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Men robbed after stopping with flat tire

Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:18 PM
Last updated 7:54 PM
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Two men told police they were robbed at gunpoint after stopping with a flat tire early Wednesday.

Rooney Dupuy, 27, of Texas, and Antwaun Fambro, 28, of Arkansas told police they were driving on Morgan Road around 1:30 a.m. to get to Gate 1 of Fort Gordon on Gordon Highway when they had a flat tire. The men had previously attempted to enter the base’s Tobacco Road entrance after returning from downtown but found it closed.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, four black men stopped and asked if they needed help, but then pulled out handguns and forced the victims to the ground.

The four men made off with wallets, cell phones, the keys to the victim’s vehicle and Fambro’s pants and Jordan sneakers.

After the robbers left, the victims flagged down a passing motorist who gave them a ride to the fort where they notified military police.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/17/14 - 02:29 pm
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There is a lot to be said for

There is a lot to be said for "run flat" tires. There's a lot to be said for NOT being on the streets of South Augusta at 1:30 A.M.....in or out of a car.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 07/17/14 - 03:01 pm
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dichotomy

Did you ever give it a thought that these two victims might be soldiers? Soldiers that had been downtown - tried to return to post and found one of the gates locked? Fort Gordon does that now at night and they probably had not even paid it any mind. Long way to the next entrance expecially if you are not familiar with the territory and in the middle of the night. Sometimes we have a tendency to get too hasty, especially with all the 'regulars' but this does not have to be. And if they are two GI's then it will leave a bitter taste in their mouth as far as the friendly town of Augusta is concerned.

oldfella
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oldfella 07/17/14 - 03:05 pm
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Deans Bridge to Barton Chapel an option

I just researched where Morgan Road is. They could have taken Deans Bridge east to Barton Chapel Road and then......oops.
Maybe Barton Chapel would be an "out of the frying pan and into the fire" situation. Soon somebody will bring up "if the victims were armed" but not in this case. They were trying to get to Fort Gordon - that's a "gun free" zone unless you are bound for hunting or target shooting, none of which happen around midnight. And you have to get special paperwork to bring a gun on-post regardless.

oldfella
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oldfella 07/17/14 - 03:08 pm
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If they are soldiers

If they are military, they know The Army always puts their posts adjacent to a high-crime city, or at least the worst neighborhoods. Fort Benning, Fort Bragg, etc. come to mind. This isn't the Air Force on some Florida beach!

countyman
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countyman 07/17/14 - 03:50 pm
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''If they are military, they

''If they are military, they know The Army always puts their posts adjacent to a high-crime city, or at least the worst neighborhoods. Fort Benning, Fort Bragg, etc. come to mind. This isn't the Air Force on some Florida beach!''

The city of Augusta's crime rate is lower compared to the majority of peer cities..

Tobacco road right outside Fort Gordon can't be a high crime area, because there's nothing except tracts of empty land.. The Fort Gordon Place apartment(includes future retail)community is under construction at the Deans Bridge/Tobacco intersection..

The Jimmie Dyess and Gordon Hwy(between Jimmie Dyess/Harlem) area is one of the fastest growing areas in the CSRA.. The median income is over $50k and will be over $60k in 2015... Blanchard & Calhoun(local company) is behind the Shoppes at Dyess park opening near the Zaxby's off Jimmie Dyess..

Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/17/14 - 03:43 pm
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Soldiers or not

Hope they catch the four perps and lock them up fast!!

Pops
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Pops 07/17/14 - 03:46 pm
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He knows really nothing about this area

It shows every time he touches the keyboard.......

The Honorable Boy King has warned everyone.......the Pentagon is watching everything that's going on around here.....leaving a guy outside the gate with no pants may be frowned on......

jesslgrdn
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jesslgrdn 07/17/14 - 03:58 pm
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I'm just sick of it

