Two men arrested; cop fires gun after morning altercation, chase

Friday, March 6, 2009 2:34 PM
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Two Augusta men were arrested this morning after fleeing police who had answered a disturbance call.

According to deputies, Brandon David Langston, 21, of the 2900 block of Jackson Street, was charged with aggravated assault on an officer, obstruction, driving without a licence, reckless driving, and attempting to elude an officer.

Deputies had been called to a residence in south Augusta where a man was said to be arguing with this mother.

When police arrrived, the man identified as Mr. Langston, jumped into a 1985 Chevrolet Blazer and drove away.

At one point a deputy fired several shots at the vehicle.

The SUV finally stopped on Kevin Drive where Mr. Langston was taken into custody after trying to flee.

Two other men were in the car, including Orenthal James Seabrooks, 22, 3700 block of Massoit Drive, who was charged with possessing a weapon with an altered serial number, police said.

A third person in the car was not charged.

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GnipGnop1
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GnipGnop1 03/06/09 - 02:52 pm
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knuckleheads!!!

knuckleheads!!!

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 03/06/09 - 02:59 pm
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O.J.! can't go wrong with a

O.J.! can't go wrong with a name like that! (rolling eyes)

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/06/09 - 03:04 pm
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very nice outcome. good job

very nice outcome. good job rcso.

oldhampshire
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oldhampshire 03/06/09 - 03:14 pm
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Why were shots fired?

Why were shots fired?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/09 - 03:22 pm
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The Richmond County stated

The Richmond County stated policy is not to fire into a moving vehicle unless the life of the officer is in danger.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 03/06/09 - 03:27 pm
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I was trying to remember why

I was trying to remember why Kevin Drive sounded familiar. Don't recall, but when I checked it out on the map, noticed it was not far from Cheryl Drive. Knew a few people that lived over there. I guess I noticed the sign as I was driving to one of the famiies that lived off Young Forest Drive on Cheryl Drive.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/09 - 03:32 pm
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Let's recap. A man is arguing

Let's recap. A man is arguing with his mother, police come and he drives off. The police chase him and fire numerous shots at the car. RCSO needs classes on safety. Very dangerous.

howdie
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howdie 03/06/09 - 03:59 pm
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Good job arm chair

Good job arm chair quarterbacking Riverman. Until we know why they fired shots stop second guessing. Maybe they had a reason, maybe they didnt. If they didnt then you can criticize. A gun was found in the car..maybe your first statement fits.

gnx
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gnx 03/06/09 - 03:59 pm
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Maybe it's high time

Maybe it's high time criminals in RC know they're going to be shot at. Perhaps, for some, that may prove a reasonable deterrent. I know after CC cops shot and killed a man trying to rob the old Food Lion on Evans to Locks road twenty years ago it was a very long time before any store robberies of any type happened in CC.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/09 - 04:05 pm
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Since Columbia Cty is

Since Columbia Cty is mentioned. Realize the policy is that officers don't fire into moving cars or put themselves in a place where they would be in danger to a vehicle. The are specifically told to avoid such circumstances. However, this does not appear to be a case of officers being threatened by the car, by the way.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/09 - 04:06 pm
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Howdie, I've been waiting on

Howdie, I've been waiting on the Elmore investigation results for months. If you don't think people are going to comment on a news event in the Chronicle such as this, you are out to lunch.

apex24
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apex24 03/06/09 - 04:06 pm
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Riverman, shut the hell up!!!

Riverman, shut the hell up!!! You don't even know what happened.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 03/06/09 - 04:08 pm
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I would like to know why BOE

I would like to know why BOE did absolutely nothing about the written bomb threat at Butler this morning. "369-830 boom" was written on the wall and BOE did NOTHING until 930. Mr. Bedden, WHY???

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/09 - 04:09 pm
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Apex, uh, it is in the

Apex, uh, it is in the Chronicle and a news event that we discuss like we do every other story here. That's why they make the comments section under the story. Glad to help you understand.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 03/06/09 - 04:10 pm
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This was discovered by a

This was discovered by a teacher about 715. Reported to BOE officers and no one reacted. And what about the officer spraying students with pepper spray Wed? That didn't make the news either. Why the cover-ups?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/09 - 04:11 pm
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AugustaVoter, because they

AugustaVoter, because they are idiots trying to disrupt school. Why say anything? I'd never evacuate for a bomb threat.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 03/06/09 - 04:12 pm
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As a former deputy of RC,

As a former deputy of RC, Riverman is correct. Officers are not to fire at a moving vehicle, period. That is policy. If the suspects were firing at them then the article should say. I heard the traffic on a scanner and I never heard the suspect fire at officers. Maybe I missed something.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 03/06/09 - 04:13 pm
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But if something had

