4 charged in slaying

One suspect is cousin of victim's housekeeper, police say

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David Luckey's family is "somewhat relieved" about the arrest of four Hephzibah teenagers who have been charged with the murder of Luckey's 81-year-old father.

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"Basically, we wanted them off the streets so they don't hurt anyone else," he said.

Authorities arrested two adults and two juveniles Tuesday evening after receiving an anonymous tip.

An investigation revealed someone shot Johnny Luckey through the kitchen window of his Hoods Lane home before entering about 11:30 p.m. Friday. The bullet hit Luckey in the torso while he sat on the couch.

Inside the house, the assailants fired again, striking Luckey again in the torso, Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Scott Peebles said.

Authorities believe that Luckey, who family members said had heart problems and relied on an oxygen tank to breathe, was alive for the majority of the time the assailants were in his home. When emergency responders arrived, they tried CPR on Luckey unsuccessfully.

"It's obvious that we don't see cases like this often, especially involving an elderly handicapped man," Peebles said. "As if the robbery wasn't bad enough, they killed him -- four able-bodied teenagers that could have physically been able to out-match him."

Luckey had moved to his home off Tobacco Road with his family in 1963, but had lived alone since his wife died six years ago.

Joseph Lashun Jordan, 18, of Ridge Run in Hephzibah, and Artavious Sylvester Feazell, 19, of Tobacco Road, were charged with murder, armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, police said. They are being held at the Richmond County jail with no bond.

Authorities also charged Tracey Lamont Lindsey Jr., 15, of Walton Loop, and Rufus Khalid-Durand Van, 16, of Ridge Run, with murder and armed robbery. Both juveniles will be charged as adults and are being held at a youth facility.

Authorities said Feazell is the cousin of Luckey's housekeeper.

David Luckey said he was surprised to learn that Feazell was a suspect in the murder.

"What we knew of him, we didn't think he would do something like this," the victim's son said.

Luckey said the housekeeper was a neighbor who would drop by to straighten up the house.

Authorities do not believe that the housekeeper, who had previously lived with Feazell, was involved with the killing and burglary, Peebles said.

Luckey leaves behind three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His was Richmond County's sixth homicide of 2011.

Staff Writer Kyle Martin contributed to this article.

ONLY THOSE TRUSTED SHOULD BE IN HOME

Several senior citizens have been the victims of violence in the past year at the hands of yard workers or other people familiar with their house.

The most recent occurred Friday with the death of 81-year-old Johnny Luckey; among the four teens charged in the murder was the cousin of his housekeeper.

A week earlier, Howard Goode was found dead in his home on Cherokee Drive in Clearwater. Investigators arrested Michael Henderson, who did work in Goode's yard, in connection with the Aiken County death.

Yana Schenker, 75, was killed last summer, and Aiken County officials have said they consider Franklin Wright, a handyman who helped out around her house and yard, a suspect. He is expected to be extradited to South Carolina to face murder and other charges.

Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Scott Gay said he recommends hiring workers from reputable sources and limiting a repairman's access to your house.

-- Kyle Martin, staff writer

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Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/11/11 - 04:48 am
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Glad to hear they found the

Glad to hear they found the person(s).

Gaangel
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Gaangel 05/11/11 - 04:48 am
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Good job.

Good job.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/11/11 - 06:39 am
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Good job...

Good job...

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 05/11/11 - 07:27 am
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Good job to all Law

Good job to all Law enforcement in the CSRA of trying to keep us safe!

curly123053
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curly123053 05/11/11 - 07:34 am
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They need to make sure this

They need to make sure this "victim of society" as he will be portraid never walks the streets again. I hope this arrest gives the family a little more peace.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/11/11 - 08:07 am
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Booking Number 201100005398

Booking Number 201100005398

Full Name JORDAN, JOSEPH LASHUN
Arrest Date 05/11/2011
Race
Sex Male
Age 18 YEARS OLD
No. Charge Bond

