FBI seeking fugitive suspected in 2008 shootout with policeman

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4:15 PM
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The FBI issued a warrant today for a man charged in an altercation with an off-duty police officer in the West Lake subdivision last year.

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Bobby Lee Roberson, 42, of Hephzibah, is wanted for aggravated assault of a police officer, robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to statement released by the FBI.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

In February 2008, an off-duty Medical College of Georgia police officer said he found a man, later identified as Mr. Roberson, in his vehicle. The policeman said he fired his weapon at the man, but he got away.

There are warrants out for Mr. Roberson’s arrest in Richmond and Columbia counties. Authorities believe he could be living in Georgia or South Carolina.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Mr. Roberson is described as black man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Augusta FBI Office at (706) 722-3702 or (404) 679-9000.

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HHSgrad
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HHSgrad 03/17/09 - 04:37 pm
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ARticle states this happened

ARticle states this happened in Feb 2008 and it takes a year and a month for them to issue a warrant for his arrest?? What took so long?

SC88fan
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SC88fan 03/17/09 - 05:19 pm
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Yes, what took so long?

Yes, what took so long?

DMac_357
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DMac_357 03/17/09 - 07:22 pm
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where did the aggrevated

where did the aggrevated assault of the police officer charge come from? They also charged him with robbery and possession of a firearm. Did he steal the police officer's gun? If so, was the cop disciplined?

Pu239
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Pu239 03/17/09 - 07:38 pm
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Just a guess here, but it
Unpublished

Just a guess here, but it would seem Mr. Roberson has drawn the interest of the feds given that the FBI issued a warrant. I would think that the other charges would have been state charges as implied by the sentence stating that there are warrants in Richmond and Columbia county.

guess who
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guess who 03/17/09 - 08:30 pm
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why did the officer fired his

why did the officer fired his weapon,was his are anyone in a life
or death situation.are did he no he was wanted.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 03/17/09 - 10:33 pm
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Dmac 357 take your liberal

Dmac 357 take your liberal anti-law enforcement propoganda elsewhere or at mimimum, read a past article. About 6 a.m. an MCG police officer, Peter Barbara, found someone inside his parked Chevrolet Suburban at his home in the 3800 block of Inverness Way, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. The man in the car pointed a gun at the officer, who pulled his .40-caliber Glock and fired four times, striking the intruder's weapon, Capt. Morris said. So,that's where the charges came from and no, it wasn't the officers gun although that would not be cause for discipline as you seem to be seeking. And Guess Who, he fired his weapon because an armed thug was breaking into his car and pointed a gun at him. Warrants have been issued for some time but now the Feds are involved. It really amazes me that anyone (other than bleeding heart liberals and criminals) look for fault of the police in this article as well as others. If this guy was shot dead, it would have been much better for society and the public at large.

bentman
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bentman 03/18/09 - 12:20 am
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I'll bet Obama's got a

I'll bet Obama's got a bailout for him.

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