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2 teens sought in Harrisburg killing surrender

Saturday, Aug 4, 2012 12:24 AM
Last updated 7:39 PM
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Two teenagers accused of killing a man in Harrisburg on Friday night have turned themselves into the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and been charged with murder.

William Clark, 16, of the 1800 block of Watkins Street, and Jeremiah Kelly, 15, are charged in the death of 28-year-old Anthony Dewayne King, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser. They turned themselves in around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Crawford Avenue a little after 11 p.m. Friday after a report of an attempted carjacking in which shots were fired, Dresser said.

Deputies found King in a white Cadillac Escalade that had crashed into a tree in the 700 block of Barnes Lane. He had a gunshot wound to the chest, and there was physicial evidence that the shooting happened on Crawford Ave­nue, Deputy Coroner Johnny MacDonald said.

King was pronounced dead at Medi­cal College of Georgia Hos­pi­tal at 11:36 p.m.

King did not have an ID on him, so MacDonald, with the help of the Crime Scene Unit, took his fingerprints. His family was notified early Saturday.

MacDonald said King’s body will be autopsied at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta on Monday.

King is Richmond County’s 19th homicide of 2012, police said.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/04/12 - 06:45 am
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Dang

I hate this kind of news....make this guy pay for this crap.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/04/12 - 07:10 am
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They waited until 11:30

They waited until 11:30 anyway.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/04/12 - 07:13 am
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You Mean

someone hasn't connected this to First Friday!

David Parker
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David Parker 08/04/12 - 07:35 am
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NO Cobalt it has not been

NO Cobalt it has not been spun yet.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 08/04/12 - 07:51 am
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There are certain cars that

There are certain cars that seem to draw the hijackers. Driving one of them in the wrong part of town would be dangerous. Augusta can 't catch a break from the serious criminals. No way RCSD could have prevented this.

My condolences to the family

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/04/12 - 08:19 am
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Shellman
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Shellman 08/04/12 - 09:03 am
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white escalade
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in the ghetto... I'm sure this has absolutely no connection to drugs.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 08/04/12 - 09:06 am
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Cadillac's image has

Cadillac's image has certainly been ruined, particularly this model.

David Parker
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David Parker 08/04/12 - 09:08 am
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Thank you Willow. RCSD works

Thank you Willow. RCSD works with what they have and they serve the community admirably. It isn't like Minority Report where we have some kind of precog to prevent someone's actions as it's about to happen.

My condolences as well.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/04/12 - 09:32 am
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It would be a sweet twist of

It would be a sweet twist of irony if the deceased was the 'jacker.

David Parker
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David Parker 08/04/12 - 10:17 am
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Word

Word

greggarn
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greggarn 08/04/12 - 10:30 am
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Are you shocked

This is the same area where they built the new school... did anyone give any thought of the crime, drugs and prostitution in the area.

Shellman
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Shellman 08/04/12 - 10:48 am
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The Mouth of The South
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is reporting that there is a positive twist to this story, so I guess we will have to stay tuned.

nanowerx
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nanowerx 08/04/12 - 10:56 am
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...

The most depressing part: "This is Richmond County’s 19th homicide of 2012, police said."

Anybody know the statistic for Columbia County? Pretty sure it is close to 1 or 2.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 08/04/12 - 11:14 am
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Shellman-certainly not the

Shellman-certainly not the ghetto, but the guetto type people have moved in and are not good for the area.

mjssot
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mjssot 08/04/12 - 11:35 am
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Probably a group of thugs

Probably a group of thugs doing a lilling for iniation

Lori Davis
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Lori Davis 08/04/12 - 12:37 pm
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I live a half of a block from

I live a half of a block from where this happened. I guess since I was home well before 11:30 this is a,"non-situation." On the other hand, my husband and I travel to and from downtown via Crawford Ave. to my Crawford Ave. home. Many weekend nights we are heading home at this hour. Soon and very soon an innocent bystander is going to be hurt, and then it will matter. I know the areas of Harrisburg not to travel after dark, but my own street? This is getting too close for comfort.... And yes, we have a beautiful new elementary school situated along one of the worst corridors in the neighborhood that I avoid even during the day. Just wondering when neighborhood clean up is going to begin. We as Harrisburg residents have done all that we could to get help for a situation that is growing worse weekend by weekend. We have yet to be properly heard. It will take the death of someone besides a,"gangsta," to get the real attention of an entire government who is happy spending millions on things we do not need. Public Safety first!

allhans
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allhans 08/04/12 - 12:46 pm
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Move them from one place,

Move them from one place, they show up in another...

