Hephzibah man arrested in shooting

Patrick Byron Johnson

Police have arrested a Heph­zibah man in connection with a Friday night shooting.


Patrick Byron Johnson, 36, of Country Lane, was booked into the Augusta-Richmond County Jail on Saturday on two charges of aggravated assault, one charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and one charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, jail records show.

David Hopkins, 29, and Billy Kirkendoll, 29, said Johnson approached Hopkins’ car, brandished a pistol and fired about eight shots in their direction, an incident report said.

Hopkins and Kirkendoll said they fled and called 911. Deputies say they found four holes in Hopkins’ car that looked similar to bullet holes.

The victims said they had met with Johnson earlier to sell him an amplifier for a car audio system.




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