Aiken Standard, February 18, 2011

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 18, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina A Night of Magic Aiken Highs M’Aiken Magic robotics team shows off its competition bots. | 2A I By KAREN DAILY Staff writer An Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a pit bull in Beech Island Thursday after making several attempts to scare the animal away-from a runner, officials said About 12:49 p.m., Cpl. Paul Sharpton, sitting in his patrol car, saw the jogger running on Church Road and then watched as two small dogs and a large pit bull ran into the roadway from a nearby residence and at the v ictim. Sharpton said the dogs circled around the man and began to bark and growl at him. The deputy said he turned on his siren to scare the dogs but was unable to frighten off the pit bull. He said the small dogs left the runner alone, but the pit bull continued to “aggressively circle” the man, The nigger began to run backward while swinging a long stick to defend himself, but the deputy saw the dog become even more aggressive. The dog was growling, barking, snapping and lunging at the man so he began to drive toward the v ictim to scare the dog and protect the runner. The deputy pulled next to the runner and took his duty weapon from its holster. He said he fired multiple shots at the dog. The dog turned from the road and ran into the yard at 303 Church Road where it died. The deputy took statements frau the v ictim and a mail car rier who witnessed the incident. Officials with the sheriffs office said such action taken by the deputy was appropriate. No action will be taken against the deputy. It is not clear if the animal’s owner will be fined. Contact Karen Daily at kdail){a aikenstandard com d&m iteiflia Cynthia McGee Moore, Trenton Edward Isaac Salley Jasmine Nicole Spires, Jackson Joseph "Joe" Young, Aiken Martha Y. Anderson, Edgefield Hobart Luther Howell Sr., Batesburg Deaths and Funerals i 6A Calendar SC Classifieds ID Crossword 5C Comics 4C Dear Abby SC Horoscopes SC Markets 14A Movie Listings IC Nation/World 14A Obituaries 6A Opinions ISA Puzzles SC Sports IB TV Listings 2C Sinise to visit CSRA veterans in April By SUZANNE ft STONE Staff enter Aw ard-w inning actor Gary Smise is on his way to help out soldiers at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical C enter in Augusta this April. Sinise will be in Augusta on April 21 for a visit to the Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a visit to Fort Gordon’s Warrior Transition Battalion. That evening he will be among the guests of honor at the J19th Trans- pollution Company Vietnam Veterans Dinner at _ Richmond Sinise    on Greene, located at the comer of 7th and Greene streets. “This is a great way for our group, which deployed to Vietnam in 1968, to give back to this youngest generation of men and women w ho serv e,” said John Bowen of the 319th Transportation Company Vietnam Veterans. Suttee has headlined CBS’ hit police procedural *TNew York” since its debut in 2004. He broke through as a national star in 1992 with hi> performance as the paraplegic v eteran Lt. Dan in “Forrest Gump,” won a Golden Globe for the lead role in the 1995 TV movie “Truman” and received an Emmy for 1997’s “George Wallace." He is one of the founders of the famed Chicago theater troupe Steppenwolf and continues to work in theater between I V and film projects. He is also a longtime supporter of the U.S. military. He has performed for audiences of active-duty soldiers with the U.S.O. and has been vocal in answering Hollywood criticism of the nation's military. He is also a co-found er of Operation International Children, which works with Ii S. and allied troops to bring school supplies to children first in Iraq and now to anv where coalition troops are stationed. Smise's visit is sponsored by the 3} 9th Vietnam Veterans and by the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project. For information or for tickets to the dinner, call the CSRA Wounded Warrior t are Project at (706) 434-1707. I — J •* UU -----  .    9 WEE South Siilo Brunch \\ tllsUi v Un.Ill III hun! ut Elim*! Security FederalJ Bank I 641-3000 a FCHC Toll Free 866-851-3000 Urtanbarb SHOWDOWN ^ Cam Huffman and Jeremy Timmerman discuss S.C. football, USCA basketball, college baseball, the Daytona 500 and The Masters. | IBDeputy shoots, kills pit bull Friday February 18,2011 Vol. 145, No. 49 Today's Weather A » 45° Full forecast 18C SOC Officials seek suspect in Aiken man North Augusta shooting )vantiec( [A FBI for child porn By KAREN DAILY Staff writer Detectives are investigating a shooting in North Augusta that sent a man to the hospital after the gunman approached hint at a local repair garage and, *in front of w itnesses, shot him, officials said. North Augusta Public Safety officers found Antonio Donnell Truesdale lying face down in the garage with an apparent gunshot wound to his back, said department spokesperson Lt. Tim Pearson. The v ictim was not armed, police said. The shooting, according to witnesses, occurred at 11:09 a.m. at the Carpenters Exxon, 326 Georgia Ave. The victim was transported to MCG Health Medical Center by EMS where he was is in stable condition. Police said the v id im was alert when they found him. For reasons not released to the public, the shooter, described as a black man wearing a black jacket, approached Truesdale and shot at him. The shooter Start photo by Physis Britt EMS workers load shooting victim Antonio Donnell Truesdale into an ambulance. He was transported to MCG Health Medical Center. then took off running behind the building and has not been found. Pearson said he couldn’t say what provoked the shoot mg or give any motive for the gunman's actions. He didn’t say how close the shooter got before firing at the man. The Aiken Bloodhounds were notified and began a search of the area, which ended about an hour later. He wasn't found. North Augusta Elementary School and surrounding daycare centers were temporarily placed on lockdown as officers searched the area. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the North Augusta Department of Public Safety at 279-2121 or CrimeStoppers at (800) CR1ME-SC. Canton Karen Undy at ktituhhi aikemtatvktrd com By ANNA DOLIANITI8 Staff writer An arrest warrant has been issued for David Lee Sheffield. 47, of Aiken, in connection with a thrcc-count indictment for production, distribution and possession of by the LLS. Sheffield was last seen in Aiken in late October. He is a white male, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 195 pounds, wears glasses and is a heavy smoker. He may be working as a repairman for computers, televisions, vacuum cleaners and other electronic dev ices. I Ie was last seen driving a gray 1985 Oldsmobile two-door coupe w uh South Carolina license number AGU 931. The maximum penalty Sheffield could receive is IO to 20 years imprisonment on the production charge, five to 20 years on the distribution charge and up to 10 years on the possession count, t ach count also cames a tim of up to $250,000. The case against Sheffield Submined photo Arrest warrants have been issued for David Lee Sheffield in connection with child pornography charges. is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a naiionw ide initiatee designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. The case was investigated by the FBI and is assigned to U.S. Attorney Dean Eichel-berger of the Columbia office for prosecution. Authorities are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the Columbia office of the FBI at (803) 551-4200.£ <*Uol1 Anna IXJ kiwis al tkktlkinais'u atkemkmdanl cam. ;

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