Originally created 01/17/04

Bond is denied in two robberies



A Richmond County Superior Court judge denied bond Friday to two men accused of armed robbery in separate cases.

Judge William M. Fleming denied bond to Marquevis Remon Jackson, 19, and Ronald Demetrius Jefferson, 21.

Mr. Jackson, who is charged in the Dec. 10 armed robbery of a Hephzibah convenience store, also is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

According to a police incident report, an employee of Wally's of Hephzibah, in the 4200 block of Windsor Spring Road, said that, at 9:22 p.m., two men wearing jeans, dark shirts and masks robbed the business at gunpoint.

The report states that they took $330.

Mr. Jefferson, accused of carjacking an Evans teenager Jan. 9, is charged with two counts of armed robbery, kidnapping and hijacking of a motor vehicle.

Assistant District Attorney Shauna Reeves told Judge Fleming that Mr. Jefferson got into the teen's 2002 Dodge Durango while he was parked at a BP gas station on Jones Street, and brandished a 9 mm handgun.

Ms. Reeves said Mr. Jefferson forced the teen and a friend to drive to a different location, forced them out of the car and took some cell phones.

She said Mr. Jefferson also gave two telephone numbers that the teens could call to later retrieve the vehicle.

Judge Fleming said he denied bond in the case because of the threat Mr. Jefferson poses to the community.

Reach Jeremy Craig at (706) 823-3409 or jeremy.craig@augustachronicle.com.



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