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Suspect arrested in Augusta motel slaying

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 1:29 PM
Last updated 10:02 PM
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An Aiken man has been arrested in Sun­day’s fatal shooting at Scottish Inn in Augusta.

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Marcus Andre Coleman, 20, of the 100 block of Taylor Street, was arrested about 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve at Knights Inn on Jefferson Davis Highway, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew.

Coleman was being held in the Aiken County Detention Center; charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime were pending his extradition to Georgia.

Ralph Harrell, 40, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest at Scottish Inn, 1079 Stevens Creek Road, about 1:25 a.m. Sunday and later died.

On Monday, investigators released a surveillance video of a suspect, who had not yet been identified, walking with another man.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division assisted in Coleman’s arrest.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/02/14 - 04:17 pm
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Great police work!

Glad to see the alleged perp caught so quickly. Good work, officers!

jimmymac
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jimmymac 01/02/14 - 04:27 pm
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OFFICERS
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The Augusta safety forces have been doing a fantastic job arresting the thugs committing violent crimes. It's a shame that their hard work is wasted by soft prosecutors and judges. Keep the cops and dump the judiciary and prosecutors at the next election. No plea bargains for violent crimes and never grant first offender status when there's violence.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/02/14 - 08:22 pm
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Purty boy,
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ain't he?

Chyna72
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Chyna72 01/02/14 - 09:55 pm
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Glad they caught him too!!!

Glad they caught him too!!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/03/14 - 08:42 am
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A few updates

Marcus Andre Coleman of Aiken
is accused of shooting 40-year-old Ralph Harrell to death Sunday

Coleman was arrested at about 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights Inn on Aiken Augusta Highway in Aiken. He is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center pending extradition to Georgia.

Dseven
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Dseven 01/03/14 - 02:15 pm
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Good Job PD.

If the guy is guilty, I hope he spends the rest of his life in a very small cage. Goodbye Mr. Coleman... see ya in about... well... never.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/03/14 - 08:51 pm
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Card carrying
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democrat and I'll go out on a limb and say he's been on some form of public assistance.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/05/14 - 06:22 pm
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If he is guilty

we should let the family have 1st crack at him.

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