Woman beaten during burglary

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 4:08 PM
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A Grovetown woman was beaten this morning after walking in on a burglary, police said.

Laverne Parsons, 41, returned to her home at 229 Hot Springs Drive in Orchard Hill subdivision about 9 a.m. after taking her children to school, Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

“She was confronted by the suspect and was attacked and was seriously injured,” Capt. Morris said.

Capt. Morris said Mrs. Parsons was initially taken to Doctors Hospital, then to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Spokeswoman Denise Parrish said she had no information on Mrs. Parsons' condition.

The home next door, at 227 Hot Springs Drive, also was burglarized, Capt. Morris said.

Nearby residents were warned of the burglaries and are being asked to notify police if they saw anything suspicious this morning, Capt. Morris said.

Anyone with information concerning the attack or burglaries should call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.

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My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/25/09 - 04:11 pm
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a lot of burglaries in that

a lot of burglaries in that area on a weekly basis. arm yourselves people, it's only going to get worse.

AugustaRaider
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AugustaRaider 03/25/09 - 04:35 pm
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Please pray for Mrs. Parsons

Please pray for Mrs. Parsons and her family...

dawg3386
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dawg3386 03/25/09 - 04:38 pm
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I agree with 2nd. My wife and

I agree with 2nd. My wife and son now have concealed weapons permits and guns to use.

Lou Cipher
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Lou Cipher 03/25/09 - 05:21 pm
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I have a sign as you come

I have a sign as you come onto my property that reads " This property protected by Second Amendment Protection!" And it is! We need more people to protect themselves in this way.... it's the only way the hoodies will learn.

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/25/09 - 05:31 pm
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just as long as you know you

just as long as you know you can't shoot someone for coming onto your property. only in a perfect world would that be allowed.

sprintman
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sprintman 03/25/09 - 05:31 pm
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Columbia county crime is only

Columbia county crime is only going to get worse. As the county continues to grow in population. I give CC 3-5 year's. Before the wave of white flight goes rushing into mcduffie, lincoln, and mccormick county.

sprintman
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sprintman 03/25/09 - 05:33 pm
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Quote '' The home next door,

Quote '' The home next door, at 227 Hot Springs Drive, also was burglarized, Capt. Morris said. Nearby residents were warned of the burglaries and are being asked to notify police if they saw anything suspicious this morning, Capt. Morris said. ''

Why wasn't a marked or unmarked car already patrolling the area then. Cops should be proactive. Especially if they already knew crime was high in that area.

me too
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me too 03/25/09 - 05:39 pm
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I heard on the radio that Ms.

I heard on the radio that Ms. Parson's injuries are life threatening. I can't imagine what would possess someone to beat another human being - just because you don't want to be identified? Her poor husband is in California on business, that phone call had to be the biggest shock of his life. My prayers are with her and her family, I truly hope she recovers. CC police are determined to get this animal, and I hope he/she/they are given the maximum allowed by law. PS... lock your doors, load your guns and take care of your own.

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me too 03/25/09 - 05:40 pm
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sprintman, the home next door

sprintman, the home next door was burglarized this morning before Ms. Parson's was found in her home - not during or after.

sunshine827
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sunshine827 03/25/09 - 05:48 pm
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Hey "me too" why don't you

Hey "me too" why don't you just advertise that the house is now empty for anyone else who wants to have a go at it. And believe me, any idiot that wants to break into my house is going to get shot!
My prayers go out to Mrs. Parson's and her family.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 03/25/09 - 05:51 pm
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yeh, Sprintman, duh.

yeh, Sprintman, duh.

neecieds
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neecieds 03/25/09 - 05:59 pm
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prayer is the answer not more

prayer is the answer not more violence so lets all come together as one @ PRAY IT WORKS so please do not play into the fear that is why they print this stuff to get more sales. If you stop reading it & expecting it -it wouldn't happen. be BLESSED

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 03/25/09 - 06:09 pm
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Sprintman, how do you know

Sprintman, how do you know that deputies were not already patrolling the area? Capt. Morris' comments did not indicate whether they were or not. Once again an individual doesn't use his brain the way it was intended.

Sunshine_Willie
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Sunshine_Willie 03/25/09 - 06:13 pm
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Your right neecieds, we need

Your right neecieds, we need to pray for these robbers that God has mercy on their souls once citizens start responding. Criminals aren't out looking for gunfights to get into. So its time to send a message to home intruders.

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 03/25/09 - 06:14 pm
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It's going to take a Columbia

It's going to take a Columbia County resident to kill an intruder like this to make them think twice about doing it. Many years ago there was an armed robbery at a Fool Lion on Evans to Locks Road. The Columbia County Sheriff's Department responded and killed the robber as he was trying to return to the store for cover. Let's do it again.

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me too 03/25/09 - 06:16 pm
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sunshine, you're right, I

sunshine, you're right, I shouldn't have mentioned that. I repeated here what I'd heard on the radio (WGAC) - but that doesn't make it the right thing to do. Hopefully, there are family members there and no other criminals will attempt harming this family again. My apologies.

