Suspect surrenders in latest homicide

Police to discuss latest slaying, Thanksgiving homicides later today
Desmond Marquette Anthony, 23, is wanted on murder charges.

A man wanted in connection to the Sunday night murder of 20-year-old Samuel Carroll Jr. turned himself into authorities this afternoon.

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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