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Augusta man arrested in Wednesday shooting at Cherry Tree Crossing

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 7:24 PM
Last updated 11:46 PM
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Authorities have charged an Augusta man in a shooting Wednesday morning that injured someone at Cherry Tree Crossing.

Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said that George Arnold Lyons, 42, is jailed in connection with the shooting, reported at 9:46 a.m. in the 1600 block of Bleakley Street.

Lyons, of the 2800 block of Ann Street, is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a jail booking report.

The extent of the victim’s injuries wasn’t immediately available.

Strength had no additional information about the incident.

Lyons previously served about six years in prison on a 1996 Richmond County charge of theft by taking, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

The incident at the Augusta Housing Authority development was the fourth shooting in Augusta in less than 24 hours.

Deputies continue to pursue leads in Tuesday’s shooting of three people, including a toddler, at a house in the 1200 block of Dugas Street.

Investigators said that two masked men entered the house around 2:40 p.m., shouting and shooting Nathan Johnson III and Shaneshia Smith, both 27, and the 17-month-old child.

Sgt. James Kelly said all three victims remained hospitalized Wednesday and were stable.

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Patty-P
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Patty-P 11/23/11 - 09:02 pm
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Repeat offender. Just as I

Repeat offender. Just as I thought. Probably be out on bond in time for turkey dinner.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 11/23/11 - 09:23 pm
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And if he's not out, I'm sure

And if he's not out, I'm sure he'll get a great Thanksgiving Day feast in jail, courtesy of the Richmond Co. taxpayer.

curly123053
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curly123053 11/24/11 - 06:06 am
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That place needs to be

That place needs to be bulldozed!

copperhead
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copperhead 11/24/11 - 08:23 am
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And now he is suing for being

And now he is suing for being arrested.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/24/11 - 08:47 am
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When they bulldozed the

When they bulldozed the place.....where will they go....near you maybe!!

marley28
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marley28 11/24/11 - 08:56 am
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I agree with you curly

I agree with you curly 123053. That is what they should do.

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avidreader 11/24/11 - 10:02 am
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Cherry Tree reminds me of the

Cherry Tree reminds me of the Baltimore project in the HBO series, The Wire. I feel sorry for the innocent people living there. Many have no place else to go. However, B4's comment rings true. Violence-prone people are going to gather somewhere; the police may as well contain them in Cherry Tree (as best they can).

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junkyardpig 11/24/11 - 10:49 am
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once testing is allowed for

once testing is allowed for welfare individuals, much like workers have to do, then everyone will know for sure where all this crime is coming from. but our government and corps. will cut social security, military benefits, unemployment and layoff workers, but taking away from welfare and criminal food stamp procedures is a no go

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