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Augusta Man Shoots at Woman Who Had COVID to ‘Protect His Home’


   An Augusta man was arrested after deputies said he fired a weapon at a woman he feared had coronavirus.

   James Williams, 60, is facing charges of reckless conduct.

   Richmond County deputies responded to his home Oct. 7. On scene, a female victim told deputies that she was visiting Williams when he said he did not want her there. The female victim explained that she had recently been infected with COVID-19.

   The woman began to leave but Williams fired a gun into the ground as she was driving off, apparently because she did not leave his property fast enough. Williams told deputies he was trying to “protect his home from an infected person.”

   Deputies seized Williams’ handgun for safekeeping.

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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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