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Teen charged with stealing at graduation

Posted: May 21, 2012 - 12:27pm  |  Updated: May 21, 2012 - 1:49pm

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An Evans teen was arrested Saturday evening for stealing from a church choir room during the Augusta Christian Schools graduation ceremony.

Harrison Grant Lee, 19, of Woody Hill Circle, was charged with theft, theft by receiving stolen property, two counts of drug possession and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

A graduate said she left her purse in the choir room of West Acres Baptist Church on Gibbs Road during the ceremony. Her iPhone and an American Express gift card were stolen from her purse during the graduation ceremony between 4 and 6 p.m.

Deputies found Lee on Old Evans Road and discovered he had 2.3 grams of marijuana, a .30-caliber rifle with a magazine and 13 bullets and the gift card.

He was being held in the Columbia County Detention Center Monday without bond, according to jail records.

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Little Lamb


Technically, he might be a "teen," but I think I'll just call him a punk.



What's calibery? Lack of editor?

Barry Paschal

Typo fixed

Thanks, NrthAugustaSam.


Key words: convicted felon

I'm not sure what Lee's connection was to the graduation ceremony for ACS, but this is a young man who has flittered in and out of public schools in Columbia County because of a habitual, unrelenting propensity for running afoul of the law. This history is spelled out plainly in the second paragraph: he is a convicted felon.

Lee has been on the receiving end of the hand of justice for a long time, and this is only another example of a string of criminal behavior he has exhibited. Let us hope that this latest event will bring the severe consequences he needs to realize the folly of his ways and make a turn for the better.


No connection?

Sounds like he was just there in the church, not a student or a graduate.

Craig Spinks

A young felon from Knob Hill:

Feral behaviors are no longer unique to youth in "the hood."

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence


On feral behavior...

Actually, it hasn't been restricted to the 'hood since, well, ever. It just wasn't as prevalent because, until the last several decades, most families had fathers present to help raise their feral brats to be law-abiding citizens. In fact, up until husband-fathers were required not to live in their families' homes in order for their families to receive government support and 'caid, it wasn't even particularly true of the 'hood.

But then, this particular feral youth may simply be a sociopath from a good family.


This feral youth

As I'm not psychotherapist, I cannot comment on this particular "feral youth" as a sociopath, but I can say that he (along with many of his "feral siblings") hasn't wanted for much in his life (translation: spoiled). To say he comes from a "good family" would be a stretch. As the old saying goes, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and we all know that indulgence, a lack of discipline and a poor example combine to produce a kid with knack for getting in trouble.