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SC: Burglar shot during attempted robbery
rrdailyherald.com ^ | 29 December, 2013 | Roger Bell

Posted on 01/04/2014 5:18:38 PM PST by marktwain

A Roanoke Rapids man with a history of violence recently released from prison has been shot while robbing a local business and is in critical condition.

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said deputies responded to a business in the Roanoke Rapids area around 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Tripp said, deputies found Cul Priest Jones, 40, lying in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Tripp said the business owner, who also resides at the business, was awakened during the night and when he went to investigate, found the suspect behind the cash register with a handgun. The business owner, Tripp said, was assaulted during the encounter and fired “several” shots at the suspect with a handgun.

Investigation revealed the suspect had attempted to pry open two safes as well as the register.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: banglist; felon; nc; roanokerapids; sc
He spent over half his life in prison.
1 posted on 01/04/2014 5:18:38 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
The store owner needs to prevent this by putting up proper signage /sarc


2 posted on 01/04/2014 5:22:16 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

This is NC


3 posted on 01/04/2014 5:48:12 PM PST by Greg223 (tobacco)
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To: marktwain
Jones had committed several break-ins, carjackings and burglaries after his escape. Records indicate he was convicted of nine larcenies committed on Aug. 1 and 2 in 1995.
Jones was sentenced to 50 years, 2 months and 20 days on May 23, 1991, for the attempted killing of the deputy.

And he was released in 2004?

4 posted on 01/04/2014 6:06:53 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: C210N

Love it! Thanks for sharing.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 6:16:50 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: marktwain
A Roanoke Rapids man with a history of violence recently released from prison has been shot while robbing a local business and is in critical condition.

Hmmm! Maybe, just maybe, he shouldn't have been released.

6 posted on 01/04/2014 6:19:49 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Greg223

Thanks for the correction.


7 posted on 01/04/2014 6:27:50 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
Cul Priest Jones. Bullet recipient.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 7:23:00 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The death penalty should be used very sparingly. However, when a criminal has committed numerous crimes of violence and attempted murder it is totally evident he is beyond redemption.

Such individuals should never be free in society. In such cases the only answer is incarceration until dead or the death penalty. I lean toward incarceration for life if no innocents were killed. If innocents are killed the guilty should be removed from this earth with death.

I have one caveat to the sentence. The act of murder against an innocent must be backed up with hard evidence that is not just beyond a reasonable doubt but without any doubt. The taking of a life by the state is something not to be taken lightly. In the past the state has taken the lives of innocents.

In recent years many men convicted of rape have been set free by new and improved science of DNA. These men were innocent. My point is when taking the life of the accused the standard must be much higher than beyond a reasonable doubt.

In the past in some states you could be put to death for rape. This means without any doubt, some innocents were put to death or as I would say, “murdered by the state.”

The death penalty is warranted in some cases. It must be used with extreme caution. Its misuse makes the state omnipotent and a danger to us all.


9 posted on 01/04/2014 8:13:06 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: upchuck

SC ping.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 9:05:32 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

To me, that’s a fine lookin’ man. It’s just a shame, and more than a shame.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 9:26:15 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: arthurus

“And he was released in 2004?”

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12 posted on 01/04/2014 11:55:52 PM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A)
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To: cpdiii

In past there was a problem with the death penalty over convictions with scant evidence. However, today there are several features of those condemned that almost all have to exist to arrive at a death penalty.

1) Multiple murders by the same individual during different events.

2) Aggravating circumstances to one or more of the homicides, importantly *before* the victims were killed. Things like desecration of the dead, or even cannibalism, are not enough, after the fact.

3) As determined by psychiatrists, they are mentally in a narrow gray area between sane and insane. This does not include a “guilty but insane” decision, nor does it allow for the execution of the retarded, or even those with degenerating psychiatric conditions who are not currently demented, but eventually will be. Effectively, a sane person who committed insane acts. A defense of “temporary insanity”, while difficult to mount, can also prevent a death penalty.

4) They must have been a legal adult at the time of the crime. More recent SCOTUS decision.

5) DNA evidence as well as other strong forensic evidence is now almost a requirement for the death penalty.

6) Often, a confession or expressed preference for the death penalty over a life sentence, and refusal to appeal.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 5:18:27 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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