1 MURDER-NON FAMILY-GUN 0.00

2 ARMED ROBBERY-RESIDENCE-GUN 0.00

3 POSSESSION OF FIREARM OR KNIFE DURING CRIM 0.00

4 BURGLARY-FORC/ENTRY-RES-NIGHT(6PM-6AM) 0.00

Booking Number 201100005399

Full Name FEAZELL, ARTAVIOUS SYLVESTER
Arrest Date 05/11/2011
Race Black
Sex Male
Age 18 YEARS OLD
No. Charge Bond

1 MURDER-NON FAMILY-GUN 0.00

2 ARMED ROBBERY-RESIDENCE-GUN 0.00

3 POSSESSION OF FIREARM OR KNIFE DURING CRIM 0.00

4 BURGLARY-FORC/ENTRY-RES-NIGHT(6PM-6AM) 0.00

lboogie618
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lboogie618 05/11/11 - 08:52 am
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Thank God they've been

Thank God they've been caught. I commend the RCSD on the great work they are doing despite cut backs and shortages.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 05/11/11 - 09:14 am
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This is the best Birthday

This is the best Birthday present i could ask for. Thank you RCSD.
Posted just yesterday that when criminals do crimes in RC they are just running straight to prison. Our investigators here are red hot. The criminals need to find another town.
Unfortunately every time we pay our property taxes our money is misappropriated to training up the greatest group of hellions the world has ever seen.
If convicted these two need to be made an example of that will make their fellow public school buddies think twice about living out all their gangster fantasies on a helpless populace.

follower
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follower 05/11/11 - 10:35 am
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Crime, correct me if I'm

Crime, correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't you chiding CCSO for not bringing the Gillette shooters to justice?, when all along they were working around the clock, but understandably not sharing all of the information. I believe it was ...cricket, cricket?

Would you give them the credit they deserve?.... or possibly, an apology? If you have done so, please disregard my cynicism.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/11/11 - 11:19 am
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2 healthy, strong,

2 healthy, strong, able-bodied, armed 18-year-old men against a sick, helpless, 81-year-old man that was tethered to an oxygen tank and couldn't run or fight back.

Then they allegedly shot him and left him to die.

It makes me want to cry.

kristie29841
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kristie29841 05/11/11 - 12:09 pm
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(4) healthy strong

(4) healthy strong able-bodied men (though 2 were under the age of 18-still physically men yet mentally children) against a sick old man. Thats something to be proud of. Yea you a thug all right. Kill and rob a sick old man all alone watching TV. The two older ones are some kinda roll models for the two younger ones too. Its sad these are role models to our young men of society.

grovetownman
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grovetownman 05/11/11 - 12:23 pm
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have fun in jail
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have fun in jail

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/11/11 - 12:27 pm
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Reservations for four in the

Reservations for four in the little room with the tubes with needles on the end please.

showboat
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showboat 05/11/11 - 12:28 pm
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Very sad should never walk
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Very sad should never walk the Augusrta streets any more in their life time!!!!!!!

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 05/11/11 - 12:32 pm
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You have to wonder what is

You have to wonder what is going through the minds of our youth, especially young black males in America who show violence in numbers greater than all other races. Where are the marches? Where are the leaders? Where are the preachers who care more about who is managing city hall than working towards bringing people to Christ?

We can blog and write and call our elected leaders it seems until we are blue in the face but until they have swift justice that is known to everyone who commits acts of violence and that punishment includes death within a year of so after conviction, we will continue to send the wrong message.

truth_be_told
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truth_be_told 05/11/11 - 12:43 pm
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Why doesn't The Baptist

Why doesn't The Baptist Ministers of Augusta --the ones sueing the city--come forward and do God's work and help the black youth of Augusta? Perhaps they are wasting their time at the courthouse or giving interviews for the news????

