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Cigarette dispute leads to gunfire at Augusta home

Friday, March 23, 2012 12:10 PM
Last updated Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:20 AM
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Deputies were called to an Earl Street home Thursday after an argument over cigarette smoke led to gunfire.

John White, 58, of Kentucky, told deputies he had been smoking a cigarette around 11 a.m. when Lonnie Rooks, 46, began arguing with him about smoking at Rooks’ mother’s home. According to an incident report, Rooks left the room, returned with a gun and fired a shot at the floor.

Police said Rooks’ mother had been lying in a hospital bed next to White when the shooting happened.

White told deputies he did not understand the anger because Rooks had not been angry when he previously smoked marijuana in the home.

Deputies were unable to locate the shooter.

White and other people inside the home were unable to agree on the name of the shooter, who might also be known as Lonnie Watson.

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 03/23/12 - 01:09 pm
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What? this is confusing, it

What? this is confusing, it says Rooks went and got a gun and fired at the floor, then it says White and others could not agree on the name of the shooter. What the heck?

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urright 03/23/12 - 04:16 pm
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It's either Rooks or

It's either Rooks or Watson--they didn't know which last name he used. Makes sense to me, but could have been worded differently.

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Grace422 03/23/12 - 04:30 pm
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Also what was he smoking Pot

Also what was he smoking Pot or a cig.. Maybe everybody was tokin it up and that's the reason they were unsure of the shooter's name.. Let's just blame it on Mary J...

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kiwiinamerica 03/23/12 - 04:34 pm
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So Rooks is 46 and his mother
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So Rooks is 46 and his mother is lying in bed next to this guy White who's puffing on a cigarette and is 58 years old.

So Rooks' mother is what.............about 60?

That sounds about right.

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EyeMaeNo 03/23/12 - 05:26 pm
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I am lmbo! It's cool to toke
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I am lmbo! It's cool to toke on a joint around my mom but don't you dare smoke a cigarette or I'm getting my gun & shooting a hole in the floor!!!

my.voice
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my.voice 03/23/12 - 09:10 pm
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Seems between friends and her

Seems between friends and her son this poor woman gets no rest!

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/24/12 - 01:38 am
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HUH?!?!?!

HUH?!?!?!

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allhans 03/24/12 - 09:38 am
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The woman was lying on a

The woman was lying on a hospital bed and the shooter was smoking a cigarette next to her.
Would that be okay with you if it was your sick mom? I don't think so.

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Abbynoll 03/24/12 - 10:18 am
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No, allhans, it wouldn't be

No, allhans, it wouldn't be OK... but I daresay it was a bit safer than firing a GUN in the same room with her. lmao!

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allhans 03/24/12 - 01:24 pm
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Abby...Smoker/shooter...

Abby...Smoker/shooter...

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socks99 03/24/12 - 05:51 pm
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Tobacco Madness visits

Tobacco Madness visits Augusta: You should have passed the ban! Ugga-Bugga!

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