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2 suspects in downtown assaults waive extradition, await return to Augusta

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Two suspects arrested in connection with two recent downtown assaults have waived extradition and are awaiting their return to Augusta after being arrested Friday night in Newberry, S.C.

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Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said Robbey Eugene Moses, 21, of Lumpkin Road, was involved in the May 2 robbery of a man as he left a Broad Street bar and a May 3 attack on Riverwalk Augusta that injured two people. He will be charged with aggravated assault and robbery by force in both incidents.

“He’s the link between the two crimes,” Roundtree said Saturday.

Moses was arrested with Dominque Shantaee Hale, 19, of First Street, who will be charged with aggravated assault in the Broad Street crime.

Both suspects signed extradition waivers Saturday afternoon and were in Newberry County Detention Center awaiting pickup by Richmond County authorities, according to Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster. Roundtree said he expects them to be returned to Augusta to face charges Monday.

The suspects were arrested about 8:30 p.m. Friday at a home in the city of Newberry where family members of Moses live, said Foster, adding that the home’s residents were unaware he was being sought by police.

His office, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Fugi­tive Task Force and the Newberry Police Department are credited with arresting the suspects, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office statement.

Foster said the sheriff’s office and SLED were instrumental in developing information that Moses was in Newberry. After talking to sources, Foster said, they learned that Moses was in a house on Holloway Street. He said police surrounded the house, and the suspects surrendered without incident.

Hale had accompanied Moses to Newberry, but Foster said he wasn’t sure whether authorities were aware she was with him. They weren’t armed, and the sheriff said he didn’t know how they got to Newberry.

Richmond County authorities say Moses, along with another suspect, Kevin D. Richardson, 21, assaulted Wesley Spires, 27, and Ashley Solesbee, 25, with metal bats or pipes about 11 p.m. May 3 on the upper tier of the riverwalk behind the former Fort Discovery.

Spires drove the couple to the hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition. Solesbee, 25 was released Monday. The assault caused facial fractures and head wounds on both, in addition to a broken hand for Spires.

A day earlier, May 2, a Beech Island man suffered a concussion after he was assaulted and robbed as he left the Riverfront Pub on 531 Broad St.

Roundtree declined to go into more detail about how investigators linked the suspects to the crimes, but said they are looking at any other unsolved robberies so see whether they might be involved. He said more information would be coming after Richardson is apprehended.

“We want to be sure he is in custody before we say anything else,” he said.

Roundtree said he hopes to bring Richardson in soon.

“He doesn’t have any resources or anywhere to go,” he said. “If anyone is providing him with help, they will be charged, too.”

Staff Writer Steve Crawford contributed to this article.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/11/13 - 08:55 pm
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DIXIEMAN SEZ YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE

Fly there, fly home, go to jail forever.

Ga_Ca_99
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Ga_Ca_99 05/11/13 - 09:02 pm
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Any update on Spires'

Any update on Spires' condition?

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 05/11/13 - 09:09 pm
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Reward

If the reward goes to no one - can the unknown person donate toward the hospital cost of that poor innocent victim???

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/11/13 - 09:59 pm
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So we have

Robbey Moses was arrested with Dominque Shantaee Hale, for the aggravated assault in the Broad Street crime.

Robbey Moses and Kevin Richardson are wanted for the Riverwalk incident.

Am I correct to understand ?

Kevin Richardson IS still at large?

bdouglas
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bdouglas 05/11/13 - 10:35 pm
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Aggravated assault? Let's

Aggravated assault? Let's hope at least one person is charged with attempted murder once the other perp is arrested! You don't swing a metal bat at someone's head without intentions of killing them.

whyme
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whyme 05/12/13 - 01:04 am
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technicalities

When one says "waived extradition"..."waive" means "give up" and "extradition" means being sent to the other state, so the phrase implies that they are giving up being moved, but in actuality they are. So does it really mean waving the right to a hearing that lets them get transported? Always wondered.

Meanwhile, I think that if the money is awarded, the recipient should consider donating a portion to the victim. It is wonderful that the young lady is not wanting financial help but she certainly is worthy. Also it's a shame that any victim of a crime should be obligated to pay for their own hospital care. I think the city should pick up the bill since they were negligent in providing enough security. I would be negligent if I meant well and kids came into my yard and were harmed.

Bacon Grease
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Bacon Grease 05/12/13 - 04:21 am
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Hate Crime

Hate crime plain and simple where is the outrage?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/12/13 - 08:26 am
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extradition n.the surrender

extradition n.
the surrender by one state or country of a person charged with a crime in another state or country.

The defendant may "waive extradition" and allow himself/herself to be taken into custody and returned to the state where charges are pending.

In legal terms "Extradition" is a legal step or process.

So to "Waive extradition" is to wave the legal process or not fight it.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/12/13 - 08:34 am
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I see Ms. Hale is all

I see Ms. Hale is all happy

and making sure her Mugshot Photo and appearance are kept up for her resume.

What I assume to be her MYSPACE page gives some insight.

oldfella
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oldfella 05/12/13 - 08:43 am
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"Hate crime plain and simple

"Hate crime plain and simple where is the outrage?" Sorry Bacon Grease, the term "Hate Crime" is reserved specifically for race baiters to justify their income derived from dividing the country and stirring up trouble.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 05/12/13 - 05:18 pm
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A Hate
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crime if ever there was one.

Waymore
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Waymore 05/12/13 - 05:48 pm
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If you are under the age of

If you are under the age of say 85 and you have blue hair, you probably have some deep-rooted issues.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 05/13/13 - 12:18 pm
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There Needs to be an "Accident"
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There needs to be an "accident", where all three suffer the same injuries that the three victims did. This is the ONLY way that justice will be served. These three pieces of YakSqueeze MAY see some prison time, but they will not have to endure the residual pain that the victims will, for the rest of their lives.

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