David Spring Should Have Been in Jail Already

By now many of you have heard of David Eugene Springs and his run-in with a local S.W.A.T. team. If you haven’t here’s a good summery:

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A man is behind bars in Greenville after being accused of domestic violence and robbing and carjacking a victim before a standoff with SWAT officers.

David Eugene Springs, 40, is charged with criminal domestic violence third degree, burglary second degree, strong armed robbery and grand larceny.

The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to a home on Old Buncombe Road after getting a 911 call about a domestic dispute. The victim said Spring broke into the home and made threats and left before officers arrived.

Deputies were then called to a reported robbery on Poinsett Highway after someone gave Springs a ride. Springs ordered the victim to stop at a Wilco store to take money from an ATM there. Springs got the cash and stole the victim’s Honda Accord.

GCSO investigators tracked Springs down at a home on Appaloosa Drive. Springs wouldn’t leave the home and claimed he had a firearm. The homeowner refused to leave as well.

You probably won’t be surprised to find that this wasn’t his first rodeo. According to public records Springs pled guilty to criminal domestic violence stemming from a 2009 incident, then earlier this year again pled guilty to domestic violence for an incident that happened in 2010.

Then things get tricky.

He pled guilty to stalking on August 23, 2011 for an incident that occurred in May, two days later he had criminal domestic violence charges dismissed which were filed for that same incident. I assume this was a plea deal.

And what did Greenville get in exchange for this plea? Less than two weeks later they need to send a S.W.A.T. team to take him after a crime spree. Nice job. This time we should throw the book at him.


One Response to “David Spring Should Have Been in Jail Already”

  1. Loup on September 12th, 2011 11:23 am

    the normally trigger happy SWAT team could have saved the tax payers a lot of money….. BANG!

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