RCSO searching for Aggravated Assault suspect after incident on Lumpkin Road

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AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating a wanted man.

Reginald Harris Jr., 20, is wanted for an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred on the 1900 block of Lumpkin Road on Monday, August 30th.

The RCSO shared the details of the incident with WJBF:

Deputies were dispatched to Lumpkin Rd at Elderberry Dr in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with six victims (4 adults and 2 juveniles) who stated they were at Elliot Park (2027 Lumpkin Rd), next to Butler High School, playing on the playground equipment. The victims stated as they went to leave the park in a vehicle, a black 2020 Dodge Charger (GA tag CQZ7485) pulled in front of them as to block them in the parking lot of the park. The victims stated two black males were inside the black Dodge Charger, however only one black male got out of the vehicle. The victims were able to identify the black male who got out of the vehicle as Harris, Reginald and stated he brandished black firearm to all of them. One of the victims stated Harris approached her and as she attempted to get away, Harris struck her in the head several times with the firearm. The victims stated as were able to get back into the vehicle and attempted to leave, they heard three gun shots but only one victim observed Harris fire the shots into the ground towards the rear of the victim’s vehicle.

Upon further investigation, deputies did not observe any property damage or persons injured from the gun shots. However, deputies did observe a visual knot on the victim’s head, who stated she was struck in the head with the gun by Harris. The black Dodge Charger, Harris and the other unknown male was no longer on scene upon deputies’ arrival. Gold Cross did respond to render aid to the victim who was struck on the head by Harris and CID also responded to the scene. Investigation was turned over to CID.

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Harris was last seen near the 5000 block of Millrose Circle in Clearwater, SC.

He is considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.

If you know of Harris’ whereabouts or anything about the incident on Lumpkin Road, contact the RCSO at 706-828-1080 or 706-828-1020.

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