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Augusta man, 19, shot to death Wednesday evening

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 10:22 PM
Last updated Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 8:03 AM
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A 19-year-old Augusta man died Wednesday evening after he was gunned down in the 2500 block of Drayton Drive, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said.

Ervin Jackson  Special
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Ervin Jackson


Webster Thacker, of the 3700 block of Warsaw Court, was shot at least once and slumped on the ground after deputies responded to Drayton Drive in reference to shots fired and a person down at 6:37 p.m., sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew said.

Thacker was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he died.

Investigators issued an arrest warrant for Ervin Cordarious Jackson, 24, of the 2500 block of Drayton Drive, charging him with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

 Jackson was in custody this morning, according to the Richmond County jail Web site.

This is Augusta’s 25th homicide of the year.

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Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/14/11 - 10:29 pm
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Does anyone besides me get

Does anyone besides me get tired of young men and women dying on the streets? What gives?

Concerned2007
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Concerned2007 12/14/11 - 10:57 pm
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I am with you on this

I am with you on this Patty-P. This happened in front of my brother's house.

amazedaugustan
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amazedaugustan 12/14/11 - 11:27 pm
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I believe what gives is a

I believe what gives is a lack of participation from those of us that are aware and concerned, yet not sure how to 'act on it'. Instead of occupying and rioting, couldn't we concerned citizens have monthly meetings? From this we could talk, listen, do research and seek ways to better our communities. It's a thought, I believe there are enough of us in this city that want the same thing, LESS violence.

rmajor
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rmajor 12/14/11 - 11:33 pm
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Lord knows, I don't have an

Lord knows, I don't have an answer. I guess if you feel blessed and have a reason for living, you have respect for the life of others. May God bless them and both their families this holiday season. I know it doesn't matter when things like this happen. It's always devastating. However, it really seems to hurt more, when it's around the holidays. I know it changes the entire dynamic of that family time. My neighbor's wife died from cancer a week before Thanksgiving and was buried the day after. 53 years. Lord have mercy:( We just take care of him everyday, although he's a strong, lively man. I can't imagine 53 years.....that's more than half your life. Everyone, stay safe and may God bless you and yours to be safe this holiday season and throughout the year. We need to continue to lift Augusta up in prayer.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/15/11 - 12:07 am
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Concerned2007, What

Concerned2007, What neighborhood is the Drayton Drive in which the shooting occurred? I heard there was a shooting in McDuffie Woods, but I thought there was one Drayton Drive in Woodlake off Windsor Spring Road, so I'm wondering if there was one murder tonight or two? Got my reasons for asking....

Concerned2007
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Concerned2007 12/15/11 - 12:10 am
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AutumnLeaves it was in

AutumnLeaves it was in McDuffie Woods.

Concerned2007
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Concerned2007 12/15/11 - 12:15 am
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The young man that was killed

The young man that was killed went to school with my youngest son. He was a very likable young man. I took pictures of him when he was in the 11th grade. He just graduated in May of this year. This is such a tragedy. He had so much potential to become a very productive man. This is heart wrenching.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/15/11 - 12:20 am
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Nevermind. I found it by

Nevermind. I found it by looking up Warsaw Court. It is McDuffie Woods.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/15/11 - 12:26 am
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Oh, thanks, Concerned, just

Oh, thanks, Concerned, just saw your post. I am sorry for your loss, too. There is much too much serious crime going on in 30906 and has been for the last 10-20 years and numerous murders, unfortunately are included. I don't think I'm acquainted with this victim, but I was with at least one other past murder victim. Murder is a permanent choice for a temporary problem. I wish I knew how to make it stop.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/15/11 - 12:33 am
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Prayers to the family &

Prayers to the family & friends of the victim.

The real problem here is...."possession of a firearm by a convicted felon." Which clearly means this felon was previously slapped on the wrist or given a plea deal (pretty much the norm around here) so he could go on about his business of breaking the law.

Violent and Repeat Offenders do not deserve plea deals. Violent, Repeat and 3rd strike felony offenders need to be behind bars for the remainder of their life.

