Man arrested in fatal shooting tonight

Friday, Aug 7, 2009 10:43 PM
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Police say an Augusta man was fatally shot tonight by a boarder in his home.

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Joseph Dominic Hoehn, 41, of the 200 block of Deerfield Lane, has been charged in the shooting death of Robert Congleton, 38, of the same address, said Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles. Witnesses told police Mr. Hoehn entered the home inebriated and caused a commotion tonight. Mr. Congleton told him to retreat to his room.

At about 9 p.m., Mr. Hoehn began playing music loudly, authorities say, and Mr. Congleton knocked on the door of the room, asking for the music to be turned down. Lt. Peebles said Mr. Hoehn shot a round through his door, which hit Mr. Congleton in the head, killing him instantly.

Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said an autopsy is planned for Saturday morning at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Augusta.

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The Ode
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The Ode 08/07/09 - 11:13 pm
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Yeah.......I'd rent a room to

Yeah.......I'd rent a room to him.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/07/09 - 11:15 pm
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Doesn't this make 3 shootings

Doesn't this make 3 shootings today with 2 deaths? Lock all 3 of these [filtered word]'s up and throw away the key!

demented dave
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demented dave 08/07/09 - 11:25 pm
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Shouldn't that be p's.o.s.?

Shouldn't that be p's.o.s.?

Jonas
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Jonas 08/07/09 - 11:26 pm
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Man this is the second

Man this is the second shooting today with a death. Both involved white males. I haven't read any comments by the usually gang of racists in either article posting comments like they would have if all the parties involved were black. Not an accusation but rather an observation.

But man he looks rough as heck considering that he is only 41 years old. That alcohol will do it everytime.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/08/09 - 12:14 am
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lol could be demented.

lol could be demented.

dustinnew
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dustinnew 08/08/09 - 01:31 am
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I can't believe this is true,

I can't believe this is true, I'm so sorry.
I know this family and to imagine what
his wife and daughter are going through, to have to
live forever knowing such a sense-less act took their
Husband and Father from them.

spyder1
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spyder1 08/08/09 - 02:14 am
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Can anyone confirm or deny if

Can anyone confirm or deny if Robert was John Congleton's brother? Sadly John just passed away in July.

RAWR
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RAWR 08/08/09 - 06:29 am
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TakeAstand I would sleep

TakeAstand I would sleep better knowing the [filtered word]'s had the same fate as their victims. Imprisonment for murder is an insult to the victims memory!

Jonas
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Jonas 08/08/09 - 10:38 am
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?

?

dustinnew
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dustinnew 08/08/09 - 01:08 pm
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spyder1, yes Robert was Johns

spyder1, yes Robert was Johns brother. They were the only two children.

KarlaJBarnes
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KarlaJBarnes 08/08/09 - 01:21 pm
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Yes Robert and John were

Yes Robert and John were brothers. I am their Aunt Karla. The three of us were like brothers and sister because of the closeness of our ages. Please pray for our family. We haven't had time to grieve John and now this. . .

VickFan
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VickFan 08/08/09 - 04:32 pm
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Nick and Bob were friends

Nick and Bob were friends were for a long time. When Nick needed a place to live, Bob and his family took him in. May God Bless the family in this time of their loss. May God have mercy on Nick, as I can't believe this has happened. He would give you the shirt off his back and last penny if he had it. Hopefully forgiveness will come. I just don't think a man that inebriated meant to killl anyone, especially his best friend.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/08/09 - 05:00 pm
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Some best friend.

Some best friend.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 08/08/09 - 05:25 pm
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I have some idea how short a

I have some idea how short a fuse can get when people are not able to get enough sleep and neighbors insist on playing their music so loud the bass rattles your house and wakes you up. People are taking a risk whenever their rude behavior wakes people up from deep sleep or prevents them from getting sleep when they are exhausted. Disturbing people in deep sleep or exhaustion is dangerous. I suspect the man didn't mean to shoot his friend, just intimidate him into turning down the music, but it's too late to fix this now. I wish people would have more consideration for each other, maybe this wouldn't have happened. I wonder how many times things approach this level and only the grace of God spares the antagonist. I'm surprised and relieved it doesn't happen more often. There are people in this community callously pushing every button they can to irritate their neighbors knowing little or nothing will be done about it. Right on cue, someone just drove through here, boom, boom, boom so hard that the windows rattled. At least they're just driving through, but it is still disturbing.

