Man Charged in June Homicide

Lawrence Bernard Hughes, Jr.

SCMPD investigators arrested 30-year-old Lawrence Hughes Jr. for the shooting death of Jamon Epps in June of last year.

It happened on June 26th at the Ponderosa Apartments on Laroche Avenue.  That’s where police found Epps dead inside an SUV in the apartment’s driveway.

Hughes is charged with felony murder and was arrested during a court appearance at the Chatham County Courthouse.

Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.

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