Augusta man arrested, charged in connection with shooting

An Augusta man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Jan. 12 shooting at an Augusta residence, according to authorities.


Tavaries Vachon Davis, 41, was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated assault, false statement in a government matter, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Deputies responded at 8:21 p.m. where they found Jeremy Marquez Smith, of Hephzibah, lying on the ground with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest, a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report states.

A witness told deputies he heard a gunshot and saw Smith laying in the street across from a Nanmart Court residence and a new model black Dodge Challenger quickly backing out of the driveway of 3038 Brighton Street and speeding away towards Windsor Spring Road, according to the police report.

Davis later approached the scene on foot and told deputies he panicked and ran away after hearing a gunshot, the police report states.

Davis had several severe lacerations on his right wrist, which he stated were self-inflicted, according to the police report.

He was taken to AU Medical Center for treatment and upon his release taken to Criminal Investigations Division for further investigation.