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Attempted meat theft leads to chase, man's arrest

Sunday, May 5, 2013 8:34 PM
Last updated 9:16 PM
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An Augusta man attempting to flee police after shoplifting $350 worth of steak from a grocery store was arrested Friday after he ran over stop sticks, blew his tires and surrendered to officials in the front yard of a relative’s house, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Juan A. Singley, 46, faces a felony charge of fleeing to elude arrest and two misdemeanor counts of shoplifting and driving while license revoked.

Singley was taken into custody about 7:15 p.m. Friday in the front yard of a residence in the 2200 block of Moncrief Street after leading police on a 15-mile high-speed chase through south Augusta.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies began chasing Singley at 6:53 p.m., after they were called about a man stealing six baby-back ribs, three ribeye steaks and nine New York strip steaks from Bi-Lo at 2512 Tobacco Road.

A deputy reportedly turned on his lights and sirens on Windsor Spring Road near the intersection of Anthony Dajuan Parkway. From there, the two traveled down Tobacco and Peach Orchard roads, Georgia Highway 88 and Windsor Spring and Travis roads, before stop sticks were deployed on Moncrief Street.

According to police, the chase reached 90 mph and Singley was “swerving in both lanes and failing to stop” for signs and traffic. No one was injured.

After Singley’s tires blew, deputies say he circled the neighborhood and pulled into the yard on Moncrief Street, where, according to phone records, relatives live.

At the end of the chase, police discovered Singley had left the meat in a shopping cart at the Bi-Lo parking lot.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/05/13 - 08:49 pm
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He needs to cool his heels in

He needs to cool his heels in the pokey for a while just for being that stupid.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/05/13 - 08:52 pm
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Ay, Yah, Yahy, Yah, Yahy

Was the adrenalin rush worth it, Juan?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/05/13 - 09:39 pm
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DIXIEMAN GOT MORE POINTS THAN MEAT

1. It's a good thing (and probably blind luck) that no one got injuring in this high speed chase.
2. Bet his relatives were real glad to see him pull into their yard shouting, "Hey, is the charcoal in the barbecue grill ready yet?"

my.voice
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my.voice 05/06/13 - 12:43 am
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Operation THUNDER has given

Operation THUNDER has given way to Operation WHERE'S THE BEEF?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/06/13 - 04:47 am
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That meat sure has a lot of miles on it.

A Shoplifting charge turned in to a felony .
An not his 1st run it.
http://southcarolina.arrests.org/Arrests/Juan_Singley_8074816/

More pictures to go with the stupidity.
http://augustacrime.com/juan-singley/

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 05/06/13 - 06:11 am
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"He needs to cool his heels
Unpublished

"He needs to cool his heels in the pokey for a while just for being that stupid."

15-mile high speed chase over $350 of meat? Begs the question who is more stupid: the chasee or the chasers.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/06/13 - 08:31 am
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Again

It seems this isn't his first rodeo...

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 05/06/13 - 01:18 pm
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He wants his

baby back, baby back, baby back....ribs!

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 05/06/13 - 03:13 pm
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90 mph

He's lucky he didn't wreck and end up in the "meat wagon"...

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 05/06/13 - 08:00 pm
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"15-mile high speed chase

"15-mile high speed chase over $350 of meat? Begs the question who is more stupid: the chasee or the chasers."

Really?

Darby
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Darby 05/06/13 - 10:44 pm
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"Begs the question who is more stupid:

the chasee or the chasers."

.

Remember when The Great and Powerful OzBama came down hard on the Cambridge cops for their "stupidity" in "insulting" a professor friend of his when they were just doing their jobs.

Seems some folks just can't pass up the opportunity to verbally b*tch slap a LEO when the occasion presents itself.

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