Fatal shooting suspect was released from prison in May

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 7:18 AM
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A murder suspect jailed this morning in a Wednesday night double shooting was released in May from a Georgia prison, authorities said.

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Kelvin Steffor Johnson was released from Rogers State Prison in Reidsville after serving 16 months of a three-year sentence on a second-degree forgery conviction, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records.

He is now being held without bond at the Richmond County Jail, accused of fatally shooting a Hephzibah woman, wounding her husband and robbing them both of household items and a pickup truck.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Mr. Johnson, 24, around 7:30 a.m. at a home in the 2300 block of Boykin Road, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew. He is charged with murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police believe Mr. Johnson fatally shot Martha Greene shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday at her home in the 2200 block of Plantation Road, Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Peebles said in an e-mail.

Her husband, Tilman Coley “T.C.” Greene, was shot in the mouth, and was recovering at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics as of this morning, Richmond County Maj. Ken Autry said.

Police said Mr. Johnson rode up to the Greene’s home on a blue Mongoose BMX bicycle and had a short conversation with Mrs. Greene’s husband before pulling out a handgun and struggling with the victim.

During the struggle, Mr. Greene was shot in the face and pretended to be dead, Lt. Peebles said. Mr. Johnson then shot Mrs. Greene at least once, and began rummaging through the couple’s belongings. He got away with a big-screen television and the couple’s white 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck.

Police have not yet located the stolen truck.

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mack69
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mack69 08/27/09 - 08:45 am
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This is just another example

This is just another example of reasons why EVERY law abiding citizen should be armed and armed heavily. Once these low life scums realize that their head will be made into a canoe, they'll stop this nonsense. This is the ONLY way to stop it.

leoswife
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leoswife 08/27/09 - 08:46 am
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Don KING...that was a GREAT

Don KING...that was a GREAT analogy! When our gun rights are taken away these thugs will still have their ILLEGAL guns!

mack69
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mack69 08/27/09 - 08:47 am
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Also, gun control is being

Also, gun control is being able to hit your target. 2 in the chest and one in the head...

Cantbeleivethis
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Cantbeleivethis 08/27/09 - 09:16 am
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Im so shocked bout this story

Im so shocked bout this story i knew this guy growing up , he comes from a very good christian family , i cant even think why he would do this , i feel so bad for this man and his wife , my house was broke into lately , the cops dont do anything to look for them they come make a report and leave , they didnt do any finger prints , i wonder could it have been him , i havent seen him in years though but i live like 5 mins from this couple , i just really cant beleive this , how can a person take a life from someone that is not trying to harm you? , i guess i will never know .

cparker
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cparker 08/27/09 - 09:17 am
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If there has ever been a

If there has ever been a candidate for the death penalty.... He is it!!

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jackfruitpaper833 08/27/09 - 09:18 am
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When I see or encounter guys

When I see or encounter guys like this black or white looking like him, dirty, wide-eyed, pimple face like their on something, I TUNE and IGNORE, them out. However if I'm in their presence I'm on the defense in survival mode, you just never know what these looney's will do. I tend to have my car keys in my hand, you can use your keys (one key) as a weapon by stabbing them (if, that's IF) something set's off between you and them, God forbid they have a gun at the time.

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Opinionated one1 08/27/09 - 09:21 am
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It is time for all law

It is time for all law abiding citizens to get armed and protect themselves.
Kennesaw, Georgia does not have the crime like Richmond and surrounding counties. Shoot to stop the threat.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 08/27/09 - 09:21 am
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Look at his rap sheet online.

Look at his rap sheet online. All those past years of confinement for them to keep releasing him early. This bothers me about Augusta; they keep putting them back on the street until they kill someone.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 08/27/09 - 09:24 am
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That's it, take your car keys

That's it, take your car keys to a gunfight!

Cantbeleivethis
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Cantbeleivethis 08/27/09 - 09:26 am
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I'm scared of guns but i did

I'm scared of guns but i did buy me a taser , cause im so scared they going to break into my house again ,

Native007
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Native007 08/27/09 - 09:41 am
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Kelvin Johnson looks like

Kelvin Johnson looks like that animal in Lord of the Rings! Apparently he acts like him too.

MyOpinion2
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MyOpinion2 08/27/09 - 09:43 am
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Really, now he can add

Really, now he can add another alias to his name, Kelvin Staffor, Kelvin Stafford, kelvin Stefford and now, Kelvin (POS) Steffor. Will the real [filtered word]stand up. And folks have the audacity as to wonder why the white people hate when Blacks move into their neighborhoods.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/27/09 - 09:49 am
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My sympathy to the family.

