Suspect is arrested in officer shooting

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Richmond County sheriff's deputies ended a two-state manhunt Thursday night with the arrest of a man sought in the shooting of a North Augusta Public Safety officer.

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Timothy Houston, 40, of the 1900 block of Seaborn Drive in North Augusta, was arrested between 10 and 10:30 p.m. at America's Best Value Inn on Washington Road, a Richmond County sheriff's dispatch supervisor said.

Police say Mr. Houston shot into a North Augusta Public Safety car Wednesday night, wounding Officer Kevin Hayes.

Mr. Houston is charged with assault and battery with intent to kill and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Officer Hayes was released Thursday morning from Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Aiken County sheriff's Capt. Troy Elwell said. It was uncertain whether his face wound was caused by the bullet or shattered glass, Capt. Elwell said. Either way, he said, the charge would be assault and battery with intent to kill.

The shooting took place after 7 p.m. Wednesday as Officer Hayes and another policeman attempted to make a traffic stop at Martintown and Old Edgefield roads, police said. The driver drove off, and when police pursued he fired into their vehicle, police said.

Reach Preston Sparks and Bill Norton at (706) 724-0851.

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 06/05/09 - 12:27 am
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Good Riddens....He should

Good Riddens....He should NEVER see sunlight again.

55 F-100
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55 F-100 06/05/09 - 03:53 am
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Hopefully this will be a

Hopefully this will be a no-bond situation so that the hoodrat thug remains in jail until trial time. If he should get a bail bond, he will disappear and will be on the run from now on. This should be a two part process......jail until trial time.......life in prison after trial time.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/05/09 - 04:33 am
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I'd say someone was watching

I'd say someone was watching too much tv. I wonder if he threw his pistol at the cop car when it was empty. And what a great escape plan, a night in the Washington road hotel. Another moron for our holding system.

spdermn78
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spdermn78 06/05/09 - 06:44 am
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Man we have some dumb *ss

Man we have some dumb *ss criminals here in the CSRA. Knowing you are wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, why the hell are you still in town.. Dummy. You should be in mexico, making sno cones at a chicken fight. Well on the flip side it makes it eaiser when these dummies hang around after commiting a crime to be arrested and prosecuted. Good Job RCSO

Concerned Citizen
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Concerned Citizen 06/05/09 - 06:53 am
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I am glad he was caught and I

I am glad he was caught and I hope he gets what he deserves. I will say it again, we need to do better.

peonynut
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peonynut 06/05/09 - 07:31 am
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Should have shot him.

Should have shot him.

hurlyburly11
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hurlyburly11 06/05/09 - 08:20 am
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Good riddance...another one

Good riddance...another one bites the dust!

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KSL 06/05/09 - 08:55 am
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LOL, PT! Was he driving and

LOL, PT! Was he driving and shooting at the same time? Seems like he can't walk and chew gum simultaneously.

jack
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jack 06/05/09 - 10:08 am
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Good job law enforcement.

Good job law enforcement. NOw catch the scumbag that attacked the lady in MCG hospital.

sliique
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sliique 06/05/09 - 10:54 am
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Good "Riddens" ALLTOO typical

Good "Riddens"

ALLTOO typical of the education level down here!

sliique
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sliique 06/05/09 - 10:54 am
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That should have been ALL

That should have been ALL (space) TOO....

hurlyburly11
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hurlyburly11 06/06/09 - 07:59 am
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lol..slique.....glass houses

lol..slique.....glass houses and all...just saying........

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