Arrest made in River Glen Apartments slaying

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 9:13 AM
Last updated 10:18 PM
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Richmond County sheriff’s investigators have made an arrest in the most recent homicide at River Glen Apartments.

Soweto Kamau Moody, 18, was booked into the Richmond County jail Wednesday evening on charges of murder, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the death of 27-year-old Truemaine Davon Jones.

The victim was discovered dead from a gunshot wound in a parking lot at River Glen Apartments on East Boundary on Feb. 5.

Moody was sentenced to two months in jail in November on a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Jones was the second homicide victim at the complex this year. Christopher Gary Smith, 24, is a suspect in the Jan. 14 death of 24-year-old Doniel Jamal Hicks. Police are still searching for Smith.

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copperhead
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copperhead 02/16/12 - 10:31 am
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It is sad when they use "the

It is sad when they use "the most recent homicide" in any story! And the smoking ban is more important!

quitmanwhite
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quitmanwhite 02/16/12 - 10:49 am
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It is sad that we have 18

It is sad that we have 18 year old felons. What a waste of life. Unless the parent(s) and neighborhood/village begin to raise these children, and are serious about it, we will continue to have these events. We have got to put the discipline at home and in the schools back into place without fear of reprisal.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 02/16/12 - 11:11 am
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Black-on-black violence. The

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Black-on-black violence.

The elephant in the room.

mc
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mc 02/16/12 - 11:39 am
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Have you noticed in all the

Have you noticed in all the articles it says, charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It seems like they them out to get a gun and kill somebody.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/16/12 - 12:58 pm
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It's sad when any arrest

It's sad when any arrest contains the phrase "by a convicted felon". The judge really showed him with that two months sentence didn't he. Boy, that must have been hard time. Two months for "intent to distribute". That charge would have gotten him 10 years not too long ago. Still should. Mr. Jones would still be alive. Way to go judge. You should take down the "court" sign on the door and put one up that says "Free Pass - Take a Number"

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bowleggedtrouble 02/16/12 - 01:24 pm
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I remember him in elementary

I remember him in elementary school causing trouble daily. Some kids realize how they are to behave by the time they reach high school. I guess he never strived to become an upstanding citizen after all.

Frank I
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Frank I 02/16/12 - 01:54 pm
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here's my question.. how do

here's my question.. how do we have an 18 year old CONVICTED FELON back out on the street already!?!?!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/16/12 - 02:00 pm
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Didn't you read the story?

Didn't you read the story? He was sentenced to two months in jail and he served his time.

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unknown1 02/16/12 - 03:49 pm
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Another wasted life.

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Another wasted life.

Frank I
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Frank I 02/16/12 - 03:52 pm
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really LL? I must have missed

really LL? I must have missed that part, or maybe I missed the part about how a person arrested with enough of a controlled substance to warrant a FELONY arrest and conviction only spends 2 months in jail. That's not even enough time to think about how he got caught in the first place, much less to self-analyze and rehabilitate...

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Asitisinaug 02/16/12 - 07:26 pm
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Our Criminal Justice system

Our Criminal Justice system is failing the law abiding tax paying contributing members of society. It may be sad that we have 18 year old felons but we are already contributing over $7,000.00 per pupil per year to offer them a free education and on top of that often feed them, etc. therefore by the time someone turns 18, they have already been afforded in excess the use of $100,000.00 in tax dollars to give them and opportunity in life.

Felons need to be behind bars and those using firearms, committing violent crimes, etc. need to be behind bars the remainder of their lives. Law abiding citizens do not deserve to continue to be robbed, beaten, kidnapped, raped, murdered, etc. by repeat offenders and this is where our judicial system is failing us the most.

The Sheriff's Office and law enforcement in general is doing their best and they are making the arrests only to see the same individuals back on the streets in a short time period often fighting with the police or shooting at them, etc. and enough is enough.

Great job to the RCSO criminal investigators in working closely with the community in order to put this violent repeat offender where he belongs. He should not receive bail and we as members of society should NEVER have to encounter him again.

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Iwannakno 02/16/12 - 11:22 pm
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convicted felons in

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convicted felons in possession of a firearm should be an automatic life sentence.

Frank I
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Frank I 02/17/12 - 12:38 am
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I concur Asitis.. I should

I concur Asitis.. I should point out that I don't feel RCSO is to blame, they are doing the best that they can given the budget constraints they see. Meanwhile our judges slaps criminals on the wrist and our Commission wastes time and moneys quibbling over menial subject matter, such as whether or not business owners should be allowed to let legal age adults choose to smoke or not.. or "outlawing" sagging britches when there are already laws on the books that deal with the issue if law enforcement could afford to do something about enforcing it...

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straightshooter 02/17/12 - 04:59 pm
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The reason he was only in

The reason he was only in jail for 2 months is because it was weed. Which is less harmful than all the prescription drugs so many people use everyday. If it were legal, he'd have to sell something that would be a real felony and thus would've served real time.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 02/18/12 - 04:59 am
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Sorry, but he was a drug

Sorry, but he was a drug dealer and 2 months is pathetic for that. An 18 year old peddling his drugs to our youth so they can continue to destroy their opportunities in life. If he wasn't killing people fast enough by selling drugs I guess his gun did the trick this time -- maybe the GA electric chair will solve his problems.

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Craig Spinks 02/18/12 - 09:51 pm
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The primary function of local

The primary function of local government is to protect all its citizens, not to underwrite the financial escapades of one citizen who buys ink by the barrel.

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lifelongresident 02/20/12 - 09:16 am
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great posts everyone, and you

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great posts everyone, and you all are right....sadly this is the best it's going to get in augusta. we must understand one thing voting for increased funding or a bond issue to build very, very, very large prisons capable of holding 5000 dregs of society (see picture above) will not get votes and its all about getting elected not about the safety and welfare of the citizens in augusta.....better to spend 100 million on a tee center for "ole billy" than a 5000 bed long-term storage maximum security penitentary so judges (hopefully) will hand out very long sentences instead of 2 month sentences for convicted felons...that judge should either be recalled or impeached

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