8 teens indicted on charges of unlawful gang activity

Eight Augusta teens were indicted on charges of unlawful gang activity in connection with a shootout in June on Thames Place.Dijon Cortez Abbott, 17, LeDarius Connell Montgomery, 17, LaGrandes Orlando Montgomery, 19, Jordan Jamal Lovett, 18, Jerome Marquise Smith, 19, Marquise Deion Lewis, 17, Nicholas Antwone Lockhart, 17, and Michael DiQuez Scott, 18 were all indicted on charges of unlawful gang activity.Investigators say the teens were cheap jordans involved in a June 29 shootout on Thames Place that was part of a dispute between two gangs.Abbott was also indicted on charges of murder and malice murder in connection with another shooting in July that took the life of 19 year old Marquez Eubanks.Investigators said they are the men connected to cheap jordans a gang that is responsible for several shootings in the area including one in June that claimed the life of 19 year old Marquez Eubanks.Investigators said they believe the shootout was part of a dispute between two gangs.Nicholas Lockhart, Marquis Lewis, LaGrandes and LeDarius Montgomery were all granted bond.Jerome Smith, Jordan Lovett and Michael Scott were denied bond.Richmond County Sheriff Office investigators say these 3 teens had guns, after being caught on surveillance video.A parent of one of the teens didn want her identity revealed but did speak to us. jordans for sale She said this is just unfair."I very upset. I think they took a situation and made it a lot worse than what it was. They picked out four guys in our neighborhood and considered them gang members. My son, they took him because he had a prior record."The mother said he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and he was working really hard jumpman23 shoes to get his life together.graduated, would be starting Augusta Tech, and he has a job at night.They happened on different days and different streets, but police now say they have one thing in common: gang violence.Sgt. Michael McDaniel, internal affairs, said, "We can jordans for sale confirm these three shootings were connected to two groups and those eight people have been arrested in connection to the shooting."Behind bars now are Ledarius Montgomery, Lagrandes Montgomery, Jordan Lovett, Jerome Smith,Marquise Lewis, Dijon Abbott, Nicholas Lockhart and Michael Scott.But fighting the violence doesn start when an arrest is made.The Sheriff department is reaching out to kids, to get them off the street.The community is pitching in, too.Sgt. McDaniel says it was them coming forward that made a huge difference and will continue to make a difference down the road.

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