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6 arrested in Augusta man's homicide

Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:48 PM
Last updated Friday, June 21, 2013 10:34 AM
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Six arrests have been made in Sunday’s fatal shooting of an Augusta man in Louisville, Ga., which authorities say was gang-related.

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Jefferson County District Attorney Hayward Altman (left) speaks during a news conference with Jefferson County Sheriff Gary Hutchins about the arrests of six suspects in the Sunday morning shooting of two men in Jefferson County. One of the men, Kenneth Quarterman Jr., 23, of Augusta died. The second victim, Charles Lewis Brown III, 25, of Wrens, Ga., was treated at Jefferson Hospital and released. The six who have been arrested have each been charged with murder. Five other suspects are still at large.   SPECIAL
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Jefferson County District Attorney Hayward Altman (left) speaks during a news conference with Jefferson County Sheriff Gary Hutchins about the arrests of six suspects in the Sunday morning shooting of two men in Jefferson County. One of the men, Kenneth Quarterman Jr., 23, of Augusta died. The second victim, Charles Lewis Brown III, 25, of Wrens, Ga., was treated at Jefferson Hospital and released. The six who have been arrested have each been charged with murder. Five other suspects are still at large.

Kenneth Quarterman Jr., 23, and Charles Lewis Brown III, 25, of Wrens, were both shot in the head at least once. Brown, who survived, was also shot in the hand.

Autopsy results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta on Quarterman are still pending.

District Attorney Hayward Altman, of the Georgia Middle Judicial Circuit, said at a news conference Thursday that 11 arrest warrants have been issued in the shootings.

“All I can say is, we had a tragedy,” Jefferson County Sheriff Gary Hutchins said. “We’re going to go forward with this investigation.”

Altman said the arrest warrants were issued Wednesday.

“This is a very serious case,” he said. “Everybody involved has done a very good job.”

The six men arrested as of Thursday are Jermaine “AJ” “Rude Bei” Allen Barrington, 21; Ivey Lamar Elam, 19; Rajonte Romelle “Row” McGruder, 22; Dontavius Tramez “T” Meadows, 27; Jason Robert “Jay Will” Williams, 26; and Jayrin Anthony “Webbie” Williams, 18.

They have been charged with murder.

Altman said that all the suspects lived in Augusta but that some have ties to Jefferson County.

Authorities are still looking for Lafayell Deshon “Smooch” Williams, Octavius Desmond “Tay Tay” Hickson, Dalonte Jerrod “Big J” “Blac Boss” Tarver, Damien Vashoul “Bam” Simpkins and Shinique L. “Nik” Flournoy.

Anyone with information is asked to contact GBI special agent in Charge Pat Morgan at (706) 595-2575, Jefferson County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Chalker at (478) 625-7538, or Louisville Police Chief Jimmy Miller at (478) 625-8897.

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Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 06/20/13 - 08:53 pm
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Back in the day...

...Augusta's #1 export USED TO BE cotton.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/20/13 - 09:25 pm
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How many people ARE there

How many people ARE there around here with the last name Williams, good, bad or ugly? Three suspects with the last name Williams just in this article??? How many Williams are in the Augusta Richmond County criminal record files? Is that large a number unusual for common last names? I know many good up-standing citizens with the last name Williams; I hate to see that name dragged through the mud like this.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/20/13 - 10:10 pm
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The best thing the rest of

The best thing the rest of them can do is turn themselves in. From what I see the heat is ON. Might as well make some points for Tree.

just an opinion
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just an opinion 06/20/13 - 10:16 pm
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When are the black leaders going to stand up?

They are the only ones who have a chance to do something about this. This "Gangsta" lifestyle cannot be tolerated anymore. People are going to continued to be killed and maimed and the black youth and young adults are going to continued to be incarcerated. To my good black folk friends and colleagues: What can you do? We're behind you but we are limited in what we can do.

triscuit
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triscuit 06/20/13 - 10:46 pm
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Augusta's black leaders and

Augusta's black leaders and reverends are more concerned with what the whites are (supposedly) doing to harm them than what the thugs in their neighborhoods ARE doing to them.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 06/20/13 - 11:34 pm
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This might sound ugly, but

Why do parents name their kids these names - no wonder they use nicknames.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/21/13 - 06:20 am
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It's part of the low-income

It's part of the low-income black culture, and it started after Roots- they didn't want to give them "white" names because that's who enslaved them, they want to give them a "distinguished" black name.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 06/21/13 - 07:01 am
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Keep it in RC please.

