Swainsboro Fire Department in Georgia broadcasts honor to all public servants and spotting Santa Claus via NORAD

URGENT – South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-24-17 – Santa spotted over Georgia – 8:50 p.m. ET

Swainsboro Fire Department getting NORAD reports of Swainsboro Fire Department getting NORAD reports of Santa Claus in Georgia
Broadcast honors all those who serve their community and country

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

Swainsboro Fire Department getting NORAD reports of Santa Claus in Georgia
Broadcast honors all those who serve their community and country.
https://www.noradsanta.org/

Fire Department
205 North Green St.
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Phone: (478) 237-8533*
Fax: (478) 237-0115

E-Mail: fire@cityofswainsboro.org
For Emergencies Call 911

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Mike Strobridge
Chief, Fire Department

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Arrests in Aiken County over past few days has included a woman charged in big heist, S.C. Highway Patrol busts “chop shop” operation, several arrested on drug trafficking charges, man gets scuffed up fighting with North Augusta police, and Augusta, GA man allegedly had child in the car while fleeing police while drunk

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-19-17 – 11:22 a.m. ET

Fleeing cops while drunk with kid in car, fighting with police, a $10,000 plus heist in North Augusta, drugs and more drugs, elderly man jailed in domestic violence case, and huge “chop shop” busted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

Major $10,000 plus grand larceny charge filed against North Augusta woman – but who got ripped off

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A North Augusta woman has been arrested and jailed for an alleged big heist.
30-year-old Jennifer Owens was arrested by North Augusta Department of Public Safety at 3 a.m. this morning, Tues., Dec. 19, 2017
Owens is charged with grand larceny value $10,000 or more

Aiken County teen held on 8 major drugs charges involving the distribution of methamphetamine including several enhanced charges for allegedly dealing near a school

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17-year old Denzell Jackson of New Ellenton, SC was arrested about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Dec. 17, 2017
Charges:
Drugs/trafficking in methamphetamine or cocaine base -100 grams or more
Drugs/trafficking methamphetamine > 100 grams w/in 1/2 mile of school
Drugs/ possession with intent to distribute (PWID) schedule II controlled substance
Drugs/ PWID schedule IV controlled substance
Drugs/PWID schedule IV controlled substance w/in mile of school
Drugs/ PWID schedule IV controlled substance
Drugs/ PWID schedule IV controlled substance w/in 1/2 mile of a school
Drugs/ PWID schedule II controlled substance w/in 1/2 mile of a school

South Carolina Highway Patrol busts major “chop shop” operation out of towing business

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41-year-old David Quarles of Windsor, SC was arrested about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
Charges:
Improper towing
Driving under suspension 3rd
Chop shop, unlawfully own, operate, conduct, or to transport
Chop shop, unlawfully own, operate, conduct, or to transport
A breach of trust with fraudulent intent value $2000 or less

Trafficking and Traffic charges

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24 -year-old Markale Simpkins of Aiken, SC was arrested Saturday night on numerous traffic charges and meth/cocaine trafficking charges
Offenses:
Giving false info to public safety officer
Driving under suspension 2nd
Failure to yield
Drugs/trafficking in meth, or cocaine base-10 grams or more
Plus a hold for Columbia County Sheriff’s Department in Appling, GA.

Augusta, GA man busted for drunk driving and fleeing from police allegedly with his child in the vehicle

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30-year-old Jack Maddox of Augusta, GA was arrested Sunday night and booked into the Aiken County Detention Center
Charges:
Failure to stop for blue lights
Child/child endangerment, commit certain vehicular offenses
Driving under influence alcohol/substance 2nd
Failure to pay

Elderly man charged in domestic attack

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64-year-old Willie Scurry, Jr. of Pelion, SC was arrested Monday evening around 5:20 p.m.
Charge:
3rd degree domestic violence

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Beech Island man busted for allegedly dealing pot including allegedly selling marijuana near a school

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21-year-old Dominique Beal of Beech Island, SC was arrested about 9 p.m. Monday by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.
Charges:
Hold for North Augusta Department of Public Safety
Possession with intent to distribute (PWID) marijuana within proximity to school or park
PWID marijuana

