Coroner identifies suspect who took his own life after standoff

Friday, June 26, 2009 9:01 AM
Last updated 1:23 PM
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A man wanted by deputies in Richmond and Columbia Counties killed himself during a standoff in Bath, S.C., early this morning.

Aiken Coroner Tim Carlton identified him as Martin Jarrett, 36.

He had barricaded himself in at his residence at 130 Railroad St. in Bath, after deputies attempted to serve warrant at about 3 a.m., according to Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Troy Elwell.

During negotiations, the suspect fired twice from his handgun, Capt. Elwell said. Deputies shot tear-gas into the home and heard a third gunshot, which they believe the suspect used upon himself.

The suspect was wanted for burglary, aggravated assault, armed robbery and weapons charges in Columbia County. He also had a probation violation in Richmond County, Capt. Elwell said.

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LEO
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LEO 06/26/09 - 08:15 am
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You mean, he didn't kill

You mean, he didn't kill himself with the first shot or the second?

BakersfieldCityLimits
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BakersfieldCityLimits 06/26/09 - 08:18 am
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If only the right person

If only the right person could have talked to him, he would be in jail right now.

LEO
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LEO 06/26/09 - 08:21 am
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If only the right person

If only the right person could have talked to him, he would have taken a different path with his life.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/26/09 - 08:48 am
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Since the right person didn't

Since the right person didn't talk to him we don't have to pay for upkeep and court costs.

inthearea
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inthearea 06/26/09 - 09:11 am
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For you all that weren't on

For you all that weren't on the scene: Obviously the guy had a problem. Before shooting himself, he was yelling that he "Wasn't going back to jail". Yes it's sad that the taxpayers to have to pay for the people in the jails and prisons. Every case is different and we don't know all the details.

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overburdened_taxpayer 06/26/09 - 09:21 am
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"Before shooting himself, he

"Before shooting himself, he was yelling that he "Wasn't going back to jail". Sounds like the classic line from an old movie.

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BOBO 06/26/09 - 09:36 am
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Ok...When Playing cops and

Ok...When Playing cops and robbers sometimes the robbers really are into their character...Thanks for the taxpayer break and stimulus package

Hellrayzor30
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Hellrayzor30 06/26/09 - 09:38 am
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My Grandmother lives on that

My Grandmother lives on that street. Must have been on the end closest to the mill. That street has really gone down hill since i was growing up and stayng the nights with her.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/26/09 - 09:39 am
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I'm glad the police weren't
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I'm glad the police weren't hurt! If a suspect is shot and killed, there are protests. If a police officer is shot and killed, do you ever see anyone protesting? They deserve better.

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jack 06/26/09 - 09:44 am
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This guy's problem was that

This guy's problem was that he was a violent criminal. Glad we tax payers have been spared the expense of more jail an court costs.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/26/09 - 09:46 am
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No southernguy08 - I would

No southernguy08 - I would not protest a police officer being killed. I would mourn the person that tried to keep me safe and try in his/her own small way to keep sanity in an insane world. I would protest in front of the courts if they were letting go a convicted cop killer.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/26/09 - 09:53 am
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Thanks OVERBURDENED...I stand
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Thanks OVERBURDENED...I stand corrected.

Native007
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Native007 06/26/09 - 12:28 pm
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Sad to say but good... I'm so

Sad to say but good... I'm so sick of criminals and reading about them.. One less person to make us lose sleep at night.

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