I'm so sick of this crap. We keep hearing about all the robberies and home invasions but nothing is done about it. There needs to be a parenting initiative taken on by the city, state or federal government because this ignorance clearly stems from a lack of halfway decent rearing. Why can't the government step in and talk to parents about teaching their kids right from wrong, child development, and appropriate parenting, I mean heck they are already trying to regulate what we feed them. So what we'll have a bunch of healthy felons? I mean I used to live in income based housing and I can tell you there are too many and I mean TOO MANY unattended children running around from DIAPERS. Their parents don't care because they are too busy trying to make the next one or get high. I have SEEN it first hand, and rolling through that neighborhood years and years later only paints a worse picture- MORE KIDS and more parents. I have seen a general mentality stemming from lack of education from young mothers that baby boys if they can walk shouldn't cry all the time. They start trying to toughen them up at that age because they think it's "cool" to be gangsta and not normal for a CHILD to cry. I have seen too many moms in 'the hood' with nails and hair done TO A 'T' rolling dope and chatting up men at get-togethers at their GOVERNMENT PAID FOR APARTMENTS pop their toddler boys over the head and yell "stop all that crying" when the child had a soaked diaper and snot running down to the bottom of their shirt, or mock the child by crying back, making fun of them. What they certainly don't realize is they are raising a breed of human that has NO FEELINGS because they were not NURTURED. the products of these mothers lack respect for human life because their personality developed in the absence of love and safety. I say, let them drug test EVERY SINGLE welfare, housing, section 8, benefit receiving person and we'll see the problem probably spike for a while but then dwindle significantly because they'll either SINK OR SWIM. it's the 'baby mamas' qualifying for the housing and letting the random thugs live off the radar, that's why they're so hard to find when they perpetrate crimes! If we had the housing complexes put out every crackhead, and drug smoking tenant we would see this mentality change.to be fair they could put a first time one chance clause in that would allow for the first test to be positive with the chance to get clean, AND STAY CLEAN and offer counseling services to those who seek help- which govt already does for those anyway. Otherwise PUT THEM OUT and place the children with someone who knows how to structure, nurture, and treat a child. There is a bigger underlying problem here, and these sorts of crimes will only increase if we continue to support that ignorant sort lifestyle and mentality! I am SICK AND TIRED OF OUR GOVERNMENTS PRIORITIES. WE ARE KILLING OUR YOUTHS FUTURE BY HARPING ON THE WRONG THINGS!!!what point is there in raising good kids to work hard to build good lives for themselves nowadays if we continue to support the women having 4 kids for every good one a responsible person has and turning theirs into little thugs that will rob and terrorize our children when they should be enjoying security and peace. A lot of you may not have ever seen these things first hand but I ASSURE you they're true, having seen it from BOTH sides of the tracks. I got free of needing assistance by using it as a hand to help me up and not a handout. By not using drugs, or having more children when I couldn't afford to care for the first on my own and by working hard and getting educated. I thank God because He gave me the sense to do so and He has certainly turned steps into leaps and bounds...but geez should WE continue to make it EASY on the people living that way on OUR DIME? If we don't stop it not only on the streets but what the govt is doing we will see the middle class disappear and will see the gap be very far and wide between the two. Heck if we won't stop going on this way we might as well create whole cities for the projects... SORRY guys... Rant over. I hope they catch those punks, and a God bless the GIs that are serving our country. For any liberal out there who has something to say about that, I sure as heck don't see you risking your butt for what freedoms remain!!!

alleycat
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alleycat 07/17/14 - 04:05 pm
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The way things are today even

The way things are today even if you couldn't carry a gun you have a cell phone. Stay in the car.. If you are broke down at 1:30 a.m. and four men approach your car call 911.

just an opinion
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just an opinion 07/17/14 - 04:14 pm
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Welcome to Augusta and

you will learn who not to accept "help" from.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 07/17/14 - 04:18 pm
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To jessgrdn

Good comment, all true and congratulations on your accomplishments.
I can tell by your writing and English that you meant to be educated and by golly you are indeed!
You are a shining example of what CAN be done!

AND - as for Government installations being built near low cost housing or whatever you want to call it - bear in mind that CAMP and then FORT Gordon has been there for a long time. I venture to say that cows were grazing in that area when it first got started!

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/17/14 - 08:42 pm
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SQUIRREL!

Median incomes.. the "Shoppes at Dyess".. the crime rate in Augusta..

Then an armed robbery occurs... I guess none of that gibberish matters eh?

jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/17/14 - 09:53 pm
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Thugs
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Thugs doing what thugs do. Steal from working people to support them.

oldfella
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oldfella 07/17/14 - 11:24 pm
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Can we get the cows back?

