$15,000 bond set for area teen

An Augusta teen charged with making false statements to police after a fatal shooting at the Belair Conference Center in March was granted bond Friday in a Columbia County courtroom.


Senior Judge Bernard J. Mul­her­in Sr. set bond at $15,000 for Jordan Dashawn Harrison, 18, at the hearing.

Harrison, who has a criminal record as a juvenile, was charged with making false statements about the shooting , which killed James Sterling Gillette Jr., 19.

Gillette, a conference center employee, was shot outside during a 16th birthday party for a grandchild of James Brown.

Nearly 200 people showed up to the party, and fights drove the crowd into the parking lot of the Jimmie Dyess Parkway facility. After shots were fired, Gillette was struck by a bullet as he tried to lead guests back inside , authorities said.

Johndrick Lors Levert Barnes, 20, is charged with murder.

Three other Augusta teens -- Brandon Devon Berry, 17; Morrieo Demetrius Carswell, 17; and a 16-year-old -- were also charged with making false statements.



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