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Bond set for teen accused of shooting mother's boyfriend





Bond has been set at $25,000 for a Columbus teen accused of shooting his mother''s boyfriend over the weekend. 


Johnathan Jackson, 16, of 807 22nd St. N., is charged in the Sunday morning shooting of James Earl Williams, his mother''s live-in boyfriend, at the house shared by the three. 


Jackson reportedly began arguing with his mother, who was not identified by authorities, when Williams attempted to intervene. Jackson shot Williams in the groin area with a .25-caliber automatic handgun. 


Williams initially reported the shooting took place outside the home. 


Jackson is being held on $10,000 bond for assault with a weapon and $15,000 bond for armed robbery since the gun used in the shooting was previously reported stolen from a man in Lowndes County during an armed robbery. Lowndes County Sheriff''s Office officials were unavailable to comment on the circumstances of the armed robbery. 


An arrest was also made in connection with an armed robbery which occurred Friday at the America''s Best Value Inn at 510 Highway 45 N. 


Demarco Ramanuel Gibbs, 27, of 99 Stokes Road, turned himself in to the Columbus Police Department Monday to face a charge of robbery. 


The CPD suspected Gibbs was one of two men who stole a large amount of cash from an unidentified victim in room 206 Friday night. One man reportedly held the victim down while the other took the cash from the victim''s wallet. The victim chased the men from his room and saw them enter a red 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage, driven by a third suspect, and drive away. 


CPD located the Mitsubishi and more arrests are expected in the case. No bond or court date has been set for Gibbs.



  • Jeremy Wilson, 21, address unavailable, who was already in jail on public drunkenness, contempt of court and possession of marijuana charges, was charged Monday with burglary of a business in connection with an April 14 break-in at Wholesale Auto Sales at 1409 Gardner Blvd. 


  • John Easley, 44, of 433 Winterset Drive, was arrested Monday by the CPD and charged with kidnapping and possession of a weapon by a felon. Easley''s bond was set at $10,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 5. 


    Easley''s arrest stems from a June 3 incident in which he allegedly entered the vehicle of a man leaving the Master Host Inn and forced the man to give him a ride home. The man later led police officers to Easley''s home and identified him.




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Article Comment [email protected] commented at 6/22/2010 11:43:00 PM:

A 16 year old starts an argument with his mother?? HER house??? At 16, I seriously doubt if he's paying ANY bills or buying ANY groceries.
I think its time for him to get his OWN roof.


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