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  • Common_Sensey Feb 28, 2:57 p.m.

    "The Judge who allows this guy to go on Probation needs not to be re-elected."

    It's actually fairly common for this type of crime to be allowed out on probation. He didn't hurt anyone and no drugs/guns were found on him. Most judges would have allowed probation...

  • mac240 Feb 27, 2:05 p.m.

    Guys like this are just begging to be incarcerated…for once can’t we oblige them!

  • MadBiker Feb 27, 2:05 p.m.

    I suspect he's going to get more probation. No need for any real penalty until he kills someone.

  • btneast Feb 27, 9:39 a.m.

    He's a "child". He doesn't understand what he's doing. stymieindurham

    Ummmm, folks, this was a sarcastic comment......

  • btneast Feb 27, 8:58 a.m.

    The Judge who allows this guy to go on Probation needs not to be re-elected.

    Interesting point. I wonder how many of us know anything about any judge on the ballot come election time? I rarely do. Until we all spend the time to make informed votes for judges, we will get what we deserve.

  • LocalYokel Feb 27, 8:13 a.m.

    Amateur weed dealers get more than $113,000 bond around here so why is a real criminal treated so gingerly?

  • Gnathostomata Feb 26, 6:51 p.m.

    When children do mischief, we do not condone plastering their faces for the public to see; when they are so grown they can do adult crimes, ie, pistol, car thefts and wrecking vehicles that do not belong to them, then they are no longer "children" and should be tried as adults. The rest of us can sleep a bit restful tonight; one more off the streets, at least for tonight.

  • ims1924 Feb 26, 6:19 p.m.

    Iwe1967/ Do you really think that this young man will ever pay restitution? I'm would be surprised if he has a job and even more surprised if he ever has one. President Lyndon Johnson's GREAT SOCIETY is a 49 year old failure.

  • doggypoos Feb 26, 5:52 p.m.

    $113,000 bond? He will be out soon. 16 Where did he get the hand gun at such a young age I wonder? Some justice system we have.

  • lwe1967 Feb 26, 5:38 p.m.

    Starting early! Where are his parents? He will have to work a long time for restitution to the dealer for that car! This is serious, but not what it could be unless he is curbed from these tendencies.

  • RainierBeer Feb 26, 5:37 p.m.

    the salesman should be out of a job by now...and yet another fine young man charts his career, in jail.

  • buco Feb 26, 4:57 p.m.

    I guess he is a fan of German autos

  • Pepe Silvia Feb 26, 4:54 p.m.

    "I still can't figure out why a used car salesman would give the keys to an Audi to a 16 year old..." - Pac-Man

    You and me both! I'm almost 30 and when I bought a car last year the salesman WENT WITH ME for the test drive after photocopying my license and leaving a copy at the dealership so they knew who I was.

  • EZeegoing Feb 26, 4:44 p.m.

    "What we have here is a failure to commmunicate"

    Best place for him to learn responsibility is on a labor road gang. Let him sweat and think about life.

  • Uhavenoclu Feb 26, 4:40 p.m.

    Guess he was taking it for a test drive to see how well it performs during a police chase?

  • Pac-Man Feb 26, 4:33 p.m.

    What's even more nerve racking is that the state wants to change the law so that all offenders under 18 cannot be charged as adults. Truly stupid.

    I still can't figure out why a used car salesman would give the keys to an Audi to a 16 year old...

  • 4Strikes Feb 26, 4:24 p.m.

    "Make him get a job pay for the car while in jail not just sit around and do nothing." North Carolina Cutie

    LOL, you are cute.

  • 4Strikes Feb 26, 4:21 p.m.

    "Just another kid whose parents lack parenting skills. That is, that they're still raising him." NE Raleigh

    Parent, most likely...singular.
    Just guessing, I know...shouldn't speculate.

  • NE Raleigh Feb 26, 3:58 p.m.

    All I can say is shocking !!!!! Suprised? Absolutely not. Just another kid whose parents lack parenting skills. That is, that they're still raising him.

  • devilblue Feb 26, 3:55 p.m.

    Yeah, he's a child alright-a child hoodlum! If you are old enough to drive then you should be considered an adult although this day and time I don't think 16 year olds are mature enough to get behind the wheel and use good judgement.

  • Terkel Feb 26, 3:51 p.m.

    If someone pointed a gun at me I'd fire too. What's the problem?

  • Let-it-be-said Feb 26, 3:48 p.m.

    Lopo, any 16 year old is ineligable to buy a gun so its safe to assume its stolen.
    stymieindurham, this is the second time hes done it and he knows exactly what hes doing and needs to be punished for it.

  • spcap Feb 26, 3:46 p.m.

    Another media outlet reported: "Police reports indicate the gun Dawson allegedly used is actually a CO2 powered air/pellet gun made by Smith & Wesson and is identical to Raleigh Police Department service side arms." and "spoke Tuesday with the owner of Global Imports who said the teen did the same thing there last week."

  • Terkel Feb 26, 3:45 p.m.

    Awwww, poor "young boy"....

  • godshelper Feb 26, 3:42 p.m.

