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Homeowner thwarts burglary attempt

Monday, June 9, 2014 4:59 PM
Last updated Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:56 AM
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North Augusta authorities say a homeowner helped thwart a burglary attempt late last week by chasing the suspects until helped arrived.

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Domonique Tyrone Clark, 22, of Augusta.
Domonique Tyrone Clark, 22, of Augusta.

About 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, Grace Abrigo, of North Augusta, told police that she noticed an unfamiliar black Ford Explorer in the driveway of her McKenzie Street house, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety incident report.

When Abrigo attempted to block the SUV in with her car, the suspects drove through the yard. Abrigo followed the SUV until public safety officers caught up, ultimately stopping near the intersection of Carolina Springs and Brigham roads.

Officers found about $2,000 worth of electronics stolen from Abrigo’s home inside the vehicle.

The suspects, Milton Edmond Taylor IV, 22, of Augusta, and Domonique Tyrone Clark, 22, of Augusta, were arrested and booked into the Aiken County Detention center on felony charges of burglary in the second degree.

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KSL
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KSL 06/09/14 - 05:28 pm
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There ought to be a law that

There ought to be a law that provides stiffer penalties for people who commit crimes in states other than their home state.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 06/09/14 - 05:44 pm
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SENTENCE
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Maybe these thieves will get the kind of sentence they deserve in a North Augusta or Aiken County court instead of the weak sentences given out in Augusta.

richmachiatto
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richmachiatto 06/09/14 - 06:46 pm
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"He's a good boy, he just got
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"He's a good boy, he just got in with the wrong crowd." 00-buck keeps these type of parasites from hurting people.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 06/09/14 - 09:15 pm
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(palmtoforehead)

Probably shouldn't wear a Hi-Vis vest to a burglary

dichotomy
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dichotomy 06/09/14 - 11:22 pm
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Please just execute both of

Please just execute both of them now and save a lot people a lot of trouble in the future. Maybe even save some REAL people's lives.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/10/14 - 06:09 am
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Second Degree?

If this is only "Burglary in the Second Degree" what in the world is first degree burglary?

corgimom
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corgimom 06/10/14 - 06:37 am
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Burglary First Degree S.C.

Burglary First Degree
S.C. Code §16-11-311
Burglary first degree, or housebreaking, is a felony punishable by a minimum sentence of 15 years to life imprisonment. It is prosecuted in the court of general sessions by the solicitor's office. A defendant charged with this crime will have their bond set by general sessions, and not by the bond court located at the detention center or county jail. Burglary first degree is considered more serious because it either involves a defendant with a prior record of burglaries, use or possession of a weapon, or a nighttime entry. This is one of the most serious offenses under South Carolina law.

Burglary Second Degree
S.C. Code §16-11-312
Burglary second degree, or housebreaking, is a felony punishable by up to 15 years' imprisonment. It is prosecuted in the court of general sessions by the solicitor's office. A defendant charged with this offense, and the other burglary offenses is eligible for an ordinary bond setting. Burglary second degree may either be considered a violent or non-violent offense for purposes of sentencing, which will affect what percentage of the sentence must actually be served prior to eligibility for parole or other release.

So there you go, Riverman.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 06/10/14 - 07:08 am
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Thanks for looking that up,

Thanks for looking that up, Corgimom.

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