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Girl, 7, stood guard during burglary, police say

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 9:21 PM
Last updated 9:48 PM
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Police have arrested a Waynes­boro man they say made his 7-year-old daughter stand watch while he stole copper wire from an Augusta home last month.

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Ronald Jay Miller, 38, of Pine Needle Road, is charged with felony burglary in the first degree and misdemeanor cruelty to children, according to Richmond County jail records.

The Richmond County Sher­iff’s Office received an anonymous tip that Miller had burglarized a home in the 2300 block of Laurel Lane with his daughter between Nov. 11 and Nov. 25, according to an incident report.

Investigators say Miller forced his way in through a utility access door. According to the report, Miller told his 7-year-old daughter to keep an eye out for the police while he burglarized the home.

The report says Miller took the stolen copper to Campbell’s Recycling Center, where he was paid $44.30.

The homeowner estimated the damage to be more than $5,000.

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IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 12/22/13 - 10:30 pm
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Stupid

It took $15.00 worth of gas to drive from Waynesboro and back. So his profit was only $29.30. With the time he spent commiting a crime he could have worked 3 hours and still have come away with the same amount of money!

myfather15
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myfather15 12/23/13 - 07:13 am
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IBeDogGone

They can't hold a full time job; that requires them to show up ON TIME, be RELIABLE and TRUSTWORTHY, and actually do GOOD work!!

These are not typical traits of drug addicts!! THAT is why they burglarize homes and steal, because they are able to do it on THEIR TIME and how they want to do it. I suppose you could call it "being their own boss".

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 12/23/13 - 07:19 am
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My Father

You hit the nail on the head. I hope that 7 year old child has someone in her life that is stable and show her stealing is not a normal way of life.

Children follow examples set by their parents and I bet this is not the first time this little girl has witnessed this type of behavior.

curly123053
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curly123053 12/23/13 - 07:52 am
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Shameful!

This man needs to be stripped of parenthood as far as I am concerned. Not only is he contributing to the delinquency of his child, he is also putting her in dangerous situations. I pray this child has a proper responsible adult in her life from this day forward. I hope her sperm donor does some hard jail time, but I doubt that will happen with the court system of Richmond County's past history.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 12/23/13 - 08:00 am
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This is sad.

I'm afraid this poor child is doomed. Just by accident of her birth. I hope the Lord takes her into his care and helps her get on the right path.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/23/13 - 10:13 am
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Good luck to this child is right

This is the kind of situation we were talking about when we said it was so hard for some to climb out of the basket!

Almost impossible for some.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 12/23/13 - 10:22 am
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This scumbag should be taken out and hung for getting his child to assist him in his theft. To cause $5000 dollars damage for $45 shows how depraved most criminals are. To use their child to help is the lowest of the low.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/23/13 - 11:14 am
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Given the stupidity of Daddy

this likely the best thing that has happen to this child in a long time.

IF Daddy goes to jail, and he should, her life surely has to improve from this point forward.

KSL
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KSL 12/23/13 - 12:35 pm
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One of this creep's family

One of this creep's family members giving out thumps down?

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/23/13 - 01:04 pm
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GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 12/23/13 - 03:51 pm
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The "cruelty to children"

The "cruelty to children" part should be a felony as well. Just my opinion.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 12/24/13 - 11:20 am
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NAAAA the TD's

Are from the
UNKNOWN LIBERAL.
The person is easy to identify on sight.
No Spine,
1/2 a brain
Public Schooled to the 9th grade
raise by Uncle Sam there after.
and 1 of 7 posters, based on when the TD's appear
and who is logged in/online.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/24/13 - 01:15 pm
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Nah, just look for the person

Nah, just look for the people with points that rarely post. It is obvious.

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