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Third arrest made in March deadly home invasion in Augusta

Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:48 PM
Last updated Friday, April 20, 2012 1:35 AM
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The third person wanted in connection with a deadly home invasion last month has been arrested, authorities said.

Willie Edward Hooper was arrested Thurs­day afternoon in the Iron Horse apartment complex off Sevens Creek Road by U.S. Mar­shal South­eastern Re­gional Fugi­tive Task Force officers and Richmond County investigators, sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser said.

Hooper was the third and final suspect in a home invasion on March 29 in the 1400 block of Ridgewood Drive, where deputies found the body of 20-year-old Charlie Jones III.

Dresser said there were several people inside the home when the three men were robbing the victims.

When one victim, 19-year-old James Wright, tried to run, a gunman opened fire. Bullets hit Wright, who was taken to the hospital, and Jones, who was killed.

Ronny Rashad Bonner and Deandre Brown were arrested earlier in connection with the incident. All three are charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, burglary and armed robbery.

Investigators arrested three others on the charge of felony harboring a fugitive, Dresser said

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fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 04/19/12 - 10:04 pm
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Upon conviction, fry him.

Upon conviction, fry him.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/20/12 - 07:17 am
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I wonder if it bothers him or

I wonder if it bothers him or the others that they took a life. Is it worth killing people for material things? What has the world become?

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 04/20/12 - 08:04 am
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where are the "justice
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where are the "justice brothas" al and jessie, shouldn't there be a march of somekind for the victims???? where is the moral outrage, the protests w/"hoodies" for these victims??? where are the local religous leaders with their bull horns and signs standing in front of the crime scene demanding justice???....oh yeah that's right the victims must be black so this doesn't count no need to show concern or outrage...just typical black on black crime, can't use this to increase the sunday's "take" at the local churches or can't blame the "wh*te man for this one

billyjones1949
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billyjones1949 04/20/12 - 08:51 am
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Fatboy, I do not know who you

Fatboy, I do not know who you are or what area you patrol but I like your comments and ideas. Keep up your good work.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 04/20/12 - 09:30 am
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My first question would be,

My first question would be, was this a black on black crime?

If it was, then where are Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Oprah? Where are the national rallies, the protests, and the demands for justice?

A 20 year old young black (?) man died, not much older than that young man in Florida. Why no outrage and 24/7 media coverage?

Or is a young black life lost in a shooting only important when the person who kills them is not black?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 09/01/12 - 08:57 pm
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rzombie125
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rzombie125 04/20/12 - 10:29 am
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BUZZ
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BUZZ 04/20/12 - 11:33 am
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@casting fool. No outrage

@casting fool. No outrage needed. The authorities were actively searching for the alleged suspects.

The Florida case had a suspect that they failed to properly charge. Not a race issue, it was clearly a justice issue.

The nation reacted to this incident as a misappropriation of our justice system.

The famous advocates that you have pointed out usually react after there is a public outcry for justice.

This local case has been handled with the appropriate reaction by local law enforcement.

If you cannot see at least an ounce of reasonable doubt in the situation in Florida, then you are looking at this case through unjust eyes or maybe the race of those involved is more of the issue to you as you criticized others.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 04/20/12 - 11:34 am
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Check out the 'tude in that
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Check out the 'tude in that stare...........

I think we can safely say that remorse is not an overriding emotion here.

BUZZ
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BUZZ 04/20/12 - 11:50 am
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@castingfool. As I recall it

@castingfool. As I recall it Sharpton, Jackson, and Winfrey were not the only famous figures calling for justice in this situation. If you are going to make statements and criticize, be just and not selective in doing so.

double_standard
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double_standard 04/20/12 - 01:54 pm
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Blacks don't get the death

Blacks don't get the death penalty for killing other blacks. If you want to control the violence vote a real DA in office and get a sheriff who isn't afraid to talk to the people.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 04/20/12 - 03:04 pm
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And your choices world be?

And your choices world be?

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/20/12 - 03:13 pm
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Would be nice to see the

Would be nice to see the churches and community leaders get involved with the problems of teen violence in the community. I know some do, but there are a LOT of churches in Augusta. This may be a good place to start...

Frank I
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Frank I 04/20/12 - 07:06 pm
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@Patty, I'll reword my

@Patty, I'll reword my earlier post that was, not surprisingly, removed because "We remove all references to..." certain activities ". we just don't want it on our site"... to answer your question at 7:17am... he's too "hard" for that.. he'll get softened up though, that has a tendency to happen to young men where he's headed...

