Police arrest shooting suspect after TV viewer sees video

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 6:26 AM
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A 19-year-old Augusta man was arrested this morning in the Tuesday shooting of a nurse after a TV viewer recognized him on a surveillance video.

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Nicholas Tennyson, of the 1700 block of Hicks Street, was arrested about 2 a.m., police said.

He is charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt (armed robbery), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to jail records.

A Channel 6 viewer called the Sheriff’s Office after seeing the video on the 11 p.m. newscast, police said.

On Tuesday, investigators said Lisa Escalante, 32, was leaving the Select Specialty Hospital employee parking lot on Wrights Avenue about 6 a.m. when a man on a bicycle tried to grab her purse.

She fought back, and the man pulled out a revolver and shot her in the shoulder.

Video of the gunman, which shows him walking into CVS Pharmacy on Walton Way shortly before the shooting, was released Tuesday afternoon.

Ms. Escalante is still recovering at a University Hospital, Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles said in an e-mail this morning.

The bullet traveled through her arm, entered her chest cavity and rested within a centimeter of her heart. She is expected to make a full recovery.

No other arrests are expected, and Mr. Tennyson is being held without bond at the Richmond County Jail.

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bentman
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bentman 06/10/09 - 06:50 am
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Scumbag

Scumbag

froggy1
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froggy1 06/10/09 - 07:34 am
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"crack head"

"crack head"

sassygalady30
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sassygalady30 06/10/09 - 07:43 am
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i guess he thinks hes a real

i guess he thinks hes a real man picking on lil old ladies..instead of getting a job..just like a real CRACK HEAD

andywarhol
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andywarhol 06/10/09 - 07:49 am
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It's a good thing they were

It's a good thing they were unarmed. They could've killed this guy.

na_bboy
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na_bboy 06/10/09 - 07:57 am
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I knew it wouldn't take long

I knew it wouldn't take long to catch this kid, he's on camera for the world to see, I'm just glad someone came forth with his identity.

Seashells
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Seashells 06/10/09 - 08:58 am
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I am glad people are getting

I am glad people are getting involved instead of being too scared to come forward. I wish more people would rat out the criminals.

mommy22girls
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mommy22girls 06/10/09 - 09:17 am
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Good job caller!

Good job caller!

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 06/10/09 - 09:19 am
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If we all stick together and

If we all stick together and report anything we think could help law enforcement, we may get a handle on all those criminal activities - we hope!!

AAQueen
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AAQueen 06/10/09 - 09:36 am
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Trulyworried I agree

Trulyworried
I agree

areyouserious
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areyouserious 06/10/09 - 09:40 am
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Well said Truly

Well said Truly

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/10/09 - 10:14 am
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I bet he gets less than 10

I bet he gets less than 10 years!

JackBootedThug
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JackBootedThug 06/10/09 - 10:20 am
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This is a good example of why

This is a good example of why EVERY eligible citizen should have a firearams license and carry wherever they go.

hurlyburly11
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hurlyburly11 06/10/09 - 10:24 am
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and another one bites the

and another one bites the dust!...............

gildea09
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gildea09 06/10/09 - 10:31 am
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It is good that the caller

It is good that the caller made an ID. But lets not forget Lt Scott Peebles and his crew in the Violent Crimes Division of the Richmond County Sheriffs Office. Great Job!

Nammy3
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Nammy3 06/10/09 - 10:33 am
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I wondered whether he went in

I wondered whether he went in CVS to rob them and got scared and decided to attack a helpless, older person.....he went in CVS and came right back out...

sunnyday
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sunnyday 06/10/09 - 10:55 am
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Since when is 32 considered

Since when is 32 considered old??

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 06/10/09 - 11:06 am
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Finally.... a security camera
Unpublished

Finally.... a security camera with a decent picture!

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 06/10/09 - 11:26 am
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Since when is 32 considered

Since when is 32 considered old??
Posted by sunnyday on Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:55 AM LOL

canyouhearme
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canyouhearme 06/10/09 - 11:30 am
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19 years old and already been

19 years old and already been convicted of a felony, [filtered word]???? What is he doing on the street?

jack
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jack 06/10/09 - 11:33 am
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Why is a convicted felon on

Why is a convicted felon on the streets to commit more crime? The justice system is BROKE.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 06/10/09 - 11:38 am
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Where is justus4 with a

Where is justus4 with a comment on this story. Opps because he is black. Does not surprise me that justus4 will not comment on this story

420Time
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420Time 06/10/09 - 12:01 pm
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I totally agree w/

I totally agree w/ Jackbootedthug. The law ought to require all eligible citizens to learn how to handle and fire a weapon and carry one. Instead of giving vouchers for digital TV Prez BAM should give vouchers for handguns/holsters for eligible citizens. The overall savings to the government due to the almost 100% drop in crime would be tremendous. That is assuming we want to put the prison industry out of business.

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KSL 06/10/09 - 12:22 pm
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It will be interesting to see

It will be interesting to see what kind of jail time he gets this time. It looks like he should be getting some serious jail time.

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citizenna 06/10/09 - 12:24 pm
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I wonder if this is the same

I wonder if this is the same guy on a bike that has been robbing folks at gunpoint in North Augusta????

Nammy3
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Nammy3 06/10/09 - 01:00 pm
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OldER...lol.

OldER...lol.

getagrip
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getagrip 06/10/09 - 01:05 pm
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19 and already a felon. why

19 and already a felon. why is he out, should not see the light of day for 25+ years. should be attempted murder also!!

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willistontownsc 06/10/09 - 01:08 pm
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I am more concerned about the

I am more concerned about the man that raped the 63-year-old grandmother in the women's room at Medical College of Georgia still on the loose. They need to make getting that man off the street their #1 priority.

MtnMan
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MtnMan 06/10/09 - 02:05 pm
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......Hey Williston.....You

......Hey Williston.....You are "more concerned"? Both crimes are equally important...thank God at least one of the rats has been caught...oh bty, I don't believe it is unusual for a Black Youth 19 yrs old to have a felony conviction on him....seems to be a way of life with them...

MtnMan
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MtnMan 06/10/09 - 02:10 pm
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"Justforus"

"Justforus"

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 06/10/09 - 02:12 pm
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Its seems to be the norm

Its seems to be the norm these days over the last month the youths that have been shot in gang violence or been invlolved in criminal behavior have been between 17 and 20. The future is not looking good for the Augusta area.

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