Suspect wanted in Copse Drive double Homicide found dead

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#UPDATE (WJBF) – The suspect wanted in the death of two Augusta women has been found dead.

58-year old James Briggs was found this morning on Craig Sims Parkway.

Briggs is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Tammy Briggs and his step-daughter April Williams Sunday on Copse Drive.


AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a Homicide suspect.

James Briggs is wanted in connection with a double Homicide that occurred March 14th on the 5000 block of Copse Drive. 46-year old Tammy Briggs and 21-year old April Williams were found shot to death. James Briggs was the Tammy’s husband and April’s step-father.

He was last seen driving a black 2014 Dodge 2500 crew cab pickup (similar to the one below) with GA tag of PKL1340.

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The rear windshield of the vehicle has a noticeable letter “B” in fancy writing on it.

Briggs is considered to be Armed and Dangerous.

Anyone that comes in contact with Briggs or has any information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1453 or 706-821-1020.

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