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me too 03/25/09 - 06:20 pm
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neecieds - I don't think the

neecieds - I don't think the reason it's printed is to fear-monger, I think it's to make people more aware of their surroundings. Some of us get too comfortable - leaving our guards down - this is just a wake-up call that we should be more diligent.

sprintman
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sprintman 03/25/09 - 06:33 pm
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Swamp ghost if CC police dept

Swamp ghost if CC police dept were patrolling the area. Shouldn't they have saw the criminal breaking into the two homes. I mean come on it was 9am broad daylight. How come they didn't hear or see Mrs. Parson getting beaten up. Im sure she was screaming.

jt
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jt 03/25/09 - 06:40 pm
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I understand that it was a

I understand that it was a Evans Middle School teen that committed the crime.

me too
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me too 03/25/09 - 06:44 pm
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sprintman, it seems like

sprintman, it seems like you're trying to make this the fault of the police department, when the fault obviously lies with the criminal(s). And for the record, I'm fairly certain the burglars weren't standing at the front door kicking it in for all the neighborhood to see, even stupid criminals are usually a little smarter than that. I know we're in the age of Big Brother, but it hasn't gotten to the point where there are monitors in every house so they can see and hear what is happening inside of our homes.

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AugustaRaider 03/25/09 - 07:09 pm
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Some of you people are

Some of you people are pitiful. Now is the time to pray for this woman, her husband and her son. Petty comments back and forth are sick.

SoonerorLater
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SoonerorLater 03/25/09 - 07:09 pm
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I live around the corner from

I live around the corner from Mrs. Parsons. There has not been any crime in this neighborhood until today, and I have been here since 2001. The CC sheriffs patrol semi regularly, and this is a neighborhood where neighbors walk and acknoweldge each other. I agree about the arming yourself, we feel a sense of vulnerability and that our neighborhood has been violated. I drive by both houses every day and have seen the Parson's family outside on a regular basis. Bless her and all honest hard working citizens who obey the law and play by the rules. The criminals will be caught, as are all criminals, they will have their day in court or their day with God.

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59Trumpet 03/25/09 - 07:47 pm
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I wonder of they had a

I wonder of they had a security system,I had decided against one but now am reconsidering since house is wired for it. But wondering if security systems will make any difference in these type of circumstances.

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Just My Opinion 03/25/09 - 07:57 pm
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Folks, I don't own a gun, but

Folks, I don't own a gun, but it's things like this that REALLY make me think I should get one! I truly feel that we all need to become better neighbors and watch out for one another. Nowadays, look how often we all just drive home and close our garage and run inside, without waving at our neighbors or making an effort to get to know them. That type of mentality just makes people want to keep to themselves instead of looking out the window and seeing what's going on when we see a strange car or hear an unusual noise. We need more Neighborhood Watch committees. I pray that this lady makes it! I also hope and pray that they catch the scum that did this to her and fry them! Or, better yet, let them alone with this lady's husband and the rest of her family!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 03/25/09 - 08:12 pm
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My prayers are with Mrs.

My prayers are with Mrs. Parsons. Since [filtered word]'s like this criminal don't stop, I hope his next victim is at home with a gun and stops this [filtered word] permanently. He doesn't deserve to live!!! Why is This neighborhood having so many problems, its a nice neighborhood. It seems its a neighbor [filtered word] that lives there or thier friends.

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pizzato 03/25/09 - 08:35 pm
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My father in law lives across

My father in law lives across fro Jernigans and he got cleaned out over the weekend while he was away. I have managed to assemble a nice arsenal that my wife and kids have access to. My Son has an Ak, my daughter has an AR 15 and my wife is packing a 9mm. Just in case the zombies decide to invade we have 6 Mosin Nagant sniper riflres and a pistol in most every room. I've got about 1000 rounds of 7.62 and .223 so let the fun begin in North Augusta the **** will hit the fan if they think I am a target for an intrusion. I've got a couple of 10 22 plinkers and more butler creek mags from the sell of at sportmans link than anyone I know. Bottom line is close range long range home invasion we are ready, I advise everyone to use their 2nd ammendment rights while they can. Gun Broker.com and Cheaperthendirt.com are very good resources to shop before you buy. The best thing about an Ak is when you get tired of bumpfiring only a small amount of modification will cause it to accidently go into full auto. In case that was to happen accidently we keep a couple of 40 round mags packed under the bed and in the closet and the garage and acessible in all rooms. Happiness is a warm gun and security.

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overburdened_taxpayer 03/25/09 - 08:43 pm
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If you do or even if you

If you do or even if you don't have a gun but are thinking about getting one the Columbia County Sheriff's Office puts on gun safety and marksmanship classes for it's county residents. It's a very good class and they even take you out on their gun range for some live fire practice.

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Augustapaperdoll 03/25/09 - 08:48 pm
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The sad thing is they can rob

The sad thing is they can rob you and beat you but if you shoot them your going to jail. The law protects the criminal. Whoever did it will be out and walking the streets again. If I was here husband somebody soon would be having a freak accident!!

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 03/25/09 - 08:52 pm
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Augustapaperdoll you are

Augustapaperdoll you are wrong. Georgia is one of the states with "Castle" laws. You have no duty to retreat and have every right to protect yourself and your property with deadly force.

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overburdened_taxpayer 03/25/09 - 09:13 pm
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Sprintman - residents were

Sprintman - residents were notified and told about it AFTER the burglaries so your 5:33 makes no sense. The Deputies can't be everywhere all the time. Besides, it's the back door that was breached. In communities without alleys it's hard for Deputies to see the back yards of all the homes.

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