MONROE — A Monroe man was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the shooting of a man last week in Social Circle.

Social Circle police Chief Tyrone Oliver said agents from multiple agencies served search and arrest warrants at about 5 p.m. Tuesday on Holly Street in Social Circle and on Maple Street in Monroe.

The warrants were in connection with the early-morning shooting July 6 of 18-year-old Tydre Colquitt, who graduated from Walnut Grove High School in May.

Officers arrested 23-year-old Jaquavius Devanta Austin, of 613 Maple St., Monroe, on Holly Street. He faced felony warrants for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Colquitt was taken to Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington for his injuries. Police were called and soon realized Colquitt had been shot on Holly Street in Social Circle. Police officers in Social Circle were then called to begin their own investigation.

Oliver said Austin is accused of being on Holly Street and shooting a gun multiple times during the incident July 6.

Three people from Monroe were arrested later that day on charges of making false statements related to the case. Charged were:

  • Bryson R. Brown, 17, of 1311 Peters Cemetery Road;
  • Markevious Lashon Carr, 17, of 541 Green St.; and
  • Degarrious Razhon Smith, 21, of 538 Chestnut Lane.

Social Circle and Monroe police, along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Walton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Department of Community Supervision and Walton County district attorney's office took part in Tuesday's actions.

“This has been an intensive investigation that is still very active,” Oliver said.

He encouraged anyone with information to call the Police Department at 770-464-2366 or contact the investigator at mjett@socialcirclegacom or 678-243-8680.

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