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Westwood Club Apartment shooting suspect had similar crime in past

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 3:32 PM
Last updated 8:33 PM
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An Augusta man charged with shooting an Evans man in the leg Monday was charged with a similar crime less than two years ago.

Columbia County authorities on Tuesday charged Trelon O’Neal Baker, 20, of Fox Trace, with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession during the commission of a crime. He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond.

Authorities say Baker shot Jamal Antwan Fielding, 25, about midnight Monday. Fielding told deputies he was on a bench behind the Westwood Club Apartments clubhouse when two men and two women approached him and demanded cash and jewelry, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Baker is accused of shooting Fielding in the thigh after he refused.

Fielding ran to his apartment, where his fiancee called 911. His injuries were not life-threatening, Morris said.

In 2013, Baker pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for shooting a man in the leg the previous year. He was sentenced to a year in prison and two years on probation. Charges of simple battery related to an assault on a 14-year-old girl on the same day were dropped.

Morris said that two teenage girls and another man with Baker at the apartment complex were not involved in Monday’s shooting and that Baker did not know Fielding.

“It was a random act of violence,” Morris said.

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jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/16/14 - 04:43 pm
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All you Columbia haters guffawing over the Columbia County shooting have egg on your face. It would appear one of your Richmond County thugs found his way over to CC commit some mayhem. CC should build a border wall!

Stunned 2
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Stunned 2 07/17/14 - 07:38 am
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A planned shooting. His FB post on July 6:

'Boy yu not a shouter yu a get away driver!!!L's

It doesn't take a PHD in Ebonics to understand that this man was on a hunt.
And, just as a warning, if other readers want to check out his FB page: That offensive "N" word, that Reverend Sharpton buried a few years a go - Is all over this suspect's FB posts. He uses it in most of his posts. It's used back & forth between him & his friends.
He shows pictures of himself with two small infants, presumable his children: a girl in 2013 & a boy infant in 2014, referring to the girl as his 'N_____'.
He flashes money in numerous pictures and implies that he robs 'I go get it'
He is disgrace to mankind, not just the African American community. Seems to lack humanistic characteristics and social skills.

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JRC2024 07/17/14 - 08:54 am
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You are right Stunned and the

You are right Stunned and the AA community should shun him and all like him but you know they will not. The young children will look up to him and the disgusting culture will go on and the dispaire of that type of thinking will continue.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 07/17/14 - 09:34 am
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What's the punishment this time?

I'll be interested in how much time he gets this time. I'm sure his mama will say he is a good kid, just didn't have the opportinities and misunderstood. Disgusting culture is right says JRC2024, could not agree more.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/17/14 - 09:48 am
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I see this thug is a repeat offender and only served a year in prison for a previous shooting. This is a prime example of the soft justice that goes on in the Augusta courts. I guess this serial shooter has to kill someone before the guy gets a harsh sentence. In an Augusta court that would be about 10 years.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/17/14 - 11:18 am
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Apparently his aim has not

Apparently his aim has not improved since last year...

Pops
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Pops 07/17/14 - 11:26 am
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The sad fact is

that the majority of the "AA" community will NOT shun him......
You have to realize that there are hundreds and hundreds of these "gangstas" prowling the area wanting to do harm........

Young Fred
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Young Fred 07/17/14 - 11:44 am
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Too bad

He didn't shoot a dog while committing this crime! Maybe we would be assured this animal would get 10 or more years.

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Marinerman1 07/17/14 - 11:52 am
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@Stunned 2 -- And He Still Gets Laid

And with all of Trelon's "qualities", he is still able to get women to spread their legs. Imagine the life his two poor kids will face, with such a role-model father...

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