Walton Way assault leaves concerns on nearby AU Campus


There is some uneasiness on Augusta Universities Summerville Campus, about what took place in the apartment across Walton Way last Thursday.

“They still don’t know who did it and I’m like, well this guy is out here or whoever is out here walking around he could be finding his next victim,” said AU student Taylor Tillman

Thursday deputies were called to Colonel Court apartments where a woman, who’s name has not been released, had been tied up and gagged. 

She told deputies the suspect slit her throat with a knife and she had been sexually assaulted. 

Four days later, those at Augusta University are still waiting for information about a possible suspect.

“I think that should be out there. I live real close to where the victim was,” said AU student Jessica Ransom.

What have you gotten so far?” I asked.

“Nothing,” said Ransom. 

“There should be information about the suspect. Who is he? What does he look like? Some physical determining factors should be known because I’m a female and I leave campus late and I don’t want to be targeted,” said Ransom. 

We contacted  the Sheriff’s office looking for information from investigators. We even caught up with Sheriff Roundtree, who joins with office employees on a regular mile walk. But the Sheriff would not stop to discuss the case. 

“A lot of questions out there,” I said.

“George,’ said Sherif Roundtree. 


“If you want to walk…walk.’

“Why all the lack of information?” I asked Roundtree. 

“No pictures of a suspect, no sketch artist. You would want to see that. I would. He could be standing right next to me and I’d never know,” said Tillman. 

Sheriff Roundtree did say the whole violent crimes division is working on this assault, and he says when they’re ready to update on the case they will update on the case.

Meanwhile, the suspect is described as a 5’10” black man, weighing approximately 180 to 200lbs.

He was described as wearing a black hoodie and dark colored pants.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call the Violent Crimes Division of The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1020.

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