Police cars rammed in chase

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An Augusta man remained in custody Thursday night after police said he rammed two cars driven by Richmond County sheriff's investigators while trying to avoid arrest.

Jacob Asher Plowright was wanted in connection with another case when he was arrested Wednesday.  Special
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Jacob Asher Plowright was wanted in connection with another case when he was arrested Wednesday.

Jacob Asher Plowright, 19, of Richmond Hill Road, was jailed Wednesday night after a police chase led to his apprehension in a south Augusta neighborhood, said Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Blaise Dresser.

About 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, Investigators Dan Carrier and Paul Godden were working near Tobacco Road Elementary School when they recognized Mr. Plowright, who was wanted in connection with another case. He was driving a late-model Chrysler 300-C.

When the investigators tried to pull Mr. Plowright over, he drove the Chrysler toward their unmarked vehicles, Investigator Dresser said.

The ramming occurred at the exit portion of the Tobacco Road Elementary School parking lot while school was in session, he said. However, there was no direct threat to student safety.

After crashing into the cars, Mr. Plowright led police on a half-mile car chase to the entrance of the Raintree subdivision.

After arresting Mr. Plowright, police discovered the car had been stolen from Dick Smith Chrysler in Aiken on March 7. Police also found a stolen Colt .45-caliber pistol underneath a car seat, Investigator Dresser said.

Investigator Dresser said it was purely coincidental that the investigators saw the wanted man near the school.

"Before that, we didn't know the car was stolen," Investigator Dresser said.

Mr. Plowright was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer; two counts of theft by receiving stolen property; carrying a weapon on school property and carrying a concealed weapon, all felonies.

Reach Timothy Cox at (706) 823-3217 or tim.cox@augustachronicle.com.

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Godschild
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Godschild 05/04/07 - 04:58 am
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Great job Mr Carrier and Mr

Great job Mr Carrier and Mr Godden thank you for getting another thug off of our streets.

happythoughts
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happythoughts 05/04/07 - 05:09 am
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What a life this young man

What a life this young man has been living! If somehow his life time can be researched to study his past living conditions and the people who influenced his life then there may be a cure to stop a lot of crimes by helping to eliminate this horrible lifestyle.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 05/04/07 - 06:56 am
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Happythoughts, I believe the

Happythoughts, I believe the cure could be laid at his parents feet.

Edgefield
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Edgefield 05/04/07 - 07:16 am
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Happy feet, Perhaps the best

Happy feet, Perhaps the best thing to keep other young men from leading a life of crime, would be to end all, ALL forms of goverment giveaways and make parents start earing a living so that they can teach their kids the same moral values. I suspect he and his parents have been given everything they have by our social goverment, Now when he wants something he doesnt have, the first option is to take it rather than earn it.

Lock him away and all his family

WW1949
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WW1949 05/04/07 - 07:44 am
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Edgefield, I agree with you

Edgefield, I agree with you on stopping the government givaways and making all people work. However you do not know what this man's parents are like so you cannot blame them or any of his family. They could be hard working people with good moral character. I suppose your comment is a gut reaction because you like me are probably hard working and resent paying taxes that go to welfare programs, unearned income tax refunds to people who pay no taxes and all other programs that encourage people not to work and earn their own way. I think these programs make the receivers subservant to the politicians and get votes frome the uneducated so they can stay in power. It's a government way of enslaving several generations of people to the politicians wishes.

happythoughts
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happythoughts 05/04/07 - 07:55 am
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Edge wood, there are some

Edge wood, there are some families that have not been able to get out of the poor social life for most of a century. They do as they see, this is a way of life. I hope one day they will fit into society so they can earn a good life like you and me.

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 05/04/07 - 09:50 am
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This "man" is just that, a

This "man" is just that, a man, of legal age and apparently with enough sense to know right from wrong. While those who have helped rear him might possibly have either set or allowed HIM to set low values, he is old enough to know the difference between right and wrong and ultimately the reponsibility lies with him and NO ONE ELSE. It is time for us to stop coddling all these lawbreakers and psychoanalzying them ad nauseum and then turning them back onto the streets to commit other crimes. He did the crimes on his own. He had opportunity to stop when signaled to do so by the police and he choose to ram those vehicles and then try to run. His parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and any other family or friends connected to his upbringing were not there - HE made his own decision, a bad one. I DO agree though that our government was never designed to take care of us from cradle to grave. The only benefits which are acceptable are Social Security and Medicare at the end of life and those benefits have already been collected from us during our working years. If an individual is incapable of working and/or taking care of himself/herself then governmental aid is O K.

