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Person of interest sought in fatal beating outside Paul's IGA in Augusta

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 12:07 AM
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person of interest in the beating death of Jermaine Demond Little.

Ernest Earl Dailey Jr., 2008 photo  SPECIAL
Ernest Earl Dailey Jr., 2008 photo

Little was beaten in front of Paul’s IGA, at 2 Greene St., on Feb. 1 and died three days later at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Little’s injuries were so severe, police at first said he had been shot. Later reports indicated he had been beaten.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Ernest Earl Dailey Jr., 38, is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1020 during business hours or (706) 821-1080 after hours and ask to speak with the on-duty violent crimes investigator. Tips may also be left on the tip line at (866) 939-5050. Callers may remain anonymous.

Dailey is described as 6 feet 9 inches and 265 pounds.

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