Deputies work round the clock to catch Augusta's most wanted

By: Lynnsey Gardner Email
By: Lynnsey Gardner Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock, July 31, 2007

AUGUSTA, GA---Richmond County deputies are looking for three men. All of them are considered armed and very dangerous.

Officers say they're on the run from serious crimes, including murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. And they could be anywhere.

It's a round the clock effort at the law enforcement center and
it's obvious there's a real sense of urgency to get these men off the streets, fast.

"We're not going to stop till we apprehend them...And we will apprehend them," says Investigator Sgt. Calvin Chew.

Priority number one is Donald Gamble Junior. He's wanted for the murder of Quamine Rickman two weeks ago. Gamble goes by the name "Do-Ball". In his latest photo Gamble appears to have dreadlocks, but investigators say he may have shaved his head to alter his appearance.

They think he's bouncing around possibly staying near Spruce Street.
Another possibility is the River Glen Apartments, or even near Walker Street where the murder happened.

Sgt. Chew explains why Gamble is their most wanted fugitive. "It just shows the type of crime he committed he has no regard for human life and he'll do this again and we're not going to stop until we get him."

But the father-son duo of Clarence and Jordash Tanksley aren't far behind coming in at numbers two and three. "That's very unusual. You don't see father, son mother, daughter teams, it's very strange." Sgt. Chew says of the duo working crimes as a team.

Clarence Tanksley has a rap sheet of drug charges from the 80s and early 90s but nothing recently until Sunday morning. That's when investigators say he and his son Jordash were among three people who robbed the F.A.M.E clothing store. That crime ended with a 14 year old wounded. "In an instant someone could've died." says Sgt. Chew.

Jordash Tanksley has been on the run for a long time. Police also wanted him for questioning after the recent murder at Club Super C.
He's also wanted for assaulting his girlfriend. His rap sheet includes eight felonies since 2001. His right arm is covered in tattoos; at the top a cross with the words Lil' Gipp, below another cross with the word Nero.

Both dad and son last lived on Madrid Drive in Barton Village but they may be hiding out off Savannah Road or off the Avenues.

"He's going from different areas, different neighborhoods, different motels and hotels. Anywhere he can go and we're just going to keep at him because after awhile he's going to get tired of running." says Sgt. Chew referring to Jordash Tanksley's whereabouts.

Anyone with any information on any of the three fugitives is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1020.


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