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Augusta Man Damages Mailboxes So He Can Go To Jail


Deputies didn’t have to look far for the person who destroyed three mailboxes on Peach Orchard Road over the weekend.

Joseph Ryan, 20, walked up to officers Sunday night and confessed, just as the officers were clearing the road of a damaged mailbox and post on the 3600 block of Peach Orchard Road.

“As officers approached the mailbox to remove it from the roadway, the suspect approached on foot and stated he broke the listed mailbox along with 2 others because he was angry with his girlfriend and wanted to go to jail because he had no where else to go,” a deputy wrote in his report. “Suspect further stated he was contemplating robbing the TPS Gas Station on Peach Orchard Road as well, but we arrived before he could complete the action.”

Deputies arrested the subject and transported him to jail for destroying mailboxes. He remains there today on a $3,500 bond.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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