Update: Two teens facing charges after a standoff incident in Aiken County


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW) - An investigation is underway in Aiken County after two teens are accused of entering a home with what at the time police thought were real guns.

Officers got the call to Old Edgefield Road and Tiger Lily Circle shortly before 2 Wednesday afternoon. Police had the house surrounded.

North Augusta Public Safety saw two black males walking around with what looked like assault rifles on Atomic Road. They told them to stop, and then investigators say the teens ran into a home off Old Edgefield Road and Tiger Lily Circle.

Police tell us there were 4 juveniles inside the home when the two suspects came in.

After a 15 minute stand off the two juveniles finally surrendered and came out of the home with their hands up.

There were 2 BB guns and 4 air soft guns, but officers say when they saw them they couldn't tell the difference.

"The assault rifles turned out to be nothing but toys, no actual weapons. These are just toys they had but to look at them you cant tell the difference from ten feet away," said Lt. Tim Thornton.

"BB guns this day and time, its hard to really tell if it's a rifle or not. you know you can't take chances," said Jody Glover.

The two teens are being charged with disobeying unlawful order.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking into similar cases of vandalism in that area. Things like cars and homes being vandalized with BB guns.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW) - Deputies held several juveniles in custody after two allegedly shot out windows in homes.

Lt. Tim Thornton says two juveniles were spotted by officers walking near the intersection of Old Edgefield Rd. and Atomic Rd., carrying rifles. They were asked to stop and then ran into a nearby house.

Aiken County Deputies say the suspects had six guns with them, two BB guns and four air soft guns.

Deputies say there were six juveniles in the home without adult supervision. Officers currently have four people in custody.


Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.


Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission.


WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 254582871 - wrdw.com/a?a=254582871