Augusta man in custody after running from police


A 20-year-old Augusta man is in custody on felony and misdemeanor warrants after fleeing from police Monday.


Officers were approaching the 1300 block of Laurel Street about 10:50 a.m. when they noticed a man later identified as Usher Jamaree Walters running away. Police said he jumped several fences before he was caught on Druid Park Drive.

According to a police report, Walters lied about his name and birth date. When police discovered his identity later, they learned he had four outstanding felony warrants and three misdemeanor warrants.

Accor­ding to the report, Walters was linked to a robbery at Eve Street and Battle Row on Feb. 8. The victim told police the robber pulled out a handgun and took $150 and a cellphone.

On March 12, police were called to Wal­ters’ mother’s home in the 1300 block of Laurel Street, where she said he shot at her several times with an assault rifle after she asked him to clean the kitchen. Walters left with the gun but later returned without the weapon, threw objects around the house, kicked the stove and struck her with a bicycle, the report stated.

Walters was booked into the Richmond Coun­ty jail Monday on counts of armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, probation violation, reckless conduct, simple battery family violence, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and giving false name or date of birth to officers.