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Augusta man accused of running chop shop

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 6:33 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 2:20 AM
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An Augusta man is accused of running a chop shop after police say they found four stolen vehicles at his home last week.

James Edward Hawk has been charged with four counts of theft by receiving from another state for his role in a chop shop at his Augusta home.   HAND OUT
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James Edward Hawk has been charged with four counts of theft by receiving from another state for his role in a chop shop at his Augusta home.

James Edward Hawk, 38, has been charged with four counts of theft by receiving from another state for his role in the scheme, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

Police say they received complaints on Jan. 21 of a chop shop at Hawk’s home in the 1800 block of Fairview Road, prompting the sheriff’s office to investigate.

After completing a search warrant, police found four vehicles -- a 1992 Ford F-350 pickup, a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass and two motorcycles -- that had been stolen from Aiken County, according to the statement.

The investigation is ongoing.

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GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 01/27/14 - 08:09 pm
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As a 1/8 Native American, I

As a 1/8 Native American, I am very offended by the term "chop" shop. I request that the AC reporting staff refrain from using this term in the future. Thanks much.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 01/27/14 - 08:50 pm
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I like pork chops. I am

I like pork chops. I am offended by the use of the word chop for this purpose other than describing a delicious entree. Should I ask A/C to refrain from using it also? Hmm. I also have been known to chop wood. And celery. And other vegetables. But never cars. What else do we chop? BTW, know someone that got rid of a suspected chop shop just because they set up in a neighborhood without a license and left cars all over their yard, parked all over the road and dropped things like oil in the yard. Not nice. I have a neighbor that does a little angry dance when stuff like that happens. And she knows who to call.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 01/27/14 - 09:24 pm
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Sensitive are we unless you

Sensitive are we unless you were being sarcastic Mr. Giants.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 01/27/14 - 09:48 pm
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Those who gave me a thumbs

Those who gave me a thumbs down wouldn't know a joke if it bit them on their butt.

The_Wilhenford
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The_Wilhenford 01/28/14 - 12:25 am
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location?

Is this Fairview Ave off of Gordon Hwy? There is a Fairview Rd on Beech Island but not in Richmond Co that I know of.

myfather15
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myfather15 01/28/14 - 06:20 am
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GAD

Well, if they didn't know it was a joke by the 1/8, they wouldn't know it from the rest of the comment!! I thought it was pretty darn funny!! Got a thumbs up from me.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/28/14 - 06:40 am
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Chop Shops, Augusta's hidden

Chop Shops, Augusta's hidden industry

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/14 - 09:49 am
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hahah

You get em GAD!! Funny to me!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/28/14 - 09:51 am
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Put him out of business

I wish we could catch some in this part of Ga.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/28/14 - 12:26 pm
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Do Liberals ever joke about words?

The PC for Chop Shop is:
Butcher (aka meat preparation specialist)
Or
Thief (aka Vehicle Dis-assembly Resale specialist)

This was jokingly said also

daphne3520
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daphne3520 01/28/14 - 11:09 am
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ChopShop, MOP SHOPPE, WHAT IS the difference????
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Thats a rhetorical question. NO response solicited NOR expected!

grinder48
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grinder48 01/28/14 - 12:28 pm
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Chop Chop
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GAD and AL are dead on target. What a riot! We have poke chops, lam chops, chop suey, Chop House, chop stix, chop top, chop chop, and on and on. Why does AC use slang? Shouldn't it be something like "Man accused of selling parts from stolen vehicles" or some such? And - according to Google maps - there is no Fairview Road in Augusta Richmound County. Most AC staff writers need to go back to school to learn their trade.

my.voice
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my.voice 01/28/14 - 03:29 pm
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There's also karate chops,

There's also karate chops, THE chop at Braves stadium, And my favorite, the Ron-Co Chop-O-Matic.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/28/14 - 05:56 pm
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Right now someone is wondering

Did this @$%#^$$) chop up my pickup ?

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 02/08/14 - 09:02 pm
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Chop shop starts dismantling,

Chop shop starts dismantling, pickups in the neighborhood start disappearing. Hmmm.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 02/08/14 - 09:10 pm
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BTW, I gave GiantsAllDay a

BTW, I gave GiantsAllDay a thumbsup, just for the record.

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