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Tips from public lead to man's arrest

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An Augusta man has been charged with four felony counts of entering an auto after tips from the public led to his arrest.

James Edmond Griffin, 52, was booked into the Richmond County jail Wednesday, accused of breaking into vehicles parked at Complete Residential, 3307 Commerce Drive, in late June, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Griffin is charged with stealing four large truck batteries from vehicles parked at the Augusta business.

Surveillance cameras at the business captured a man matching Griffin’s description on the night of the crime.

After the images were circulated by the media, investigators received numerous tips from the public that identified Griffin and his vehicle.

The truck batteries were valued collectively at about $1,000.

Griffin remained at the jail Thursday. His bond is set at $18,400.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/26/13 - 08:55 am
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Loser

Get a job, ya jerk leech.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 07/26/13 - 08:55 am
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leave them there

leave them there

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/26/13 - 02:09 pm
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He's 52.....lock him up until

He's 52.....lock him up until he is eligible for SS and Medicare at 65. Hopefully he will be to old to be a thieving scumbag by then. I hate a thief.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/26/13 - 05:12 pm
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Good job griffin.
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$4,600.00 per battery. Good job, judge.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/27/13 - 12:16 pm
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He's already been to state

He's already been to state prison 4 times already

He stinks at being a criminal

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