Suspect in New Year’s Day homicide in Recorder’s Court on Friday


UPDATE (01/02/2020) (12:38PM): Dequarius Richardson will be in Recorder’s Court for a Preliminary hearing on Friday, Jan. 3 at 9 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – A local teenager has been charged with murder and booked into the Muscogee County Jail.

17-year-old Dequarius Richardson was charged with Possession of a Gun or Knife in the Commission of a Crime and Murder.

Columbus Police Department Major J.D. Hawk confirmed to News 3 that two suspects were charged in relation to the murder of Javante Johnson in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.

The second suspect is a juvenile, and their identity will not be released at this time, but they were charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime.

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