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Where is Carl Jones? Suspect Sought in Augusta Murder

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An Augusta man is being sought in last night’s shooting death of a man on 2nd Avenue, authorities said.

Carl Lamont Jones, 39, is wanted for murder and other charges in the shooting death of 31-year-old John Lee Jones. The shooting followed an argument between the two, who are not related, sheriff’s Sgt. Monica Belser said.

(For other crime news from the area, check out this week’s edition of The Jail Report. Cover image:  http://thejailreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Cover-Issue-645.jpg)

The victim in last night’s homicide was shot around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and was found by deputies on the 2100 block of 2nd Avenue. He was rushed to GRU Hospital, where he died.

Investigators identified Carl Jones as the shooter and obtained warrants against the suspect for murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of criminal damage to property. He should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities say.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Carl Jones is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080 (Dispatch) or 706-821-1020 (Criminal Investigation Division). Callers can remain anonymous.

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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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