Riverwalk robbery arrest made

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A Blythe man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at the Riverwalk Augusta playground two weeks ago.

According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report and jail records, Jonathan Lamar Wadley, 20, of 2014 Greenland Road in Blythe, is charged with two counts of robbery by force.

A sheriff’s report says that at about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 18 the man and woman were at the playground when three men grabbed them and stole a purse, two wallets, two cell phones, a set of keys and $157. One of the robbers grabbed the woman around the throat and the other two robbers hit the man. The robbers ran down the Riverwalk ramp at Sixth Street, got into a gray four-door Buick and drove off.

The report says that the man had swelling and redness around his left eye and cuts and scratches on the top of his head. The woman had scratches on her left eye and redness around her throat.

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Does_it_really_matter
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Does_it_really_matter 09/30/09 - 06:26 am
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I love North Augusta! Really,

I love North Augusta! Really, there aren't that many safe places in Augusta....

Dixieman
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Dixieman 09/30/09 - 06:55 am
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Well, 11:30 pm at the

Well, 11:30 pm at the playground by the river concealed by terrain and heavy vegetation ain't too smart...

jimbobob
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jimbobob 09/30/09 - 07:00 am
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I wouldn't go to Richmond

I wouldn't go to Richmond County after dark without Mr. Smith and Wesson.

getalife
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getalife 09/30/09 - 07:05 am
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Regardless of the time,

Regardless of the time, people should be able to get out and enjoy whatever they want, but I don't feel safe in Augusta unless I am in an area with several hundred people. Before planning and building anything in downtown Augusta, there needs to be a presence of law enforcement. I think video cameras placed all over downtown with someone monitoring and a police unit to respond was a good idea.

ripjones
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ripjones 09/30/09 - 07:14 am
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Contrary to what DDA and Deke

Contrary to what DDA and Deke would have you to believe, downtown is only really safe during the five or so hours during First Friday. Otherwise, as Jimbobob says, have Mr. Smith and Wesson. It's a shame.

skelly7483
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skelly7483 09/30/09 - 07:31 am
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People should be able to walk

People should be able to walk around any dern time they please. I hate when people say " being down there at that time wasn't smart", The heck with that!! I wish the people robbed had a gun and shot all three of them. Three less thugs on the streets. These people are cowards! Three on two ( and one being a woman ) is really manly. I am sick of hearing about all these robberies. WHERE ARE THE POLICE? We need more cops. Lots more cops! Walking the streets downtown, and driving through problem neighborhoods! NO MERCY FOR THUGS!! Just give them a trial, if guilty straight to the town square for a lynching! We need to publicly punish these people in horrible ways to stop this crap! I am not usually a violent person, but I have kids and a wife and it scares you to walk to your car at night anywhere.

blamin
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blamin 09/30/09 - 07:33 am
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To bad everyone is throwing

To bad everyone is throwing in the towel. A little conviction in what "could be", a little pride in community, and the thugs would never get a stronghold.

Big_vike
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Big_vike 09/30/09 - 07:37 am
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That time has passed Blamin.

That time has passed Blamin.

MyOpinion2
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MyOpinion2 09/30/09 - 08:02 am
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I hate to be the one to pass

I hate to be the one to pass bad news to ya DIRM, but I have a police scanner, and to me it sounds like the two cities North and South Augusta are neck and neck. Get yourself a scanner you will be amazed. Now Aiken does not seem to be too bad, but there are a few roads even there that I would not want to live on. Its everywhere, its everywhere! Also, I would NOT go to North or South Augusta in the DAYTIME or NIGHTTIME without Mr. Smith and Wesson!

bankgirl
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bankgirl 09/30/09 - 08:11 am
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in order to discourage all of

in order to discourage all of this crime there needs to be harsher punishments.. if you steal, cut off a hand.. if you kill, hang them..

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 09/30/09 - 08:17 am
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You my kind of Girl bank!

You my kind of Girl bank! However, I would feel sorry for a man that cheated on you.

sweet_chick
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sweet_chick 09/30/09 - 08:24 am
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I agree. There needs to be

I agree. There needs to be harsher punishment. It really is sad to rob people. Not to mention at the Riverwalk. People cant even go and have a nice time. No one should have to think twice about enjoying themselves because of these cowards. These thugs do need to get a life. Its no reason to rob anyone. And I also carry my Smith and Wesson, but sometimes its best not to fight back. Material things can be replaced but not precious life. But im saying this now, hopefully they dont try to run up on me. They dont know what mind set a person is in when they do. They will meet their match one day!