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26-year-old Quarrentin Schoultz of Jackson, SC was busted about 7 p.m. Monday for allegedly fighting with police while drunk
Charges:
Hold for South Carolina Parole and Probation Services
Open container, beer/wine
Resisting arrest

The spouse of a Fort Gordon Soldier has been arrested by the feds for allegedly punching the wife of another soldier in the face during a bizarre argument involving kids and dogs – and a Fort Gordon soldier faces up to a year in federal prison if convicted of two counts of drunken driving

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-16-17 11:11 a.m. ET

The feds this week charged a Fort Gordon soldier with two counts drunken driving and charged the spouse of a soldier with punching another soldier’s wife in a crazy incident in November 2016

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

The spouse of a Fort Gordon soldier and a soldier were charged in federal court this week in separate misdemeanor cases.

Daymon Hall is charged with two counts of “DUI on a military reservation,” according to a criminal information complaint, a charging tool used by the feds.

30-year-old Tapria Russell is charged with simple assault, according to her criminal information complaint.

Federal prosecutors have one of their own working at Fort Gordon.

Federal Prosecutor on Base: Special Assistant United States Attorney Candace R. Cunningham, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Gordon

Federal Prosecutor on Base: Special Assistant United States Attorney Candace R. Cunningham, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Gordon

The charges against both soldiers were filed in Augusta federal courthouse on Wed., Dec. 13, 2017.

The prosecutor in both cases is Special Assistant United States Attorney Candace R. Cunningham, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Gordon, GA.

Wife of Fort Gordon solider charged with assault; soldier charged with DUI in another case

Spouse of Fort Gordon soldier charged with assault; soldier charged with DUI in another case

 

Fort Gordon attack victim

Soldier’s wife Ashley Taylor – who was the victim of an attack on Base

The spouse of a soldier, Russell is accused of assaulting 29-year-old Ashley Taylor – the spouse of another soldier – “by hitting her in the face with her hand,” on Nov. 16, 2016 at Fort Gordon, the federal information states.
Taylor was 28 at the time of the attack.

Taylor says there had been a problem with people not picking up after their dogs in the neighborhood. Taylor spotted the Russell’s son with the family dog and offered him a baggie.

“After the dog did it’s business .. (Taylor noticed) he had a large leaf in his hand.”

“Trying to be a good neighbor, I offered him a baggy,” Taylor told S.E. Social Justice Breaking News this morning.

“He said ‘no’. I offered again and pointed out community guidelines. He said no again and became aggressive.”

A short time later, Russell and her solder spouse allegedly showed up at Taylor’s door in a furor.

“She was aggressively angry, yelled at me for talking to her son. And I panicked. My children were on the other side of our screen door watching.”

The three adults had never met before and Taylor repeatedly asked the Russells to leave.

“She threatened me repeatedly and in an effort to calm everyone down, I literally sat on the ground and asked her to sit and talk with me,” Taylor recounted.

“She refused (and) continued to threaten me,” Taylor said.

Fort Gordon attack victim

Soldier’s wife Ashley Taylor – who was the victim of an attack on Base

“Ultimately (Tapria Russell) punched me in the face on my right side,” Taylor said of the attack that left her confused by its allegedly aggressive nature. “My glasses flew across the carport and broke.”

That’s when the Russells left and Taylor called Fort Gordon Military Police.
“Her spouse grabbed her and they took off running. I finally felt it was safe enough to turn around, ran inside, and called the MPs.”

Taylor was concerned the case would never be prosecuted – and at one point – as MPs were trying to get to the bottom of the incident – Taylor felt like a suspect.

“I made a report, took pictures, and was threatened by the MPs with assault, even though I never laid a finger on anyone,” Taylor said.

Taylor is pleased the case will finally go to court.

If convicted, Russell faces up to six months in federal prison plus a maximum $5,000 fine.

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Both charges against Hall involve alleged drunken driving on June 24, 2917 on base for “unlawfully driving a moving vehicle” after allegedly drinking too much alcohol, the information states.
If convicted, Hall faces no more than 12 months in federal prison on each of the two counts plus a maximum of $2,000 in fines, and 40 days community service and the completion of a DUI alcohol use risk reduction course.

