A judge decided at a detention hearing Friday that a 16-year-old arrested for a Grovetown robbery will remain in custody until his case is handled.
The 16-year-old is one of six teens charged in a Dec. 28 robbery and assault of a Grovetown man.
“No bond,” Columbia County Juvenile Court Judge Doug Flanagan said. “Lock him up. Take him away. The court finds him a danger to the community.”
The teen was charged Thursday with aggravated assault, robbery, entering an auto, criminal attempt to commit robbery and possession of a firearm by someone under 18.
The prosecutor from the District Attorney’s Office can request the case be transferred to Superior Court, Flanagan said.
Five others also were arrested since the Dec. 28 incident – Anthony Blade Turner, 18; Bakerlee Brannen Cochran, 17; Larry Charles Porche, 17; Austin Tyler Love, 17; and Christopher Scott Love, 18, all of Grovetown. They all face the same charges.
The teens broke into a vehicle at Eagle Point apartments on Whiskey Road at about 7 p.m. on Dec. 28. The owner of the vehicle, armed with his firearm, chased the teens to a nearby laundromat, where he grabbed the 16-year-old, Juvenile Court Probation Officer Rodney Brown said at the hearing. The other teens rushed the man, stole his gun and shoes and ran away. The teens also got a bag of tools form the man’s vehicle.
Grovetown investigators arrested Porche on Dec. 29, Austin Love on Dec. 31, and Christopher Love on Jan. 2.
Turner and Cochran are being held in the Columbia County Detention Center each on an $81,500 bond each. Porche, Austin Love and Christopher Love are being held in the jail without bond, according to jail records.
The 16-year-old will remain at the Regional Youth Detention Center until his case is resolved.