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Boy, 15, shoots uncle in father's defense, Columbia County police say

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 6:33 PM
Last updated Sunday, Aug 3, 2014 2:23 AM
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 A 38-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday after being shot by his nephew for choking his father, deputies say.

Columbia County sheriff’s deputies, who were called around 2:30 a.m.. found Ken­neth Wayne Newman Jr., 38, on the kitchen floor at a home in the 2500 block of Louisville Road, according to a police statement. He had a gunshot wound about 6 inches below his neck.

According to the release, Newman came to the home, threatened to kill Rich­ard Green and began punching him. After Newman placed him in a chokehold, Green’s 15-year-old son got a .22-caliber rifle and threatened to shoot if he didn’t release the hold, the statement said.

When Newman didn’t let go, Green’s son fired once, striking Newman in the back, the statement said.

There were at least five other people in the home at the time, including Dusti Headley, 37, who was charged with making false statements and two counts of battery for fighting Green and his son, police said. She is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $13,300 bond.

Newman was taken to Geor­gia Regents Medical Center and has charges pending against him. Green’s son will not face charges.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/02/14 - 09:18 pm
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I hate that this kid had to

I hate that this kid had to do this, but good for him; protecting his family.

historylover
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historylover 08/02/14 - 09:31 pm
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Sad that this kid

is being raised in this atmosphere. I've lived a long time without ever having to actually fire a gun at anyone and I hope I never do. Least of all, one of my uncles. God bless him.

Darby
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Darby 08/02/14 - 09:56 pm
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"Sad that this kid

is being raised in this atmosphere."

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Just re-read the article. Didn't see a word about the "atmosphere" the kid was raised in.

burninater
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burninater 08/02/14 - 11:16 pm
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When one "adult" in a family

When one "adult" in a family is dealing with issues by threatening to kill another "adult," that's an atmosphere.

paladin5
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paladin5 08/03/14 - 04:04 am
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BELIEVE ME...

.....the Atmosphere has been thick with Trouble for a Long Time. And being an "Uncle" does make him a Good Man...Just another man being drunk and violent in another's home. Not a good experience for the other juveniles present.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/03/14 - 06:33 am
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What historylover said. No

What historylover said.

No 15 year old should be put in the position of having to shoot someone, because two adults can't solve their problems without violence.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/03/14 - 06:36 am
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Kenneth Wayne Newman Jr has

Kenneth Wayne Newman Jr has been arrested before, most notably possession of meth with intent to distribute.

Another person destroying themselves with meth.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 08/03/14 - 06:42 am
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METH
Unpublished

White mans crack.

historylover
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historylover 08/03/14 - 07:25 am
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Darby

Argue with walls much?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/03/14 - 07:54 am
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Question

Dusti Headley looks to be tossed in to the article as filler.
Could we get a little more details?

BTW: Junior was still on Parole

Newman,Kenneth Wayne XX-673792
25##Louisville Rd Appling GA 30802
Demographics
Gender Male Race White Current Age 38
Eye Color 2 Height 6' 1" Weight 160
Parole Summary
Primary Offense Poss Firearm Convct Felon
Parole Begin Date Feb-16-2011
Parole End Date Jul-21-2015
http://oldweb.pap.state.ga.us/parimage.nsf/(byID)/673792/$File/673792f.jpg

Which means he had previous convictions before being found as a convicted felon with a Firearm.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/03/14 - 08:05 am
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UNASKED QUESTION

The Article indicates there were at least 5 other People were witnesses to the incident and telling how many hauled butt before the LEO's drove in?

So Why was the 15 y/o the only 1 to act?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/03/14 - 08:30 am
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"So Why was the 15 y/o the only 1 to act?"

Probably the only one who wasn't a whacked out fool.

Darby
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Darby 08/03/14 - 11:40 am
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"When one "adult" in a family is dealing

with issues by threatening to kill another "adult," that's an atmosphere."

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Funny, most people would have called it a single "incident". (Does a feather make a pillow? Does a puddle make a lake?)

But, of course, as always, you are entitled to your own interpretation.

Darby
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Darby 08/03/14 - 12:00 pm
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Darby - "Argue with walls much?"

historylover - Not very often. Just each and every time I speak with a liberal. Every discussion becomes an argument, given their driving need to substitute ideology for fact.

Not to mention their contempt for any law, ordinance or rule they happen to be at odds with.

It appears to be in their DNA.

BTW - That's just my generic answer. Not suggesting that your post was liberal.

Darby
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Darby 08/03/14 - 12:01 pm
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And one more thing....

I would have happily agreed with you if you had said.... "Sad that this kid
is apparently being raised in (a violent, or corrosive) atmosphere."

Or....

"What happened here is indicative of this kid being raised in a violent atmosphere."

.....Because I have little doubt that IS the case. I just prefer to look before I leap.

In other words, in my not-so-humble opinion, HL, your assumption is PROBABLY CORRECT, but you offer no real evidence.

historylover
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historylover 08/03/14 - 12:06 pm
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Darby

Here is a literary definition for the word atmosphere. As for arguing with liberals, you really should not waste your energy. As you KNOW we don't listen. We break all of the laws, we don't hold jobs, we are contemptuous of anything we disagree with. As Gage Creed would say, "Blah, blah, blah"

"...in literature, atmosphere refers to the feeling, emotion, or mood a writer conveys to a reader through the description of setting and objects."

I posted a nice comment about a bad situation and YOU have decided to argue about my choice of words. Classy.

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Dixieman 08/03/14 - 12:14 pm
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Give him a medal

Outstanding kid. And you have to read between the lines a little, but there are many, many, many clues that this environment is not exactly Ozzie-and-Harriet-Land or the Partridge family. Hope this kid overcomes his background, makes it out of there alive, and goes on to succeed in life.

historylover
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historylover 08/03/14 - 12:14 pm
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I agree

Dixieman!

Darby
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Darby 08/03/14 - 01:04 pm
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"...in literature, atmosphere refers

to the feeling, emotion, or mood a writer conveys to a reader through the description of setting and objects."

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But of course, you didn't do that. You referred to the "atmosphere" in that boy's home, not that "created" in your writing. Try not to carry one's literary license too far

Think about it!

And thanks for calling me "classy". I really have to agree with you. My wife might not.

Have another nice day.

Darby
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Darby 08/03/14 - 01:09 pm
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What I really like

is that this kid, despite the unfortunate circumstances, shot one more hole in the liberals' anti-everything-about-guns mantra.

Anyway, HL - I said that you were probably correct in your assumption. Can I get just a little credit for that?

historylover
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historylover 08/03/14 - 01:10 pm
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Ok Darby

You win this one! The atmosphere comment, not the gun and liberals one! We'll get back into that one another day I'm sure. You have a good day too!

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 08/03/14 - 02:31 pm
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@historylover

I think you misquoted me, as you pulled my remarks without the complete context for which they were intended...☺

historylover
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historylover 08/04/14 - 12:38 am
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ok how do you remove or

ok how do you remove or delete a post after you typed it? I tried and it made me type something, so this is it. Sorry!

ctchpln
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ctchpln 08/04/14 - 08:11 am
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Anyway....

Anyway...the 15-year-old acted bravely, defended his home and may have saved his father's life.

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agreen99 08/15/14 - 11:05 am
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This an an ex uncle, no

This an an ex uncle, no relation, and 2 of the others were minor friends of his and the other 2 adults were in bed where they should have been. People are so easy to pass judgement when they don't know the full story. There are no winners here and all that is needed is prayers, not judgement.

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