Augusta man facing attempted murder, child cruelty charges

Roderick P. Jones

An Augusta man accused of beating and threatening to drown his 2-year-old son has been indicted on felony charges.

The Richmond County grand jury named Roderick P. Jones, 31, of the 2300 block of Milledgeville Road, in an indictment returned Tuesday. The charges are attempted murder and cruelty to children.

According to the indictment, Jones is accused of beating the toddler with a belt Jan. 6. He is also accused of turning on the water in the bath tub and threatening to drown the child on the same day.


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Jones, who has been jailed without bond since his arrest in January, is likely to be arraigned in Richmond County Superior Court next month.

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