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Bond denied for Augusta man shot outside house during March 28 robbery attempt

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A man charged in a March 27 robbery will remain in jail pending trial on armed robbery and other charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Shawn Doby, 22, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court in connection with a robbery of a mother and daughter on Thomas Lane, and the attempted robbery of a Thomas Lane resident the following night.

The night of March 28, Carl Collins had just left home for work when his girlfriend, LaEigha Hayes, called him on his cellphone and said that a stranger had knocked on the door, telling her a story about Collins’ vehicle breaking down, according to Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers.

Collins returned to their Thomas Lane home, Myers said, and found Doby peeking into the windows. Collins confronted Doby and – after Doby pointed a handgun at him – shot him in the chest, Myers said.

It wasn’t the first time Doby has been shot. In July 2012 he was wounded in a drive-by shooting on Druid Park. The suspects were acquitted at trial in December.

It’s also not the first time Doby has faced criminal charges.

Doby was 16 years old when he was adjudicated a delinquent for committing aggravated assault in 2009.

As an adult, he has been convicted of property damage, reckless conduct, and carrying a concealed weapon.

In South Carolina, he has two convictions for assault and battery, Myers said.

Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet denied Doby’s request for bond, finding he posed a danger of committing additional crimes if released.

Collins, the man who shot Doby in March, was charged with possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer. He was sentenced to two years on probation in June.

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corgimom 08/28/14 - 05:24 am
Instead of charging Mr.

Instead of charging Mr. Collins, they should've given him a medal.

hoptoad 08/28/14 - 12:45 pm
Sorry, CM, the law says he

Sorry, CM, the law says he was not supposed to have a gun and he disobeyed the law, jail time! He should have just called the police instead of confronting Doby.

Doby + armed robbery = jail without bail.

jimmymac 08/28/14 - 03:28 pm

I agree the guy was breaking the law but there should be exceptions to every rule and if ever a shooting was justified this sounds like one. Hence the light sentence.

hoptoad 08/28/14 - 06:14 pm
Those of you who think it was

Those of you who think it was okay for Collins to break the law, need to think that over. What you're saying is that certain people can break the law and that's okay - you're glad Collins broke the law because Doby broke the law. Since Collins was on probation, he must have done something criminal at one time or another.

Doby shouldn't have been on the street anyway with the record he had, but that's for the law to handle. Probably those darned liberal judges fault.

AutumnLeaves 08/28/14 - 11:45 pm
I wonder what block of Thomas

I wonder what block of Thomas Lane (i.e., neighborhood from hell) this was in? Probably not far from where I used to live. Got tired of one of the neighbor's and his wife trespassing on our property at all hours of the day and night and stealing our bikes, etc. Caught her signaling him with a pretty lousy whistle one night, in the middle of stealing one of the bikes, they bolted, so I just locked the bike in the shed. Figured he would be breaking in the house next, so doubled up on the bolt locks on the new solid wood back door. One day came home from vacation (we did put our house on police watch) to find a split down the middle of the door, but it was still in place and our nosy thieving neighbor had quite a limp for a long time. Not too hard to figure out how that limp came about.

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