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Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Student shot by officer pleads guilty to reduced charges

Donte Stewart had faced a possible prison term of five to 20 years if a jury had believed he tried to run over then Georgia Regents University Officer Wesley Martin on Feb. 21, 2014.
By Sandy Hodson

Slaying suspect denied bond

A second suspect in the December slaying of Randy Ramos was denied bond Friday, though the judge said he would reconsider if the defendant can provide evidence he will stay in Augusta if released.
By Sandy Hodson

Suspect gets bond in kidnapping case

A $25,000 bond was set Friday for an Augusta man accused of threatening a theft suspect at gunpoint.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

$250,000 bond set for Augusta woman accused of child abuse in shaken baby case

Delores D. Lawrence, 46, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court. She has been held without bond since her arrest seven months ago.
By Sandy Hodson

Man sentenced to 15 years for pot operation

A 66-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to having a marijuana operation in a house near an elementary school.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Man pleads guilty in robbery, shooting

Curtis T. Washington, 23, admitted his guilt in the 2012 crimes, when several people reported being robbed at gunpoint and later fired upon at Mom and Pops' Convenience Store on Broad Street.
By Sandy Hodson

Mom indicted again in death of daughter, 2

The woman whose 2-year-old daughter was found dead in her vehicle after a crash in Columbia County has been re-indicted in Rich­mond County.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Man pleads guilty to attempted rape of elderly woman

Barry L. Stokes, 48, pleaded guilty but mentally ill in Richmond County Superior Court to criminal attempt to commit rape, criminal attempt to commit aggravated sexual battery, and burglary.
By Sandy Hodson

Lawyer to run for Richmond County judgeship

Robert "Bo" Hunter III intends to qualify as a candidate for the judgeship being vacated by Judge John Flythe, who plans to run for an open judgeship on the Superior Court bench.
By Sandy Hodson

Man sentenced to 13 years for vehicular homicide

Richard Dukes pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to one count of vehicular homicide, admitting he was legally drunk when he struck Stephen Brinson with his Chevy truck.
By Sandy Hodson

Man pleads guilty in 2012 cold case

Damarkeo Lockhart took part in the burglary of Hester W. Jackson's home on Dec. 8, 2012.
By Sandy Hodson

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Pardon Our Mess: Wrightsboro Road sinkhole

Steve Cassell, Augusta’s assistant director of traffic engineering, said it was a sinkhole that the city workers “safed” up until today when they will investigate. 
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Augusta Judicial District professionals prepare to battle sexual assaults

A federal grant has been provided to help Georgia's 49 judicial districts establish or improve Sexual Assault Response Teams.
By Sandy Hodson

Man responsible for child's sexual act with dog sentenced

Isaac Seman, 36, pleaded guilty to charges in Columbia County Superior Court that included sexual exploitation of a minor and child molestation.
By Sandy Hodson

Forfeitures, civil actions net U.S. Attorney's office more than $18 million

The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Georgia collected more than $18.4 million for civil and criminal activities in 2015.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Ex-McDuffie EMS chief heads to prison

Timothy Edwards, 51, was sentenced at the low end of the federal sentencing guideline range of 97 to 120 months, but defense attorney Victor Hawk tried to talk the judge into going below the ...
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Murder plea will stand in Augusta homicide, state Supreme Court rules

Kelly Roberts, 37, appealed his guilty plea in Richmond County Superior Court, contending it was not legally binding.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

City settles civil suit in teen's arrest

The city of Augusta has settled a civil rights lawsuit in the alleged beating a teen during a roundup of minors at a First Friday in 2010.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Judge denies bond in child abuse case

An Augusta man accused of giving a 5-year-old girl a black eye and burns will remain in jail pending possible indictment and trial.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Couple receive probation in drug case

A Martinez couple initially charged with murder after the woman's infant son was found dead in the home where they were cooking methamphetamine pleaded guilty to drugs charges this week and were ...
By Sandy Hodson
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