You can't stop rot unless you first get rid of the dead wood....

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 08/04/12 - 03:46 pm
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Someone is dead.

All we know for certain is that someone is dead. Good people live in that area. My father also used to drive through that area all the time, night or day, up until he stopped driving, with absolutely no fear for his or our well-being. Why isn't it still that way? We have a war going on. Look at Mexico. Look at Chicago. Hasn't Chicago had more homicides than people have died in Afghanistan? The problems are not simple and we can't expect law enforcement to solve this problem by itself.

Lori Davis
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Lori Davis 08/04/12 - 03:53 pm
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Properly funded law

Properly funded law enforcement is a start until we decide what else to implement.

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soapy_725 08/04/12 - 04:27 pm
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Lori for Mayor
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and it is okay if she prays. She will certainly need a miracle to change the culture of ARC. And it is a "culture not race issue". Those who commit crime and those that enable the criminals. Acts of commission and omission.

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HighSociety 08/04/12 - 04:50 pm
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Lori, Yes more law

Lori, Yes more law enforcement along with more prisons. The Georgia Prison System is full. Were at a point now where if sentenced to 20 they may do 7, and that includes the charge of murder. Some say don't lock them up, but instead educate. I say if they don't know the difference between right and wrong at 15 the ir not going to learn it. So build more prisons and keep filling them up!

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single parent 08/04/12 - 04:54 pm
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Main Problem

The main problem is the end result after the crime because if you only think that these folks are juveniles and cannot commit a crime of this nature due to the fact that they are juveniles you are nutts. They are the ones commiting the most hayness crimes and just becasue they are juveniles we slap them on the wrist and call it a day. You get 40 years for stealing a dog and get 3 for killing a human in cold blood, not even concidering the fact that the offenders are not even old enough to buy cigs let alone own a firearm! The culture is already making it worse with out the laws making it easy to continue to do the same thing over and over by up and coming little wanna be idiots. For the parents that run to the court after something like this happens and scream my baby my baby need to just realize your baby is now a monster and needs to face monster punishment which shoud be dealt out. You should not be released into society to do the same thing over and over. Once they do get into the system (locked up) you should have thought about your rights before you acted in the manner you did and have the system become a play house for you to cry about how you are being treated in the system! Yeah the truth hurts does it not? In other words there is no fear of the end results when commiting the acts! I know some offended parent or non victim will say this is to harsh to post but it is indeed the truth of the problem! Period!

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Jake 08/04/12 - 04:58 pm
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Mug shot

You mean a 15yr old already has a mug shot? This is pretty sad. Welcome to a life of prison, young lad. I don't think you are going to like it there because you may end up a victim also. You have wasted your life up to this point.

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GaStang22 08/04/12 - 05:20 pm
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Amen single parent!!!!
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These little wastes don't ever need to be let out if they indeed did it. I don't want to hear that age whining crud either. If they aren't old enough to understand the consequences of what they did, then the parents failed in relating the message and should be charged. The kids or the parents, you can't have them both innocent!! Pick one!! There are plenty of kids locked up, well they are adults now, for killing far less heinous, who will never see a chance for parole thought they were even younger. Thanks to the bleeding hearts they think all kids and adults can be rehabilitated and give them slaps on the wrist, even for multiple murders. Truth is, they have made prisons a joke and they come out worse than when they went in. Thats why bleeding hearts make me sick. You care more about rehabbing losers without morals to the point you risk innocent citizens lives!!! My condolences to the victims family. I can only hope, like a couple of the others, that the twist to the story is the deceased is one of the jackers and not an innocent man.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 08/04/12 - 05:35 pm
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Wow, High, only 7 years? No

Wow, High, only 7 years? No wonder we can't get a hold of crime. It's likely luxury living to many as well

KSL
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KSL 08/04/12 - 05:42 pm
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15 and what an attitude! I

15 and what an attitude! I don't think he is material for educating.

KSL
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KSL 08/04/12 - 05:47 pm
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If law enforcement, and

If law enforcement, and especially the courts, are not going to put a stop to this mess, then the good citizens are going to have to, legally that is. Your car is your castle. Arm yourself and shoot before you are shot and killed.

KSL
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KSL 08/04/12 - 05:52 pm
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What did Jeremiah do to get

What did Jeremiah do to get him a previous mug shot?

tanbaby
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tanbaby 08/04/12 - 06:43 pm
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for cobalt george--any good
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for cobalt george--any good american that has a concealed weapons permit has their fingerprints on record....mine are...

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