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2 arrested with duffel bag full of stolen copper wire

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:18 PM
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Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Augusta men Wednesday with a duffel bag full of copper wire that they stripped from a home, authorities said.

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Antuawn Hobbs, 30, and Justin Alderidge, 20, both of the 1500 block of Keron Way, were arrested at an area recycling center, according to a news release. They are charged with first-degree burglary and possession of tools used to commit a crime.

Investigator Kendall Brown, the head of the sheriff’s metal theft division, said Hobbs and Alderidge broke into the home in the 1500 block of Pine Ridge Drive and stripped it of all copper wire and pipe, causing damage in excess of $20,000. The home is believed to be that of an active-duty military member deployed overseas, Brown said.

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jmo
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jmo 05/15/13 - 08:36 pm
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Probably haven't....

worked an honest day in their lives.

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just an opinion 05/15/13 - 09:25 pm
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Thugs

Please send these guys away for a long time. Can you imagine the heartache the soldier is feeling right now regarding his home while he is overseas defending us.

Darby
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Darby 05/15/13 - 11:46 pm
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Wow! $20,000 damage to someone else's home

for probably $100 worth of copper...

Just wondering about what kind of punishment would fit this particular crime.

d1zmljqg
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d1zmljqg 05/16/13 - 06:10 am
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So stupid

Let's hope the judicial system hurries to get these type of crooks into the jail so they may understand we law abiding home owners and citizens don't tolerate their misdeeds and it sets an example by the courts that this is not a legit career.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 05/16/13 - 07:07 am
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THEY ARE INNOCENT!!!! IT'S
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THEY ARE INNOCENT!!!! IT'S RACISM I TELL YOU.....yeah right

JRC2024
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JRC2024 05/16/13 - 07:36 am
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Put them in jail and give

Put them in jail and give them credit towards the $20000.00 at $5.00 per day. That would equal 2000 days in jail each or 5.47 years. But while in jail make them work at the land fill and pay them min wage and give to the soldier.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/16/13 - 08:12 am
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Make them pay him back

Yes they need to repay for the damage done to his home....doesn't matter how long it takes either.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/16/13 - 09:38 am
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Just flat out stupid. Pay him

Just flat out stupid. Pay him back PLUS go to prison for breaking in the house and destroying it.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 05/16/13 - 09:41 am
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Put Them On Ice
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Put them on ice until the soldier returns from deployment. Have them both chained to the house, when he pulls up in the driveway. Free labor until the wiring is replaced.

KSL
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KSL 05/16/13 - 07:05 pm
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Think of the effort put in to

Think of the effort put in to ripping off the home. Too bad they don't have the honesty to direct their efforts to making a living honestly. I blame our welfare system.

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