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Charges in downtown Augusta beatings will go to grand jury

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:54 PM
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Three people charged in two brutal attacks in downtown Augusta, including one on a couple on Riverwalk Augusta, were in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

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Domonique S. Hale  SPECIAL
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Domonique S. Hale

At the Richmond County Civil Court hearing, Presiding Judge H. Scott Allen ruled that probable cause exists for the grand jury to consider the possible indictment of Kevin D. Richardson, 21; Robey E. Moses, 21; and Domonique S. Hale, 19.

Richmond County sheriff’s Investigator Brad Powell testified that he was working the night the first victim was found bloodied and dazed May 2. The victim said he didn’t remember what happened in the 500 block of Broad Street, but his wallet, phone and vehicle were missing.

The next night, Wesley Spires and Ashley Solesbee were attacked on the riverwalk by two men, one of whom used a short aluminum bat. Both victims suffered facial bone fractures, and Spires, who tried to protect Solesbee from the blows, suffered life-threatening head injuries.

Investigators had no witnesses or immediate physical evidence, Powell testified, but they got a phone tip that eventually led to a man who overheard a man he knew as “Kevin” bragging about the attack. The witness to the conversation identified Richardson in a photo lineup.

Investigators also subpoenaed Spires’ and Solesbee’s phone records, which led to another witness, who said Hale told her she and Moses were involved in the first attack, Investigator Brandon Beckman testified.

Beckman said Hale and Moses denied any involvement in the attacks, but Richardson told the detective that he was with Moses on May 3 when the couple were attacked. Richardson said Moses did the beating, and he left after one of Moses’ swings hit him in the head, Beckman testified.

The bat suspected of being used in the riverwalk attack has been recovered and sent for testing, Beckman said. None of the property stolen in either attack has been recovered, he said.

Richardson and Moses each face two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of robbery by force in the riverwalk attack.

Moses and Hale each face a charge of robbery by force in the Broad Street attack.

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JRC2024
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JRC2024 06/25/13 - 11:36 pm
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Wow just look at the blue

Wow just look at the blue hair. Isn't that color saved for blue haired ladies. Just put me on the jury.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 06/26/13 - 06:11 am
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Me Too JRC

OOOh boy would I love to be on this jury......or even be in the courtroom on this...
What goes around --comes around...karma.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/26/13 - 08:27 am
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3 typical uneducated, no job
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3 typical uneducated, no job skill having, welfare and foo stamp receiving monkeys who will finally get they rite of passage by spending time in jail (or how thugs like these call it-incarceration)..of course they are all innocent and it was the fault of the white man, slavery, discrimination, and racism is why they had to resort to nearly killing 2 "pee-po" not to rob them but as the defense their lawyer will use "my clients all came from broken homes and what they did was done not out of malice or willfull intent, but out of rage against the system due to year of abuse by the over-bearing system controlled by the white man"

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jimmymac 06/26/13 - 08:58 am
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perp
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She looks like a guy. Blue hair and all!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/26/13 - 10:00 am
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A natural
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blue blood.

recoveringaddict
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recoveringaddict 06/26/13 - 10:44 am
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don't understand

I don't understand why either Richardson or Moses aren't being charged with attempted murder in the Riverwalk attack.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 06/26/13 - 04:03 pm
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The perps
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are negroes, therefore the democratic liberal establishment has every right to defend its criminality principles. All of us white folk are known to be members in good standing with the klan. Just ask all of the black gang members and those black panthers behind bars.

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