Houston & Peach

Man shot in chest in argument, two indicted on charge of aggravated assault

Joseph Luvon Worley
Joseph Luvon Worley

Two men were indicted Tuesday in connection with the shooting of another man in the chest in Warner Robins earlier this year.

Joseph Luvon Worley, 53, of Warner Robins, and Russell Todd Mathis, 44, of Byron, were each indicted on a charge of aggravated assault.

About 4:45 p.m. Sept. 7, officers were sent to a home in the 200 block of Johns Road after a report about a person with a gunshot wound, according to a Warner Robins police release.

Arriving officers found 30-year-old Isaac Waters shot. He was alert and talking before he was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health.

Waters had been shot elsewhere.

According to an arrest warrant, Worley, Mathis and another man had arrived at 632 American Blvd. sometime after 4 p.m. in a Dodge pickup driven by Mathis.

Worley and Mathis got out of the pickup and got into an argument with Waters. Worley allegedly fired several shots from a semiautomatic handgun, with one striking Waters in the chest, the warrant said.

The men fled in the pickup, with Mathis driving, the warrant said.

In unrelated incident, Esteban Augsto Barrera, 32, of Warner Robins, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault in the Sept. 17 stabbing of Tim Bishop at Apartment 1106 at 725 W. Ga. 96. Neither the indictment nor arrest warrant included details of the incident.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser