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Two in Custody After Broad Street Club Shooting Injures Four

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Two Augusta men have been charged in the overnight shootings at a Broad Street nightclub that left four people with gunshot wounds to the feet.

Kameron Jones, 24, and Bertram Owens Jr., 32, were charged in connection with the shootings. Owens is a convicted felon with a long rap sheet.

Gunfire erupted around 2:05 a.m. Friday at Sumyung Ho Night Club on Broad Street and deputies arrived to find four victims with injuries that were not life threatening. All ended up at the hospital.

A sheriff’s press release describes the victims and injuries: “The first victim was Jerome Stroud who was the club’s Security Guard and was shot in the left foot. The second victim was Larry Latham who was struck in the left foot. The third victim was Trudale Foster who was grazed on the right foot and right thigh and the fourth victim was Jamal Lee who was struck in the right foot. All victims were transported to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.”

Owens is a convicted felon with three trips to prison since 2010, including sentences for cocaine possession, terroristic threats & acts, theft and possession of a firearm by convicted felon. He never served a complete sentence before being released.

For his part, Jones has a pending felony marijuana possession charge from 2020 as well as previous arrests for fleeing police, reckless driving and other traffic offenses.

Both subjects were charged with aggravated assault and Owens was charged additionally with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sheriff’s office did not discuss a possible motive.

A Facebook page for the club describes it this way: “We are a new nightclub Downtown Augusta and we are catering to the more mature crowd.”

A person answering the phone at the club referred questions to the owner, who did not return a phone message Friday afternoon.

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report Contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected].


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8 COMMENTS

  1. The most cut and pasted words in any newspaper article – “possession of a firearm by convicted felon”. Somebody needs to tell Biden, Harris, and anti-gun groups that criminals are not deterred by laws that prohibit firearm possession or use during a crime. Had the Feds prosecuted Owens he would have never been released early – no parole in federal prison system. It is not inconceivable that Democrats want this chaos and lawlessness in preparation to impose a totalitarian government that will rival China and the former USSR. Confiscate firearms, control the media, muzzle and censor the opposition, indoctrinate students in the guise of education, revise and eradicate history, and coerce neighbors to spy on neighbors. Sounds like a plan, Comrade,

  2. It’s my belief that the laws need to be changed..felon in possession of a gun should be an automatic 5 year sentence. Felon in possession of a gun while
    committing a violent crime should spend the rest of their life in prison. They obviously cannot follow rules and have no regard for life! They certainly should not have more than 10 felonies and be on the street to shoot two people like the young criminal on tobacco and Mack lane..

  3. Robin Rotger EXACTLY my thought! And who/what idiot issued a business license and a liquor license to someone doing business with such a degrading name?? Older crowd?? Are they openly searching for pedophiles? Hey guys…. Jeffrey Epstein is dead!!

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