Men fire at police, escape after chase

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Police were seeking two men who fired shots at officers during a chase early Sunday through Burke and Richmond counties, according to authorities.

About 1 a.m., the Waynesboro Police Department and the Burke County Sheriff's Office warned Richmond County authorities to be on the lookout for two men in a black Nissan pickup, said Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Glen Rahn.

Richmond County sheriff's deputies took over the pursuit on Georgia Highway 56 after the truck crossed the county line.

Investigator Rahn said shots were fired from the pickup's passenger-side window, striking patrol cars from all three agencies.

No injuries were reported, he said.

Investigator Rahn said Richmond County sheriff's deputies returned fire.

Police began pursuing the men after an armed robbery at a Waynesboro Waffle House, authorities said.

The pursuit ended after the men pulled onto a dirt road off Brown Road, abandoned the pickup and ran.

"These men are looking at several felonies," Investigator Rahn said. "Not only did they put officers in jeopardy, they clearly had no regard for the public at large -- specifically those who were driving along the road," he said.

The men were described as white and in their early 20s, Investigator Rahn said.

Anyone with information that could lead to arrests can call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1080.

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

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 11/03/08 - 03:17 am
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Insanity on the road. Young

Insanity on the road. Young cowboys running from the law. These guys are too stupid not to get caught.

onecatfish
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onecatfish 11/03/08 - 07:24 am
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Tim, I think this may help
Unpublished

Tim, I think this may help you. Were is the waffle house at?
Waynesboro police said that is was the huddle house.
Good reporting. About the wrecked? You did not tell us the cop also has there guns. Were was the car was from. Question, whos reporting is right, Yours Or WPD?

Two white men in black Nissan pick-up robbed Huddle House at gunpoint around 5 a.m. this morning, then shot out the tires on a Waynesboro patrol car in pursuit.

Richmond County deputies tried to block off the truck on Highway 56 at McBean, but the men pointed guns out of their windows and exchanged gunfire. The robbers wrecked and abandoned the truck just off Old Waynesboro Road and fled into the woods.

Waynesboro police investigators say the truck and guns (which were left in the vehicle) are both registered to a Keysville man. The truck was reported stolen after the robbery.

Canine units continue to search the area.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 11/03/08 - 07:43 am
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This must be a cultural thing

This must be a cultural thing with these guys.

ripjones
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ripjones 11/03/08 - 08:29 am
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You are right iamabadamerican

You are right iamabadamerican -- any criminal that fires on law enforcement, has given up their right to live. And any Sheriff that does not have that as a standing order, does not care about the men and women that serve to protect us.

aaa
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aaa 11/03/08 - 09:13 am
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Well, now we know where some

Well, now we know where some of that 46% of non-graduating white Richmond County males ended up.

bethlovesotis
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bethlovesotis 11/03/08 - 09:18 am
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i think they are very stupid

i think they are very stupid and needs to be punished. they didn't even care who was no the road so i hope they rot in hell

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 11/03/08 - 09:19 am
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Where is that, AJC,

Where is that, AJC, committing Armed Robberies or Reporting on them!

Bears
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Bears 11/03/08 - 09:25 am
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The Huddle House was not

The Huddle House was not robbed at 5 am it was 11:52 pm

KingJames
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KingJames 11/03/08 - 09:39 am
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Thug wannabees! Lock them up

Thug wannabees! Lock them up and throw away the key.

rufus
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rufus 11/03/08 - 09:51 am
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catfish, I can only hope that

catfish, I can only hope that English is your second language

karmakills123
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karmakills123 11/03/08 - 09:51 am
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yep..they bees done...~ : o )

yep..they bees done...~ : o )

reader54
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reader54 11/03/08 - 10:39 am
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rufus;that was too funny!

rufus;that was too funny!

takeme2
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takeme2 11/03/08 - 11:29 am
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white suspects? surprised

white suspects? surprised they even reported it.

inside info
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inside info 11/03/08 - 01:46 pm
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Onecatfish, Sorry not sure

Onecatfish, Sorry not sure where you got your information, but you are more incorrect than the article. The article is not 100% correct, but alot closer to correct than you are.

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