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marien 05/04/07 - 09:55 am
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Another young presons life is

Another young presons life is thrown away for nothing, he should have known better, and his parents may have done all they could, but a hard head makes a soft behind or get you jail time.

101010
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101010 05/04/07 - 10:02 am
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I just read th e previous

I just read th e previous story about a young white male that killed a 80 year old man and nothing was said of his race or social condiions. Now we have a young black man that rammed a police car and had a gun; of course his family is on welfare and the government is taken care of him and his welfare mother. You people are unbelievable. Do you know this young man's family? Does it say anywhere in this story that his family accepts government handouts? Does it say he is poor? No, just like the other story it gives a description of the crime. Get off your damn racist soapboxes and look in the mirror at the real problems in the world; you folks that turned this story into some social commentary on poverty and welfare are the sick people that have held this city back for decades. Both of these stories have to do with young men that have committed a vrime nothing more!!!!

happythoughts
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happythoughts 05/04/07 - 10:35 am
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Reddog, Driving a stolen car

Reddog, Driving a stolen car with a stolen gun underneath a car seat! Crime wasn't born into him, so what happened? You're rude to call others sick for believing his past had an influence on his actions.

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whitescorpion 05/04/07 - 11:23 am
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I don't care about his past.

I don't care about his past. No one ever asks about a white mans past. Simple fact is, that this young man made his own decisions. Those decisions have consequences. Now, he should be made to pay. May he rot in jail.

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Dan4th 05/04/07 - 11:41 am
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no reddog we're the people

no reddog we're the people who have had to feed , clothe, school, and raise these kinds of sorry "people" since they were born, thanks to government subsidies,tax - funded programs and checks of every desription.
this goes for both of the little bastards.

rjay
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rjay 05/04/07 - 12:30 pm
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this young man had a bad

this young man had a bad childhood, mother and the babies daddy hated him. everyone kept putting him down. my f-ing heart bleeds for his sorry butte. he needs 5 years off the start for raming the cars, he needs needs 5 yrs. for being wanted, he needs 3 yrs. for having a gun on the school. , 5yrs. for having to be chased where he could have hit someone and killed someone and 1yr for just being stupid. this is before he is tryed for his crime. and 5yrs. for a stolen car

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allinaday 05/04/07 - 12:31 pm
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You missed Reddog's point.

You missed Reddog's point. Most of you commented on the article about the young white man that killed an elderly man and the above article. In the article about the young white man you said nothing about welfare, poverty or race, but in this article because there was a black face to go with it you automatically ASSumed that the young man's family was on welfare. Crime was not born into either of these young men and so the comments should have been affixed to both stories not just the one with the black face. I agree with Reddog's point if you did not question the past and up bringing of both of these young men you are a sick racist!!!

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shenyse86 05/04/07 - 01:19 pm
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Give me a break guys.

Give me a break guys. Parenting, good, great or horrible can only take you so far. At some time or another people have to be held accountable for their own actions. There have been plenty of articles printed about people who have come from more affluent backgrounds--(Do the Barbie Bandits or the preacher's kid who robbed a bank, ring a bell??!)--that still commit crimes. Conversely, there are people who were born into homes with no wealth, except family, that have gone on to do exceptionally well. I'll have to say a big "Whatever!" to happythoughts, denali and the like...Cudos to Reddog.

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chloemalone 05/04/07 - 03:22 pm
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Dan Carrier is one good

Dan Carrier is one good looking guy. I am glad that neither of the officers was hurt. That's what you all should be focused on.

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TrulyWorried 05/04/07 - 04:08 pm
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Leave race out of it and look

Leave race out of it and look at the individuals and the crimes commited - quick trying to 'stoke the fire' of racism!!

