Suspect surrenders in Augusta public indecency case

April 1, 2020, booking photo for Demarcus Hughes
April 1, 2020, booking photo for Demarcus Hughes(WRDW)
Published: Apr. 1, 2020 at 12:49 PM EDT
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Wednesday, April 11, 2020

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Authorities say a suspect turned himself in after being sought on suspicion of public indecency in Augusta.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred around 12:54 p.m. Tuesday in the alley next to the River Walk and 2nd City Distilling Co. The victim told authorities that the perpetrator was observed in lewd conduct at two locations.

Deputies conducted an investigation and found surveillance footage of a man they identified as Demarcus Hughes, 36, driving away in a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, authorities said.

Authorities appealed to the public to provide information if they knew of his whereabouts.

They said that on Wednesday, he surrendered himself at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center, where he was committed on the charge of public indecency.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s agency at 706-821-1000 or 706-821-1080.



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