Fatal shooting suspect was released from prison in May

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 7:18 AM
Last updated 3:14 PM
  • Follow Latest News

A murder suspect jailed this morning in a Wednesday night double shooting was released in May from a Georgia prison, authorities said.

Back | Next
Johnson  Special

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.

Comments (124) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
corgimom 08/29/09 - 10:59 am
Fiat Lux, the problem with

Fiat Lux, the problem with putting uneducated criminals in the military is that there are no longer the slots for them that there used to be. They DON'T WANT an education and job training. They were already provided with a free education and that didn't work. Ask the drill sergeants- those are the very worst. Tell me, do you want your life depending on someone who has an anti-social personality and a 3rd grade reading level?

Tots 08/29/09 - 12:21 pm
Not4me@11:33amThur-I'm still

Not4me@11:33amThur-I'm still LMAO at your comment.I've worked your neighborhood and those trailer parks for the past few years.They are bad very bad.Most of the kids have no respect for authority.

georgiastoryteller 08/29/09 - 05:06 pm
What a menace to society.

What a menace to society. Hope the gentleman recovers. Wish he would've come to my house--Mr. Glock would have met him at the door.

not4me 08/30/09 - 04:48 pm
TOTS I'm so happy that you

TOTS I'm so happy that you have worked the nieghborhood that I live in, but you don't live here do you? I have a nice quite street with few exceptions and most of my nieghbors have young children not yet old enough to have problems with authority. Our only probs come from the delinquents cutting through our nieghborhood. Sure there are bad areas down here but not all of them are and the one he was found in isn't either. So unless you actually live here then don't down my friends and nieghbors who hold real jobs and don't have juveniles running the streets acting like wanna be thugs! If Richmond County gave a darn about cleaning up where we live it would be real easy to post an officer at the gas stations on windsorspring and arrest any juvenile hanging out there selling drugs and acting like fools. Despite the fact that there is a fire station across the street from one; and the police park there all of the time they do nothing but watch the kids harass customers going in and out of the stores. Arrest those gangster wanna bees!

FallingLeaves 08/31/09 - 08:58 am
"Baroness, who are you to

"Baroness, who are you to talk about anyone. All you do is peep through the blinds and mind other people's business. You the only baroness I know who lives in the ghetto.You're beyond pathetic.
Posted by RichmondCountyResident on Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:33 PM" I am far from being a baroness, the nickname was given to me by someone that knows I have no interest in a lifestyle like that and I don't live in the ghetto. None of the three neighborhoods I've lived in in 30906 are ghettos. They were middle and upper class neighborhoods of retirees, one was behind a country club. I don't mind other people's business, but if someone comes through my neighborhood speeding, littering, shooting off guns, drug-trafficking and/or playing loud bass and vulgar lyrics, they've made their business my business. That is called breaking the law. If you don't report things like that, it will get worse. BTW, I moved again, and my neighbors, black and white, here have been my friends for decades. There are ghetto blasters driving through here all the time, but at least they don't park next door and play it for hours on end. There is nothing pathetic or beyond pathetic about me. Look in the mirror.

Back to Top
Search Augusta jobs
Top headlines
Class action lawsuit to proceed against Sentinel Offender Services
Friday's ruling by Judge Daniel J. Craig means that anyone sentenced for a misdemeanor offense in Columbia County Superior Court may be a party to the lawsuit that seeks to recover from Sentinel ...