Man saves family from road-side robbery, shoots assailant

Man saves family from road-side robbery, shoots assailant

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    Man saves family from road-side robbery, shoots assailant

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    WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - A wanted man is in critical condition in the hospital after he was shot during an alleged armed robbery.

    Shortly before midnight Thursday, a 911 call came in to the Colleton County Sheriff's Office in reference to an attempted armed robbery and shooting that occurred near the intersection of McLeod Road and I-95 near mile marker 62.

    When deputies arrived, they found three victims of a robbery attempt that stated they were traveling I-95 southbound in two separate vehicles, one pulling a U-Haul trailer. The vehicle pulling the trailer started having mechanical trouble, so they pulled off onto the exit ramp at McLeod Road in Colleton County near Walterboro.

    They called for a tow truck and proceeded to transfer the U-Haul trailer from the disabled vehicle to the second vehicle. One of the female victims was standing by her vehicle and her daughter stood near the other vehicle and trailer while her husband trying to wire the trailer lights into his truck.

    At that time, a silver-colored sedan pulled up occupied by three individuals and a male subject, later identified as David Jayquon Jakes, 19, exited the back seat and pointed a large caliber handgun at one of the women.

    The victims said Jakes was covering his face with a cloth of some type and started ordering her as he referred to her as "pretty lady." At that time, the woman's son-in-law stood up from behind his vehicle and she ran to her daughter as they took cover.

    Her son-in-law was armed and drew his weapon and ordered them to leave several times. As Jakes turned and pointed his large caliber weapon, the son-in-law fired several rounds striking Jakes who then fell to the ground and dropped his weapon.

    The two subjects in the suspect vehicle helped the wounded Jakes back into their vehicle and fired several rounds back at the victim and then drove away.

    A short time later, the Colleton Regional Hospital staff notified the Sheriff's Office that they just had an individual come in to their emergency room with several gun shot wounds. The individual fit the general description of Jakes and other information was collected indicating that he believed to be the same person.

    Jakes was transferred to a Charleston-area hospital where he was last reported to be in critical condition. The recovered weapon presented by Jakes at the scene was recovered and found to be reported to NCIC as a stolen weapon.

    The incident is still under investigation but deputies obtained warrants charging Jakes with three counts of attempted armed robbery, three counts of assault with the intent to kill, one count of possessing a stolen firearm and one count of possessing a weapon during a violent crime.

    The male victim of the robbery attempt that fired in self-defense just recently returned from the Middle East as an Army Specialist and had a Concealed Weapons Permit to carry his weapon.

    No charges are pending against him at this time and none are anticipated to be filed against him, said officials.
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    +1 for the good guy!

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    Well, that was a nice read with a happy ending. Good on the son-n-law.
    Too bad our tax money is being wasted keeping that kind of scum alive. To draw a weapon on a woman in distress on the side of the road and attempt to rob a family. It disgusts me to no end what goes on these days. Glad they were prepared to defend themselves.

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    Good reason to carry. Thanks for posting the story.
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    I love stories with happy endings!
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    More good coverage

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

    Good job soldier!

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

    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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    The bravery of most of the BG's never ceases to amaze me!

    In reality, he got what he asked for, good for him!
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    Good on the Army man who shot David Jayquon Jakes. Jakes got exactly what he deserved.

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    The son-in-law should have spent less time ordering Jakes to leave and more time shooting...OMO...but he still did a fine job protecting the family.

    Congrarts to this family having roadside trouble and able to defend themselves against the dirtbag willing to prey on them...too bad the dirtbag is not yet a dead offender.

    The scumbags who stayed in the car, but were still part of the crime should be caught and charged also.
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    I'll take a diffrent approach to this.........this is not that good a story, more like a tradgy with an excellent, happy ending. Getting held-up while broken down on the side of the road is just BAD! I do hope this family recovers from any mental anguish and stress placed on them by those %^*$ thugs. Being in a fire-fight can have a 'not-good' outcome on people.

    I've had a couple of 'incidents' while traveling with the family and being armed and ready with a mind-set to fight back prevented 'something' from occuring. Our solider did what was necessary......being armed while in a compromised situation. Heck, being legaly armed in general is the right thing to do.

    This solider, traveling with his family, took care of 'bidness' during an already stressful time of being broke-down on the side of I-95. He even gave this O2 waster an opprotunity to leave..........more than I'd probley done in a similiar situation. This Man protected his family when the 'wolves crossed the fence'.

    Bravo Zulu !

    I'm extreemly pleased he and his girls wern't hit by the returned fire from those other O2 wasters.

    Even more surprising, the 'media' seemed to report this correctly for the most part as well, keeping the 'suspects' and the 'victims' in thier proper contexts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    ....this is not that good a story, more like a tradgy with an excellent, happy ending.
    +1 on above and your other observations.

    There's a quote I'd like to attribute but lost the reference. It goes,

    There are no winners in a gun fight -- only survivors.
    Good job protecting your family and surviving, soldier.
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    Hooaahh! Good for the son-in law, well-done in the heat of the threat. IMHO less talk and sooner fire = even better. +1 Goldshellback.
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    Another win for the good guys.
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    Good.

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    After thinking about this a little, I was struck by the irony of the fact that this Soldier probably faced a greater immediate threat to his life and that of his family in his own country than he did while deployed. His own countrymen, his own soil, and he has to use deadly force to defend himself and his family. What a world we live in, but I'm very glad he had the means, the training, and the resolve to act.
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