10 charged and arrested in shooting that left 2 dead

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left two people dead and three injured Saturday evening a few blocks from downtown.
Published: May. 14, 2023 at 5:10 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office booking department confirms 10 people have been arrested and charged in connection with a Saturday night shooting incident that left two dead.

According to deputies, the shooting happened on Sand Bar Ferry Road and East Boundary at 6:35 p.m. Saturday. Five people were shot, two of whom died from their injuries.

The booking department has confirmed the following individuals have all been charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault:

  • 31-year-old James Bryant
  • 39-year-old Freddie Crosson
  • 38-year-old Tyson Harper
  • 26-year-old McKayla Rickett
  • 44-year-old Larry Ross
  • 30-year-old Cory Sapp
  • 30-year-old Jessica Sapp
  • 42-year-old Larry Sutton
  • 43-year-old Kenneth Taylor
  • 28-year-old Matthew Willis
Left to right, top to bottom: 31-year-old James Bryant, 39-year-old Freddie Crosson,...
Left to right, top to bottom: 31-year-old James Bryant, 39-year-old Freddie Crosson, 38-year-old Tyson Harper, 26-year-old McKayla Rickett, 44-year-old Larry Ross, 30-year-old Cory Sapp, 30-year-old Jessica Sapp, 42-year-old Larry Sutton, 43-year-old Kenneth Taylor, 28-year-old Matthew Willis.(Contributed)

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has identified those who died as Keith Coates, 30, of Valdosta, and Germayne Farrell, 51, of Daytona Beach, Fla.

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said there was an event at a motorcycle club, words were exchanged between people, and shots were fired.

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree is holding a news conference after a weekend shooting that left two dead and four others injured Saturday evening.

The shooting wrapped up a deadly two days in the CSRA.

On Rennie Street in Graniteville on Friday afternoon, an 86-year-old woman and her 68-year-old son died in a murder-suicide.

And before dawn on Friday, Makala Perkins, 23, of Grovetown, was killed in a shooting on Deans Bridge Road in Augusta.

The shootings are among dozens that have swept the CSRA in the past year, claiming more than 80 lives since mid-April 2022.

A pair of shootings in Augusta and a murder-suicide in Graniteville have left five people dead.