If the DA's Office will not take these felons to trial and the judges will not keep them behind bars where they belong than the legislators need to inact laws to ensure that these type of criminals are placed and remain behind bars.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/15/11 - 12:56 am
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Is this one of those streets

Is this one of those streets that says Dayton on a sign on one end of it, and Drayton on the sign on the other end of it? (It is spelled two different ways in the article, but I've actually seen a road or two around here where it is spelled two different ways depending on which sign you're looking at.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/15/11 - 01:01 am
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amazedaugustan. I'm way past

amazedaugustan. I'm way past meetings. I did the neighborhood watch, and various other programs for our community for years...lotsa luck. Hope it works for you.

Concerned2007
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Concerned2007 12/15/11 - 01:14 am
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Asitisinaug I am with you

Asitisinaug I am with you when you are right and tonight you are right. I am burnt out with this BS.

I had a niece murdered 4 years ago off of Richmond Hill Rd. and I truly sympathize with the family. The worst feeling in the world is to have someone call or come to you and tell you that your child is on his/her way to the morgue. Prayers are definitely going out to the family.

I am glad that they know who did it.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/15/11 - 01:20 am
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I don't know if they know for

I don't know if they know for sure; but they definitely have a suspect. I just hope no one else is killed while they apprehend the suspect. Sometimes the truth is not evident. I am sorry you lost your niece also. Too little respect for life in this world. I hope the citizenry can make a difference against the criminal elements before the war is lost.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/15/11 - 01:48 am
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We need a "watchdog group"

We need a "watchdog group" for the DA's and Judges that would act as advocates for victims. Yes, we do have state funded victims assistance programs but they do not work with the DA's Office or judges on sentencing of those convicted.

You can be the victim of a burglary, armed robbery, etc. by a repeat offender and if the DA's office chooses to allow for a plea deal to avoid a trial, you have no right to disallow the plea. In most cases, you won't even know until it is done and if it is a repeat offender or if they are a 3rd strike felon, that will be dropped in the plea just to clear the case and put the career criminal behind bars for a few years. Looks great on statistics until of course this repeat offender is back out assaulting a police officer and/or committing violent acts or even the act of murder.

It is time for a Victims Advocate, someone who will watch all violent cases and keep the public informed, etc. in an effort to end this madness.

Far more press is needed on violent offenders being given plea deals and weak sentencing from our legal system to include the names of the assistant DA's and judges signing off on these deals along with showing the persons criminal history.

Enough is enough.

bjphysics
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bjphysics 12/15/11 - 02:26 am
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Ervin Jackson, you’re

Ervin Jackson, you’re overweight for your age and soon you will be fat. Turn yourself in and get on that corrections treadmill; you’ll be loved more during your stay if you take my advice.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/15/11 - 06:14 am
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rmajor, you're nice to look

rmajor, you're nice to look after your neighbor and you're right too. Death of a loved one is always devastating, but around the holidays makes it even harder. Prayers to Mr. Thacker's family.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/15/11 - 06:17 am
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By the way, does anyone know

By the way, does anyone know how many homicides we're up to for the year? I know it isn't as many as last year. It seemed to not be very many until just recently and it suddenly seems almost daily. A real shame.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 12/15/11 - 06:43 am
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I'm just glad we have laws to

I'm just glad we have laws to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons. Wait a minute, did I read the suspect was a convicted felon? No it couldn't have been. We all know gun laws will keep guns out of the hands of people that will use them illegally. Get your CC permit folks, the life you save may be mine.

tckr1983
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tckr1983 12/15/11 - 06:33 am
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This is #25... according to

This is #25... according to the Jail Report. But 3 in the last 3 or 4 days is ruining the Holidays for too many families.

Ushouldnthave
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Ushouldnthave 12/15/11 - 07:13 am
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It's a shame you can't make

It's a shame you can't make electricity from Richmond County thugs. There's an endless supply of them.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/15/11 - 07:35 am
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Roadkill, amen!