Does_it_really_matter
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Does_it_really_matter 09/30/09 - 08:46 am
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I have a police scanner, and

I have a police scanner, and my statement remains. I feel safer here in North Augusta than I ever had in Augusta.While North Augusta has its pockets of crime, all Richmond County and Augusta is one big black hole of crime.

1941
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1941 09/30/09 - 08:55 am
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I used to live in the 2000

I used to live in the 2000 block on greenland rd, and there are only seven mobile homes there.The same people, are still doing the same thing they were doing in 2003.That kid grew up to be just like his daddy.The father was always in and out of jail for making and selling meth.They should put him right where his daddy spent so much time!!

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lifelongresidient 09/30/09 - 09:15 am
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as i had said in the past,

as i had said in the past, the backward thinking of the 10 "mental midgets" on the 8th floor would want you to believe that if the tee center is built it will bring a wealth of revitilization and vitality to the downtown area....that's a CROCK!!!!! listen up commission because you are educated or retired from the military does not make you a good commissioner, wiht out the proper backround in the core educational classes such as economics, psychology, civics, history and/or finance you will NEVER, EVER understand what is necessary to grow a city. first and foremost is public safety, this will remove the criminal element from the downtown area, but more importantly show the citizenry who will most likely to patronize the downtown area that something is being done. this will then increase the perception that the downtown are is safe for law-abiding citizens and their friends and family, in turn they will bring their dollars back downtown..but with out the perception of safety no matter what grand scheme you 10 "mental midgets" come up with it will fail based on a lack of participation by the consuming public. and the one individual will be the only beneficiary of the TEE CENTER

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stillamazed 09/30/09 - 09:37 am
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I happen to think the Tee

I happen to think the Tee Center would be good for the downtown revitalization, however the downtown area needs more police officers patroling it and obviously can't afford it.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 09/30/09 - 10:01 am
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Laughing @ Grasshopper's

Laughing @ Grasshopper's 9:17!

RAWR
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RAWR 09/30/09 - 10:20 am
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I agree with not going

I agree with not going anywhere without Mr Springfield Armory. Day or night, he is always by my side.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 09/30/09 - 10:43 am
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Yes, citizens ought to be

Yes, citizens ought to be able to walk without fear wherever and whenever they wish. However, the reality is that certain areas are known to be risky to hang out and the later the hour the greater the chances are that they will get mugged. Common sense should tell people to avoid those places and times.

Opinionated one1
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Opinionated one1 09/30/09 - 10:48 am
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Law abiding citizens need to

Law abiding citizens need to be able to carry concealed firearms without permits.

jsherrill
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jsherrill 09/30/09 - 10:51 am
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More police are needed,

More police are needed, walking the beat, they need to be out of the cars and walking, being visible. I refuse to go downtown after dark and do not feel real safe during the day. It is a shame that the "thugs" seem to have taken over.

mad_max
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mad_max 09/30/09 - 10:54 am
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The average "taxpayer" in

The average "taxpayer" in Richmond County doesn't realize yet that they are in a war. A war which they are losing because the punks are running loose and taking what they want. The only way to stop them is to bleed them. It's the only thing they understand since they do not fear the cops or the judges. They laugh at our police protection because there is no "protection", only investigation. And they laugh at our "probation judges" because they know they will probably not go to jail and even if they do they will be turned loose in a few months after being well fed and well rested. After all, THEY have all of the rights and WE are just here to be the sacrificial lambs. I'm tired of it. I reserve the right to go anywhere, at any time, and to shoot anyone who assualts my person or my property, or who happens to try to rob any business I may be frequenting. Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6. Something has to be done and apparently law enforcement and the judicial system are powerless. We need an open season on thugs. We need another sheriff to declare a shot to kill order. Remember how quickly that stopped convenience store robberies in the '80s. They could stop it but won't.

Southern_Patriot
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Southern_Patriot 09/30/09 - 12:15 pm
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They use to hang'em behind

They use to hang'em behind the RC jail

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 09/30/09 - 01:30 pm
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Well, well, well, I said

Well, well, well, I said there was a drug war going on here in Augusta way back in '99 and I was worried about being caught in the crossfire and I got scoffed at. Guess I'm not the only one that has noticed the problem now. I told my neighborhood association it would spread, and it did.

The Big O
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The Big O 09/30/09 - 01:54 pm
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I never leave home without my

I never leave home without my 40 caliber Taurus and 10 hollow-tipped friends and I would implore others arm and be able to defend themselves. A dead perp can't testify against you. Police can't be everywhere and are mostly usless in deterring crime in the present. They mostly investigate crime and arrest perps after the fact. That will never change. A MUCH stronger judicial system with real and harsh punishment for crime is the deterrent and the liberals refuse to allow it. Until then vigilante justice is slowly but surely coming back.....huckleberry.

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