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2 arrested in Augusta armed robbery

Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:44 PM
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Two Augusta men are accused of robbing a Thomson man at gunpoint early Thurs­day at a gas station.

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John Thomas Braun, 20, is charged with armed robbery.  RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
John Thomas Braun, 20, is charged with armed robbery.

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Donald Joseph Peck, 23, of Old McDuffie Road, and John Thomas Braun, 20, of Twin Pines Drive, are charged with armed robbery, according to Richmond County jail records. Peck is also charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police were called about 3:47 a.m., according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report. The victim, Mario Brown, 24, managed to follow the suspects in his car until police stopped the white Chevrolet pickup.

Brown said he was parked outside the Sprint Foods Store at 2202 Gordon Highway when Peck leaned into his window, brandished a handgun and demanded all of his money. He said Peck grabbed his wallet and fired several shots in his direction, missing every time.

Brown said he fired once with his .380-caliber handgun to scare the two off.

After police stopped Peck and Braun, they found Brown’s wallet in the back seat of the pickup, the report said. Braun told police that Peck tossed his gun out of the window just before they were located.

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gargoyle
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gargoyle 04/21/14 - 05:00 am
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What a future these two have

What a future these two have . A real cautionary tale about the miscreants that prowl the night, watch your back, strap on and bring enough if you have to be out. Your life has no value to the scum that hide in the dark.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/21/14 - 07:07 am
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What a waste

Did ya ever hear about a job big boys?? There are other ways to make money yaknow....robbing at gas station won't look good on your resume. FOOLS

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/21/14 - 08:17 am
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How many people are

searching the ditches along the road for a free Pistol right now?

BTW:
I am sure I have seen John Thomas Braun before ......????

jimmymac
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jimmymac 04/21/14 - 08:23 am
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We'll be reading more about these two in the future. Some judge will give them a slap on the wrist and they'll be up to no good again.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/21/14 - 09:18 am
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http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/G

http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/GDC/OffenderQuery/jsp/OffQryRedirector.jsp

Donald Peck likes to take things that don't belong to him, you would think by now that he would figure out that he stinks at being a criminal.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/21/14 - 01:38 pm
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Peck is a repeat scumbag and

Peck is a repeat scumbag and Braun is on his way to being one. You can look at Braun's picture and tell he ain't the brightest bulb on the tree which is why he is following his hero Peck. As Barney would say "nip it...nip it in the bud". Give them both 25 years or so to think over their career strategy. If you don't they WILL kill somebody one day. In fact, ANY armed robbery should be an automatic life sentence.

Besides...they are screwing up my percentages.

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