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Augusta National trespassing suspect blames incident on boredom



AUGUSTA, Ga. – Deputies arrested a man who was accused of trespassing on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday after a deputy responded to a report of a trespasser at the home of the Masters tournament, 2606 Washington Road.

Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Augusta National security staff members who said they had seen a man on camera in the area of Landscapes Unlimited on the Augusta National property.

The deputy tried to make contact with the man by telling him to stop, but he started running toward a Berckmans Road bridge, according to a report from a deputy.

Other deputies saw the man and he refused to stop for them, as well, according to the report.

Eventually, two deputies pursued him as he ran toward Ingleside Drive, deputies said. He was captured in the 2700 block of that street.

The man was read his Miranda rights and he stated that the reason he tried to sneak onto the property was that “he was bored and wanted to have some fun,” according to the report.

He stated that he was sorry he ran, according to the report.

Augusta National wants to prosecute, according to the report.

The suspect, identified as Grayson Beveridge, 26, of Martinez, was booked into Richmond County jail on suspicion of criminal trespass and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to the report.