AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - More than two dozen people in south Augusta have been indicted on federal gun and drug charges.
The announcement was made during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
The indictments are part of Operation 30906 which targets career criminals in the South Augusta area.
The defendants charged are:
- Lequita Brady, 29, Augusta;
- Jeffrey Brown, 46, Augusta;
- Alphonso Burley, 27, Augusta;
- Quinton Clayton, 24, Augusta;
- Marty Copeland, 44, Augusta;
- Adrian Curry, 39, Augusta;
- Michelle Davis, 29, Augusta;
- Jarhmal Gibson, 30, Augusta;
- Drequan Gray, 24, Augusta;
- Anthony Habersham, 54, Augusta;
- Marquis Jones, 29, Augusta;
- Charles King, 36, Hephzibah;
- Dustin McClellan, 23, Augusta;
- Von McNeely, 31, Augusta;
- Keto “Silk” Morgan, 37, Augusta;
- Matthew Nattinger, 39, Augusta;
- Kaone Riley, 29, Allendale, S.C.;
- Alvin Sturgis, 31, Augusta;
- Tomario “Jabo” Thomas, 31, Augusta; and,
- Dana Williams, 34, Augusta.
Additional defendants arrested during Operation 30906 face state charges, including aggravated assault, armed robbery, kidnapping and firearms offenses. Those arrested include:
- Terry Stanley, 40, Augusta;
- Shawn Khaaliq Holliman, 20, Augusta;
- Deondre Ware, 25, Augusta;
- Marqueen Mays, 33, Hephzibah;
- Alvin Bell, 20, Augusta;
- Makale Austin Jones, 19, Augusta; and,
- Devonte Bryant, 19, Augusta.
“The law-abiding citizens of the 30906 zip code in Augusta are victimized by a relative handful of criminals,” said U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine. “This operation is a vital step toward returning the security stolen by such lawless behavior.”
Sheriff Richard Roundtree emphasized that the No. 1 goal of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is the reduction of violent crime. “These indictments/arrests are a testament to the hard-working deputies of the Sheriff’s Office along with their federal and state partners,” Roundtree said. “The Sheriff’s Office will continue do everything possible to insure the safety/security of the Richmond County community and its citizens.”
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