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10 sheriff's employees honored for service

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 1:13 AM
Last updated 1:20 AM
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Ten Richmond County sheriff’s employees were honored for two separate incidents in October at a command staff meeting on Oct. 29.

Investigators Matthew Perkins, Shedree Woods, Shannon Ryals and Cecil Ridley arrested a man for sex trafficking and rescued two females from sexual servitude after responding to a complaint of drug activity, loitering and prostitution at the Boy Scout Road Motel 6 on Oct. 2. Investigators discovered a man handling a female at the rear of a vehicle while loading sex paraphernalia into the car’s trunk.

During an investigation, police learned the man was holding two females in sexual servitude against their will in two rooms at the motel. He forced them into prostitution and kept control of money, food, clothing and all contact with the outside world.

With help from the GBI and FBI, police arrested the suspect and freed the two females, one of whom has entered witness protection.

Sgt. Danny Whitehead, Cpl. Tommy King, and Deputies Cory Carlyle, Jonathan Counts, Tiffany Justice and Kyle Michau were honored for their actions after the armed robbery of the Central Avenue Family Dollar on Oct. 10.

Several of the officers were involved in a pursuit of the suspects vehicle after noticing a vehicle matching the description on Milledge Road. It ended on the 2800 block of Washington Road, where officers began a foot pursuit and took two of the suspects into custody.

All officers honored at the meeting were awarded a certificate of appreciation, letter and gift card.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/08/13 - 09:46 am
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Kudos for doing what they are PAID to do. Lets give every ARC
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hourly employee a citation for showing up.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/08/13 - 09:48 am
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RCSO & AFD at rick? What about chemical workers? SRS?
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Are they volunteers heroes or something?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/08/13 - 09:49 am
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Matt Dillion got $45 a month and an occasional "thank you beer"
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Matt Dillion got $45 a month and an occasional "thank you beer"

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soapy_725 11/08/13 - 09:49 am
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Ten apples from the spoiled barrel? Maybe? Time will tell?
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Ten apples from the spoiled barrel? Maybe? Time will tell?

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T.More 11/08/13 - 12:04 pm
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Same Cecil Ridley investigated by FBI and resigned from RCSO?

I really hope this isn't the same Cecil Ridley who was being looked at by the FBI and resigned under pressure just a short 6 years ago? That is ridiculous... Cases were thrown out of court based on this man's questionable investigation techniques and tactics. The Augusta Chronicle even wrote an article about him resigning. See:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/13/met_116307.shtml

How about we investigate dirty officers being brought back to work and even promoted for RCSO under this new administration? Some investigative journalism needs to be done to see how many officers resigned under prior administrations based on questionable behaviors associated with exercising their oath, but have resurfaced under Roundtree? This has to stop. The thin blue line knows no crook, criminal or derelict in it's own ranks; just those citizens getting dragged out of their cars for having a glass of wine or a beer with dinner.

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Jtree 11/09/13 - 03:19 pm
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This is the same Cecil

This is the same Cecil Ridley. Those FBI investigations never found a thing. Cecil is one of the best narcotics investigators there are. He faces criticism for being an "uncleTom" because he grew up in the bottom. I am honored to of worked with him.

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willie Lee 11/09/13 - 04:40 pm
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Same Ridley and typical cop!
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Whatcha say Roundtree? All the accusations were false? why did he resign? I remember when he went down the first time and was not so popular with his fellow employees. They were afraid he was going to get the man looking at them too.

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T.More 11/10/13 - 01:18 am
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"This is the same Cecil"

I guess you liked working with somebody who was disciplined half a dozen times per the 2007 Open Records request filed by Ms. Hodson with the Chronicle. I would love to work for somebody who "was disciplined nearly twice as often for other offenses, which included abusing his authority, lying to a superior officer, a domestic violence incident in 2000 and failing to show up for court hearings last year." Yes. An abusive domestic violence liar who protects and serves the public at his convenience when he decides to show up. I guess all that discipline and resigning was just a case of mistaken identity and misunderstandings. Sounds like I would have probably not liked working with either one of you, if that is what it takes for you to be honored to work with a colleague of such "high" caliber.

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