Man stabbed trying to break up fight

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An Appling man was stabbed while trying to break up a fight at a Columbia County park Wednesday night.

The fight between two young men broke out at about 11:30 p.m. at Riverside Park off Hardy McManus Road, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. When William Chad Drummond, 20, of Yelton Road, attempted to break up the scuffle, one of the men stabbed him in the forearm.

Mr. Drummond defended himself and punched the man, but then was stabbed in the upper right torso.

When police arrived, Mr. Drummond was sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck, bleeding profusely from the arm and upper chest, police said.

He was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital with what were likely non-life-threatening injuries, said Capt. Morris. A hospital spokeswoman said she had no information on him.

The suspect – described as a white man, 18 to 20 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, 145-150 pounds, wearing a baggy black T-shirt with a white star on the front – fled the park in a white Ford F-150 pickup.

A witness followed the truck and noted the tag number for police.

Capt. Morris said the suspect has been identified and police are expecting to interview him this morning.

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mosovich
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mosovich 07/30/09 - 11:11 am
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Good job to the tag getter..

Good job to the tag getter.. That's what we need, more concerned citizens!

cparker
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cparker 07/30/09 - 11:38 am
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Don't tell me young people

Don't tell me young people stab and fight one another in Columbia county too? Who would have ever thought that could happen among Augusta most elite and civil portion of society?

g-dog express
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g-dog express 07/30/09 - 11:58 am
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Whats wrong, cparker, you

Whats wrong, cparker, you want to keep it all with you in Richmond Co?

THE GAME INSIDE THE GAME
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THE GAME INSIDE THE GAME 07/30/09 - 12:30 pm
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does not say the fight

does not say the fight involved anyone from columbia county.

liveandlearn
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liveandlearn 07/30/09 - 12:46 pm
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People, get a grip. It really

People, get a grip. It really escapes me how people form such asinine comments. It's always about race with you people. If it's not Black against White, it's Richmond County against Columbia County. WHO GIVES A CRAP??? Crime is crime no matter where it happens or the ethnicity of the perpertrators. No body ever wants to comment on the article itself. You people have a one track mind. The uneducated always take it to race because they're too stupid to speak on anything else.

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storiesihaveread 07/30/09 - 01:23 pm
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cparker you are as bad as

cparker you are as bad as justus4 just need to decide who is the biggest idiot

anonmyous92badstory
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anonmyous92badstory 07/30/09 - 01:55 pm
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This is reallly sad im

This is reallly sad im friends with chad and i hate that he was stabbed but unfortuently this is not how the story goes. I was there, the fight that was claimed chad was breaking up when he got stabbed was already over minutes before he instigated a fight with the kid who stabbed him. He clearly started the fight with the kid who stabbed him and anyone who was there should be honorable and testify to that. Im not sayin stabbin Chad was the right thing to do but if i was in the same situation i cant say i wouldnt of done it. Chad is a very big and muscular guy there is no telling what kind of damage he could of done to the suspect. I like chad as aperson and i dont want to display my name but it doesnt seem right that he looks like a hero that was tryin to break up a fight when if he hadnt instigated the fight none of this would of happened.

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InChristLove 07/30/09 - 03:16 pm
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Anonymous, I hope you are

Anonymous, I hope you are brave enough to inform the investigator of what really happened. This individual who stabbed Chad, their life may depend on someone speaking up with the truth.

letsbereal
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letsbereal 07/30/09 - 03:31 pm
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Anonymous, If you were such a

Anonymous, If you were such a good friend why don't you display your name? Guess you aren't the "friend" you claim to be if you won't put a name with the statement. Regardless of how this happened, the guy shouldn't have pulled out a knife and Chad is still the victim. The guy swung FIRST at Chad and Chad used self defense. The guy had a knife on him so he obviously came prepared with a concealed weapon and should still be charged with the crime, InChristLove. There is no way that he could claim "self defense" if he is the one with a weapon. He also fled the scene of a crime. If he does this and gets a "slap on the wrist" whos to say he won't go out and stab someone else? He has to be taught a lesson and I hope he receives FULL punishment. I'm not saying Chad probably didn't argue with the guy, but the guy STARTED the fight. I think we should all pray for the youth of today, each and every one of them. Chad I wish you the best and hope for a speedy recovery.

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unknown1 07/30/09 - 05:29 pm
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Well we know letsbereal is
Unpublished

Well we know letsbereal is the conservative here. Taking anger out on someone that they dont know. Lets let the investigators look into it and find who is at fault here. There are TWO sides to EVERY story. Both are wrong in being in that situation in the first place. If things were done, it was done. No need to add anything in. Victim or not, all parties are guilty here.

