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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Men get life sentence for armed robbery

On Thursday, Judge J. David Roper sentenced Xavius K. Bell, 23, Elmonte K. Surry, 22, and James M. Robinson, 20 to life in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Former prison guard sentenced

A former prison guard accused of trying to smuggle tobacco in for inmates will spend the next six months in a state detention center.
By Sandy Hodson

Bond denied for ailing slaying suspect

Bond was denied Wednes­day for an 86-year-old homicide suspect diagnosed with dementia and congestive heart failure.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, March 30, 2015

Plea deal frees molestation case suspect

A man accused of trying to sodomize a 9-year-old girl in 2010 was allowed to make a plea deal that freed him on time served.
By Sandy Hodson

Teen gets 45 years in home invasion

An Augusta teen accused in a number of crimes that included terrorizing an elderly woman during a home invasion pleaded guilty Monday.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Teen gets 45 years for robbery

The teen ringleader in a bungled robbery last year was sentenced Thurs­day to 45 years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

First of many trials against private probation firm begins

One of the original legal actions against Sentinel Offender Services is set for trial May 11. Hills McGee is seeking damages against the private, for-profit probation company for false arrest and ...
By Sandy Hodson

Life sentence in Augusta slaying

An Augustan convicted of murder late Tuesday afternoon has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nurse files whistle-blower suit

Kim Cheely filed the Richmond County State Court whistle-blower lawsuit March 9, alleging she was fired in retaliation for her insistence that the oncology unit and bone marrow transplant unit ...
By Sandy Hodson

Attorney fires up attack on private probation

After reading the scathing report about the police and municipal courts in Ferguson, Mo., the Augusta attorney leading the legal battle against private probation reached out to U.S. Attorney ...
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, March 23, 2015

Murder trial begins for Augusta man

Not long after Jhalil King got the best of Dameino Roberts in a fistfight last September, someone shot King to death. A jury began hearing evidence Mon­day to determine whether Roberts is ...
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A look at 'unexpected' deaths in community care homes

The Augusta Chronicle requested the investigative reports of all 2013 deaths of developmentally disabled people living in community-based care homes.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, March 20, 2015

Augusta teen convicted of murder in 2012 shooting

An Augusta teen accused of murder in the Aug. 3, 2012, shooting death of 30-year-old Anthony King was convicted Friday afternoon.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Robbery spree suspect gets 25 years

A young Augusta man who committed a slew of armed holdups - shooting at a sheriff's officer while fleeing from one robbery - pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2012 crimes.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, March 16, 2015

Man pleads guilty in shooting

Dominique D. Ellis, 27, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to terroristic threats and a weapons charge in exchange for a sentence of three years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Teen's murder trial to begin

Jeremiah E. Kelly has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges of murder, aggravated assault and weapon violations.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Family wants SC to prosecute 2 for murder

Shannon Devon Patton and Daniel Joseph Newton were never indicted in South Carolina for the murder of Jack Murray and will be up for parole in Georgia next year. 
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, March 13, 2015

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Daniell F. Simmons, 27, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter and a weapon charge. When he completes his prison term Simmons will serve five years on probation.
By Sandy Hodson

Bond denied in Augusta murder case

An Augusta man accused of killing an elderly relative and trying to kill his wife of 32 years was denied bond Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Guilty plea in $600,000 embezzlement

Richard Owen, a paralegal at the Vic Hawk law firm from 2007 to 2012, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.
By Sandy Hodson
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