Police said a man who shot a fellow city employee at an Augusta cemetery Tuesday did it after an argument over religion.
Ed Wilie Jordan Jr., 47, was booked on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. A Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report said Jordan had to pull the trigger multiple times before the gun fired.
The victim, 43-year-old Theron Rodriquez Wilson, was treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police said both men are supervisors at the cemetery.
A bat with rabies was discovered in the Goshen subdivision, according to the Richmond County Health Department.
Augusta Animal Services retrieved the bat from a home in the south Richmond County neighborhood and it tested positive for rabies, said Randy Wishard, environmental services manager for the health department.
“Sometimes they find their way in through a vent or something,” he said. “We haven’t seen one in about a month or so.”
Traffic is being diverted in North Augusta at Georgia Avenue and Edgefield Road after a tractor trailer bottomed out in the intersection.
North Augusta Public Safety Lt. Tim Thornton said no traffic can stay left from Edgefield Road onto Knox Avenue because of the location of the truck. Northbound traffic on Knox Avenue is being diverted through the CVS parking lot and onto Edgefield Road. Southbound Edgefield Road is being diverted right onto Georgia Avenue.
It is undetermined how long the intersection will be closed, Thornton said.