ExpertCompSci
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ExpertCompSci 04/21/12 - 01:17 am
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nocnoc - Your six points and

nocnoc - Your six points and commentary were very informative and as I remember are well backed up as well as just plain old public record/law. I might add that prisoners on "death row" are also statistically much safer than law abiding citizens at large. This is mostly because we have to drive autos to make a living and they don't but also because they are protected from fellow murderers and we are not.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 04/21/12 - 03:16 am
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"If you cannot see at least

"If you cannot see at least an ounce of reasonable doubt in the situation in Florida, then you are looking at this case through unjust eyes or maybe the race of those involved is more of the issue to you as you criticized others."

Because I don't agree with your opinion, I'm a racist? I have to disagree with you on that. Martin was black, Zimmerman is Hispanic, and I'm Caucasian, I don't see the connection that you're implying.

We don't know what actually happened in Florida, that's what the judge and jury are going to try to find out. If they manage to ignore public opinion and judge solely based on fact, Zimmerman may be found not guilty, or, on the other hand, maybe he will be found guilty. That's up to the judge and jury.

I only take umbrage at what appears to be the false portrayal of the young man who died, and of Zimmerman. Martin was a 17 year old young man, not a child as shown by most of the pictures used by the media. He was a football player, and presumably in the prime of his life.

At the time of his death he was suspended from school for either using or distributing drugs as evidenced by the finding of a plastic bag with marijuana residue in it in his backpack.

He was apparently not the "innocent smiling child" shown in most of the pictures in the media. He was an young adult who bragged on his Twitter account about hitting a bus driver.

Zimmerman was portrayed as gun-toting nut, when in reality he may just be someone who was attacked and was forced to defend himself. That's what the judge and jury will try to determine. None of us were there, we don't know what happened.

Personally, I would have followed the advice of the dispatcher and not followed Martin in the first place (according to the 911 call log, Zimmerman was advised to not follow, not ordered to not follow.) According to his own account, Zimmerman did think better of it and turned to go back to his vehicle when he was attacked by Martin. No one was there to see what happened, we just have Zimmerman's word for it.

I'm not sure that what the judge and jury decide will make any difference for Zimmerman. Quoting an article in the Orlando Sentinel, "New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced [a $10,000 reward for the "capture" of George Zimmerman] during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." (http://mcaf.ee/1hvir) If Zimmerman is found not guilty, it's sounds likely that he will be hunted down and lynched.

My original thought was based on what appears to be the sad fact that black on black killings don't receive the publicity that [any other race] on black killings seem to do.

Equality works both ways. Either it's all for everyone, or special treatment for some. If a black man killed a Hispanic young man, would the black community react to that death like they reacted to Martin's?

If one death in Florida is so important to the black community, then all of the "black", "white", "yellow", and "red" deaths of young men in America should be treated in the same manner. It's what equality demands.

It's when one death is made into a media circus that I think that all of the other deaths lose their importance in the public's eyes.

In my own opinion, the real question will be whether the judge and jury's decision will be accepted by the black community regardless of it's outcome. We'll just have to wait and see.

toldyaso
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toldyaso 04/21/12 - 07:52 pm
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@ Patty p----maybe if the

@ Patty p----maybe if the PARENTS get involved.

toldyaso
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toldyaso 04/21/12 - 07:55 pm
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I'm not sure that what the

I'm not sure that what the judge and jury decide will make any difference for Zimmerman. Quoting an article in the Orlando Sentinel, "New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced [a $10,000 reward for the "capture" of George Zimmerman] during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." (http://mcaf.ee/1hvir) If Zimmerman is found not guilty, it's sounds likely that he will be hunted down and lynched.

Now that would be a stand your ground situation.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/21/12 - 08:03 pm
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todyaso.....the point was in

todyaso.....the point was in the churches helping the children with the parents involved as well. My point is getting the families involved in church programs, etc.

JggrNAUT
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JggrNAUT 04/22/12 - 09:03 am
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Thank you Buzz for your

Thank you Buzz for your comments. it's refreshing to see comments without racial rhetoric. Casting_ Fool, I see what you're trying to say , but the point is that ALL LIFE is important and it shouldn't matter about race or social standing. Idealistic yes, but true. Until ALL AMERICANS regrdless of race see violent crime as an issue for ALL AMERICANS, the solutions necesssary for our society won't be properly addressed.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 04/22/12 - 12:04 pm
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JggrNAUT, that was what I was

JggrNAUT, that was what I was trying to say. When people stop being concerned about just their own race and care about everyone, some of the violence will stop.

I don't see that day coming any time soon, though.

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