Crime & Courts

Richmond Co. | Columbia Co. | Aiken Co. |

Augusta YDC escapee enters guilty plea

  • Follow Crime & courts

The second teen prosecuted as an adult after a group escaped from the Augusta Youth Development Campus pleaded guilty Thursday.

Kendrick K. Johnson, 18, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to theft and a misdemeanor count of escape. Because of the time he has been in jail since his Oct. 19 arrest, Johnson is eligible for release on three years’ probation.

Judge Michael N. Annis gave Johnson credit for time served and sentenced him under the First Offender Act in hopes of giving Johnson a chance to make it without the label “convicted felon,” he said.

Johnson and Wayne Johnson, 19, and three younger teens escaped from the juvenile justice center Oct. 19. Police say they stole a vehicle from a Tobacco Road home and ended up in a wreck on Meadowbrook Drive after the driver tried to flee from a sheriff’s deputy.

Wayne Johnson, who is not related to Kendrick Johnson, was sentenced earlier this year to two years’ incarceration followed by 10 years’ probation. Charges against the younger teens were handled in juvenile court.

Comments (4) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
rmwhitley
5547
Points
rmwhitley 06/20/13 - 04:55 pm
0
0
Chain gangs
Unpublished

are a deterrent. First time offenders need to work their tails off and understand that this is only the tip of the iceberg if they commit further crimes. A probationary period of extreme scrutiny is needed. If the probationer then passes this phase, then expunge their criminal record for a new lease on life. If not, put them in the "slammer" for more chain gang work.

ragingbull
945
Points
ragingbull 06/20/13 - 06:34 pm
3
0
I certainly hope this young

I certainly hope this young man will take advantage of the break he has been given. I hope he will see his life of crime has lead to this, and now he must choose a different direction.

Darby
29476
Points
Darby 06/20/13 - 08:49 pm
3
0
God love you, ragingbull...

You are such an optimist.

lifelongresident
1323
Points
lifelongresident 06/21/13 - 07:29 am
0
0
he will be back in jail in 6
Unpublished

he will be back in jail in 6 months..he can't help it slavery caused him to steal and become a criminal.....i wonder what the judge is going to say to the family of this monkey's next victim...of course he will get out his mammy will use her "foo stamps" to buy crab legs, shrimp, and steaks and throw a party/picnic becasue her son "jess grad-e-ated from college (got out of jail) and "now he a man"..of course he will not got back to school, look for a job, join the military, or anything to improve his self other than go back to stealing, robbing, and selling drugs....

unapologetik
964
Points
unapologetik 06/22/13 - 05:05 pm
0
0
There's nothing wrong with

There's nothing wrong with optimism Darby. Everyone can make a bad choice. If he makes another though, give him the max and let him serve it. Like Ragingbull, i pray he gets his life right and changes for the better. If not, the RCSO has a place for him.

Darby
29476
Points
Darby 06/22/13 - 05:31 pm
1
0
I try to be optimistic as well.

But reality has a way of stomping all over optimism.

Back to Top
loading...
Search Augusta jobs