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Anonmyous2 07/30/09 - 10:01 pm
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Letsbereal why dont you chill

Letsbereal why dont you chill out. Who ever that is was just telling what happened, and if you weren't there then you don't know what happened so shut up

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tmyboy6988 07/31/09 - 04:53 am
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This goes to show what

This goes to show what happens when a group of people get together to so call " Hangout". why where they hanging out in a parking lot at 1130 at night. Do any of them work or go to school. I sure not to many of them were over 21 and if there was shame on them. there is no reason for anyone to be hanging out in a parking lot at 1130 on any day of the week or weekend. I bet if they had jobs that where worth anything they would be a home asleep. if mr. drummond is such a hero, why was he not at home getting ready for work.there is no such thing as a hero when you shouldn't have been there in the first place. Wouldn't the smart thing to do is call the police when a fight breaks out, or maybe they didn't want to do that because maybe someone had alcohol or drugs, but nobody wants to mention that.

letsbereal1
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letsbereal1 07/31/09 - 08:20 am
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Thank you very much. I was

Thank you very much. I was there. Why does everyone ALWAYS assume that there were drugs and alcohol involved. We all know Columbia County Police, if there were drugs and alcohol involved they would have been arrested on the spot. This is just crazy how people can turn this story a million different directions just to justify this happening. No one on here is any better than the people involved in fight. The cops were called. Do you not understand all of this happened within minutes? You're right, there are always going to be two sides to every story and in this case there is going to be 20 stories from everyone who gave a statement. tmyboy6988-who are you to talk about people without jobs? Do you not know the economic situation we are living in? It's hard enough for well-educated college graduates to get jobs, can you imagine what it's like for high school graduates? Why don't you think about things before pointing your finger and judging someone. Are you telling me you never "hungout" with your friends at 11:30 when you were younger? We all know this could have happened at any point during the day, regardless of the time.

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anonmyous92badstory 07/31/09 - 09:44 am
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Im not sayin anything against

Im not sayin anything against chad but there are different sides to every story and im just sayin mine, you didnt put your name either soo i prefer you not go off on me for not puttin mine , its my decision i dont want to get involved but i just think ppl should know it wasnt like he was breakin up the fight it was over welll before he said something to the other guy and before i posted that i talked to 4 other people and they thought the same thing im not sayin who was right or wrong or who should be charged im just sayin i dont think he should be honored for his acts of greatness for "tryin to break up a fight" when he turned to the kid and said hey you i want to fight you , and he was beating the crap out of the kid i cant say i wouldnt of used a knife chads a big guy youll do a lot for your life if it comes down to it
i dont mean this against anyone i do pray for chad an wish the best for him just stating the facts

letsbereal
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letsbereal 07/31/09 - 09:53 am
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Chad never said that he was

Chad never said that he was trying to "break up a fight". If you were there you saw that they guy hit chad with the knife before Chad swung at him. Chad doesn't think he is a "hero" and no one ever called him that. Obviously you want to get involved if you are posting your thoughts on here...
Whatever, have you seen the picture of the guy they arrested? Obviously Chad didn't do too much damage, he doesn't have a scratch on his face. So you are justifying the use of a knife? That's cool. What's your name so I make sure everyone knows to stay away from you...

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anonmyous92badstory 07/31/09 - 10:10 am
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THE ARTICLE RIGHT ABOVE THIS

THE ARTICLE RIGHT ABOVE THIS SAYS CHAD DRUMMOND WAS STABBED WHILE TRYIN TO BREAK UP A FIGHT. "When William Chad Drummond, 20, of Yelton Road, attempted to break up the scuffle, one of the men stabbed him in the forearm." Thats what im sayin he wasnt tryin to break up a fight and i heard him hollar hey i want to fight you the guy said come on and he said im waitin for you to bring your ***** *** over here. say whatever you wwant but unless your deaf or blind i dont see how are stories are mixed up i was within ten feet of them and im not an idiot soo i dont need you smartin offf to me im just sayin. I LIKE CHADDD SOOO GET OFF MY .... but im not gonna lie friend or not i still think the kid should be in trouble because he shouldnt of flead he should of called the cops or something that wasnt smart on his part. and why should i tell you who i am , if you were there i can guarentee we are good friends and im not going to screw that up

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anonmyous92badstory 07/31/09 - 10:25 am
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HINTS THE NAME OF THE ARTICLE

HINTS THE NAME OF THE ARTICLE "MAN STABBED WHILE BREAKING UP FIGHT" but ya your rightt hes not bein made out as a hero is he

livinginaugusta
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livinginaugusta 07/31/09 - 06:37 pm
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Chad was not trying to break

Chad was not trying to break up a fight, he was trying to start a fight.The guy who was arrested was backing away from Chad as Chad was approaching him. Chad is twice this guys size. I hope anonmyous can find the courage to go to the police and make a statement.

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livinginaugusta 07/31/09 - 06:39 pm
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And before anyone says

And before anyone says anything about me making a statement to police. DONE. Hope to see all of you chicken****s in court.

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anonmyous92badstory 08/01/09 - 09:51 am
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Thank you I know Im not crazy

Thank you I know Im not crazy and heard and saw right im sorry once again nothing against chad he was always been nice to me but its not right for me to agree with some bs story. Ill go to the police station today.

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