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Man accused of aiming car at deputy caught

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 10:09 AM
Last updated 8:12 PM
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A man accused of trying to run over an Aiken County deputy Wednesday is in custody.

Brockington  Richmond County Jail photo
Richmond County Jail photo

The Aiken County Sher­iff’s Office, along with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. marshals’ Fugitive Task Force, apprehended Eddie James Brock­ington on Friday night in Richmond County.

According to a news release, he is being held at the Richmond County Deten­tion Center pending extradition to Aiken County.

On Wednesday, a deputy working near the school zone at Belvedere Clear­water Road saw a black Saturn with South Caro­lina plates speed through the area about 7:30 a.m.

The deputy tried to stop the car, but it continued onto Belvedere Ridge.

Police said the fleeing driver tried to run over the deputy, who had gotten out of his cruiser. The deputy fired a shot at the vehicle before returning to his car to continue pursuit.

The Saturn later stopped and both occupants fled. Deputies were able to catch the passenger, whose name was not released. He was not charged.

Belvedere Elementary was on lockdown for about two hours while deputies searched the area for Brockington.

Police searched the vehicle and found marijuana and a handgun on the driver’s side floorboard, Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell said.

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nnaugusta 09/01/12 - 10:32 am
If the passenger fled, why

If the passenger fled, why wasn't he arrested for fleeing?

Dixieman 09/01/12 - 12:06 pm

How did the US Marshals get involved?

itsanotherday1 09/01/12 - 06:53 pm
Dunno how the feds got

Dunno how the feds got involved, but I'm glad they boxed this dude up pretty quick. Good work Po-Po!!

rebellious 09/01/12 - 11:22 pm
Aiken, Wake Up

If you think the elections in Augusta don't affect you, just read this article. The next Sheriff will be responsible for shutting down scum like this before they range to Aiken, Lincolnton, Thomson, Waynesboro, etc... You would be well served to contribute to Freddie Sanders campaign. He is promising to lock up these scum and throw away the key.

Or sit back and think it doesn't matter to you. Your choice. Look how that worked for Peebles backers.

my.voice 09/02/12 - 08:14 am
Rebellious said: "He is

Rebellious said:
"He is promising to lock up these scum and throw away the key"

And Roundtree has promised to give these scum a free tak of gas? Come on now, this story has nothing to do with the sheriffs race, but maybe your comments are about another kind of "race".

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