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Blind man charged in burglary released from jail

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 4:07 PM
Last updated Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 11:10 AM
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A blind man arrested on a charge of burglary was released from jail Friday on his own recognizance.

DNA linked Derrick Cal­lo­way, 49, to a beer can left at the scene of a Sept. 20 burglary at a Paine College baseball office. A computer, balls and gloves were stolen from the ransacked office, Assis­tant District Attorney Laura Stewart said Friday in Rich­mond County Superior Court.

Calloway’s DNA was in the state’s databank because of his prior criminal convictions: burglary in 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990 and 1994; theft in 1996, 1997 and 2005; and entering an auto with intent to commit a crime in 2010.

Calloway has been blind since suffering a stroke two years ago.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/01/13 - 05:22 pm
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the blind develop other skills....
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as noted in this report. What won't they do? Blind literally leading the blind.

CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 02/01/13 - 05:33 pm
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Wait, DNA testing for a burglary???

When I was robbed at gun point in Waynesboro, they couldn't even check for finger prints.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/02/13 - 07:23 am
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With that guy's record he

With that guy's record he deserves some type of punishment, but I'm not sure how you could do it.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 02/02/13 - 08:18 am
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We are repeatedly total by the PC Police

Disable people want to be and should be treated equal after allowing for their special needs.

So put braille on the Jail cell door.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/02/13 - 08:52 am
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How about we put the

How about we put the doorknobs of his house on the wall so he will think that's the door and can't get out? Just keep him on house arrest forever.

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dichotomy 02/02/13 - 02:45 pm
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I doubt seriously he is

I doubt seriously he is totally blind. You don't tote that much stuff away if you are blind. I say forget the blind part and lock this guy up for a nice long stint in jail. If he can see to steal he can see to find his way to the chow hall and the toilet in the local hoosegow. He has been doing crimes for 30 years....it's time for a life sentence as far as I'm concerned. A serious waste of skin and air.

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