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2nd Suspect Surrenders in Murder of SRS Security Guard

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A second suspect has surrendered to face charges in the 2012 slaying of SRS Security Guard Hester Jackson at his Hephzibah home.

Ojore Adams, 22, was charged with Murder, Burglary and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.

Earlier this week, authorities charged Damarkeo Jarome Lockhart, 21, of Kartha Drive, Augusta, in the slaying.

The victim was shot after catching burglars in the act of robbing his home on Willis Foreman Road in Hephzibah. Warrants say the suspect broke into Jackson’s home and stole three watches and then shot Jackson with a .380-caliber handgun when he returned home.

Lockhart been charged with murder, burglary, weapon possession and making a false statement in government matter.

According to investigators, Jackson had just come home from picking up dinner Dec. 8, 2012. When he walked around the corner of the house, he saw the burglars who fatally shot him. Neighbors saw two people running from the house after hearing the gunshots.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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