Man hospitalized after being stabbed in store altercation

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An Augusta man was stabbed near his stomach after he tried to break up a fight between a knife-wielding shopkeeper and a 15-year-old at a Hephzibah store Thursday night.

Richmond County Investigator Kendall Brown said the teen tried to steal a pack of donuts from the store about 10:55 p.m. and was confronted by the shopkeeper, who was cutting boxes with a knife.

The two began to fight and another man who was with the teen, 21-year-old Quinton Coayton, came behind the shopkeeper and tried to intervene, Investigator Brown said.

The shopkeeper then cut Mr. Coayton with the knife in his stomach, exposing his intestines. Authorities have charged the teen, whose name was not released, with simple battery and shoplifting charges, Investigator Tim Owen said.

They have not yet charged Mr. Coayton with any crime, saying the case was still under investigation. He was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and underwent surgery for his wounds. Investigator Brown said he was recovering this morning.

The shopkeeper was not charged, Investigator Owen said.

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REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 10/09/09 - 08:32 am
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You go Store Keeper.

You go Store Keeper.

MyOpinion2
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MyOpinion2 10/09/09 - 08:35 am
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We need more shopkeepers like

We need more shopkeepers like the above! Too bad he was only injured.

Retired LTC
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Retired LTC 10/09/09 - 08:43 am
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Bravo, Mr Coayton.

Bravo, Mr Coayton.

3M3T1B
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3M3T1B 10/09/09 - 08:58 am
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Gutted him like a fish.

Gutted him like a fish. Sweet!

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 10/09/09 - 09:11 am
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if the shop keeper is

if the shop keeper is charged, i hope it goes to trial and i am on the jury, this will pretty much a guarantee a HUNG JURY!!! way to go mr. shop keeper, and i am glad the little "Lysterine" was charged and not the shop keeper

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 10/09/09 - 09:11 am
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Take America back one

Take America back one criminal at a time! Way to go!

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 10/09/09 - 09:11 am
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Take America back one

Take America back one criminal at a time! Way to go!

Native007
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Native007 10/09/09 - 09:13 am
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*High Five* Take a Bite out

*High Five* Take a Bite out of crime!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/09/09 - 09:35 am
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Wow...gutsy store owner. I

Wow...gutsy store owner. I wonder why they didn't give his name? So the guy who got cut, Coayton, has not been charged? He is helping a shoplifter fight the store owner and gets cut. He should still be charged.

mllange
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mllange 10/09/09 - 09:54 am
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i'd like to know the name of

i'd like to know the name of the store. This way I can give him my business.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/09/09 - 10:07 am
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"An Augusta man was stabbed

"An Augusta man was stabbed near his stomach after he tried to break up a fight between a knife-wielding shopkeeper and a 15-year-old at a Hephzibah store Thursday night. " I totally disagree with that opening sentence. Coayton was helping a thief committing a crime fighting the store owner. He was not breaking up a simple fight. Should a crook's buddy jump on a cop from behind when the officer is battling the crook?

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FallingLeaves 10/09/09 - 10:10 am
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The name of the store is

The name of the store is "Need More Kuntry Store". Windsor Spring Road, Hephzibah.

backer
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backer 10/09/09 - 11:06 am
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he's my hero

he's my hero

joekm46
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joekm46 10/09/09 - 11:22 am
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People are sick and tired of

People are sick and tired of thiefs, and criminals. The shop keeper should be commended. American justice the old fashioned way!

joekm46
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joekm46 10/09/09 - 11:30 am
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Mr. Coayton if involved with

Mr. Coayton if involved with the teen, should be charged with a crime! He got cut attacking the shopkeeper, if he was breaking the altercation up he should have been grabbing the teen. Sounds like he was assisting the teen by jumping on the shopkeeper..

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mad_max 10/09/09 - 11:44 am
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Way to go Mr. Shopkeeper. Too

Way to go Mr. Shopkeeper. Too bad you didn'ty get a swipe in on the little teen scumbag too. Even if they charge Coayton they will both get probation so make sure you give them both a No Tresspassing notice and carry a gun. They will probably be back to "get even" with you interfering with their scumbag thieving. It's their right nowadays.

