Frank Thompson Jr., 27 (pictured above), was shot at Richmond Villa Apartments on Sunday night and died at the hospital.
During the course of the investigation, authorities made contact with 30-year-old Desmond Baskett of Hephzibah (old mugshot at right). They charged him with a long list of drug and weapon offenses and booked him into the Richmond County Jail.
Baskett is charged with sale of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of Xanax, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is not charged with murder.
“Additional charges may be forthcoming on Baskett,” Sgt. Meyers said in a press release.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080 and ask to speak to any Violent Crimes Investigator.