A man accused of shooting another man on Broad Street last year has been convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Ashton B. Randolph, 22, stood trial in Richmond County Superior Court on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. After the jury returned its verdict, Chief Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. sentenced Randolph to the maximum sentence.
According to court records, Randolph had prior weapon convictions in Aiken County.
Randolph shot James Wright III twice in the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2017. According to an earlier report in The Augusta Chronicle, the two men didn’t known each other.