Man arrested after reportedly driving stolen car into water

Man arrested after reportedly driving stolen car into water

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - An Augusta man has been arrested after reportedly driving a stolen car into the Savannah river.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year-old Shondu Montrell Stringer on Sunday, November 20.  According to the incident report, a deputy was told about a sedan that just drove into the water.  Deputies pulled a man out of the water, who was identified as Shondu Stringer.

The report says Stringer told deputies that he stole the Dodge Charger from the Chevron at 202 East Boundary street.  Stringer said after walking for a long time, he stole the vehicle so he could see his kids.  The report goes on to say that Stringer stated he chose the vehicle because it was running and unlocked.

It was later found out that Stringer had an active felony family violence warrant out.  He allegedly beat up a woman the night before on November 19. According to another incident report, the woman told deputies that she had been in a relationship with Stringer for 12 years.  The woman said she ended the relationship two weeks ago.

Stringer has been charged with theft from auto, criminal trespass, and aggravated battery.  He is being held at the Webster Detention Center.

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