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Athens records first murder of 2024

Cedric Robbie Jones

By Joe Johnson

A man was fatally shot Monday morning in what police said was the first murder of 2024.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said that at at about 8:53 a.m. officers responded to a report of a shooting at 1249 Athens Road.

Upon arrival the officers found 48-year-old Willie Antonio Jewell dead from a gunshot wound, police said.

Police said that the suspected shooter lived at the residence and he was as taken into custody.

 Cedric Robbie Jones, 26, was charged with malice and felony murder, and possession of a firearm in the commission of certain felonies.

Police had not yet established a motive for the slaying.

Police said the investigation was ongoing and asked for anyone with relevant information relevant to contact Sergeant Black at 762-400-7058 or scott.black@accgov.com


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Ryan Katelyn
Ryan Katelyn
3 days ago

The unfortunate reality is that the progressive liberals and bleeding hearts in this city are going to vote Gonzales back into office once again. dinosaur game

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The sad part is is that the progressive liberal bleeding hearts in this city are going to vote Gonzales back into office again

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He is number one!

Looks like number two.

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Hoping DA Gonzales remains tough here and secures probation for this citizen.

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A community "hugfest" by Gonzales should get him on the straight and narrow.


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