Wife of Fort Gordon solider charged with assault; soldier charged with DUI in another case

Wife of Fort Gordon soldier charged with assault; soldier charged with DUI in another case

North Augusta McDonald’s restaurant armed robbery this morning is second pre-dawn stickup in two days of an all night business – manhunt underway

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-16-17 6:55 a.m. ET

Saturday Seconds: Second predawn stickup at North Augusta all-night business

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By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

For the second night in a row, North Augusta Police are investigating the pre-dawn armed robbery of an all-night business.
The suspect fled on foot across the parking lot after a stickup at the McDonald’s at 1831 Georgia Ave. in North Augusta.

North Augusta armed robbery McDonalds

The second armed robbery was reported at about 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the popular fast food restaurant.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 foot, 2 inches tall, wearing a camouflage jacket, and a half-face neoprene mask.

The suspect this morning was also wearing leather hand gloves and was armed with a handgun.

The masked bandit was last seen running toward the SCE&G offices.

Meanwhile, a North Augusta gas station/convenience store was robbed yesterday morning before sunrise.

North Augusta Robbery 1At about 4:30 a.m. on Fri, Dec. 15, 2017, two suspects with handguns held up the Shell Gas station/Circle K at 10308 Atomic Rd, in North Augusta.

Police used blood hounds to try and find the two suspects armed suspects described as two black males with masks
Witnesses say they fled on foot.

The clerk did not know the direction of travel because they made her lay on the floor

“She is panicking,” one officer reported about the very scared clerk.

Witnesses said they fled on foot, not vehicle – and ran through the parking lot of the BBQ Barn.

North Augusta Police used bloodhound search dogs in the area of Atomic Road and Old Edgefield Road, and a nearby wooded area.

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Listen to emotional audio as firefighter report’s neighbor’s home engulfed: Barnwell, SC fireman reports his neighbor’s home was burning this morning – only 5 days after an Allendale, SC fireman reported his mom’s home was ablaze

South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News Bulletin – 12-7-17 3:30 p.m.

When it affects our heroes

Second CSRA firefighter, in only five days, sadly learns what its like when a fire hits too close to home

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Fully engulfed mobile home fire next to firefighter’s home: “It’s gonna be next door to me”

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Barnwell, SC) – Two CSRA firefighters know what its like for a structure fire two shock their personal lives.
“10-70 structure – It’s gonna be next door to me,” said the understandably emotional Barnwell, SC fireman early today. 10-70 means a fire reported.

Early this morning , Thurs. Dec. 7, 2017, a Barnwell, SC fireman radioed his dispatcher that a neighbor’s mobile home was ablaze.

Most firefighter’s know that even a swift response seems like hours when you are watching a home burn.
Another fire official arriving on the scene told his buddies it was serious.

“I have a fully involved single-wide mobile home,” the another firefighter said as he pulled up to the scene in a fire truck. “All units step it up.”

The blaze was about 100 yards – or literally a field away – from his home at 2727 Red. Oak Road in Barnwell, SC.

Only five days earlier a fireman in Allendale, SC reported his mother’s home was engulfed. Scroll down to read that story.

However, the fire was already too big to save the home.
The mobile home at 2705 Red Oak Road in Barnwell was destroyed.
Among those assisting on the scene was the Barnwell County Sheriff’s Department.

No injuries were reported. The cause has not been released.

Its also appears there were two farm combine fires reported this past week in Barnwell County.

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Previous story two days ago:

Exclusive listen to the emotional firefighter – whose mother is luckily just fine despite her home completely burning

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Allendale, SC) – A terrible shock to a member of the Allendale Rescue Squad when he realized the fully-engulfed home firefighters were responding to – is his mothers.

Fire at 127 Gibson Street in Allendale, SC

The home at 127 Gibson Street in Allendale, SC was one of four residences that were destroyed in less than 20 hours in Aiken and Allendale counties.

The blaze was reported about 5:20 a.m. ET on Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 in the city of Allendale, SC.

