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5 probationers accused of ankle monitor theft

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:50 PM
Last updated 9:58 PM
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Five residents who were under house arrest while serving a probation sentence in Richmond County are wanted on charges of felony theft, accused of stealing ankle monitors and transmitters.

Katherine Chambers, a probation officer at Sentinel Offender Services, filed a report with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday that said the company had been unable to retrieve the tracking equipment, despite several attempts to reach the men and women by phone and mail.

The complaint named Bobby James Murray, 50, of Aiken, and Andre Pittman, 35, Roderick Williams, 25, Brittany Wright, 25, and Benjamin Pryor, 19, all of Augusta.

Chambers told sheriff’s deputies that each of the five probationers had signed an agreement that stated they would be charged with felony theft if ankle monitors and transmitters, priced at $1,650 per set, were not returned.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/25/13 - 07:37 am
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Can't locate criminals with ankle monitors. LOL LOL LOL
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Can't locate criminals with ankle monitors. LOL LOL LOL

Shortcomment
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Shortcomment 07/25/13 - 07:49 am
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This is the same group

that has people arrested that AREN'T on Probation correct?

The same group that has been found in court to have ___ poor record keeping and tracking.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/25/13 - 08:39 am
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I'm shocked!
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A criminal taking something that doesn't belong to him/her.

David Parker
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David Parker 07/25/13 - 09:26 am
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The one and only

The one and only

corgimom
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corgimom 07/25/13 - 10:33 am
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Listen, criminals aren't

Listen, criminals aren't known for keeping up with things, either.

If they had their acts together, they wouldn't be criminals.

thauch12
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thauch12 07/25/13 - 10:57 am
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Wait a minute...

These are TRACKING monitors, right? As in, they have TRACKING devices built into them. Is it really that hard to find them? If so, what's the point of these things in the first place?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/25/13 - 02:15 pm
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thauch12 - never had to wear one YET ! ☺

Here is what a modern version looks like:
http://www.rmtracking.com/blog/2009/07/27/gps-tracking-device-to-monitor...

Here are the problems with them:
http://www.rmtracking.com/blog/2009/07/27/problems-monitoring-criminals-...

If the batteries die in 5 days then likely they can't be tracked.

IF I was Sentinel Offender Services, I would have sent a FEDX or UPS pickup box for their return and billed them a S&H fee.

But arresting them does mean they are possible new business for Sentinel Offender Services also.

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lifelongresident 07/26/13 - 10:03 am
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if they would have been in
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if they would have been in jail where they belong this wouldn't have happened...when is society/rich cnty going to wake up and build more and more and BIGGER AND BIGGER PRISONS...

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