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Augusta man robbed at gunpoint of $50, keys

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 9:59 PM
Last updated Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 1:55 AM
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Police say a man fired a warning shot with an assault rifle Sunday afternoon before robbing an Augusta man at gunpoint.

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About noon, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in reference to shots fired, according to an incident report.

When deputies arrived, several black males fled on foot and scaled a fence behind the site. Deputies attempted to follow them but were unable to locate them in the wooded area.

Deputies found a gray Nissan Altima at the scene, which had been driven there by Joseph Evans, 26.

Evans told police he was borrowing the car from a friend and had been called to the scene by one of the men who fled. When he arrived, the man brandished the weapon, shot a round into the air and demanded Evans give him money and the keys to the car.

Evans handed the man $50 and the keys, and when deputies arrived, everyone fled. Evans told police the man was angry because he believed Evans stole drugs from him, according to the report.

After searching the area, deputies found the keys to the car and a Smith & Wesson M&P-15 with 15 .223-caliber bullets in the magazine.

Police contacted the car’s owner, and they believe the car was traded for drugs.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/02/13 - 06:29 am
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Beautiful Downtown Burbank

Another day in beautiful downtown Burbank.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/02/13 - 07:32 am
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The Detroit of the South. No joke, FACT. Living the dream.
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The Detroit of the South. No joke, FACT. Living the dream.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/02/13 - 07:33 am
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Male hunter-gather culture. Living history on the street.
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Male hunter-gather culture. Living history on the street.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/02/13 - 08:51 am
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Burbank huh?

If downtown is Burbank...what is south Augusta?

Pops
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Pops 12/02/13 - 08:55 am
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Don't waste money

investigating this mess.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/02/13 - 09:22 am
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The Good and the Bad

1st Kudo's to RCSO
for actively working this 2 mile Olive Rd area circle growing and Hot Spot.

2nd Assault Weapon used in a Holdup?
Kind of Over Kill even for a Thug's?

Sounds more like a Gun Deal & Test before buying gone bad.

Since his buddy called him, and he knows him.
They have at least 1 person to find and arrest.

BTW: Will we be informed if the weapon was Legal, or Stolen?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/02/13 - 09:22 am
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Regarding the South Side Jab.

I agree, we are not what we use to be.

This is what happens to any outlaying area, when City Powers plan and move problems and issues to Outlaying communities.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/02/13 - 09:29 am
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Jib Jab

Not really trying to jab...just wanted a name to compare with Burbank....Hollywood, maybe??

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 12/02/13 - 10:24 am
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I just googled the weapon.

I just googled the weapon. Wow!

Dixieman
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Dixieman 12/02/13 - 10:26 am
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Yeah and another thing

This happens all the time in Columbia County too.
Not.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/02/13 - 10:32 am
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"This happens all the time in Columbia County too. Not."

Indeed.

I'd say that makes Columbia County people "special."

In which county do you reside, Dixieman?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/02/13 - 11:06 am
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Conscience

From the story:

After searching the area, deputies found the keys to the car and a Smith & Wesson M&P-15 with 15 .223-caliber bullets in the magazine.

President Obama said no American civilian should have a weapon such as that. Perhaps the perp had a tinge of conscience and dropped the weapon and decided to go straight from now on.

countyman
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countyman 12/02/13 - 02:06 pm
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Facts

This incident didn't happen anywhere close to the CBD which is the real downtown...

The residents in Columbia County need to realize the media doesn't report 95% of the crime in the suburban counties... They spend most of the time focusing on positive stories like new businesses, certain school awards, etc... The media will focus on the crime in Aiken County even before they concentrate on Columbia County..

Dixieman... I hate to break the news to you but a shooting/home invasion happen last night in Columbia County..

The Chronicle definitely tries to stay away from the negative reports on Columbia County, but let's applaud WRDW for being fair this time..

WRDW decided to report the article related to the shooting/home invasion that happen last night in Columbia County...

countyman
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countyman 12/02/13 - 02:15 pm
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Facts

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Shooting-investigation-in-Columbia-Co...

I can believe certain people still actually believes the land of milk and honey offers an good education in every school and everywhere in the county is safe..

I guess you can't blame them when the Chronicle let's people like Sylvia write editorials disagreeing with the rankings on Augusta and then tell us how great Columbia County is.