My sympathy to the family. This [filtered word] deserves death penalty and swiftly. We had the fingerprints of some robbers and RCSO doesn't mess with fingerprints on burglaries, how stupid. We can afford to keep supporting [filtered word]'s that don't work, support those who deserve the death penalty in jail, spend milions on thier defense, but we can't afford to catch the criminals before they hurt someone!!!!

GOSHEN77
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GOSHEN77 08/27/09 - 10:06 am
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Myopinion2 were the victims

Myopinion2 were the victims white?

bettyboop
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bettyboop 08/27/09 - 10:28 am
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He will probly get the death

He will probly get the death penalty...wait around fro 20 years and then "evidence" will be misplaced and he will appeal to the Supreme Court and will get a new trial and walk....happens all the time.....please someone just shoot him!

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Little Lamb 08/27/09 - 10:44 am
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He must have liked his time

He must have liked his time in Reidsville, so he wanted to do something to ensure he'll go back there.

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wheeza 08/27/09 - 11:14 am
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good grief people. shut up

good grief people. shut up about black/white crap. stick to the issue, which is this guy is a [filtered word]

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The Big O 08/27/09 - 11:19 am
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Americans need to stand up

Americans need to stand up and demand that government and law enforcement get tough on crime and start implementing capital punishment on convicted violent felons and 2 time convicted felons to stop this madness. Until then arm yourself and shoot these thugs dead regardless of self defense laws. A dead perp can't give a statment or testify against you.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/27/09 - 11:20 am
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Amen Big O!!

Amen Big O!!

youbetcha
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youbetcha 08/27/09 - 11:55 am
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I agree with The Big o!

I agree with The Big o!

Roeschen
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Roeschen 08/27/09 - 11:58 am
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I doubt very seriously if the

I doubt very seriously if the gun this man had was bought legally. I think every law-abiding citizen should arm themselves. My question is, since I am relatively new to this community, where is a good place to buy either a shotgun or a handgun? I do not know the area will enough to know a trustworthy place. And does anybody know of a firing range in the area where one could practice?

fireman352
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fireman352 08/27/09 - 12:02 pm
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i am proud of our officers

i am proud of our officers for capturing a violent crimminal so quickly before he could hurt anybody else.

Don KING
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Don KING 08/27/09 - 12:19 pm
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Big O for president!

Big O for president!

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1trugent 08/27/09 - 12:25 pm
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Roeschen, there is Shooters

Roeschen, there is Shooters out on Washington Rd. near Red Wing Roller Rink. Its just west of I-20. They might even have firearms to purchase.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/27/09 - 12:35 pm
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4Ward, that is a flat out lie

4Ward, that is a flat out lie and spreading of lies. The RCSO certainly investigates burglaries and they catch most of them. The real problem is the criminal however, adding to that problem is the issuance of weak sentances from bleeding heart liberal judges and a parole system that allows them out wihtout serving all of their time. We don't need violent criminals amongst us, period.

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stillamazed 08/27/09 - 12:47 pm
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Who is missing from this

Who is missing from this chat? Oh it's Jutus, funny how he has no comments on this sort of outrage........

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Fiat_Lux 08/27/09 - 01:31 pm
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Here's the solution: Any

Here's the solution: Any American male (or resident alien, legal or illegal) between 17 and 25 that isn't in school in good standing or gainfully employed, must be in the military, the Peace Corp, AmeriCorp, or some such public service institution or program, without exceptions except for physical or mental disbility. The alternative is prison or loss of citizenship with deportation. At least most would get some employable skills and some useful life experience. They wouldn't be so vulnerable to gang influence or left so frustrated and thwarted by poverty and no hope for the future if they were forced to grow up and learn something about being part of the human race. Channel that testosterone until it calms down some.

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na_bboy 08/27/09 - 01:38 pm
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Geez, he looks older than 24,

Geez, he looks older than 24, hard living I guess, glad he's off the streets.

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iluvcollardgreens 08/27/09 - 01:47 pm
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I think he will be put to

I think he will be put to death and he deserves it.I only wish i could get front row seats when it does happen.Of course he willl probaly live in jail for atleast another 20 years.

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storiesihaveread 08/27/09 - 01:54 pm
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This is a 1st I agree with

This is a 1st I agree with Fiat Lux that is the way it in in other country's. You have no choice but to join an Armed Forces

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