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Guilty Pleas in 2021 Brunswick Shooting
State v. Anthony Lamar King
State v. Destiny Nicole Stevens

February 14, 2023

District Attorney Keith Higgins announces that Anthony Lamar King, 19, of Ludowici, GA, and Destiny Nicole Stevens, 20, of Brunswick, pled guilty to Aggravated Assault, pursuant to a negotiated guilty plea entered in Glynn County Superior Court on August 8, 2022. Sentencing in this case was deferred until February 13, 2023.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on October 24, 2021, at approximately 1:00pm, when Brunswick Police Department officers responded to a shooting at Brooklyn Homes in Brunswick, where the victim of the shooting, Jeramiah Hicks, 19, was shot 5 times. The day before the shooting, Hicks and the mother of his child were involved in a domestic dispute where both were arrested. Following the arrest, his child’s mother told her ex-girlfriend, Destiny Stevens, about the domestic dispute, and Stevens then told her brother, Anthony King. On the day of the shooting, Stevens drove King and a juvenile co-defendant to Hicks’ residence in Brooklyn Homes. King and the juvenile went to the front door looking for Hicks, but he was not home at the time. They waited for Hicks to return and when he arrived at the residence, King and the juvenile co-defendant chased him and King fired a handgun at Hicks shooting him 5 times before he collapsed. Stevens then picked up King and the juvenile and drove away from the area. The shooting was captured on Brooklyn Homes surveillance video.

On August 8, 2022, King pled guilty to Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony, and Stevens pled guilty to Aggravated Assault. On February 13, 2023, Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen G. Scarlett, Sr., sentenced King to 20 years to serve in the Department of Correction for the Aggravated Assault and 5 years’ probation for the Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, to run consecutive to the Aggravated Assault sentence. Stevens was sentenced to 20 years to serve 7 years in the Department of Correction. The juvenile co-defendant’s case is pending disposition within the next few weeks.

Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.