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Athens man who killed during family dispute intervention indicted for murder

By Joe Johnson

A Superior Court grand jury has indicted an Athens for murder in connection with him fatally shooting someone who intervene in an argument

he was having with his mother.

Cedric Robbie Jones, 26, was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony for the Feb. 12 shooting death of 48-year-old Willie Antonio Jewell, according to the indictment that was filed Tuesday in Clarke County Superior Court.

The incident was discovered by officers who responded to 1249 Athens Road on a report of a domestic dispute involving a son cursing at his mother. The call was subsequently updated to indicate that someone in the residence had possibly been shot.

Upon arrival officers were flagged down by two women who were screaming, "help him" and "he's inside," according to a police report.

Inside the home officers found Jewell lying on the floor of the kitchen, dead from a gunshot wound to his head.

The women outside pointed out Jones to be the suspect where he sat in a car parked in the driveway. Officers took him into custody without incident.

The subsequent investigation determined that Jones had been arguing with his mother when Jewell arrived from his home on nearby Winding Brook Trail in an unsuccessful attempt to defuse the domestic situation.

Jones remains in pretrial detention at the Clarke County Jail.




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