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3 more arrests made in Augusta man's slaying

Friday, June 21, 2013 1:17 PM
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Three more arrests have been made in Sunday’s homicide of an Augusta man in Louisville, Ga.

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Lafayell Deshon “Smooch” Williams, Damien Va­shoul “Bam” Simpkins and Shi­nique L. “Nik” Flournoy have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Kenneth Quarterman Jr. Nine people are now in custody in what authorities say was a gang-related homicide.

The latest arrests were made Thursday afternoon after authorities had announced earlier in the day that six people were in custody for the homicide.

“We had two walk-ins, and we had one we found in Louisville,” Jefferson County Sheriff Gary Hutchins said Friday, adding that the arrest was made by Louisville police and Jefferson County deputies.

“We’re not used to this,” he said of the shootings.

A 12th warrant has been issued in Quarterman’s slaying but the suspect’s name isn’t being released, according to Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman.

Still at large are Octavius Desmond “Tay Tay” Hickson and Jer­rod “Big J” “Blac Boss” Tarver.

Quarterman, 23, was found on the sidewalk in the 500 block of East Fifth Street shortly after midnight Saturday. He was taken to Jef­ferson Hospital and airlifted to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he died.

A second man, Charles Lewis Brown III, 25, of Wrens, was shot in the head but survived.

According to authorities, the victims are related and were reportedly standing near each other when the shooting occurred near Club Apollo, which is on the corner of East Fifth and Yazoo streets.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 06/21/13 - 02:09 pm
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Round those suckers up

and put them under the jail.

Isn't being "gang-related" bring a big penalty enhancement for convictions? Even if it does already, the enhancement should be doubled.

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RMSHEFF 06/21/13 - 02:23 pm
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Plenty more where these came

Plenty more where these came from ! Gangs problems are getting worse not only in Augusta but in most of the surrounding towns as well. I hope Roundtree can get a handle on this problem.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 06/21/13 - 02:34 pm
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12 people??? it took 12
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12 people??? it took 12 people to kill this guy???? guess they aren't so tough when it's just one of them, huh??? i hope they find them all and send them all to the chair...but that is wishful thinking...murderers have rights, as opposed to the victims who have none....what a shame...

I'm Back Again
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I'm Back Again 06/21/13 - 02:34 pm
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I guess you have to have a
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I guess you have to have a stupid nick name to be in that gang!!

Grace422
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Grace422 06/21/13 - 02:42 pm
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Sounds more like a pack of

Sounds more like a pack of stray dogs, but I don't think dogs would be so cowardly and more tolerant of their own. Worthless bunch of punks! Any of them under 18 years old or still living at home with their parents, charge them as an adult and come down for his parents for their unruly children. Maybe more would start working w/ the PD when they notice unacceptable behavior. Who knows it might even be able to prevent or decrease this kind of senseless gang related killings.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/21/13 - 04:54 pm
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nik is just smiling like she
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nik is just smiling like she doesn't have a care in the world...well she looks cute so she better sc%ew all she can now because she going to be taught how to "like women" once she goes to prison.......

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/21/13 - 05:30 pm
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The naacp
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is certainly doing a wonderful job in the black neighborhoods.

Pops
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Pops 06/21/13 - 10:30 pm
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Gangs and thugs pose

absolutely no threat to anyone. The only person we have to be careful of is
Paula Deen.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 06/21/13 - 10:49 pm
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Death Penalty

We need to aggressively seek and administer the death penalty. Bring back the chair. Cruel and unusual punishment? It's cruel and unusual for the government to expect these low life slugs to be productive members of society. It's also cruel and unusual punishment for the government to fail to protect the law abiding citizens.

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dichotomy 06/22/13 - 10:16 pm
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The only problem with the

The only problem with the death penalty is that we don't use it enough.

These are nothing but feral dogs and they need to be rounded up and gassed with about the same amount of ceremony.

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