The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of robbing two victims at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.
Approximately 1:50 p.m., Samuel Williams and Deandre Clark were driving on the 2800 block of Thomas Lane when an unknown suspect “came out from behind a tree and pointed a pistol at them,” according to an incident report from the RCSO.
Columbia County deputies made a second arrest Thursday in connection with a shooting that occurred early Monday morning at Westwood Club Apartments on Washington Road.
Makayla Gabrielle Ivey, 17, of Grovetown, is accused of giving false statements to investigators and is charged with felony false statements or writings and concealing facts, according to Capt. Steve Morris.
Ivey was booked at the Columbia County Detention Center and released on a $10,100 bond, Morris confirmed.
Ivey’s arrest comes two days after Trelon Baker, 20, was arrested in his Augusta apartment.
The Washington (Ga.), police department is no more.
Washington City Council voted 4-3 to defund the police department at Thursday night’s meeting, with Mayor Ames Barnett breaking the 3-3 council member tie. Members of council and Mayor Barnett debated for numerous weeks about closing the department in an effort to cut costs to balance the city’s budget. The department closed Friday, leaving 14 employees without jobs.