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Judge orders 16-year-old held without bond

'Lock him up. Take him away,' judge says

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 5:55 PM
Last updated 10:43 PM
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A judge decided at a hearing Friday that a 16-year-old charged in a Grovetown robbery will remain in custody until his case is handled.

The boy is one of six teens charged in a Dec. 28 robbery and the assault of a Grovetown man.

“No bond,” Columbia County Juve­nile Court Judge Doug Flana­gan said. “Lock him up. Take him away. The court finds him a danger to the community.”

The teen was charged Thursday with aggravated assault, robbery, entering an auto, criminal attempt to commit robbery and possession of a firearm by someone under 18.

The prosecutor from the district attorney’s office can request the case be transferred to Superior Court, Flanagan said.

Five others were arrested and charged in the incident: Anthony Blade Turner, 18; Bakerlee Brannen Cochran, 17; Larry Charles Porche, 17; Austin Tyler Love, 17; and Christopher Scott Love, 18, all of Grovetown. They all face the same charges.

Authorities say the teens broke into a vehicle at Eagle Point apartments on Whiskey Road about 7 p.m., Dec. 28. The owner of the vehicle, armed with his firearm, chased the teens to a nearby laundromat, where he grabbed the 16-year-old, Juvenile Court Probation Officer Rodney Brown said at the hearing. The other teens rushed the man, stole his gun and shoes, and ran away, also grabbing a bag of tools from the man’s vehicle.

Grovetown investigators arrested Porche on Dec. 29, Austin Love on Dec. 31, and Christopher Love on Jan. 2.

Turner and Cochran are being held in the Columbia County De­ten­tion Center on bonds of $81,500 each. Porche, Austin Love and Chris­to­pher Love are being held without bond, according to jail records.

The 16-year-old is being held at the Re­gional Youth Detention Center.

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Patty-P
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Patty-P 01/25/13 - 08:06 pm
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Richmond county judges are a

Richmond county judges are a lot more lenient.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/26/13 - 12:27 am
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"The other teens rushed the

"The other teens rushed the man"

And that is when there would have been 6 dead teens......after which I would have went out for a snack. The man placed himself in danger when he let the teens take his weapon away. Should have shot every one of them.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/26/13 - 01:57 am
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Pack mentality.

Pack mentality.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 01/26/13 - 03:12 am
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I wonder about the media's

I wonder about the media's response if the victim had done what dichotomy suggest.

Depending on the race of the victim and perpetrators there could have been a “national outcry” along with further screeching for gun control.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/26/13 - 10:26 am
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Feral
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thugs. I hope, if convicted, they get the REAL meaning of wearing their pants around their knees.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/26/13 - 11:36 am
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Victim

I hope the victim of this intended crime holds a press conference and tells the community his lesson learned, i.e., it was completely irresponsible to grab one of the perps while five other perps were looking on. Of course they rushed him, stole a pittance for spite, and ran away. His lesson should be a lesson for us all — don't wield a handgun unless you intend to use it properly.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 01/26/13 - 12:46 pm
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"Shoot First and Ask Questions Later!

This should have been the victim's motto.

TruthJusticeFaithHope
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TruthJusticeFaithHope 01/26/13 - 01:32 pm
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Patty-P... NOW, all judges serve all counties in Juvenile court

Judges Douglas Flanagan, Jennifer McKinzie, and Pamela James-Domar serve all of the Augusta Judicial Circuit which is comprised of Burke, Columbia and Richmond Counties. Since the restructuring last year, all judges serve all counties. That, and the goals that they have set related to Delinquency and Deprivation Cases have really improved how the court is functioning. I don't know this case specifically, but it appears as though Judge Flanagan has begun paying the way for the district attorney to possibly prosecute this alleged perpetrator as an adult in Superior Court. That appears justified to me.

shenyse86
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shenyse86 01/26/13 - 01:55 pm
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I'll assume...

That all or most of the young people caught up in this mess were not young people of color... There are no photos... not even of the one who was 18 and they refer to the jackasses as "boys". If I'm wrong, please let me know...

gaj265
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gaj265 01/27/13 - 09:31 pm
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Shenyse...

People who don't see everyone in terms of black, white, etc. still call the young males of our species "boys", especially here in the South.

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