Murder indictments returned in Augusta homicides

Murder indictments were returned by the grand jury this week in two recent unrelated homicides.

 

The Richmond County grand jury returned indictments Tuesday against Shaun Walker, 31, and Berques Owens, 26.

Walker faces murder, attempted armed robbery and weapon charges in the Sept. 3 fatal shooting of 36-year-old Antonio Ferguson on Essie McIntyre Boulevard near 15th Street.

Owens is accused of murder and weapon violations in the Aug. 17 fatal shooting of 30-year-old Michael Dykes near the intersection of Broad Street and Milledge Road.

Owens was released from prison in June 2016 after serving 10 years for armed robbery. He is still under the probation portion of the sentence imposed in December 2007.

Walker and Owens are being held in jail without bond.

 

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