Suspect surrenders in latest homicide

Police to discuss latest slaying, Thanksgiving homicides later today

Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 7:31 AM
Last updated 4:28 PM
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A man wanted in connection to the Sunday night murder of 20-year-old Samuel Carroll Jr. turned himself into authorities this afternoon.

Desmond Marquette Anthony, 23, is wanted on murder charges.  Richmond County Sheriff's Office photo
Richmond County Sheriff's Office photo
Desmond Marquette Anthony, 23, is wanted on murder charges.


Minutes after authorities released his information to local media outlets, including The Augusta Chronicle, Desmond Marquette Anthony, 23, turned himself in to police.

He was wanted on charges of murder, criminal attempt armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The victim’s body was found near a path along the north side of Building 1 of the Fairway Village Apartments shortly before 9 p.m.

It is the 38th homicide reported in Richmond County this year.

Richmond County authorities also plan to release surveillance video today of suspects connected to the Thanksgiving Day deaths of two Aiken teenagers.

The bodies of Angela Brooks, 19, of Gloverville, and Nancy Cushman, 18, of Beech Island, were found on the corner of Twiggs Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard at about 2:30 a.m. by a passerby walking through the wooded area, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

Cushman and Brooks were last seen about 12:30 a.m. on East Boundary Street with an unknown black man.

They were shot at least once, but police have withheld the location and number of wounds.

Cushman's 1999 Cadillac Escalade was found abandoned at Second and Telfair streets shortly after the bodies were found. The release said police believe based on evidence recovered that the suspect or suspects likely drove the Escalade from the scene of the crime to where it was abandoned.

By Thursday afternoon, police were searching for a person of interest in the case, Travis Lorenzo Berrian, 26. They said he was not a suspect and was wanted only for information.

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iLove
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iLove 11/29/10 - 08:40 am
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Father God in Heaven, thank
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Father God in Heaven, thank you for this day and for your grace and mercy. I thank you for your forgiving heart. I ask that the hearts of our youth be touched. I ask that you come into the WILLING hearts and minds of the citizens of Augusta. I pray for this young man's family and friends. I also pray for all parties involved. Even though things are the way they are, I understand that NOTHING happens in this world unless you allow. I also understand that everything happens for a reason. In our dark times, we MUST seek you for peace. For I KNOW that you are the only way. Thank you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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onecatfish 11/29/10 - 10:26 am
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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia
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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has confirmed they have taken one person into custody for last night’s fatal shooting on Richmond Hill Road.
Investigators were called to Richmond Hill Road shortly after 8:00 p.m. where they found 20 year old Sam Carroll Jr. dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The name of the suspect has not yet been released as they were taken into custody just

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 11/29/10 - 10:29 am
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Well, I hope they have the

Well, I hope they have the killer. Thank you for the prayer ilove. I will be in prayer for this young man's family as well.

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mable8 11/29/10 - 11:27 am
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Heatfelt prayers to the

Heatfelt prayers to the victim's family; may he now rest in peace. ilove, your prayer is terrific; however, I do not believe that God "allows" for events such as this one to occur. These dastardly deeds are committed by humans making extremely poor choices in life; God has nothing to do with that. Let's put responsibility where it belongs--in the hands of those who have committed the transgressions, but ask God to provide the forgiveness that these individuals so sorely need.

Einstein
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Einstein 11/29/10 - 11:38 am
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I think the count is off.

I think the count is off. Seems like this is #42 for the CSRA. Maybe the 38 is only in Augusta. Anybody know?

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raul 11/29/10 - 01:06 pm
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Believe 38 is for Richmond

Believe 38 is for Richmond County.

follower
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follower 11/29/10 - 01:17 pm
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Mable8, I'm not itching for a

Mable8, I'm not itching for a spiritual debate, so I'll only ask questions rather than make dogmatic statements.

You say that you don't believe God "allows" for events to such as this one to occur. Would that place God in the position of NOT being in control? If He's not in control, is He God?

Do you think that given the freedom to chose, does the choice of original disobedience have consequences now? In other words, is God not allowing humans to be as depraved as they intend on being?

That doesn't make it His fault. It seems to be the result of our choice. It also seems what God is allowing to happen just re-inforces our need of Him.

God is all about freedom. We're either enslaved to sin, or free "in Christ".
You get the choice to believe as you will.

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InChristLove 11/29/10 - 01:21 pm
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God does "allow" some events

God does "allow" some events to occur, He is in control of everything. We may not ever understand why bad things occur and for what purpose but everything that happens is for a purpose. As horrible as some things seem, those who put their faith in Christ may grieve and question God's purpose, but we trust that He will work all things to His good, even when it doesn't seem so at the time.

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kiwiinamerica 11/29/10 - 01:59 pm
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#38 for Richmond
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#38 for Richmond County.


Finally, Richmond County leads the area in something!!


And people say this place is no good!

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Sweet son 11/29/10 - 02:43 pm
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Add 100 more deputies and

Add 100 more deputies and these incidents will still occur! Where are all of you furlough/budget cut commentors? Come up with something else besides the lack of police!! AC, publish former year history on murders. Maybe the figures are about the same! No worse, no better.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 11/29/10 - 02:46 pm
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Since we have a picture of

Since we have a picture of Desmond wonder what his history in the system is? Probably violent crimes over drugs. Think so?

Hatfield0278
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Hatfield0278 11/29/10 - 03:04 pm
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Sweet Son, I wasn't able to

Sweet Son, I wasn't able to find anything with a Google Search.

gmt
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gmt 11/29/10 - 04:12 pm
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Farmboy 11/29/10 - 06:49 pm
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This is sad, but it's what we

This is sad, but it's what we have come to expect.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 11/29/10 - 07:17 pm
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Where's corgimom? She always

Where's corgimom? She always does a good job of finding their past arrest information.

luckie
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luckie 11/29/10 - 08:24 pm
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Thank you iLove. That was

Thank you iLove. That was inspirational. I couldn't agree with you more.

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CATFISHSTEW 11/30/10 - 08:02 am
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Turned himself in....and will

Turned himself in....and will plead not guilty,tie up the court system. If he said he did that murder, take him to the dump and shoot him. Save the tax payers the cost of feeeding, housing him." life for a life"

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CATFISHSTEW 11/30/10 - 08:12 am
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I'm real sure that Lerenzo

I'm real sure that Lerenzo Berrian believes that he is only a person of Interest and not a suspect. does the RCSD really think he's going just walk in and say "hey I hear you want to see me about something.Why do they even bother to put that out?

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