Seems like black on black crime is now spreading to the rural areas. Keep the crime and your criminals in Richmond County please.

MTBer
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MTBer 06/21/13 - 08:08 am
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Not confined to AUG

Don't kid yourself into thinking this is only an Augusta-area thing. This type of (condoned) activity is happening nationwide. If you want to read some more, simply go to amren and read up.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/21/13 - 08:08 am
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since ther are existing
Unpublished

since ther are existing pictures (booking pictures i may add) then they are no stranger to the justice system...getting kinda tired of profiling...young black males (w/dreads of course)...their daddies are no where to be found...i bet they will find them when the get sent to jail, no education or job skills, in and out of the system since ther were just turned 12-13, grew up in households led by females who of course have other children by different men, they (the sorry trifling azz mothers) have no education or job skills (other than blow and on their kees/backs) of course they were raised on "de welfare and foo stamps" in "gubiment houzin prah-jecks" and chances are they have little kids running around jefferson county having no intentions of ever supporting them...but they will go around beating on their chests saying..."but da izz mah keids"....no trial needed jus tline the monkeys and gorillas up against the wall and put a .45 in the back of their heads...

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 06/21/13 - 08:24 am
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Swelled With Pride

I bet the Moms and Dads of these gang-bangers are just swelled with pride, with what their "cherubs" have become. Something is going to have to give. It has come to the point that "something" public is going to have to be done to show the younger ones, that gangs are not the answer. There has to be some local black leader that is willing to stand up and make a stand. At this point in time, the only good gang-banger, is a dead gang-banger. I originally had high hopes for Charles Walker, until he turned into a crook.

Pops
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Pops 06/21/13 - 09:07 am
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The so-called

"gangstas" respect no one. Leaders no matter the race will have no effect on their behavior.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/21/13 - 09:13 am
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It's not a gang . . .

. . . it's a family reunion.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 06/21/13 - 11:32 am
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Lillyfromthemills

Why do parents name their kids these names - no wonder they use nicknames.

I agree but I would contend that you use the word "parents" loosely.
Most likely these boys were raised by the streets.

Darby
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Darby 06/21/13 - 11:34 am
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Oooh, Oooh...

'Authorities are still looking for Lafayell Deshon “Smooch” Williams, Octavius Desmond “Tay Tay” Hickson, Dalonte Jerrod “Big J” “Blac Boss” Tarver, Damien Vashoul “Bam” Simpkins and Shinique L. “Nik” Flournoy.'

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If I join up, can I have a street name too...???
I wanna be "Dandy Darbs", or maybe just "Darbs". How about "QuickDraw"?

Let me get back to you on that...

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/21/13 - 02:18 pm
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Dead eyes

It scares me to think about their eternity, especially for the one they killed if he was just like this bunch.

It's just so sad and frightening that no one bothered to teach them how to be a human beings instead of just human animals bent on acquiring and surviving. What a waste of their true destiny.

countyman
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countyman 06/21/13 - 03:10 pm
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Scoobynews. Maybe some of

Scoobynews. Maybe some of those rural areas should do a better job attracting jobs, industry, retail, etc. The young people wouldn't have to rush to get away so fast. How many people in Richmond County have ties to Jefferson a county unless they lived there before? This is like blaming Atlanta, because young people from Augusta flock there.

The media doesn't normally report it, but crime happens daily outside of Richmond County.. Ride through each county in the CSRA and you will find depressed areas.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 06/22/13 - 07:35 am
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Countryman

Once they flee to Augusta for those "jobs" and make a home there then they are all yours. Please find a better way of keeping them there. It looks like few of them were legally employed to begin with. Last I heard gang banging and dealing was not gainful employment.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/22/13 - 09:30 pm
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They go to Jefferson County

They go to Jefferson County because they are self-employed- as drug dealers, Countyman, and that's part of their job- their "branch office".

And there USED to be industries there, except they all went overseas. That's why I laugh when you say they need to attract industries. And retail, sure, they don't have two nickels to rub together in their pocket, but they are going to shop.

As I've said before, Countyman, we know the back stories, you don't.

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