Judge sets bond for two teens in Grovetown home invasion

 A judge set bond Friday for two teenagers accused in an armed home invasion Oct. 30.


Four teens and an 11-year-old were arrested Oct. 30, accused of the intrusion in Grovetown.

At a bond hearing Friday, Superior Court Judge Albert Pickett set $20,000 bonds for armed robbery charges against Nicholas Dwight Blodgett, 17, of Magnolia Parkway in Grovetown, and Mario Lavache Jones Jr., 17, of Milledgeville Road in Augusta.

The armed robbery bonds are in addition to bond charges automatically set for certain offenses. Bonds for them total $90,200 for Blodgett and $85,300 for Jones.

They are being held in the Columbia County Detention Center on charges of burglary, attempted armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Jermaine Marcell Jones Jr., 14, of Murphy Road in Augusta; Antonio Marquette Davis, 15, of Floyd Street in Augusta; and Zion Howard, 11, of Augusta, are being held in the Regional Youth Detention Center on the same charges.

The intrusion occurred just before 2 p.m. Sunday in Lake Royal subdivision off Old Belair Road. A resident said intruders threatened her at gunpoint.

Five arrested in Grovetown home invasion