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Man gets prison term for club shooting

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 6:34 PM
Last updated 7:43 PM
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A man accused of taking part in a shooting at a Gordon Highway club pleaded guilty Friday.

Rommie C. Williams, 27, was sentenced to five years in prison followed by 10 years of probation for his role in the Aug. 4 shooting at Club Pure Platinum in which one person was shot in the wrist.

Williams had been arrested three times on aggravated assault charges since 2007. The 2007 case was placed in inactive status, a February 2010 case was reduced to misdemeanor battery and a December 2011 case was reduced to terroristic threats.

Cases are still pending against Steven L. Williams, 28, and Yusuf K. Thompson, 26, both charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in the club shooting.

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myfather15 01/11/14 - 03:12 pm

This guy has a history of violence, takes part in a shooting which occured in a public place, someone was actually hit; and he gets five years? Which he will serve less than 2 1/2!! When will someone send a message to these thugs that this type violence and activity will NOT be tolerated?? He should have got 20 years, because then he would have served probably 8-10 years; which would have been more appropriate!!

Don't pay attention to the actual prison sentences, because most of the time they actually serve a little less than HALF the sentence, in State cases.

jimmymac 01/11/14 - 10:25 am

You're right! The lazy prosecutors and liberal judges in Augusta make a mockery of the system. This thug will be out again and he'll continue to commit violent crimes on the public. I bet the thug started out getting away easy while in the juvi system and it's continuing in the adult court as well. Throw out all the judges and prosecutors and get people who'll get tough on crime.

GiantsAllDay 01/11/14 - 11:12 am
MF15, I agree. I really wish

MF15, I agree. I really wish that Georgia had some kind of "truth in sentencing" statute.

corgimom 01/11/14 - 09:36 pm
Yeah, then this violent thug

Yeah, then this violent thug can kill somebody next time.

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