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shamrock 05/04/07 - 08:30 pm
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JOSHMO ... If you're white,

JOSHMO ... If you're white, like I am, then you're an embarassment to our race. Better yet you're just an embarassment ... PERIOD!

LoveBlackAndWhite
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LoveBlackAndWhite 05/04/07 - 09:56 pm
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Questions: Can hate crimes

Questions: Can hate crimes only occur when a white person does something to a black person? Are the words cracker/[filtered word]/redneck racial slurs? Does anyone feel that the Duke lacrosse accuser deserves jail time or should justly compensate her victims? If a man comes over to my house and asks for money, is that panhandling? Are the black people that talked out against the players on the Duke lacrosse team going to give an Imus-ish apology? Should some people receiving government handouts be made to pick up trash or do some sort of service to the community for their money(why or why not?) Do you feel as though the labels (e.g.ADHD and ADD) are sometimes created by doctors as a result of parents not disciplining their children? Does anyone feel as though the cops that shot the 90+ year old woman in Atlanta acted in self-defense? Why can't Don Imus use lyrics that others use? Is that infringing on his First Amendment rights?

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billy123 05/05/07 - 01:45 am
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I say , Columbia County is

I say , Columbia County is the best place to live, once again, Richmond County harbors killers, child molesters and rapists, just look at the GBI sex offender registry.. We here in COLUMBIA COUNTY have the BEST schools, the BEST places to eat, the BEST in everything.. richmond county smells bad and you have to carry a gun over there in that crime ridden county... be smart... move the the BEST If you want the BEST!!!

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billy123 05/05/07 - 01:49 am
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oh, btw, I live in a very

oh, btw, I live in a very nice HIGH PRICED neighborhood and there are a few richmond county cop cars parked in driveways here, that should tell you the REAL DEAL!!

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luckie 05/05/07 - 02:34 pm
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billy123- be quiet. You are

billy123- be quiet. You are about to encourage people from augusta to move here. It is safe here and I don't think it is going to last a whole lot longer wiith all the crap going on in Augusta. More and more people are moving. As for the racial issues, I believe that color becomes significant when you are talking about government assistant. Do the research. How many blacks live in ssection 8 homes compared to how many whites that live in section 8 homes. Next, compare the number of blacks to the number of whites that live in underwood, allen homes, sunset, gilbert manor etc. Lastly, who knows how many government assisted (project homes) there are in august to include apartment complexes like river glen?

nishanesh20062006
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nishanesh20062006 05/06/07 - 07:37 am
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i wish all ya'll racist

i wish all ya'll racist bastards would shut up none of ya'll know his past or anything about his family. ya'll have nothing better to do than read the paper and then turn around and criticize people for making bad chooses. when its a black person everybody got so much to say but when a white person do sumthing stupid like kill his parents in their sleep or drown their wife and kids in a lake everybody make excuses for him like o he was depressed or he was on some kind or medicine thats bull[filtered word] when will you people realize that white people make some of the same bad choses that black people make.

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wandasig97 05/06/07 - 10:57 pm
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who cares about columbia

who cares about columbia county yall nothing but a bunch of snob who think ya'll have so much. ya'll got just as many issues as we do but the press so worried about the county being embarrassed that its never comes out. ya'll families are disfunctional the men work all day while the wife sits at home starving herself just so she can look like the skinny girls on the television and the kids get drunk and have wild party then get mad and want to kill everybody includung themselves. then ya'll have the biggest thieves i no "the gypies" . so lets face it you can believe what you want to believe the only thing different between richmond county and columbia county is the name like i said they go thru the same thing but it just dont get out as quick and when it does they try to candy coat the story we dont live in a walgreen world so get your heads out of your four point of contact and face reality. thanks for your time and have a blessed day

Ms.SmartyPants
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Ms.SmartyPants 05/08/07 - 02:28 pm
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How judgemental! Or maybe

How judgemental! Or maybe just mentally challenged. There are a lot of different things that couldve happened in this situation. People say we are a product of our enviroment, but what if this young man's parents raised him right? Is it their fault that he made a wrong decision? Maybe this unfortunate situation will help this man turn his life around. It is human nature to make mistakes, but it is just plain idiotic to blame something that happened on their ethnic race, sex or background...BIGOTRY!

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