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Man sentenced for obstructing officer

Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 3:00 PM
Last updated 7:26 PM
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Attacking a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy earned an Augusta man another six years in prison Friday.

Robert W. Richardson, 32, has spent much of the past decade in prison for crimes including the sale of cocaine, burglary and theft. On Friday in Richmond County Superior Court, Richardson added felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer to his convictions. He received the maximum sentence for obstruction and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Richardson assaulted Richmond County sheriff’s Cpl. Michael Humphreys during a traffic stop May 11 on Barton Chapel Road. Humphreys suffered a concussion from the attack.

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rebellious
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rebellious 12/21/12 - 06:30 pm
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Mark your calendar

for 6 months after he is released. That will be when this product of our Penal system murders someone. If you will assault a Police Officer, then you have no respect for the law or for another human being. Hear me now, believe me later.

madgerman
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madgerman 12/21/12 - 07:13 pm
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The re3al question is, why
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The re3al question is, why did it take 6 months to sentence him? Was there any question that he did the deed? What a nation of laws we have become! And who wants to bet, he will only spend a small part of the 6 years actually locked up? As a country we really suck when it comes to laws and I am almost sure it is because of our religious leaders and their obsession with saving everyone that has led to our failure to get swift and tough justice for criminals.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 12/21/12 - 09:33 pm
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Man sentenced for obstructing officer
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With the rap sheet this man as aquired, why wasn't he in jail for life to start with. It is a violation of "our" cival rights for him to be on the streets.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/22/12 - 12:07 am
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All of our judges and

All of our judges and prosecutors are guilty of FELONY ENDANGERMENT.

They apparently think it's their job to go to work in the mornings and put all of us in danger.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/22/12 - 09:51 am
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We'll I'll be!
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A judge with some kahonas.

Forethought
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Forethought 12/22/12 - 11:15 am
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Judges don't make the Law

Remember, the judges only apply the law thats already on the books. This judge applied the max allowed by the written law. We have to demand Legislation reforms in order to obtain stronger penalities for these types of crimes.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/22/12 - 11:23 am
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Probation and/or a second

Probation and/or a second chance is what is needed for this man. Adding a felony to his record wouldn't be fair to him.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/22/12 - 12:16 pm
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Laws are for the law abiding.....
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the lawless have no law. Logic. When the lawless outnumber the civilized, chaos ensues.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/22/12 - 07:33 pm
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Patty

The Tree would give it to him. ;)

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/22/12 - 08:31 pm
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itsanotherday1

actually some of the judges might also give him a pass.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 12/23/12 - 11:04 am
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Georgia doesn't have a 3 strikes law?

Georgia doesn't have a 3 strikes law?

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