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Burke County seeks suspect in various crimes

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 3:53 PM
Last updated 7:29 PM
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The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is asking public’s help in finding a suspect facing several charges.

Hughes  Burke County Sheriff's Office
Burke County Sheriff's Office

According to a news release, Courtney Zachary Hughes, 30, is sought for numerous outstanding arrest warrants, which include a November grand jury arrest warrant for armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, an arrest warrant for cruelty to children 3rd degree, battery (Family Violence Act), a probation arrest warrant for aggravated assault and robbery and arrest warrants for terroristic threats and acts.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Hughes, please contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 554-2133.

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dichotomy 01/04/13 - 04:52 pm
May I suggest to the Burke

May I suggest to the Burke County Sheriff's Office that with all of those charges and warrants you should not have to look for him because HE SHOULD BE LOCKED UP IN JAIL AWAITING TRIAL, CONVICTION, AND A VERY LONG IMPRISONMENT.

What idiot let this guy out on bail and back on the streets?

oldredneckman96 01/04/13 - 05:44 pm
Burke suspect sought

Here's an old idea. the person who posts bail for someone goes to jail if the bonded person flees. Second when you stop them long enought take thier picture, release the picture and keep the criminal.

OhWell 01/04/13 - 10:00 pm
Arrest Warrants

From the way I read this article he has never been arrested for the outstanding warrants. The probation warrant means he has violated his probation and Burke County is activily pursuing him.

dichotomy 01/05/13 - 07:29 am
My point exactly. He was on

My point exactly. He was on probation for aggravated assault and robbery. They must have had him in custody, and in court, at least once. What ding dong judge put a violent offender on probation. Aggravated assault is a violent crime. If the judge had done his job this guy would be doing 10 years......and Burke county would not have to be looking for him....they would KNOW where he prison.....where they knew he belonged the first time they arrested him.

Violent offenders should be sentenced to prison until they are too old to produce testoserone....first time, every time.

We give a lot of lip service to "Zero Tolerance" programs but we seem to have eternal tolerance for violent criminals. Lock them up FIRST TIME and crime rates will plummet. Build more prisons. Nothing else has worked. I'm tired of "progressives" telling us that locking up criminals is not the way. That is EXACTLY the way. We are getting absolutely nothing for our school SPLOST money. Let that expire and have a PSPLOST to build more prisons.

Progressives try to tell us we have too many young men in prison. Hooey!!!! You want to know when we should lock somebody up? The FIRST time they commit a crime, that's when. The time to cull the herd is BEFORE they destroy their own environment.

griff6035 01/06/13 - 08:15 am

The problem is no space and no money to build more space and do good liberals,

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