I never understood the logic of trying to put the third largest county out in front...

All of the growth in Columbia County over the last ten years helped the county out but not the entire metro. The growth of Richmond is more important to the whole area and the Chronicle just needs to get on board..

Dixieman
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Dixieman 12/02/13 - 02:40 pm
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harley_52:

Dixieman represents the zeitgeist of the entire CSRA and does not confine his wisdom or humorous remarks to any one county -- that just would not be fair to his adoring public in other areas!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 12/02/13 - 03:19 pm
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zeitgeist

Nice choice of words. Made me look it up and learn something. Thanks.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/02/13 - 04:24 pm
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Dixieman....

Cute, but I notice you refused to answer the question.

Not to worry, though, I think I already know the answer.

Thanks anyway.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/02/13 - 04:30 pm
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"All of the growth in

"All of the growth in Columbia County over the last ten years helped the county out but not the entire metro. The growth of Richmond is more important to the whole area and the Chronicle just needs to get on board.."

Chairman L. MAO

harley_52
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harley_52 12/02/13 - 04:35 pm
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"WRDW decided to report....

....the article related to the shooting/home invasion that happen last night in Columbia County..."

I take no pleasure from seeing ANY county experience violence and lawlessness. That goes for Richmond County, Columbia County, Gwinnett County, and all the others.

I am amazed that such a number of AC posters repeatedly make the effort to damn Richmond County for her crime even making the case that such things don't happen in other counties.

There is a certain smugness and glee about it all that I honestly don't understand.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/02/13 - 05:02 pm
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I'm still trying to figure

I'm still trying to figure out how Columbia County is the third largest in the area?

Edited to say...oops. Aiken County 160,000

harley_52
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harley_52 12/02/13 - 04:59 pm
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"I'm still trying to figure out how Columbia County...

...is the third largest in the area?"

In which "area?" Do you mean the CSRA?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/02/13 - 05:02 pm
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Nevermind...heh.

Nevermind...heh.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/02/13 - 05:03 pm
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Okay....

heh...

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/02/13 - 05:11 pm
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CBD and Downtown The Same?

"This incident didn't happen anywhere close to the CBD which is the real downtown..."

Do the CBD and downtown area run together in your mind?

harley_52
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harley_52 12/02/13 - 05:16 pm
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"Edited to say...oops. Aiken County 160,000"

Depending on the "area" you define, Columbia County still may be the third most heavily populated.

If your "area" is the "Augusta Metropolitan Area," the counties included are Richmond (1st in population), Aiken (2nd), Columbia (3rd), followed by Edgefield, Burke, and McDuffie.

While Richmond County is the most heavily populated, we appreciate the support of our smaller neighbors and love to watch us all grow together.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/02/13 - 05:19 pm
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Sure, Augusta is the chief

Sure, Augusta is the chief city in the largest county by population in the area, Richmond. No debate on that.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/02/13 - 05:25 pm
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"No debate on that."

So, when you said Columbia County was "third largest in the area," then said "oops. Aiken County 160,000," did you actually have a point you were trying to make?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/02/13 - 05:29 pm
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No, not at all. I had

No, not at all. I had honestly forgotten about Aiken. Then I remembered and said, "oops," that's all. I make a mistake every now and then.

harley_52
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harley_52 12/02/13 - 06:01 pm
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" I make a mistake every now and then."

Hoo boy, I make them all the time.

Speaking of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Augusta is one of 381 such areas in the United States. As I scan the list, I see that most of them consist of an old(er) city surrounded by new(er) suburbs. If one spent the time really studying the data, I think one would find lots of trends and statistics are shared by MSAs across the land.

One thing that strikes me about the Augusta Metropolitan data is just how small many of the surrounding towns really are.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta-Richmond_County,_GA-SC_Metropolitan...

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/02/13 - 06:05 pm
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harley_52, I understand what

harley_52, I understand what you're saying, but I suspect some of that attitude comes from people that used to live here, tried to get something done about crime and declining quality of life here in Augusta and were unable to, being scapegoated instead as racist troublemakers instead of concerned law-abiding citizens, leading them and their families, friends, and neighbors to flee Augusta for homes in relatively more peaceful nearby counties. They see the years of increasing crime since as vindication for their distress and their flight. Can't say that I blame them.

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