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Several deny charges at Friday arraignment

Posted: February 1, 2013 - 9:20am  |  Updated: February 1, 2013 - 9:28am
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Former Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigator David Timothy Dutton, of Martinez, pled not guilty to rape and other charges at a Friday arraignment hearing.   Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Former Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigator David Timothy Dutton, of Martinez, pled not guilty to rape and other charges at a Friday arraignment hearing.

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A former Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigator accused of sexual assault pled not guilty at a Friday hearing.

In January, a Columbia County Grand Jury indicted David Timothy Dutton for rape, aggravated sexual battery, unlawful surveillance and giving false information. Dutton, 35, of Keene Street in Martinez, pled not guilty to those charges at the arraignment hearing in Evans.

A 27-year-old woman told Columbia County authorities on Nov. 12 that she was looking through Dutton’s phone and found videos of them having sex the previous night, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The woman said she wasn’t aware she had sex or that it was filmed.

The woman said she took her prescription medication and went to sleep and has no recollection of the sexual encounter, according to the report.

Dutton initially told deputies that the woman, dressed in black lingerie, consented. He admitted recording the encounter without her knowledge, according to the report. Dutton erased the videos and pictures after he took the phone back.

Dutton, who was initially suspended from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office pending a review of his case, resigned on Nov. 26, according to Lt. Calvin Chew.

Also at the hearing, four people accused of selling synthetic marijuana pled not guilty to multiple charges.

Young Ju Kim and Hyun Su Kim, owners of Pumpkin Center store, pled not guilty to 17 counts of possession of a counterfeit substance with intent to distribute. On July 5, sheriff’s office investigators found 292 packets synthetic marijuana, also known as Spice or K2, in their store. The couple also had 853 packets at their Evans home.

Synthetic marijuana is a psychoactive designer drug derived of natural herbs sprayed with synthetic chemicals that, when consumed, allegedly mimic the pleasurable effects of cannabis.

Atul Patel, owner of Lewiston Express at 107 Lewiston Road, and his son Kinjalkumar Patel, also pled not guilty to 18 counts of possession of Spice with intent to sell it. On June 21, investigators found 401 packets of suspected Spice in store where the younger Patel worked.

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Has Mr. Lucky been arraigned?

Mrs. Vanover?

Barry Paschal


Lucky Wade Jackson has been indicted, but not yet arraigned. Laurie Vanover has not been charged. That investigation continues. We will continue to provide updates on those cases and others as events warrant it.

Sweet son

In the Vanover case

it seems like someone might be trying to cut a deal.


or perhaps financial crimes...

....take time to investigate. Soapy and Sweet, nothing better to do than wait for the bad lady to go to jail? I wonder how her family is fairing through all this. I think I'll pray for them.

Sweet son

Hey Spelunkerman

If I was in trouble I would be trying to cut a deal. Maybe Ms. Vanover is trying to get up the funds to repay. If the CC Sheriff's office is giving her this consideration I hope that I would get it too!


It is the lack of equity, equal treatment under the law

that is at question fostered by the practices of CC. Individuals who do not have the resources are funneled through the legal system post hast. Those with resources and connection to authorities are afforded the time and consideration to develop life plans before arraignment.


Choose your poison and timing.

arrest: The purpose of an arrest is to bring the arrestee before a court or otherwise secure the administration of the law. An arrest serves the function of notifying the community that an individual has been accused of a crime and also may admonish and deter the arrested individual from committing other crimes.

indictment: a formal written statement framed by a prosecuting authority and found by a jury (as a grand jury) charging a person with an offense

arraignment: A criminal proceeding at which the defendant is officially called before a court of competent jurisdiction, informed of the offense charged in the complaint, information, indictment, or other charging document, and asked to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or as otherwise permitted by law. Depending on the jurisdiction, arraignment may also be the proceeding at which the court determines whether to set bail for the defendant or release the defendant on his or her own recognizance.


Back in November when this

Back in November when this story was first reported by AC the victim was identified as Mr. Dutton's wife. Why is there no mention of relationship to the victim now?

Barry Paschal

Victim identification

It is the policy of The News-Times in some cases, particularly thise involving sexual acts, to avoid whenever possible identifying the victim.


Filming Was Kinda Dumb, but...

There are so many different angles to this situation. It would be hard for me, if I was on the jury. Why film something, if you are the only active participant? I think that's why they make inflatable dates -- they don't talk back, and get you arrested. But black lingerie -- something is not passing my smell test, if this part is true.


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