Man charged in bank robbery

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After a brief chase down Peach Orchard Road, Richmond County sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of robbing a south Augusta bank Tuesday afternoon.

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James Edward Parker, 42, of 1726 Sandlewood Drive, is charged with robbery by intimidation, said Sgt. Calvin Chew. Mr. Parker entered the R-G Crown Bank at 1756 Peach Orchard Road and passed a note demanding money to the tellers, investigators said.

In the note, Mr. Parker also claimed to have "a bomb, weapons and people outside," Sgt. Chew said. Mr. Parker had the tellers fill two pillowcases with money and fled the bank, Sgt. Chew said.

Outside, witnesses said they saw red smoke coming from inside Mr. Parker's truck, which Sgt. Chew said was caused by the explosion of a dye pack hidden in the money.

Mr. Parker was spotted driving south on Peach Orchard Road by a deputy who was in the midst of a routine traffic stop.

The deputy chased him to Plantation Road, Sgt. Chew said.

Mr. Parker pulled to the side of the road and surrendered to authorities.

The deputy found the money and residue from the dye pack explosion inside Mr. Parker's truck, Sgt. Chew said.

Bomb-sniffing dogs were called to inspect Mr. Parker's truck, but no explosives were found, he said.

Reach Adam Folk at (706) 823-3339 or adam.folk@augustachronicle.com.

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adults
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adults 04/11/07 - 12:31 am
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Way to Go Richmond

Way to Go Richmond County......................

iletuknow
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iletuknow 04/11/07 - 01:13 am
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It is really hard to believe

It is really hard to believe that stories like this exist...

pointman73
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pointman73 04/11/07 - 01:36 am
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Looks like he got a tune up!

Looks like he got a tune up! Awesome!

billy123
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billy123 04/11/07 - 03:20 am
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HAHAHAHAHAAA, the good ol'

HAHAHAHAHAAA, the good ol' dye packs,gotta love em!

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mwilli3 04/11/07 - 05:31 am
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I'm in the military and

I'm in the military and contemplating getting stationed back in my home town. News like this makes me rethink that idea...

CHIEF
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CHIEF 04/11/07 - 05:53 am
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redneck idots

redneck idots

eschamb
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eschamb 04/11/07 - 07:55 am
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If you do the crime in

If you do the crime in Richmond county, be prepared to do the time in Richmond County.

elle
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elle 04/11/07 - 08:11 am
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Darn...I hate jury duty.

Darn...I hate jury duty.

a2
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a2 04/11/07 - 08:24 am
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He wanted two pillowcases of

He wanted two pillowcases of money? This man was probably drunk and or high. Can't you tell?

NoGoodReason
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NoGoodReason 04/11/07 - 09:02 am
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He is as dumb as he looks...

He is as dumb as he looks...

bowler
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bowler 04/11/07 - 09:19 am
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i think it's funny you can

i think it's funny you can see the red dye on his face

charles yonce
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charles yonce 04/11/07 - 09:20 am
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the guy is obviously a

the guy is obviously a doofus, as well as a loser.but please atleast give him $10.00 of the stolen money for all the laughs we all got today for free!

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magic 04/11/07 - 09:54 am
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[filtered word] is going on in South

[filtered word] is going on in South Augusta. People are loosing their minds. Seems like a lot of criminals are targeting a lot of establishments on Peach Orchard and Deans Bridge.

magic
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magic 04/11/07 - 09:55 am
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He looks like he escaped from

He looks like he escaped from Gracewood Hospital.

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THESOUTHLOST 04/11/07 - 10:34 am
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Seems like they should

Seems like they should re-think putting the mixed income housing in south Augusta. Those people wont be safe there

sbear
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sbear 04/11/07 - 10:37 am
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Escaped from Gracewood?

Escaped from Gracewood? That's an insult to the individuals hospitalized there.

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nol.23 04/11/07 - 10:58 am
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you would think by now,

you would think by now, people who even play with the thought of robbing a bank, would just go ahead and let that idea go. all these other dumbasses have gotten caught because of the dye that always gets thrown in the bag. but it is funny people think it is still that easy to get away with.

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SHEILAG 04/11/07 - 03:31 pm
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mwilli3: what does that have

mwilli3: what does that have to do with anything? crime is everywhere!!!

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ladybug2 04/11/07 - 07:13 pm
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lol you all are hilarious,

lol you all are hilarious, reading these comments truly make my day less stressful

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bayouboogie 04/11/07 - 11:24 pm
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I think this guy was from

I think this guy was from Georgia Regional? He's going to a place where they don't really care about hygene or if he has all of his teeth. He will be a very pretty bride for some prisoners on lock up. They will probably show him the social graces of intimacy, and one day trade him off for a pack of cigarettes.

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bigbert9980 04/11/07 - 11:29 pm
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Your are right crime is

Your are right crime is everywhere face it you can't make people do the right thing. God gave us free will to make our own decisions it doesn't matter what city or county you live in.

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bayouboogie 04/11/07 - 11:31 pm
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He could probably use some of

He could probably use some of the dye that blew up for some eye-shadow or maybe some blush and lip gloss, with a broken mop head he is well on his way to a caged paradise with the boys.

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