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sassygirl12 08/08/09 - 06:36 pm
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words cannot begin to express

words cannot begin to express how sorry i am for you all..i was shocked when i heard it on the news..it just goes to show you that you cannot do anything nice for people. i dont care who they are. i know you all are still grieving over john. my heart goes out to your family..god bless you all

sassygirl12
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sassygirl12 08/08/09 - 06:38 pm
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also does anyone know if this

also does anyone know if this guy is related to keith hoehn?and if so where is he..i heard he passed away but i am not sure if that is true or not

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FallingLeaves 08/08/09 - 07:01 pm
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I am so sorry that the

I am so sorry that the victim's family and friends are going through this. I hope they will find the strength to endure these two losses (John and Robert).

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notsurprised 08/08/09 - 09:18 pm
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baroness, what are you

baroness, what are you talking about? intimidating him into turning down the music? Mr Hoen was playing the music too loud and his friend Mr Congleton asked him to turn it down and was shot. Read the article!

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khoehn 08/08/09 - 09:38 pm
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He is related to K.Hoehn and

He is related to K.Hoehn and last I checked I still have a pulse. I'm as shocked as anyone about this horrible event and am a little skeptical that alcohol was the only driving force behind this tragedy; although the damage has been done and matters little now.
I'm guessing the deceased went by Bob? The same guy Nick has been friends with for 20 years or better and used to come over to my grandmothers house when they were teens (I've obviously been out of touch for quite some time)? I never knew his last name but I used to jokingly call him Bob Bundy after a wrestler from some years back; simpler times as I remember. He was always very respectable to my grandmother and he was always welcome in her house which was tough to do I assure you. I'm sure she'll have him a spot saved in Heaven as she was die-hard catholic and probably has a little pull up there by now, I only wish she could undo what's been done; damn.

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olderandwiser 08/09/09 - 07:34 am
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Keith, if you are still

Keith, if you are still following these comments, please contact your Uncle Jim. He is in the Augusta phonebook.

khoehn
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khoehn 08/09/09 - 12:03 pm
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I am and will do. Have there

I am and will do. Have there been any funeral arrangements made yet or possibly a fund for Bob's widow I could contribute to?

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spyder1 08/09/09 - 12:21 pm
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Karla I remember you. I am

Karla I remember you. I am so sorry for you, Mr & Mrs C, John's family & sadly now Robert's family. You are all still in my prayers.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 08/09/09 - 05:40 pm
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notsurprised, I did get the

notsurprised, I did get the names mixed up, sorry about that, but my concern about loud music and the attitudes about it understandably still stand. If it was more than just about the music it still doesn't make any more sense. I can't imagine what families and friends must be going through. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this.

KarlaJBarnes
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KarlaJBarnes 08/09/09 - 08:05 pm
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I wanted to let everyone know

I wanted to let everyone know a obiturary will be in the Chronicle tomorrow. The memorial service will be Tuesday, August 11 @ 5:30 p.m., Poteet Funeral Home on Davis Road. The same place as John's. Contributions can be made in lieu of flowers at Wachovia Bank on the corner of Washington and Davis Roads. The address will be in the obitutary.

spyder1-I wish I knew who your name. If you would like you can e-mail me at karla.barnes@comcast.net. Are you someone we grew up with?

KHoehn-how are you related to Nick, are you his cousin?

KarlaJBarnes
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KarlaJBarnes 08/09/09 - 09:12 pm
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The contributions made at

The contributions made at Wachovia will go directly to an education fund set up for Robert's daughter, August Congleton.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 08/09/09 - 09:18 pm
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hey LaTwon "Yes we can"

hey LaTwon "Yes we can"

onlyme
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onlyme 08/09/09 - 11:05 pm
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Wow Keith, I am shocked at

Wow Keith, I am shocked at how articulate you are. Your wife must have written those comments :) I remember your grandma and Nicki too (and of course Johnny)! I am very sorry this has happened - for both families involved.

khoehn
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khoehn 08/10/09 - 01:33 am
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As to not stray from this

As to not stray from this horrific trajedy any questions pertaining specifically to me can be directed to khoehn@chmech.com.

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