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Authorities capture child-rape suspect in Augusta

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 12:57 PM
Last updated 9:52 PM
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A child-rape suspect is in custody after a raid Tuesday morning at an Augusta apartment complex.

James Friedman Patton III, of Greenville, S.C., was wanted by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office on charges of criminal sexual misconduct with a minor under 11 years of age.

The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force was acting on a tip when it went to an Augusta apartment complex, according to a news release. Patton, who was seen at the front of the residence, ran to wooded area but was captured. He is being held at the Richmond County jail awaiting extradition to South Carolina.

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griff6035
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griff6035 02/11/14 - 02:28 pm
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Captured

Good job Law Enforcement, now if the court system will do its job.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 02/11/14 - 05:31 pm
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SUSPECT

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If convicted he should never see the light of day again. Prison for life!

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Dixieman 02/12/14 - 12:03 am
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Um...

...WHICH apartment complex?
Journalism 101: Who, what, when, where, and why. "Where" is missing from this story.

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grinder48 02/12/14 - 01:14 am
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Dixieman, your expectations are too high. After all, it's AC staff you're talking about, it's often apparent they haven't attended Journalism 101.

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itsanotherday1 02/12/14 - 06:20 am
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If guilty as charged,

If guilty as charged, castration would be a good start.

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nocnoc 02/12/14 - 08:28 am
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If found guilty

There is so much that should be done to prevent this from ever happening again.

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AutumnLeaves 02/12/14 - 10:21 am
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Why did he, like so many

Why did he, like so many others, come here to Augusta?? What is the draw? If we can figure that out, I want to make it stop!!

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GrahamRowe 02/12/14 - 11:15 am
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It's scary to know there are people this heartless in the world. The same world I have to raise my kids in...scares me so much I ordered a camera system from Southern Circuits. I can't imagine going through what that mother is going through. Protect your children people. Protect your children.

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