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    Army specialist wounded robber who tried to hold up his family on the interstate

    Positive article on a CWP carrier who was being robbed on I-95 outside Walterboro...

    Here is the link to Post and Courier..
    The Post and Courier - Army specialist wounded robber who tried to hold up his family on the interstate - Charleston SC - postandcourier.com

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    Army specialist wounded robber who tried to hold up his family on the interstate
    BY GLENN SMITH
    The Post and Courier
    Friday, June 4, 2010

    WALTERBORO — An Army specialist just home from the Middle East shot and critically wounded a robber who tried to hold up his family after they stopped with car trouble late Thursday, authorities said.

    Two other robbers returned fire as they pulled their wounded accomplice into a getaway car and sped away from the McCleod Road crime scene, according to Colleton County Sheriff George Malone. None of the victims were wounded, but their cars were struck by bullets, deputies said.

    Deputies located the injured suspect a short time later at Colleton Regional Hospital, where he was being treated for several gunshot wounds, deputies said. David Jayquon Jakes, 19, of Smoaks was later transferred to Medical University Hospital in Charleston, where he remains in intensive care, Chief Deputy Ted Stanfield said.

    Investigators obtained arrest warrants to charge Jakes with three counts of attempted armed robbery, three counts of assault with intent to kill, possession of a stolen weapon and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, Malone said.

    Investigators have no plans to file charges against the serviceman who shot Jakes, as he had a valid concealed weapons permit and acted in self-defense, Malone said.

    Authorities did not release the names of the serviceman or his family, citing safety concerns as deputies search for the two others robbers involved in the incident.

    Sheriff’s officials said the episode played out this way:

    Shortly before midnight, the Army specialist, his wife and mother-in-law were traveling down Interstate 95 in two vehicles, one of which was pulling a U-Haul trailer. Hailing from a northern state, they were passing through on their way further south when the car with the trailer started having mechanical problems.

    They took the exit ramp to McLeod Road, near Walterboro, to transfer the trailer from the disabled car to the second vehicle. While the serviceman was trying to wire the trailer’s lights to his truck, a silver sedan pulled up with three men inside.

    A man with a cloth over his face stepped from the back seat of the sedan and pointed a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol at the older of the two women, ordering her about as he called her “pretty lady.” As she ran toward her daughter, her son-in-law stood up and pulled out his own gun. He ordered the strangers to leave several times.

    When the robber turned and pointed his pistol at the victims, the serviceman fired several rounds. The robber fell to the ground and dropped his weapon. His accomplices helped the wounded man back to the sedan as they fired several rounds at the serviceman.

    Deputies later recovered the robber’s pistol and determined it had been stolen.

    Jakes fit the general description of the robber, and other information collected by investigators indicated he was the wounded robber they were looking for, Malone said. He did not elaborate.

    Deputies are pursuing several leads, but have not yet identified the remaining two suspects in the crime, Stanfield said.

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    Too bad he didn't hit the other two! Good job protecting his family!
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    I am sure that the "Robbers" were unaware of whom they were dealing with. Thank the Lord that the Serviceman and his family are safe. This certainly not the "Welcome Home" our country should be proud of. Sooner or later the other two "Robbers" will be caught....
    Semper Fi

  5. Good Job Troop! HOOAH!
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    I am really glad He and his family are safe. Also I shared this story with my Dad and I believe it has convinced him to get his CWP too.

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    It is always good to read where the use of a firearm by a CHL carrier saved lives.
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    Glad it turned out well for the serviceman and family.

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    Thats the way its suppose to turn out. Chalk one up for the good guys.

  10. Awesome outcome to a horrible situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricbak View Post
    I am sure that the "Robbers" were unaware of whom they were dealing with. Thank the Lord that the Serviceman and his family are safe. This certainly not the "Welcome Home" our country should be proud of. Sooner or later the other two "Robbers" will be caught....
    Actually, it was the SHPOS* who did the bad deed, we (the country) enabled this young man to have only lightly restricted access to his intrinsic right which he used to protect his family.

    That is a suitable welcome in my book.









    *A medical term.
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