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Lakeside Student Jailed for Hunting Knife in Car


Columbia County authorities arrested a Lakeside High School student Thursday after discovering a hunting knife in his vehicle, according to a sheriff’s report.

George Sykes, 17, of Martinez, was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Assistant Principal Tim Reeve told an officer he had information from another student that drugs  might be in Sykes’ car, which was parked on school grounds. The car was search by Reeve and campus police, and they found “a tobacco grinder, cigarette papers and an unknown substance,” according to a sheriff’s report. In addition, police found a black Gerber 8-inch hunting knife in the driver’s door pocket, the report says.

The student was then arrested and booked into the Columbia County Jail under a $7,600 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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