UPDATE: 12 people arrested & charged after deadly Sand Bar Ferry shooting

Sunday, May 14th 2023, 5:53 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - UPDATE: On Wednesday, May 16, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office released the name of another suspect charged in Saturday's deadly mass shooting on Sand Bar Ferry Rd.



Jonathan Keaton

Jonathan Keaton is charged with two counts of murder in connection to the shootout between the Thug Riders Motorcycle Club and the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.


According to Richmond County Sheriff's Office booking records, authorities arrested and charged 10 people Sunday in connection with a deadly Saturday night shooting on Sand Bar Ferry Road. 

In total, five people were shot. The Coroner's Office identified two victims killed in the shooting: 30-year-old Keith Coates of Valdosta, Ga., and 51-year-old Germayne Farrell of Daytona Beach, Fla. Three others are also injured.

"Right now, we have three individuals in the hospital, appear to be in stable condition, again, two people deceased...We do have some suspects detained," said Sheriff Richard Roundtree.

Arrests are listed below (pictured left to right):

  • 30-year-old Cory Sapp
  • 39-year-old Freddie Crosson
  • 31-year-old James Bryant
  • 43-year-old Kenneth Taylor
  • 44-year-old Larry Ross 
  • 42-year-old Larry Sutton
  • 30-year-old Jessica Sapp
  • 28-year-old Matthew Willis
  • 26-year-old Mckayla Rickett
  • 38-year-old Tysen Harper

The booking office says all the individuals are being charged with murder and aggravated assault.

This is a developing story. FOX54 will share more details once they become available.

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