Men charged in theft of Tubman school bleachers

Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 12:33 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 7:34 AM
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Deputies arrested two men for stealing aluminum bleachers from Tubman Middle School this afternoon. David Pearson, 44, and Francisco Govia, 37, both from Augusta, were stopped shortly before noon on Steiner Street near Clay Street after they were seen pushing the bleachers in Kroger shopping carts, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Robbie Silas.

Richmond County Board of Education Maintenance and Facilities employees Paul Wells, left, and Wayne Kirby carry stolen aluminum bleachers to their truck to be reassembled after police saw two men pushing Kroger carts loaded with the bleachers at the corner of Steiner Ave. and Clay St.  Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
Richmond County Board of Education Maintenance and Facilities employees Paul Wells, left, and Wayne Kirby carry stolen aluminum bleachers to their truck to be reassembled after police saw two men pushing Kroger carts loaded with the bleachers at the corner of Steiner Ave. and Clay St.

Sgt. Silas said the men were carrying tools and that authorities were able to identify the bleachers because they had sap stains from a pecan tree that matched the other bleachers at the school.

“They were coming down the road with them and were headed down to the scrap yard to cash them in,” Sgt. Silas said.

Both men are facing charges of felony theft by taking.

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HollyHoly
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HollyHoly 01/04/10 - 12:50 pm
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idiots

idiots

BOBO
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BOBO 01/04/10 - 01:38 pm
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hello its cold....Shoplift it

hello its cold....Shoplift it is warmer!

Notreally
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Notreally 01/04/10 - 02:14 pm
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Dumb dummies...

Dumb dummies...

MadSnapper
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MadSnapper 01/04/10 - 02:15 pm
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Dang bleacher bums!

Dang bleacher bums!

lady_alessandra
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lady_alessandra 01/04/10 - 02:57 pm
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Life is hard. Life is harder

Life is hard. Life is harder when you are stupid

weatheringheights
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weatheringheights 01/04/10 - 03:03 pm
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Probably the same idiots who

Probably the same idiots who steal manhole covers. The scrap yard buys them too.

ICSunshine
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ICSunshine 01/04/10 - 03:07 pm
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I wonder how much their

I wonder how much their stolen shopping carts would have fetched? They certainly had all the angles covered, didn't they?

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 01/04/10 - 03:34 pm
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2 less idiots walking the

2 less idiots walking the streets now. No loss

tnjsw
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tnjsw 01/04/10 - 04:37 pm
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I wonder if they were alums'

I wonder if they were alums'

mieshel
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mieshel 01/04/10 - 04:56 pm
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Morons.....

Morons.....

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 01/04/10 - 05:07 pm
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I bet the scrap yard would

I bet the scrap yard would have taken them too, No questions asked!!! Just like all the copper being taken from McBean Elementary over the past 2 months.

Pu239
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Pu239 01/04/10 - 07:57 pm
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These model citizens weren't
Unpublished

These model citizens weren't stealing.....the were just redistributing. (Our government hates competition.)

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fatboyhog 01/04/10 - 08:42 pm
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I'm just glad that the deputy

I'm just glad that the deputy was in the right place at the right time and caught these two thieving vermin. Sgt. Silas, EXCELLENT job!

johnsdad
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johnsdad 01/04/10 - 08:51 pm
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And they vote----straight

And they vote----straight democratic ticket!

micbare
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micbare 01/04/10 - 11:49 pm
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Maybe they are friends of Al

Maybe they are friends of Al Gore. You know recycle be a friend to the Earth. Everyone should be thinking green like these guys.

CalvinCool
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CalvinCool 01/05/10 - 12:06 am
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Hang them under the

Hang them under the bleachers, leave their bodies there as lesson to other stupid criminals....

helpicantfindthespacebar
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helpicantfindthespacebar 01/05/10 - 01:44 am
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This is so far beyond

This is so far beyond stupid...

joekm46
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joekm46 01/05/10 - 05:06 am
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Nice to get a good laugh

Nice to get a good laugh daily! Chalk up one for dumb crooks...haha

joekm46
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joekm46 01/05/10 - 05:06 am
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Nice to get a good laugh

Nice to get a good laugh daily! Chalk up one for dumb crooks...haha

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