:40 pm
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underlining problem :He

underlining problem :He doesn"t respect anyone and has not been disciplined correctly

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 07/20/12 - 06:43 pm
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If you are a voter in Burke, Richmond or Columbia county and...

like Bill Fleming's brand of "justice," vote four or five times for his hand-picked successor, Carlisle Overstreet.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 07/20/12 - 06:43 pm
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If you are a voter in Burke, Richmond or Columbia county and...

like Bill Fleming's brand of "justice," vote four or five times for his hand-picked successor, Carlisle Overstreet.

KSL
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KSL 07/20/12 - 11:04 pm
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I am so glad I don't live in

I am so glad I don't live in Richmond County, and Georgia for that means.and to think that I actually wanted to for a period in my life,

owensjef3
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owensjef3 07/20/12 - 11:21 pm
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I agree , bail is much too
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I agree , bail is much too low.

magnoliabelle
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magnoliabelle 07/21/12 - 07:29 am
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Un believeable

Please tell me this man has not been let out of jail!! How could a Judge give this man bail period. He murdered a beautiful young woman, and the Judge set a $50,000 bond! I live in Hephzibah, don't send him back here.

bar123
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bar123 07/21/12 - 07:30 am
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Why didn't he just open the

Why didn't he just open the door and let him go free. What if this was his daughter. This judge is SICK.

kissofdeath
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kissofdeath 07/21/12 - 07:57 am
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What's wrong with Richmond

What's wrong with Richmond County Superior Court Judges, they lock up the poor who can't make child support payments because they're underemployed. These incompetent judges give bonds to murders starting out at 40,000, that's too sweet. Its look like Richmond County Superior Courts are getting soft on criminals and hard on delinquent non- custodial parents. I guess it's alright to shoot and strangled people.

sgmret
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sgmret 07/21/12 - 08:25 am
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This is just sad.

This is just sad.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/21/12 - 10:10 am
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Why do we even bother?

Why do we even bother? Especially with the new GA law which just went into effect. Let's do away with the judges, do away with the courts, do away with the jails, and do away with the prosecutors. Just have the deputies pick up the murderers, thieves, and thugs and chauffeur them down to the contract Probation office and put them on some silly arsed "rehabilitation" program. We would save a ton of money and get pretty much the same result.

realitycheck09
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realitycheck09 07/21/12 - 03:57 pm
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He got bond because he has a

He got bond because he has a private attorney. That's just how Judge Fleming does business. He wouldn't have gotten bond with a public defender.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 07/22/12 - 02:28 am
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(R)ealitycheck09,

You're correct: In the Augusta Judicial Circuit, rich folks pay with their money. Poor folks pay with their time.

But why did the accused receive such a low bond?

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 07/22/12 - 02:28 am
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(R)ealitycheck09,

You're correct: In the Augusta Judicial Circuit, rich folks pay with their money. Poor folks pay with their time.

But why did the accused receive such a low bond?

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