Riverwalk beating suspect in Indiana jail

Mug shots provided by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office (left) and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Kevin Devonte Richardson, wanted in the brutal May 3 beating of a couple at Riverwalk Augusta, has turned himself in to authorities in Elkhart, Ind., Richmond County sheriff’s investigators confirmed late Wednesday.

A mug shot from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department shows Richardson had changed his appearance, cutting his hair and shaving, but he was identified through fingerprints, Lt. Calvin Chew said in an e-mail.

Richardson is the second and final suspect arrested in the beating of Ashley Solesbee and Wesley Spires, who were clubbed with a metal bat or pipe as they sat on a bench. Spires is still hospitalized.

The other suspect, Robey Eugene Moses, 21, was arrested in Newberry, S.C., on Friday and extradited to Augusta on Tuesday.

Moses also was charged, along with Domonique Shantae Hale, 19, in the May 2 robbery of a man who was attacked as he left a Broad Street bar. According to an incident report, two people hit the 29-year-old Beech Island man from behind as he was leaving River­front Pub about midnight and took his wallet, phone and vehicle. A deputy found the semi-conscious man lying on the ground.

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