Life in prison for convict involved in burglary, shootout

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An Augusta man who took his son and a teenage nephew on a burglary that turned into a shootout will return to prison for life, the prosecutor who handled the case said Thursday.

Clarence A. Tanksley, 48, was convicted of armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and a weapon violation for the July 30, 2007, robbery of the F.A.M.E. clothing store on Wrightsboro Road.

Assistant District Attorney Hank Syms said he recommended the judge let the sentences for the burglary and aggravated assault run concurrently considering Mr. Tanksley’s age and lack of any violent history.

His son Jordash Tanksley, who had at least three prior convictions, was sentenced to life in prison plus 45 years without parole.

Derrell L. McNair, who was 15 at the time of the crime, was convicted of burglary and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

All three were convicted in separate trials in Richmond County Superior Court.

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SCGAL53
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SCGAL53 03/26/09 - 11:32 am
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Glad these s.o.b.s are going

Glad these s.o.b.s are going away for a long time.

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andywarhol 03/26/09 - 11:37 am
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Yeah, and then Darrell McNair

Yeah, and then Darrell McNair will get out and take his offspring on a burglar spree.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 03/26/09 - 12:03 pm
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Why wasn't Hank Syms a little

Why wasn't Hank Syms a little more aggressive and reccomend life without parole for the elder Tanksley? Wasn't he the ringleader in this crime spree? Does the lack of violent history give a criminal leniency?

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jackfruitpaper833 03/26/09 - 12:39 pm
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Good, now I betcha he makes

Good, now I betcha he makes news while in jail. I'm glad he and his son is in jail for a long time. I just hope if he has any other off springs, they don't turn out like him and his other son. NO appeals and NO parole.

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FallingLeaves 03/26/09 - 01:15 pm
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Isn't the guy that was robbed

Isn't the guy that was robbed at F.A.M.E. the same guy that was managing Cyrus Corners and was arrested for drug possession after he shot some bystander in the foot after he was shot at by a drive-by himself? That store is at Deans Bridge near Lumpkin Road. I heard the shots from where I live and my brother heard the shots from where he lives. He called it in to the police (he could see something was going on as well as hear the shots from where he was) and I called it in to WGAC since I was over a half mile away and couldn't see what was happening.

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55 F-100 03/26/09 - 03:20 pm
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maninthemirror, the opening

maninthemirror, the opening sentence in article states that Clarence Tanksley will return to prison with a life sentence, and that his maggot son "Jordash" will do life plus 45 years without parole, while teen maggot Derrell McNaair will do 10 years due to being a juvenile. Give each of them some lipstick and perfume, and put each of them in cells with the the three biggest, loneliest "BUBBA'S" in the prison system!

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corgimom 03/26/09 - 03:57 pm
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I guess Jordash and Derrell

I guess Jordash and Derrell didn't think about the fact that Clarence isn't very good at committing crimes undetected- since he already served time for previous crimes. Criminals really aren't too bright.

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patriciathomas 03/26/09 - 04:56 pm
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This pool of liquid excrement

This pool of liquid excrement should have been salvaged for usable parts and had the rest composted.

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realitycheck1 03/26/09 - 06:24 pm
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"themaninthemirror", the

"themaninthemirror", the reason he didn't ask for life without parole is because that was not a possible sentence in the case for the elder Tanksley since he was not a convicted felon.

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mieshel 03/28/09 - 09:55 am
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A family that work

A family that work together... stays together...

mieshel
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mieshel 03/28/09 - 09:59 am
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Forget the lipstick and

Forget the lipstick and perfume 55F100 cause bubba won't be visiting them. It will be a family reunion ...trust me!

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