3 teens arrested, 2 sought in Augusta armed robbery



Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday for an Oct. 28 armed robbery in the 1000 block of Dugas Street, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Earlier on Tuesday, deputies received a tip on five possible suspects connected to the incident and arrested the following:

• Cortez Bernard Berry, 14, of the 1500 block of McCauley Street

• Brandon Jamal Tanksley, 15, of the 1600 block of Essie McIntyre Boulevard

• Shymel Dashon Drinks, 13, of the 1500 block of Floyd Street

Warrants were issued for two others: George Rakeem Grace, 17, with a last known address of the 2000 block of Wrightsboro Road; and Lloyd Wyman Watson, 16, who police think is in the Atlanta area.

On the night of the robbery, two victims said four males approached them with firearms and demanded money. The suspects struck one person in the back of the head and stole items including a set of keys to a 1993 Ford F-150. The four fled in the stolen pickup.

Deputies responding to the scene spotted the truck and chased it until the vehicle stopped in the 1600 block of Bleakley Street. The suspects ran from the truck and escaped.

Berry, Tanksley and Drinks were taken to the Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center and charged as adults for armed robbery.



Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:43

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