Two men arrested, charged in May 22 south Augusta murder

Two suspects were arrested this morning and are being held in the May 22 slaying of a south Augusta man.

According to a statement released by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, an early morning raid led to the arrests of Demario Marquite Holden, 20, of the 3600 block of Larkspur Drive, and Cornilius Price, 17, of Sherman Street. They are being held without bond in the Richmond County jail.

Both men have been charged in connection with the death of Chad Vernon Shirey on the 2900 Block of Eidson Drive.

They are each charged with one count each of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal attempt at hijacking a motor vehicle.

In addition, police said Mr. Holden is charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said.

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