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Four Suspects Tied to Monday Murder of Man in Augusta


The fourth murder suspect in Monday’s Augusta slaying of Gerald Waldon has been captured. Tareke Collins has been arrested, authorities said.

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Richmond County authorities have arrested three people and are trying to find a fourth person in Monday’s shooting death of a man in Walton Acres.

Gerald Waldon, victim

Devonta Devine, 23, of Augusta, Oceania Snelling, 18, of Augusta, and Tyasia White, 18, of Hephzibah, have been charged with the murder in connection with the death of 22-year-old Gerald Waldon. Investigators are still searching for 18-year-old Tareke Collins, of Augusta, who is also wanted for murder.

On Monday morning, deputies located the victim at the intersection of Walton Acres Drive and Fox Den Road. Waldon, who has an address on Spirit Creek Road in Hephzibah, had been shot to death.

The sheriff’s office did not release a possible motive in the crime, leaving local residents to only guess at the reasons for the deadly violence in the area.

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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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