    Thank Goodness he is 16 years old. We prosecute 16 year olds as adults in North Carolina. Make an example out of him. He wants to go to prison so bad lets send him on his way.

  • dare107 Feb 26, 3:39 p.m.

    My question is why is he still alive if he pointed a gun at a probation officer. Should have shot him on the spot!

  • mrr03 Feb 26, 3:34 p.m.

    The Judge who allows this guy to go on Probation needs not to be re-elected.

  • North Carolina Cutie Feb 26, 3:20 p.m.

    Make him get a job pay for the car while in jail not just sit around and do nothing.

  • lec02572 Feb 26, 3:17 p.m.

    P.S. If you are 16 and don't know the differece between right and wrong, there is a real problem in his home life. You people who would like to ban guns, please tell me under what gun law did he purchase the gun he had. It's not the ones who legally own guns that you need to fear.

  • Lyle2 Feb 26, 3:15 p.m.

    A life of crime brings you some hard time junior. Straighten out!

  • lec02572 Feb 26, 3:13 p.m.

    Obviously, not a member of "Future Business Leaders of America." Not a lot of parenting going on these days, is there?

  • lessismore Feb 26, 3:08 p.m.

    Maybe he will mature with a few years in prison....

  • RAA0013 Feb 26, 2:59 p.m.

    He stole two cars from two dealerships - he sure as heck knows what he is doing. Where are his parents???

  • Dagn Feb 26, 2:57 p.m.

    Too bad the probation officer didn't have a gun and shoot him with it. Now he will become a burden to the state. Don't care if he is only 16, he needs to be tried as an adult and suffer the consequences as an adult.

  • MadMaxx Feb 26, 2:45 p.m.

    He's a "child". He doesn't understand what he's doing.
    stymieindurham

    Let's see, a "CHILD" who just happens to be on probation. If he doesnt know any better then tough. Put him in prison for a while, either going to give him entitlements at home or pay for prison, I say pay for prison, atleast he can only hurt and threaten other inmates.

  • subanitov Feb 26, 2:44 p.m.

    "16 years old and they put his Pic all over the internet.
    NC needs to revisit trying 16 year olds as adults" ncguy

    You do realize if he were treated as a juvenile he would be dropped off at the house after all this instead of being placed in jail where he can do no more harm (for now, until he is released back onto society again).

  • jjlbur Feb 26, 2:44 p.m.

    GUN LAWS AT WORK.....

  • keifer21012 Feb 26, 2:37 p.m.

    He's a "child". He doesn't understand what he's doing.

    Wake up and smell the coffee. This kid knews exactly what he was doing. If he had the forethought to have a gun in his possesion, he knew what he had planned.

  • baldchip Feb 26, 2:34 p.m.

    CLink clink-the jail door went clink, clink, clink!!

  • msha Feb 26, 2:23 p.m.

    How can you say he is a child and doesn't know what he is doing?
    Do you condone this? If he can drive; he kows what he is doing. He will always be in trouble.

  • torchhappysean Feb 26, 2:18 p.m.

    Oh yeah... He looks remorseful about what he's done... Looks like someone needed a trip behind the woodshed a long time ago!!! And how about the probation officer "accidently" firing his sidearm when he dove for cover in his car... Really??? I alway thought folks were taught that the first rule of firearm safety was "DO NOT PUT YOUR FINGER ON THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU WERE READY TO FIRE"... Guess he missed that class....

  • ncguy Feb 26, 2:15 p.m.

    16 years old and they put his Pic all over the internet.

    NC needs to revisit trying 16 year olds as adults

  • scvmcdoc Feb 26, 2:15 p.m.

    Why is he not charged with possession of a handgun under the age of 21......enforce the laws already on the books and pile each charge possible on them so they will get more than a slap on the wrist.

  • djofraleigh Feb 26, 2:07 p.m.

    A 16 year old with a fancy pistol burning in his pocket takes a joy ride? Nope, someone put him up to stealing that car. Let's see how this plays out, but the "no snitch" idiocy will probably prevail and the kid goes to 'butner youth detention' a few months.

    I'll give this to the kid, he was in a tease place, being chased, wrecked and tho he pointed the pistol, he didn't fire! Good for that, unless it was because the safety was on.

  • EvanRude Feb 26, 2:05 p.m.

    Stealing and damaging property - not good. Doing it with a gun that you point at people? Far worse. Hopefully that is reflected in his eventual sentencing.

  • stymieindurham Feb 26, 2:03 p.m.

    He's a "child". He doesn't understand what he's doing.

  • Mollers Feb 26, 1:56 p.m.

    One would safely assume if you're going to steal a car, you can atleast drive it.

  • lopo Feb 26, 1:55 p.m.

    16 years old and on probation? And now he has a gun, wonder if he had a back ground check done? People who commit crimes with a gun should never see the light of day again or be too old to pull a trigger. Lets enforce the laws that are on the books and get tough with these people.

  • itneverchanges Feb 26, 1:52 p.m.

    What car dealership would even think about giving someone like that the keys to the car??????

  • jaydosse Feb 26, 1:51 p.m.

    Let's see here, the defense will be that he was too young to fully appreciate the consequences of his actions.

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