But if something had happened, Riverman, then what would we be saying on here? Esp. since they ARE idiots they might actually do something stupid like bomb a school.

gnx
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gnx 03/06/09 - 04:14 pm
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I didn't bring up CC to make

I didn't bring up CC to make a case of who knows what better than whom. I only brought it up because the Food Lion incident sent a clear message to other criminals that behavior like that wasn't going to be tolerated and there are people who weren't living here when it happened who might be curious as to the location. I do NOT believe one county is better than the other and I did not mention it in order to start a flaming post war.

spdermn78
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spdermn78 03/06/09 - 04:26 pm
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Augustavoter when were you a

Augustavoter when were you a deputy.. in 1975?? You are loud and wrong.. The use of deadly force policy clearly states that a deputy may fire his weapon, when there is a threat to his or her life or a threat of loss of life to the general public and that is probably why they were charged with Agg Assualt on a police officer.. THERE IS NO SUCH POLICY ON FIRING INTO A MOVING VEHICLE.

spdermn78
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spdermn78 03/06/09 - 04:29 pm
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Look people, unless you were

Look people, unless you were there with these fine deputies at 7AM dont say anything. Some of you tree huggers are quick to judge law enforcement but give these [filtered word] a free pass. Did you not read they had a gun with a scratched off serial number. I might be new but I do think that is a federal charge. You all are able to sleep quietly and peacful, at 7AM because of the men and women of RCSO. Either join the agency and clean up your county or shut ya mouths!

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/06/09 - 04:34 pm
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my only criticism with this

my only criticism with this incident is that the deputy needs to go re qualify with his G-22. btw...policy at the rcso and ccso discourages firing from a moving vehicle, but it is NOT forbidden. a officer may fire his weapon whenever their or anothers life is in danger. period!

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/06/09 - 05:13 pm
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augustavoter and riverman are

augustavoter and riverman are full of crap. there is no policy at rcso that says you can't fire at a moving vehicle. get a clue.

steelermoose1
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steelermoose1 03/06/09 - 06:12 pm
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Yeah, and just for the morons

Yeah, and just for the morons that dont know crap before they comment...The driver attempted to Run over officer Carroll at which time the deputy fired six shots, which all hit the vehicle, then the deputy dove out of the way. The driver was as lucky as it gets. By the way, the son who was arguing with his mother which originated the call, threatened to kill her and had a gun with a serial number scratched off....hmmmmm

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/09 - 07:04 pm
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RICHMOND COUNTY: "Shooting at

RICHMOND COUNTY: "Shooting at or from a moving vehicle shall be avoided in all instances except those which do not endanger innocent persons and are justified by unusual or exigent circumstances," the policy reads.

COLUMBIA COUNTY: Policy requires that officers not "voluntarily place themselves in front of an oncoming vehicle where use of deadly force is the probable outcome." The policy discourages firing at or from a moving vehicle, saying deputies should get out of the way.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/09 - 07:04 pm
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RICHMOND COUNTY: "Deadly

RICHMOND COUNTY: "Deadly force is justified only if a person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to themselves, a third person, or the commission of a forcible felony," according to sheriff's office policy.

COLUMBIA COUNTY: Deadly force is authorized "for the sole purpose of stopping an individual's threat of death or serious physical injury."

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/06/09 - 07:13 pm
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six shots, three people, one

six shots, three people, one car.... I'm freaking flabberghasted someone didn't get killed. What are blazers made out of anyway?

This_is_nuts
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This_is_nuts 03/06/09 - 07:17 pm
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Riverman1, if a 3000 pound

Riverman1, if a 3000 pound vehicle is accelerating towards you, do you not reasonably believe that it would cause great bodily harm or death?

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 03/06/09 - 08:17 pm
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Riverman1, You apparently

Riverman1, You apparently just typed out, or copied and hopefully read what you pasted on here, so didn't the officers do what they were supposed to do? It seems as if they did. Do you agree with that or disagree? Or are you just wondering what the facts are, like the rest of us. I don't know what happened, but I hope the officers did as they are trained to do and according to those rules you posted above. Have any facts come out that show they didn't act as their job requires?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/09 - 08:37 pm
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Hey Barroness...yep, I

Hey Barroness...yep, I understand it all or I wouldn't have known to look it up and post here. It's funny how I get embroilled in these incidents being a white conservative Republican, but so be it. All we have from this recent shooting is what the article says. I'm going by that and posting department regulations of both counties. I also understand officers have to make split second decisions. My point is that if you follow policy and not get in front of cars nor shoot at them unless protecting someone innocent, life would be a lot more simple around these parts.

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