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No bond for Augusta man accused of taking part in ambush slaying

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 12:17 PM
Last updated 8:47 PM
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An Augusta man facing charges of murder in what the prosecutor described as an ambush slaying was denied bond Friday.

Thaddaeus E. Williams Jr., 33, was arrested last month along with Killeon S. Cooper, 20, and Curtis M. Bonman, 30.

They face charges of murder and weapon violations in the Aug. 28 slaying of Charles D. Davis Jr., 31.

Assistant District Attorney Pete Lamb said Friday in Richmond County Superior Court that sheriff’s investigators believe that Williams, Cooper and Bonman were lying in wait for Davis just after 11 p.m. in the 2100 block of Third Avenue. They were armed and fired on Davis, investigators contend.

Lamb said Friday that Williams gave a statement putting himself at the scene of the crime.

Defense attorney Clayton Jolly said Friday that Williams has an alibi defense.

Bond was denied for Williams, who has two previous felony convictions for hindering the apprehension of a suspect and theft.

THE BACK STORY

Death of Charlie D. Davis Jr.

BACKGROUND: The Aug. 28 slaying of Charlie D. Davis Jr. had grown cold until the November arrests of Thaddaeus E. Williams Jr., Killeon S. Cooper and Curtis M. Bonman.

DEVELOPMENTS:

  • Bond was denied Friday for Williams.
  • Cooper was granted a $40,000 bond on Dec. 13.
  • No bond hearing has been held for Bonman who faces charges in Oconee County in a Nov. 14 ransom kidnapping.
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JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/27/13 - 10:51 pm
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Good for the judge. These

Good for the judge. These punks need to stay in jail and away from the rest of the law abiding public.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 12/28/13 - 12:53 pm
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execution
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Sounds like a firing squad execution. If guilty they should all get the same punishment.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/28/13 - 05:20 pm
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Another pair
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of obama democrats bite the dust.

Fayette
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Fayette 12/28/13 - 08:46 pm
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Thaddeus

If he is found guilty, hope he spends the rest of his life in jail

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