Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Halloween Trick Backfires

A convicted felon earned himself a ticket back to jail on Halloween morning after allegedly firing a weapon from a car near Club Argos in Augusta.

Richmond County Deputy Henry Tucker was on special duty at the Walton Way club about 3 a.m. Saturday when he heard gunfire. A witness advised him the shots came from a 4-door passenger car and officers were able to stop the vehicle on the 1900 block of Walton Way.

The woman who was driving the car told authorities that passenger James Henry Anderson Jr. of Augusta (above) had thrown the gun out of the window when cops put on their blue lights. Another deputy found the gun on the sidewalk nearby. The female driver said Mr. Anderson had fired the weapon and she was unaware he was carrying the gun until he fired it from her car.

Mr. Anderson, a convicted felon, was charged with reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The 38-year-old suspect spend Halloween in jail.

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