Murder suspect is found

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A murder suspect who has eluded capture for the past couple of months was caught Friday.

Donald Gamble: Suspect in the killing of Quamaine Rickman was found in Dade County, Fla.  Special
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Donald Gamble: Suspect in the killing of Quamaine Rickman was found in Dade County, Fla.

Donald Hugh Gamble Jr. was arrested in Dade County, Fla., after an anonymous caller tipped off police of his whereabouts, said Tom Johnson, a Richmond County homicide investigator.

Mr. Gamble is accused of fatally shooting Quamaine Rickman in the back July 14. Last week, the sheriff's office raised the reward money for his capture, but Investigator Johnson doesn't believe that factored into the caller's actions.

"I honestly believe this person was more motivated in getting a murderer off the streets than the monetary reward," he said.

The caller tipped police off that Mr. Gamble was in a Dade County store, the investigator said. Local sheriff's deputies there noticed someone fitting the suspect's description and made the arrest without incident.

The arrest brought relief to Richard Owen, who was roommates with Mr. Rickman and was on Walker Street when he was shot.

He was driving Mr. Rickman to the hospital when he died in his arms, Mr. Owen said.

"Nothing is going to bring Quamaine back, but having this guy off the street is very good news to me," Mr. Owen said. "I'm extremely elated that he's not out walking around."

Mr. Gamble was in the Dade County jail Friday awaiting extradition.

Reach Greg Gelpi at (706) 828-3851 or greg.gelpi@augustachronicle.com.

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unknown1
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unknown1 09/22/07 - 02:52 am
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One more thug off the
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One more thug off the streets. Let's hope he gets what he deserves.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 09/22/07 - 04:45 am
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Ineffective rewards work

Ineffective rewards work great.

amazed1
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amazed1 09/22/07 - 05:06 am
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give him life plus, say ,

give him life plus, say , fifty years to think about it.

luckie
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luckie 09/22/07 - 08:27 am
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Good job rcsd.

Good job rcsd.

WildcatCO1987
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WildcatCO1987 09/22/07 - 11:25 am
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There is a GOD!!!!!

There is a GOD!!!!!

sassygalady30
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sassygalady30 09/22/07 - 11:46 am
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glad they finally caught him

glad they finally caught him

departed
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departed 09/22/07 - 12:17 pm
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if the prision system would

if the prision system would have done its job he would not be out on parole killing people.

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justus4 09/22/07 - 01:45 pm
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Fools! The Iraq war will
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Fools! The Iraq war will produce tens of thousands of killers that will make this guy appear as a cub scout. He earned his fate, but lets see what the courts do...he'll be out in twenty, but get ready for justified killin' by ex-soldiers.

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MyOpinion1 09/22/07 - 05:06 pm
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Thank God they finally caught

Thank God they finally caught this man. Thank you, thank you, thank you

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Chuchi 09/22/07 - 06:32 pm
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Justus4, I'm afraid I don't

Justus4, I'm afraid I don't quite understand your comment. It seems to imply that combat veterans will become killers when they return home. Many soldiers have survived battles and haven't become killers in civilian life, including those in my own family. No war fought by American soldiers ever created tens of thousands of American ex-soldier killers, and there have been many wars fought by men of this nation. Perhaps I am mistaken in my interpretation of your posting. Would you be so kind as to explain? Thank you.

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justputtin 09/22/07 - 08:03 pm
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justus4, sounds like the

justus4, sounds like the thoughts of a stable, rational person. Speaking from experience?

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blaxicanpeach 09/22/07 - 08:46 pm
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i think they should send all

i think they should send all of the killers, thugs, rapists etc to iraq to fight on the front line as a form of sentencing and send these soldiers(men and women) back home to their families. it beats them doing this nonsense killing in the neighborhood

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blaxicanpeach 09/22/07 - 08:46 pm
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and i know this cat

and i know this cat

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