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AhsanMinnik 10/09/09 - 12:05 pm
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RCSO has Coayton under guard

RCSO has Coayton under guard at MCG. He is facing armed robbery charges as soon as he recovers enough. RSCO stressed that they were going to guard him rather than MCG Security since they had pending charges.

Crazy Irish
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Crazy Irish 10/09/09 - 12:14 pm
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Charge the shopkeeper and put

Charge the shopkeeper and put me on the jury. He'll go free.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 10/09/09 - 12:24 pm
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Hero of the week!

Hero of the week!

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 10/09/09 - 12:29 pm
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AhsanMinnik - That guarding

AhsanMinnik - That guarding thing came out of an agreement with MCG and local agencies after two criminals had walked away. On a happier note...Way to go shopkeeper!

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blueguyonanthill 10/09/09 - 02:42 pm
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Coayton did not enter that

Coayton did not enter that store with the intention to rob or assist a robbery. There is no evidence of this in the report as of now. The report states that he was attempting to break up a fight, not that he was attacking the store owner. What are the odds that this store owner was really cutting boxes at 11 o clock at night anyway? Tubby who wanted the doughnuts ought to be thrown in Ydc and Coayton described the hero.

mllange
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mllange 10/09/09 - 03:12 pm
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Blue, The story states

Blue, The story states "The two began to fight and another man who was with the teen, 21-year-old Quinton Coayton, came behind the shopkeeper and tried to intervene, Investigator Brown said." ........ If Coayton were trying to break up the fight, why not go behind the teen and pull him away. And the odds are very probable that the owner was cutting boxes at 11:00, because as most stores do... they unload in the evening hours. Not during the day.

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pommom38 10/09/09 - 05:00 pm
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What a society. Person may

What a society. Person may lose his life over doughnuts. And sorry, I wish the store owner was being charged. Did the guy have a weapon? NO.. Did he rob? NO. He was caught TRYING to take a pack of freakin doughnuts. So they started to fight, WHY? Were any details given about that part? I didn't see or hear any. If someone was yielding a box cutter around me, i'd start a defense fight or whatever to. There are not all details disclosed here, yet all of you just promptly jump on the bandwagon.

not4me
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not4me 10/09/09 - 05:58 pm
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That store has been shot up

That store has been shot up and had other problems in the last month and now this? Maybe this will keep the criminals thinking twice before they decide to steal.

disssman
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disssman 10/09/09 - 06:10 pm
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The headline should have read

The headline should have read "Man sliced and diced in failed robbery attempt".

mable8
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mable8 10/09/09 - 06:13 pm
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Some need to reread the

Some need to reread the article! Coayton was the bystander who intervened and he was slashed by the storekeeper. Although Coayton was with the perpetrator, he may not have known the teen was attempting to shoplift--it happens. The article says nothing about Coayton being under armed guard at MCG; it does say the case is still under investigation. Wait for the facts before you start your hero worshipping. Personally, I don't give kudos to the shopkeeper; slashing someone in the manner that he did is not an answer to an attempt to steal a box of donuts.

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sugar babe 74 10/09/09 - 07:33 pm
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yea it seems to me they guy

yea it seems to me they guy that got cut was trying to keep the store owner from cutting the 15 year old,it would have been foolish to have went up behind the boy he didnt have the box cutter the store owner did.

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corgimom 10/09/09 - 07:51 pm
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"Wow...gutsy store owner"

"Wow...gutsy store owner" PEEE-YEWWW what a terrible pun (but funny)

sassygirl12
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sassygirl12 10/09/09 - 10:06 pm
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kudos to the store

kudos to the store owner..maybe this punk will think twice before trying to rob another store...A JOB WELL DONE

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 10/09/09 - 11:25 pm
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All this over a box of stale

All this over a box of stale doughnuts.......

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