Roadkill, amen!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/15/11 - 07:36 am
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Another death....another

Another death....another death...sad....patty p --ALeaves & I have been posting about Rcounty murders-robbing-etc. for a looong time.....we know because we have lived in area (or living now)some thought we stretched the truth.....no..if anything we didn't say enough...I'm not there now BUT I have written & will write & call again.....
CALL-WRITE-Go to meetings w/commish....this will SPILL OVER to YOU...Give RCSO enough funds to put a dent in this outrage of murders.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/15/11 - 08:12 am
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Thanks tckr1983, 25 senseless

Thanks tckr1983, 25 senseless murders. Very sad, may God bless their families.

single parent
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single parent 12/15/11 - 09:22 am
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I really feel for the family.

I really feel for the family. For whatever reason there should be no senseless killing like this. Good kid or not lets see what the outcome behind the matter is. With that said it starts with Our media, TV, Music and glorifying crimes and " Oh my baby is this my baby is that" NO! your baby is a frigging monster that is driven by not knowing what your kids will and will not do or thinking their habits are laughable!. My own son called me the other day from jail ( Dad I need your help) and that is where he will be, PERIOD, for something ignorant which he had total control of preventing.
I live on the same street as this tragic ignorance ( I have children that age and older, in which even at their age I DO NOT TOLERATE STUPIDITY). I ride home from the store and darn near have to produce my legal weapon to get through the streets because these knuckleheads think they own the street. How do you own a house car and other belongings and DO NOT HAVE A JOB or LEGAL MEANS to obtain these things? THis is being said because our LAW ENFORCEMENT knows who these knuckleheads are which they laugh and talk with. I see a young man just about every day which has SHOT THREE PEOPLE, THREE seperate times and he is walking around like it is christmas, WHY? You get more time for killing an animal than you do for murder and robbery.
I see 3 year olds out with their 9 year old siblings at 9pm because parents are not home.
Geez I have so much to add to this but I am getting to the point of bad words, but bottom line is " NO child is bad from the beginning, they only immitate their atmosphere" I am a black man but that is an old excuse and no father in the home has become the worse excuse in history, because the media raises children these days. Think about it a 3 year old can rap 50 songs and can't read or write. A 20 year does the same and the 3 year old reads better than them! Our present makes our history, but at this rate our present will not allow us any history! ! ! ! ! ! !

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/15/11 - 09:27 am
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'You can be the victim of a

'You can be the victim of a burglary, armed robbery, etc. by a repeat offender and if the DA's office chooses to allow for a plea deal to avoid a trial, you have no right to disallow the plea. In most cases, you won't even know until it is done and if it is a repeat offender or if they are a 3rd strike felon, that will be dropped in the plea just to clear the case and put the career criminal behind bars for a few years.'

Yep you are right again asitis. I know because it happened to me. Only difference is the judge gave him probation, no jail time. In fact he never spent any time in jail with the exception of an overnight stay. I wonder if there is a pattern by certain judges where this is happening. The problems with crime will get worse until the judges start taking this a little more seriously.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/15/11 - 09:31 am
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Arrest, convict and bury

Arrest, convict and bury people like thug Jackson. No time behind bars will streighten this man out.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/15/11 - 09:42 am
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Thankyou single parent for

Thankyou single parent for telling it like it is...
Headlines today in the AJC...
In the US Less marriage =more poverty & violence..
exactly what you are saying!
Daddys are needed to control kids.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/15/11 - 09:47 am
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The media plays a part BUT it

The media plays a part BUT it takes 2 to raise a youngun....when a single parent works & comes home tired from maybe 2jobs ....she will have very little energy to deal with teen sons.....people can say whatever they please BUT you can't convince me that a strong father figure wouldn't make a difference ....
Have you ever tried to corral teen boys??

itsanotherday
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itsanotherday 12/15/11 - 09:50 am
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The root of the problem is
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The root of the problem is cultural; and positive change will have to come from within. Unless the rate of illegitimate births gets back to pre-60's levels, we won't see much progress with feral youth.

Seems like Seenit and I are singing from the same hymnal.

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