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2 more arrested in Agerton Lane drive-by shooting that wounded 14-year-old

Monday, July 7, 2014 11:02 PM
Last updated Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:27 AM
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Two more people have been arrested in connection with a late Saturday shooting on Agerton Lane that wounded a 14-year-old boy.

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Alexis Marie Blowers, 23, of Augusta charged with felony counts of aggravated assault.  SPECIAL
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Alexis Marie Blowers, 23, of Augusta charged with felony counts of aggravated assault.

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Alexis Marie Blowers, 23, of Augusta, and Emmanual Jarnell Smith, 21, of Grove­town, were arrested Monday and have been charged with felony counts of aggravated assault, according to Richmond County jail records.

Their arrests follow the capture of Brandon DeShawn Hilton, 17, of Augusta, who was booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center Sunday on charges of aggravated assault, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property in the first and second degree.

About 10:15 p.m. Saturday, deputies were called to the shopping center near Regal Cinemas on Agerton Lane, where five shots were fired in an apparent drive-by shooting, Lt. Lewis Blanchard said.

Windows on a vacant storefront and at Jimmy John’s were struck by two bullets.

A third bullet struck Tyrese Deondre Hammond, of Hephzibah, in the upper chest. He was taken to Georgia Re­gents Medical Center for injuries that weren’t life-threatening and is in stable condition, police said Monday.

A supplemental report taken late Sunday shows a rental car parked nearby was also damaged in the shooting. The 2014 Dodge Charger suffered damage to a front quarter panel, the driver’s door frame and trunk. A bullet retrieved from the car’s rear end was taken as evidence, the report said.

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countyman
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countyman 07/08/14 - 12:26 am
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Runs for cover!!!!

I'm glad to see the sheriff is reacting quickly to the situation..

The naysayers who always bash Augusta will be extremely disappointed to hear one of the 'thugs' lives in Columbia County.. Thugs are coming into RC and bringing crime into a very safe area(average household income over $80,000)..

The shooting happen across the street, but they have to portray the smaller theater in Evans without Imax is better than Regal 20 and thugs don't live in the county.. Everybody is entitled to their opinion, but you don't have to bring Augusta down to make CC look better. The majority of people obviously prefer to visit Regal 20 based on the size of each location..

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happychimer 07/08/14 - 09:39 am
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Some posters hollered for the

Some posters hollered for the 17 year old suspect to get the death penalty. Will that include these 2 also? I am now against the death penalty. Too many have been on death row and put to death for crimes they did not commit.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 09:39 am
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Only Countyman would turn a

Only Countyman would turn a story about a very serious crime, where a child was nearly killed, into a blurb about MOVIE THEATRES.

GOOD GOD, who CARES about an IMEX theater, WHEN AN INNOCENT CHILD WAS NEARLY MURDERED, or where people like to go to a movie theatre because of its LOCATION???

Nobody cares if the shooters live in RC, CC, or on MARS, for crying out loud, all they care about is that they are apprehended and charged and put in jail before they kill some other innocent person the next time around!

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 09:43 am
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So you have a 23 year old

So you have a 23 year old GROWN WOMAN and a 21 year old GROWN MAN that are involved with this? Who are well old enough to know better, and didn't stop that 17 year old? And DIDN"T STOP TO SEE IF ANYBODY WAS HURT???

But hey...guess who's singling like a canary...(hint: think the 17 year old)

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jimmymac 07/08/14 - 09:56 am
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You're so right when you say no one cares where the thugs and thugette lived involved with this crime. It's sad that Countyman gets his jollies off when he sees one of the perps lives in Columbia county. I guess that means that 75% vs. 25% isn't a bad thing. My goodness is that the kind of "good" news he's peddling now?

