Third arrest made in March deadly home invasion in Augusta


The third person wanted in connection with a deadly home invasion last month has been arrested, authorities said.


Willie Edward Hooper was arrested Thurs­day afternoon in the Iron Horse apartment complex off Sevens Creek Road by U.S. Mar­shal South­eastern Re­gional Fugi­tive Task Force officers and Richmond County investigators, sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser said.

Hooper was the third and final suspect in a home invasion on March 29 in the 1400 block of Ridgewood Drive, where deputies found the body of 20-year-old Charlie Jones III.

Dresser said there were several people inside the home when the three men were robbing the victims.

When one victim, 19-year-old James Wright, tried to run, a gunman opened fire. Bullets hit Wright, who was taken to the hospital, and Jones, who was killed.

Ronny Rashad Bonner and Deandre Brown were arrested earlier in connection with the incident. All three are charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, burglary and armed robbery.

Investigators arrested three others on the charge of felony harboring a fugitive, Dresser said

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