Suspect in custody after Mike Padgett shooting


AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man in connection to a shooting on Shoreline Drive, off of Mike Padgett Highway.

Joseph Carson Strickland II, 19, was arrested Thursday night.

He is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm, and is in custody at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

According to Sgt. Shane McDaniel, two male victims were taken to Augusta University Medical Center for treatment. He says they were shot on Shoreline Drive and ran to 3866 Mike Padgett Highway where they were picked up.

We do not know their condition at this time.

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