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ACC Police make arrest in February shooting

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Athens-Clarke County Police have arrested a 21 year old man in connection with a February 28 shooting in North Athens. Authorities say that Tavarez Carswell of Athens was the shooter in an incident that sent an 18 year old to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Carswell was taken into custody on Wednesday. He is charged with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Reckless Conduct.

Martin Matheny was promoted to Program Director and Content Strategist on July 1, 2022. He has served as the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.