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Augusta man arrested in assault, carjacking

Friday, June 14, 2013 11:42 AM
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An Augusta man has been charged in a carjacking and assault on Broad Street.

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According to a news release, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called at 2:44 a.m. Friday to the 1100 block of Broad Street, where they met Vanika Walcott, 27, of Grovetown.

Walcott told police she was trying to enter her 2006 Nissan Armada when she was approached by a man who threw her to the ground, punched her in the face several times and drove off in the sport utility vehicle.

Less than an hour later, police identified the suspect as Levon Smiley, 29, of Tallowtree Street.

Smiley was booked into the jail on charges of hijacking a motor vehicle and battery.

The vehicle was recovered in the 1700 block of Broad Street.

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Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/14/13 - 12:03 pm
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Geesh!...You'd think someone

Geesh!...You'd think someone with a name like "Smiley" would be a good person! I guess now his new name will be "Prisoner #1234567"!

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 06/14/13 - 12:29 pm
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How can this happen in the

How can this happen in the CBD???

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/14/13 - 12:41 pm
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In all honesty. that 6 block

In all honesty.

that 6 block car jacking is going to cost the taxpayer 3 to 5 years
and 3 to 5 in probation.

Using a previously release inmate cost per day figure of about $122 a day in related costs. 3 in Prison years = 3 x 365x$122 = $133,590.00
3 years on Probation @ $25a day x 3x 365 = $27,375.00
Approximate Total $160,965.00

So tell us again who really got robbed here?

csrareader
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csrareader 06/14/13 - 12:49 pm
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nocnoc, money well spent.

nocnoc, money well spent. I'm sure you don't advocate just ignoring these crimes?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/14/13 - 02:38 pm
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Another reason for bars to

Another reason for bars to close at 12. It is obvious it is in the wee hours when these predators like to prowl.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/14/13 - 03:07 pm
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Beat a woman and steal a car

Beat a woman and steal a car to go 6 blocks. There are people in this world who are just too stupid and too violent to be free......ever again. I think I see a picture of one of them on this page. Write his name down. You will be seeing it again.

Frank I
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Frank I 06/14/13 - 03:17 pm
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if bars close

if bars change the hour at which they close, criminals will just adjust the hours which they attack.. how far do you want to go in changing your life to accommodate the criminals?

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/14/13 - 03:25 pm
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had to get to olmstead homes
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had to get to olmstead homes so he can meet his "homeys" to get some drugs....my question is it is 2:45am yes the bars close at 2am its time for people to use some common sense when going out downtown it is not necessary to stay until closing in order to have a good time..its evident the cnty gov't would rather pay to have a veranda or a singing statue of james brown than to hire more police and have them walk a beat in the CBD to stop rats, roaches, and vermin like "ole smiley" from assauting and robbing people....since the vehicle was found in the 1700 block of broad street (we all know in close proximity of olmstead homes-a "gubiment housing prah-jecks" just filled with some of augusta's most law-abiding and upstanding citizens) why not just close down all projects and enact zoning laws to gently motivate all of the welfare moochers, leeches, and parasites to relocate to another county...

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/14/13 - 04:42 pm
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I disagree Frank. Go out at

I disagree Frank. Go out at 3-4-5 in the morning and see who is up prowling the streets. Not people in quiet middle class neighborhoods I guarantee you.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/14/13 - 04:56 pm
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From "The Jail Report"

"Smiley is a repeat offender who was sentenced to five years in prison in 2009 for felony theft, but a judge released him early after a 2010 hearing. He was also found guilty of criminal damage to property and multiple counts of child cruelty before a judge gave him probation, which he continues to serve. In two cases, a judge ordered mental health treatment for Smiley."

What in the name of Ned was this loser doing on the streets in view of his history? Just another example of juducial laxness playing catch and release so they can commit more crimes.

KSL
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KSL 06/14/13 - 07:06 pm
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I cannot begin to imagine how

I cannot begin to imagine how frustrating it must be to law enforcement. They do a marvelous job of catching them.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 06/15/13 - 07:24 am
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What happened to Grand Theft Auto?
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A major crime? Major time. More manipulation of the "No Justice System".

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 06/15/13 - 12:03 pm
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Yep, LEO's do a great job

Then some panty waist judge tells them they were a bad boy and not to do it again. Bad boy is then released and preys on somebody else. A never ending cycle.

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