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Updates on 2010 homicide cases

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There were 37 victims of homicide last year; six homicide cases remain unsolved, including the double homicides of Nancy Cushman and Angela Brooks and Jeramie Hammonds and Kayla Marie Wells.

Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Kelly Lundy went door to door at Sanctuary Apartments seeking leads on the July 19, 2010, shooting death of Deangelo Hudgins.  Zach Boyden-Holmes/File
Zach Boyden-Holmes/File
Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Kelly Lundy went door to door at Sanctuary Apartments seeking leads on the July 19, 2010, shooting death of Deangelo Hudgins.


A majority of the suspects identified by investigators are still waiting trial or another resolution in their case. Some haven't been indicted; in others, the case is in limbo for lack of witnesses or the charges have been dropped altogether.

Here, in chronological order, is the current status of 2010's homicide cases:

Jan. 21: A 3-month-old boy dies after being taken off life support. Police charge the father, Corduray K. Scott, 22, with murder. Scott allegedly shook the baby on Jan. 18 while he was supposed to be baby-sitting at the Fayetteville Drive home. Injuries include 9 broken ribs and detached retinas in both eyes.

His case remains open.

Jan. 24: Sergio Campbell, 22, is shot multiple times in the parking lot of Deans Bridge Road McDonald's. The victim was a star high school football player. Arrested are Sean C. Bryant, 19, Harry L. Jones, 21, and Kevin A. Williams, 19. Charged with false statements is Marques A. Robinson, 20.

Jones, 21, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, May 11, 2011. All other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years probation.

Bryant, Williams and Robinson have not been indicted.

Jan. 26: Brandon D. Taylor, 16, is shot to death in front of his 3411 Monte Carlo Drive home.

Suspects are Brandon Helm and Darian Postell. A pre-trial resolution is pending for Helm; no charges have been filed against Postell, who is currently in prison on a burglary charge.

Feb. 17: Tykia Palmer, 16, who was 6-7 months pregnant, is shot to death by a fellow teen who had argued with her brother. Arrested on suspicion of murder is Loviet N. Edwards, 15. A mental evaluation of Edwards was ordered on Feb. 17, 2011 and a motion was filed to exclude all references to past firearm use.

Feb. 21: William L. Scott, 50, is shot to death in Olde Town BP parking lot by Windy R. Scott, 42. Scott has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He has requested a new trial.

March 13: Scotty Mathis, 40, dies at Medical College of Georgia Hospital where he was taken after being shot on the 1600 block of Luckey Street. Charged with murder is Curtis Carter, 18.

Carter submitted a pro se motion July 6, 2010, to dismiss his indictment on the grounds that it was based "solely on hearsay evidence" when better evidence was "readily available" for presentation to the grand jury. He was later denied bond. An order was issued June 29, 2011, admitting a taped statement Carter made.

April 19: James Benny Tidwell, 62, is shot during an armed robbery at his store, Mo Money Pawn Shop, at 2901 Mike Padgett Highway.

Clinton Shelton, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences, followed by 25 years in prison.

April 30: Jasmin Bianca Hollins, 17, is shot to death at 13451/2 11th St. No suspects.

May 15: Lawanda Person Tanksley, 31, is found dead in a vacant house, 1024 D'Antignac St. No suspects.

June 4: James Thomas Mills is found buried at 169 Nautilus St. in Aiken. He was missing on July 23, 2001, but he counts toward the totals in 2010, the year he was found. Four suspects have been identified in his case: Marcus Leon McCladdie, 34, Marquise Cornelius Redfield, 35, Woodrow Alonzo Carter, 34, Derrick Ricardo Robinson, 32.

McCladdie pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of concealing the death of another and was sentenced to one year confinement and nine years probation. Redfield, Carter and Robinson have all been indicted.

June 19: Calvin Bernard Davis, 38, is stabbed to death at Economy Inn, 3000 block of Deans Bridge Road. Timothy Cain, 20, is arrested.

Case remains open.

June 29: L.V. Wilson, 38, is found dead in 1900 block of Hainey Drive. Andre Maurice Jackson, 29, and Marcus Demetrius Tyler, 29, are charged.

Both cases remain open.

July 2: Janee Johnson, 27, is found dead at 825 Spruce St., Apt. 69. Deputies arrest Andre Maurice Jackson, 29.

Case remains open.

July 5: Jeramie Anthony Hammonds, 20, and Kayla Marie Wells, 19, are found shot to death on a trail off Glenn Hills Road across from a school. No suspects.

July 6: Darnell Lorenzo Brown, 19, is shot on Second Avenue. Jerome J. Sturgis, 22, is arrested.

Pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated assault. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison, followed by 5 years probation.

July 16: Gene Bailey, 84, is suffocated with a plastic bag by her husband in what investigators said was a mercy killing. Henry Wright Bailey, 84, was charged with murder but died Sept. 24.

