Suspects arrested in Burke County shooting
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two people wanted for assault in Burke County since November have been arrested and charged with multiple felonies.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office says two people are wanted for questioning in relation to a shooting at an unknown RV park Wednesday on River Road.
Tabitha Barlett and Kaleb Lord, 21, are known to be in the Augusta area near Bennock Mill Road.
Lord is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and weighing around 154 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Barlett’s age and description are unknown.
Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, a female victim and her two male friends arrived at their camper to find two people had broken into the camper and were still inside. The victim and her friends threw the suspects out of the camper.
About 45 minutes later, the suspects returned and fired two rounds into the camper, according to deputies. One round struck the victim in her head.
Emergency medical crews arrived and transported the victim to Augusta University Hospital. She was conscious when leaving the scene.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office said Barlet was charged with aggravated assault and criminal trespass.
Lord has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal trespass.
The Burke County Sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post they are thankful for the work of their officers to make it possible.
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