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GRU Professor Arrested on Friday for Hit & Run


A professor at Georgia Regents University has been arrested for a hit & run that injured a Beasley Broadcasting employee.

Edgar Rideout, a GRU communications professor, was charged Friday with hit & run and following too closely, according to the website for the Columbia County Detention Center.

The Jail Report has learned that Rideout  was in a BMW and reportedly rear-ended a car driven by resident Troy Bradley and then kept going. Bradley, who is a musical director, producer and DJ for Beasley Broadcasting and assistant for The Austin Rhodes Show on WGAC-AM, suffered minor injuries in the wreck.

Rideout, 49, was released Friday after posting $2,200 bond. A GRU website identifies Rideout as a limited-term faculty member who teaches two classes, including “Fundamentals of Human Communication.”

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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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