“Its gonna be my mother’s residence,” said one rescue official on the scene as he witnessed flames wrapped around the brick frame home and fire shooting out the windows.

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URGENT Child found this morning after Abduction Stabbing: Violent child abductors may pass through the Aiken/Augusta area: Stabbing occurred during the child kidnapping in Pickens County, SC

Update 12-6-17 5:10 a.m. ET:

The child was located this morning and is now safe.

The suspects remain at large

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One stabbed, three-year-old kidnapped in Liberty, SC

Child Kidnap suspect Stephanie Hopkins

Child Kidnap suspect Stephanie Hopkins

Suspects, victim may pass through Aiken/Augusta area – really the entire CSRA

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Liberty, SC) – A multi-state search is underway tonight for a pair of alleged child kidnappers armed with a gun and knife in an incident that left one person stabbed in Pickens County, SC.

Aiken County 911 put out the BOLO because the suspect are believed to be headed to Georgia and could pass through the CSRA. The suspects are believed headed to Georgia.

Suspects are armed with a gun and a knife. One person was stabbed during the abduction, and male suspect allegedly fired gun.

The suspects are believed driving:

2001 White Ford Focus

South Carolina Tags: 9277 KP

The child abduction suspects are both from Liberty, SC:

53-year-old Keith G. Trotter

38-year-old Stephanie Lynn Hopkins

We are withholding the name of the little three-year-old child.

Child Kidnap suspect Stephanie Hopkins

Child Kidnap suspect Stephanie Hopkins

The suspects allegedly kidnapped a three-year-old child in Liberty, SC.

Officials say the suspects fired a gun during the abduction and one person was stabbed.

EXCLUSIVE HEART-WRENCHING AUDIO LISTEN South Carolina: Allendale, SC firefighter gets called to mom’s engulfed home – Four homes destroyed in less than 24 hours in Aiken and Allendale counties and the latest was the home of a firefighter’s mother

URGENT – SE Social Justice News Bulletin – 12-2-17 2:27 a.m. ET – Four homes destroyed in less than 24 hours in Aiken and Allendale counties and the latest was the home of a firefighter’s mother

Exclusive listen to the emotional firefighter – whose mother is luckily just fine despite her home completely burning

By Greg Peterson
South Eastern Social Justice Breaking News
Co-owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Allendale, SC) – A terrible shock to a member of the Allendale Rescue Squad when he realized the fully-engulfed home firefighters were responding to – is his mothers.

127 Gibson Street in Allendale, SC

The home was one of four residences that were destroyed in less than 20 hours in Aiken and Allendale counties.

The blaze was reported about 5:20 a.m. ET on Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 in the city of Allendale, SC.
“Its gonna be my mother’s residence,” said one rescue official on the scene as he witnessed flames wrapped around the brick frame home and fire shooting out the windows.

6712 Lake Vincent Road Aiken, SC structure fire 12-1-17

Meanwhile about 2:25 a.m. today (Sat., Dec. 2, 2017), a neighbor called Aiken 911 to report a home had already burned to the ground- as both are located in a relatively remote area.
Numerous firefighters rushed to the scene of a home that – in fact – was completely destroyed before anyone knew it was burning.
The blaze is located in a very remote location at 6712 Lake Vincent Road in Aiken, SC
A neighbor – some distance away – noticed a glow and trees on fire – and she called Aiken 911.
Its is not clear if anyone was home at the time. If we get an update, it will be passed along.

On Friday (12-1-17), two big fires including a double-wide mobile home were reported north of Aiken, SC.

About 12:24 p.m. ET Friday a full-involved structure fire north of Aiken in a few hours

Monetta, SC firefighters and lots of mutual aid responded to the blazing double-wide mobile home – set off the highway a bit on the 3000 block of Columbia Highway North (aka U.S.-1).
Everyone evacuated.

About 11 a.m. Friday, a structure fire was battled at or near 3037 Columbia Highway North in Aiken County
Numerous agencies responding to a structure fire along Columbia Highway North near Monetta, SC
Monetta Volunteer Fire Department, Aiken County Sheriff’s Department, Monetta Rescue Squad

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