That used to graze near Camp/Fort Gordon? Anyway, when Fort Gordon gets another influx of folks as predicted from expansion in the near future, will the growth be north/northwest of Fort Gordon or south/southeast? Just asking, I'm a transplant, not a native so I'm curious. Survey says Columbia County will be getting a lot more gridlock.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/18/14 - 04:45 am
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"Tobacco road right outside

"Tobacco road right outside Fort Gordon can't be a high crime area, because there's nothing except tracts of empty land.."

Just drive down the road a little way, down to Quail Hollow, Spanish Trace, Meadowbrook, Pepperidge, etc.

They used to be nice neighborhoods. Now- they're awful.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/18/14 - 04:47 am
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jesslgrdn, when babies have

jesslgrdn, when babies have babies at 14,15,16, you see the results.

They were just children themselves when they had children.

Grandpa Jones
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Grandpa Jones 07/18/14 - 06:28 am
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Jesslgrdn, it all boils down

Jesslgrdn, it all boils down to people enjoying the good life at other people's expense.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/18/14 - 07:09 am
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Back in the good ole days-heh

Yep...I'm gonna say it again..

Back in the 50s--60s & 70s....the area around Ft Gordon was safe..

Some of my kin lived on Morgan Rd....the only danger was running into a moonshine still..hehheh or maybe an outhouse that some had..like most things, all of that is GWTW ....

My cousins walked all over the woods, hunted & roamed, I don't think we had many guns pulled on others during the days of long ago...BUT, they could shoot, were dang good at it too.

I miss those carefree days & I miss my kin folks too.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/18/14 - 07:33 am
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A Suggestion

The RCSO should use undercover cops posing as motorists in distress and so on to catch these types.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/18/14 - 07:37 am
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Morgan RD

The road was named for my kin...The Morgans.

They were dark haired & feisty folks..you didn't want to mess with them....if they could come back today they would straighten out the mess on Morgan Rd.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 07/18/14 - 08:20 am
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Looking for trouble

The four BMs were out looking for someone to rob. If it wasn't these guys it would have been some one else. It's just the culture.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 07/18/14 - 08:24 am
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Jesslgrdn

Brevity is the word of the day.

cush1944
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cush1944 07/18/14 - 09:42 am
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"Why can't the government

"Why can't the government step in and talk to parents about teaching their kids right from wrong, child development, and appropriate parenting"
The gov't has done enough to created this mess. This mess was created by the Great Society, democrats, liberals and black leaders.

hoptoad
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hoptoad 07/18/14 - 10:34 am
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I lived on many military

I lived on many military posts growing up. None of them planned to or purposely build the posts in low income or undesirable neighborhoods. It seems as soon as there is the presence of young, lonely soldiers, strip clubs, tattoo parlors, and low-rent bars move in to help them spend their money.

redapples
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redapples 07/18/14 - 11:37 am
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Clearly the government has

Clearly the government has already done enough to foster the current situation. I don't know the answer of how we get out of this mess, but it's nearing a tipping point like many things in our country. Hard working people are just plain fed up with being taken advantage of and giving, giving, giving.

countyman
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countyman 07/18/14 - 11:53 am
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Facts

The Meadowbrook neighborhood is nowhere close to Tobacco road...

The Pepperidge neighborhood is not awful and located on Peach Orchard road...

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/18/14 - 01:14 pm
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We know where Meadowbrrok is ctyman

http://spotcrime.com/ga/augusta/meadowbrook

Check for yourself folks....Meadowbrook has crime too.

as a matter of fact--use the map for any area you want to check.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/18/14 - 03:08 pm
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I second the motion

Seedy areas grow up around military bases, not vice versa. The lower ranks of enlisted personnel are still lower income, so there you go; if lower income housing is built to attract them, then lower income civilians are coming too; along with pawn shops, cheesy nightclubs, etc.

UNDERCOVER. Bingo RM; I've been in favor of more undercover since I visited Boston several years ago. Their crime rates were rising, with some of the Ivy League students being victimized. The solution was to put a bunch of plainclothes on the streets, which nipped it in the bud. Nip it, nip it, nip it!

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/18/14 - 03:10 pm
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Meadowbrook drive is just

Meadowbrook drive is just down the hill from Tobacco Rd.

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