Daniel Street murder suspect on the loose

By: Stephanie Baker Email
By: Stephanie Baker Email

April 10, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---53-year-old Freddie Jones was shot twice in the head on Daniel Street yesterday. He later died from his injuries at MCG.

Now investigators are looking for Lavardes "Chicago" Lockhart. They identified that suspect thanks to the help of the 24-hour Volunteer Homicide Team.

Catching murder suspects means analyzing the crime scene and interviewing anyone who has information. Sgt. Calvin Chew says the more people on the case, the better.

"Just having two investigators out there is not enough," he said. "We need at least four or five."

That's why a team of five investigators volunteer their time whenever there's a need, to help supervisors like Sgt. Chew solve cases like this.

They're trying to find out why Jones was at the house, when he lives almost ten miles away.

One possibility: neighbors say he ran a catering business.

"He helped serve a lot of the elderly in that area," Sgt. Chew said. "They know him in that area."

They're also looking into how it happened. Neighbors say they heard gunshots, then investigators found Jones face down by his Lincoln Navigator.

The next question is why.

"Any killing is a senseless killing," Sgt. Chew said.

Sgt. Chew says solving senseless killings means getting as many people as possible out there as quickly as possible, and the extra help from the homicide team is making all the difference.

"The old adage: after 48 hours, it gets harder to solve," Sgt. Chew said.

We're almost at the 24 hour mark, so every person counts.

If you know where Lavardes Lockhart is, you're asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1080.


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  • by nisha Location: 1th n o.s on Aug 14, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    yea it is sad but yal tlkn bout chi **** yal yea he served hez tyme and he was wrong but yal kant say **** abt him ***
  • by Linnell Location: New Orleans on Apr 20, 2007 at 01:24 PM
    Every dog has his day, and this dog will have two or more days. The pain that he has inflicted upon this family, I hope will haunt him for the rest of his misearable life (however long that may be). Maybe one day he and other like him will begin to value life as they do the mighty dollar. My sympathy goes out to the Jones family and also to the family of this poor lost soul.
  • by Ieisha Location: New Orleans on Apr 15, 2007 at 06:06 PM
    I hope he's found and justice is served, because not only did he take the life of husband and a father but a damn good uncle who was loving, caring. There's no reason to take someone's else's life!!!!!.
  • by monique Location: bedfod on Apr 12, 2007 at 03:33 PM
    please help find chicago i need him to pay for what he did to my family he hurt my family so much.
  • by shay Location: augusta on Apr 11, 2007 at 05:57 PM
    sorry for the lost, but is hard for me to believe that this young man is the suspect of this murder.We have so many mistaken suspects these days and times.But i hope and pray that one day the truth would be told.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2007 at 05:43 PM
    my heart goes out to mr jones family.This is also a known drug area, who's to say it wasnt over the marajuana the guys in the area sells.
  • by Moneke /Wendy Location: North Auusta on Apr 11, 2007 at 07:59 AM
    We are so sorry to here this news. Our prayers go out to the family.
  • by Bee Location: Atlanta on Apr 11, 2007 at 05:30 AM
    It's really sad that these young people do not value anyone's life. This is ridiculous. He's destroyed a beautiful person's life and family. I know its wrong to feel this way, but I hope ya'll find him in a ditch somewhere.
  • by Erika Location: Augusta on Apr 10, 2007 at 07:13 PM
    If this is the Mr Jones from Louisiana, my heart goes out to his family he was a man with a big heart.
  • by SABRINA Location: HOUSTON on Apr 10, 2007 at 05:35 PM
    PLEASE HELP US LOCATE THIS MAN LAVARDES (CHICAGO), HE HAS TAKEN A LIFE, AND CHANGED THE LIVES OF AN ENTIRE FAMILY,COMMUNITY, AND CITY.
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