Farmboy
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Farmboy 07/08/14 - 10:07 am
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Thank You

Many thanks to the authorities for getting these people off the street and out of society. Crime will still be a problem, but we can rest a little easier knowing that this situation is being taken care of. I am also sure the boy's family is very happy about this. I am very, very happy that the boy is going to be ok. That's very good news.

happychimer
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happychimer 07/08/14 - 10:19 am
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If they are found guilty, I

If they are found guilty, I hope they are sentenced the maximum for the charges. 25 years sounds fitting.

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fatboyhog 07/08/14 - 12:12 pm
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Punishment

I still say execute the shooter(s) and the co-conspirators get 25-life (if convicted), depending on their prior criminal record. If they don't have a GED or HS diploma, earning one while in prison would be a condition of parole. If they have a GED or HS diploma, a minimum of a two-year degree would be required as a condition of parole. If imprisoned in a facility that has access to teaching a trade, then they must learn a trade as a condition of parole.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 01:03 pm
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fatboyhog, most of the people

fatboyhog, most of the people that are in prisons read and write on an elementary school level. There is no way that they are ever going to earn a GED or a diploma, let alone a 2 year degree.

Some of them can barely write their names or a coherent, grammatical sentence.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 07/08/14 - 06:15 pm
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All the more reason

corgimom, that's all the more reason to REQUIRE this as a condition of parole or early release. If they can find time to exercise their muscles, they can find time to exercise their mind. I mean seriously, they don't do anything else in prison, why not try to at least give them something to do that may actually benefit them upon release? Why should they exit as illiterate as they entered? Maybe if they got some kind of education, they may be inclined to actually do something with it. Rehabilitation (that's a joke) methods aren't working now, it's time to try something new. Maybe an incentive to do right. They are a captive audience after all...

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dwb619 07/08/14 - 06:49 pm
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canary

I am quite sure the "shooter" ratted out his two accomplices, but someone other than those two "ate cheese' on the shooter.
All in all, it is working out for the good.
And I usually refrain from commenting on the events in Augusta.

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Gage Creed 07/08/14 - 08:28 pm
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Paraphrased

Some posters whined for the 17 year old suspect to not get the death penalty.

In a just world , these 2 suspects would also get the death penalty (should they be found guilty.) I now support the death penalty even more.

Too many have been on death row for too long and should be quickly put to death for crimes they committed.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/08/14 - 08:41 pm
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Amazing...

A shooting occurs... the community is concerned...nortonguys answer? Post an inflated median income of the area... pontificate about some imagined slight, add a childish "my movie theater is better than your movie theater" comment... the only thing left is to tell us about how the Holiday Inn Express is sooooooooooooooo Upscale?

Unreal

corgimom
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corgimom 07/08/14 - 09:45 pm
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fatboyhog, are you willing to

fatboyhog, are you willing to pay for the very specialized training that those people would need? And the very specialized teachers that they would need, and books and material, with the understanding that it probably won't work?

And how would you force them to study? Once their sentence is complete, they are free to leave the prison.

And who would help them with the work after the class is over? It's not like they live at home with their parents, like children. The guards? Not likely, and the other inmates are just as bad off as they are.

Most of them are functionally illiterate, they are light years away from getting a GED. Many can barely write their name. In order to get a GED, you have to read on an 8th grade level, and most of them can't, and they won't, ever.

It's a myth that everybody is capable of earning a GED. They aren't. 50% of the population has an IQ of less than 100, and it's even more in prison.

25% of the population reads on less than a 3rd grade level, and if you can't read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade, the odds are very poor that you ever will.

If you can't learn to read and write in 4 years as a child, with the super-intensive training that a school provides, you aren't going to learn it in a jail, either. Children learn very easily, so if they don't pick it up in school, it isn't going to happen.

The teachers do everything but stand on their heads to provide extra help to kids that are having trouble, and there are some that it just doesn't work, no matter what you do. There are some people whose brains just aren't wired to read. Reading is very abstract and takes a lot of skills to execute, and if any of the skills are missing, it doesn't happen.

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