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Hoboes arrested on freight train

Monday, March 18, 2013 4:21 PM
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Six hoboes have been arrested in Grovetown after they were caught hitching a ride on a freight train to Savannah, Ga., police said.

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William Robert Jackson, 26; (top left clockwise) Jayson Arthur Willard, 23; Dennis James Kist, 24; Megan Rose Tuck, 23; Jo Ann Heilberg, 23, and Heather Bermudez, 23.  Special
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William Robert Jackson, 26; (top left clockwise) Jayson Arthur Willard, 23; Dennis James Kist, 24; Megan Rose Tuck, 23; Jo Ann Heilberg, 23, and Heather Bermudez, 23.


Charged with hiding on a train for the purpose of stealing a ride were William Robert Jackson, 26, of Graham, Wash.; Jayson Arthur Willard, 23, of Williamston, Mich.; Dennis James Kist, 24, of Okeana, Ohio; Megan Rose Tuck, 23, of Fort Worth, Texas; Jo Ann Heil­berg, 23, of Florida; and Heather Bermudez, 23, of New Hampshire.

They were being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on Monday on $1,100 bond, according to jail records.

All six are listed as homeless in a report from the Grovetown Police Depart­ment.

They had hopped a CSX train in Atlanta with the intention of traveling to Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, according to the report, and were discovered aboard by a CSX police officer shortly before 5 p.m. Satur­day when the train stopped in Grovetown near the 300 block of Railroad Avenue.

They were turned over to Grovetown police, and four dogs traveling with them were turned over to Columbia County Animal Services.

All four large-breed dogs appeared to be well-taken care of and had up-to-date rabies vaccinations, said Linda Glasscock, the animal ser­vices manager.

The travelers were carrying ample amounts of dog food in their backpacks, she said.

A relative of Willard plans to travel to the shelter to pick up his dog, Glasscock said, and the others will be caged until their owners are released from jail.

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palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 03/19/13 - 01:08 pm
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KSL, I'm not knocking your

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KSL, I'm not knocking your training...just what YOU apparently got out of it based on perhaps some sort of stereotypical thinking. And, if you want to really plan the game of whose credentials are more impressive in the area of human serices, you will lose.

richmachiatto
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richmachiatto 03/19/13 - 01:43 pm
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It's the soggy bottom

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It's the soggy bottom boys!

You ever want to go up to a 20 year old and say " what were you doing 5 years ago? Playing leggos, and riding your bmx bike? I was earning 75k per year, and raising my family. You are too wet behind the ears to understand how stupid you really are. go make your mistakes, Think of me when you hit rock bottom"?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/19/13 - 03:14 pm
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Happy Tails

If they'll come back a year from now, perhaps Barbara Gleitsman will give them jobs at the grand opening of her new dog rescue facility.

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burninater 03/19/13 - 03:56 pm
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You ever want to go up to a

You ever want to go up to a 20 year old and say " what were you doing 5 years ago? Playing leggos, and riding your bmx bike? I was earning 75k per year, and raising my family. You are too wet behind the ears to understand how stupid you really are. go make your mistakes, Think of me when you hit rock bottom"?
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Nope, can't remember ever wanting that. One would have to be pretty wet behind the ears to think there is only one path to meaning.

Edit: Actually, I take that back. I did have that attitude as a much younger man, before leaving my comfort zone and observing life paths that varied from what I had been conditioned to believe was the only path to meaning. I was without a doubt pretty wet behind the ears then.

And the implicit belief that some life choices immure an individual from hitting rock bottom is simply untrue, not that I wish it upon Mr. Macchiatto to discover this for himself.

KSL
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KSL 03/19/13 - 03:54 pm
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Well pal, I came along when

Well pal, I came along when people who were not sick or disabled pretty well took care of themselves. Now we have had multiple generations of people sitting back and waiting on the handouts available to them so generously implemented by LBJ and others going forward.The mantra of social work used to be to help people help themselves (to get back on their feet). It has now turned in to helping them get all they can out of someone else's work ethic.

KSL
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KSL 03/19/13 - 04:05 pm
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Helping perfectly able bodied

Helping perfectly able bodied people spit out child after child.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 03/19/13 - 04:41 pm
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wait you have nook-nook

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wait you have nook-nook allowed to stand on the corner and sell drugs and rob citizens but you have six people who by the looks of things were only trying to catch a ride to savannah, they were not caught lurking and casing some one's home, shoplifting/or attempting to shoplift anything that how they kept their dogs tells the whole story...they were responsible enuff to keep their dogs well fed and shot records up to date...that sez a lot about their intent....but if you confront...da'shwn, la'quan, aleze', lysta'rene or anyone of that type lurking with the sagging paints, dreads, and tatts with intentions to rob, rape, steal, or sell drugs and when confronted the first thing they scream is racism and so the authorities let them go but waste precious jail space with these individuals who by all accounts were just passing thru

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Patty-P 03/20/13 - 01:25 am
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I have a hard time

I have a hard time understanding people out of Augusta. They were stealing a ride. Should they have just let them stay on board? If they have money for rabies shots and dog care, why not pay for a ride like the next person?

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allhans 03/20/13 - 09:55 am
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Perhaps to these young folks

Perhaps to these young folks it was an adventure...

dwb619
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dwb619 03/20/13 - 10:33 am
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Allhans

I was thinking the same thing. I didn't envision them as "homeless". There once were two TV series about this lifestyle, "Route66", and "Then Came Bronson". Major difference was they were riding Corvettes and choppers, and the "Grovetown Six" were riding CSX.

KSL
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KSL 03/20/13 - 11:45 am
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23's, 24,26. Definitely not

23's, 24,26. Definitely not productive members of society.

allhans
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allhans 03/20/13 - 10:28 pm
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Everybody has to be

Everybody has to be somewhere...and it's not easy finding a job..so why not ride the rails...A great story for their grandkids down the road. :-)

KSL
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KSL 03/20/13 - 01:39 pm
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Yep, great

Look how we broke the law and got arrested.

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