July 19: Deangelo R. Hudgins, 25, is shot in the 500 block of Sanctuary Drive in the Sanctuary apartments. Authorities allege Edwin Cruz, 21, and Erik Williams Jr., 20, shot Hudgins, a Fort Gordon MP, after an argument at a party. Both cases remain open.

July 21: Eric Phillips, 21, is shot at Meadowlark Park. Terron Hall, 22, and Marcus Richardson, 26, are charged in case.

Case against Hall is open; Richmond County investigators are still searching for potential witnesses. Richardson has been arrested but not indicted.

July 21: David Lee Johnson, 23, is found dead at the Sunset Villa Apartments. Alicia Johnson, 35, is charged.

A motion to grant her immunity from prosecution provides a detailed account of what Johnson alleges happened just before Johnson was stabbed. In claiming the homicide was self defense, Johnson states that her husband was "verbally and physically" abuse toward her during their marriage.

The motion was denied because "the Court finds a conflict in the evidence such that material issues of fact remain."

On July 6, 2011, the prosecutor requested and was granted permission to obtain hospital records for David Johnson. The records are reportedly from June, 2009, when Johnson cut David Johnson's hand with a knife. The prosecutor was also granted hospital records from the day of the alleged crime to validate whether Johnson suffered the injuries she claims.

Aug. 19: Dontrell Kyler, 25, is shot at the corner of Bleakely Street and Carver Drive in Cherry Tree Apartments. He was in his car and crashed into a building. James Thurmond Daughtie, 26, is arrested and charged with murder. He was convicted on all counts and sentenced to 55 years in prison.

Aug. 25: Keontrez Demetrius Sherman, 2, was killed in a case of child abuse. Darian Xavier Thomas, 20, is charged with murder. The case remains open.

Aug. 26: Patricia Burley, 45, is found dead in the 600 block of Hall Street. Corey Smith, 29, is arrested. Smith was committed to a facility for 90 days in order to further evaluate mental health issues. That 90 days expires in August.

Aug. 30: Tremell Walker, 27, is found dead at 838 Forsyth St. Brett Palmer, 38, and Ramone Wadley, 37, are named as suspects. In a pro se letter dated Feb. 21, 2011, Palmer claims charges should be dismissed because the alleged crime was self defense.

"My transcript will reflect the statements against me is inconsistent, base (sic) on false claims that produces nothing but a pile of accusations base (sic) on lies. "

He is later granted a mental evaluation at his attorney's request. Wadley has not been arrested.

Sept. 11: Carl Bush Jr., 56, is found dead at the old train depot on Reynolds Street. Hector Dejesus Torres, 17, of Shady Grove in Martinez; Hamlet Hasan Perdomo, 22, of G Court; and Michael Taylor Rewis, 19, of Hoods Chapel Road in Blythe have been linked to his death, along with a string of other crimes. All cases remain open.

Sept. 12: Corey Garnett, 20, is found dead at 2461 Damascus Road. No suspects.

Sept. 17: Damion Alexander Collier, 26, is shot in the 1800 block of Second Avenue. Johnny Thibodeaux, 20, Carron Anthony Winfrey, 21, and Brandon White, 20, are charged. All cases remain open.

Sept. 18: Edward Cousette, 32, is found dead in the 2300 block of Barton Chapel Road at Trinity Manor Apartments. No suspects.

Oct. 6: Terrence Lamont Turner, 16, is shot on Dewitt Street. No suspects.

Oct. 9: Roderick Tolbert, 47, is shot in the 300 block of Sterling Street. Keon Leverett, 19, is charged. An alibi summary states that Levertt's mother, friend, sister and grandmother will testify that he was his mother's house on the 200 block of Hale Street at the time of the alleged crime.

Oct. 25: Eric Wright, 22, is killed at the car wash at Tobacco Road and San Sebastian Drive. Authorities now say they believe he was selling pot. Arrest warrants remain outstanding for Jonathan Lee Felton, 20.

Nov. 3: Norma Jean Mobley, 52, is found in the 1600 block of McCauley Street in Cherry Tree Crossing. Samuel Steplight, 54, is charged. The case remains open.

Nov. 20: Boris Dease, 34, is found dead in the 3500 block of Woodlake Drive. Deputies arrest girlfriend, Mattie Gaines, 25, and say she fatally stabbed him. The case against Gaines, who has been denied bond, remains open.

Nov. 25: Angela Brooks, 19, and Nancy Cushman, 17, are found dead. They had been shot on their knees in the backs of their heads "execution-style," police said, at Twiggs Street and Laney Walker Boulevard. Travis Berrian, 26, is a person of interest but no arrest has been made.

Nov. 28: Samuel Carroll Jr., 20, is found dead at 2910 Richmond Hill Road. Deputies arrest Pierre Horton, 21, and Desmond Anthony, 23, on murder charges. Both cases remain open.

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copperhead 07/24/11 - 04:41 am
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The ONLY answer is AMNESTY

The ONLY answer is AMNESTY for all! This would save time and money. With amnesty,these folks could get back to work as productive members of society. Blanket amnesty would clear the books.

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