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Augusta man charged with fleeing, driving over cop

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 3:30 PM
Last updated 11:58 PM
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A 20-year-old Augusta man has been charged with several crimes after his car struck a police officer’s leg when it sped away from a traffic stop.

According to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report, an officer pulled over a 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Deans Bridge Road because the driver, identified as Montrey Shavarez Scott, of Dahlia Drive, was not wearing a seatbelt. The officer said Scott appeared very nervous and there was a marijuana odor coming from the car. The officer had already taken Scott’s driver’s license information when another deputy arrived at the scene.

One of the officers was attempting to talk to the driver about possible drugs in the car when he put the car in gear and drove off, striking the deputy’s leg.

Police said the Lancer reached speeds of about 85 mph in the 45 mph zone before the driver crashed into a mailbox on Libby Drive.

The driver and passenger ran from the vehicle. Although neither were located, police did find about 12 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.

Scott was picked up by police Monday on charges of failure to yield, too fast for conditions, not wearing a seatbelt, failure to stop upon hitting a fixture, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, fleeing and attempting to elude and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

The injured officer was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

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David Parker
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David Parker 02/04/14 - 04:45 pm
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100 bucks for the misdemeanor

100 bucks for the misdemeanor weed and maybe probation, maybe not. Now it's a list of charges man with possible felony assault. C'mon!

unapologetik
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unapologetik 02/04/14 - 05:27 pm
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Dumb move there

Dumb move there Scott...should have just taken the charges

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/04/14 - 05:30 pm
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Dude

Don't ever do this! I don't care if you had a dead body in the trunk, you're only making it worse!!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 02/04/14 - 06:23 pm
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Too bad
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obama's "son" couldn't have lived in Colorado to avoid the weed charge!

jimmymac
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jimmymac 02/04/14 - 11:23 pm
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THUGS
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They just can't help it. There's no impulse control in their entire body. That's why they go from jam after jam. This is what you get when kids aren't taught right from wrong.

KSL
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KSL 02/04/14 - 11:42 pm
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Aided by a little herb.

Aided by a little herb.

KSL
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KSL 02/05/14 - 01:44 am
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It is pretty depressing to be

It is pretty depressing to be living in America today. At this moment the most discussed is a fired major city in GA's administrator is not running for mayor (that should have been a given), a felon (braking and entering with gun, unless he was stealing that), shoots a dog who happens to be a service dog, 2 teens, who should know better, are responsible for posting an illegally posted picture, a stupid guy racks up charges for running over a public safety officer after a traffic stop, and ffinally trouble in MLK's family.

Hold on to the last one. That has been one troubled family for decades. SR had his problems with the law prior to the prominence of his son, I was told by people connected with law enforcement.

I don't have a link to the proof of that. It could be part of MLK's sealed records that won't be released anytime soon.

I was told this before records got sealed.

KSL
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KSL 02/05/14 - 01:48 am
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Oh

Senior and wife did reside for a period of time in the county I grew up in.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/05/14 - 08:06 pm
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"U can take me out the hood

"U can take me out the hood but u can't take the hood out me"

That's straight from his FB page, the one where he's flashing gang signs in every picture.

Another Augustan with a bright, shining future.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/05/14 - 08:14 pm
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KSL, I searched the old

KSL, I searched the old newspapers, and all I could come up with is that MLK SR had a car with a defective muffler.

He posted bond for a black minister who was arrested for violating a segregation law.

But yes, that family is deeply troubled and has been for many years. But it stands to reason that his kids would have trouble, most people whose parent was murdered when they were a child have a lot of trouble in the future, it's so traumatic.

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