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/11/11 - 12:47 pm
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These kids get the wrong

These kids get the wrong message each time they slip through the cracks in the justice system. Don't just blame the black community. Blame the judges that put offenders back out on the streets over and over again.
I'd like to know how they found them.

jerryv31
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jerryv31 05/11/11 - 01:01 pm
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Thank goodness these LOWLIFES

Thank goodness these LOWLIFES won't be murdering again for years to come. Oh, and I challenge friends and family of these THUGS to post how misunderstood and challenged they were and how it's not their fault.

sassylassie
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sassylassie 05/11/11 - 01:07 pm
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Mr. Feazell; another

Mr. Feazell; another upstanding citizen who also had a discipline record in school. Saw his name and pic today and thought.."There's your sign."

benzero
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benzero 05/11/11 - 01:31 pm
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I blame it all on Dr. Dre.

I blame it all on Dr. Dre.

kristie29841
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kristie29841 05/11/11 - 01:44 pm
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Patty P thanks for the update

Patty P thanks for the update on the past record. Looks like he's been in trouble since school. Like you said, continually falling through the cracks.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/11/11 - 01:55 pm
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@Republic....I couldn't agree

@Republic....I couldn't agree with you more. I've been saying for the longest that the juvenile injustice system is a total FAILURE for juveniles. I know because I have dealt with them myself and they do everything they can to avoid juveniles having to pay the consequences for their crimes. They drop the majority of the cases that are presented to them. The kids are not being held accountable for their actions and there is always someone or something to blame besides themselves. In my opinion this is what leads these kids to believe that they are invincible and why most will become repeat offenders. And you are right 17 they are 'adults' but still have the run of the system. At some point their 'system failure' will be exposed fully.

Chillen
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Chillen 05/11/11 - 02:12 pm
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Death penalty for them all.

Death penalty for them all. It's cheaper when they are 6 feet under. And safer for society as well.

truth_be_told
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truth_be_told 05/11/11 - 03:09 pm
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Patty, I didn't " just blame

Patty, I didn't " just blame the black community", but the Black community is dropping the ball as far as raising males. Not being racist but just stating the facts. Pointing the blame on the court system or "the man" or anything else is denial. Accepting responsibility and admitting where the problem begins would go along way toward solving the problem.

Chillen
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Chillen 05/11/11 - 03:26 pm
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If a problem exists but

If a problem exists but political correctness prevents you from identifying it. Then you will never solve it.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 05/11/11 - 03:33 pm
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Chances are they came form a

Chances are they came form a broken or single parent home. Poor. And chances are the mother had them when she was young herself.

No excuse, but I bet those are the facts.

Brad

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 05/11/11 - 04:02 pm
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If men of sound mind and

If men of sound mind and reasonable compassion knew what the consequences are for their offspring when they do not take responsibility for their child from conception to adulthood, there would be less children conceived. Irresponsible men and women who bring a life into the world without benefit of a stable family unit, a committed parental partnership, i.e., usually best exemplified by marriage, are allowing a very vulnerable environment for their child or children. Mothers and children have the best chance for a healthy and productive future when fathers are committed to all aspects of their well-being. Good husbands and fathers protect and serve their families, as do good mothers. They both teach their children good values BY EXAMPLE and guidance through: self-discipline, self-respect, and good work ethics, whether it is paid work or the 24/7 work of home-making. Strong families are the keystone for stronger communities.

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Patty-P 05/11/11 - 04:11 pm
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@truth....I do blame the

@truth....I do blame the court system when criminals (no matter what race) are not punished appropriately. I also believe in the 'ripple' effect...these kids learn this behavior from other kids (or young adults) that are exhibiting the same behavior. So as a community, anyone who has dealt with these kids has had a hand in the direction they are headed.

crackertroy
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crackertroy 05/11/11 - 04:43 pm
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Very tragic, I taught one of
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Very tragic, I taught one of the murderers as a 9th grader just a couple years ago: average student, very respectful, never any trouble, no back-talk as 9th graders are wont to do or any mischief. It is shocking to me to read that he was involved in such a heinous and awful, awful crime.

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