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Teen arrested for threatening radio host

An Augusta teen was arrested Monday for threatening a local talk radio show host.

A 16-year-old was charged with making terroristic threats against WGAC host Austin Rhodes, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Rhodes called authorities just before 11 p.m. Sunday because someone threatened him through Facebook. Rhodes said he’d recently discussed a drive-by shooting in Augusta on his radio show which sparked a conversation on his professional Facebook page, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Someone made comments on that Facebook page that made Rhodes concerned for his safety. The poster, later identified as the teen, wrote, “The Austin Rhodes show gone be dead on my life,” according to the report. The teen was cautioned by someone else that he could get arrested or making such threats.

The teen then sent Rhodes a private Facebook message in which he called Rhodes a dead man and said that he’d messed with the wrong person. The teen also mentioned Rhodes’ wife and threatened to come get him, according to the report.

Rhodes saved the comments before the teen deleted them. He provided deputies written copies of the comments.

The teen was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center Monday and was transferred to the Regional Youth Detention Center, according to Morris.

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Teen arrested for threatening radio host

An Augusta teen was arrested Monday for threatening a local talk radio show host.

A 16-year-old was charged with making terroristic threats against WGAC host Austin Rhodes, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Rhodes called authorities just before 11 p.m. Sunday because someone threatened him through Facebook. Rhodes said he’d recently discussed a drive-by shooting in Augusta on his radio show which sparked a conversation on his professional Facebook page, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Someone made comments on that Facebook page that made Rhodes concerned for his safety. The poster, later identified as the teen, wrote, “The Austin Rhodes show gone be dead on my life,” according to the report. The teen was cautioned by someone else that he could get arrested or making such threats.

The teen then sent Rhodes a private Facebook message in which he called Rhodes a dead man and said that he’d messed with the wrong person. The teen also mentioned Rhodes’ wife and threatened to come get him, according to the report.

Rhodes saved the comments before the teen deleted them. He provided deputies written copies of the comments.

The teen was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center Monday and was transferred to the Regional Youth Detention Center, according to Morris.

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North Augusta police say man fatally shot by wife

Latest News from North Augusta Today - Tue, 4/8/2014 5:06 PM

Police said a woman shot her husband in their North Augusta Gardens apartment while their four small children were home.

North Augusta Public Safety officers were called to Apartment 1701 at the Marion Avenue complex around 10:30 a.m. and discovered Dakota Cook, 21, with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center where he died from his injuries, Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release.

Police have charged his wife of four years, 20-year-old Terry Cook, with murder. According to a news release, the shooting appears to be the result of an ongoing domestic dispute.

The couple’s four children, ages 4 months, 1, 3 and 4, were at home at the time of the shooting but were not injured, Lt. Tim Thornton said. The children are in the custody of their grandparents.

Reach Bianca Cain Johnson at

bianca.johnson@augustachronicle.com.

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Local Easter Egg Hunts: Send in your event

Latest News from North Augusta Today - Tue, 4/8/2014 1:36 PM

Easter is right around the corner and we’re compiling a list of Easter egg hunts in North Augusta and Belvedere. If your church, organization or business is having an Easter egg hunt, please send details to nikasha.dicks@northaugustatoday.com.

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