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Thursday, May 12, 2016

3 running in election for State Court seat

Augusta voters have three candidates to choose from to fill an open seat on the Richmond County State Court bench in the May 24 elections.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Woman seeking release from sex offender registry

On Wednesday in Richmond County Superior Court, Holcomb asked Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. to be released from the sex offender registry.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Judge lets stalking suspect remain free on bond

Assistant District Attor­ney McKenzie Gray asked Judge J. David Roper to revoke Raymond Wright's bonds, arguing that he is a danger to the community and to women in particular.
By Sandy Hodson

Obama commutes Augusta man's sentence

An Augusta man who has served 18 years in federal prison on drug charges had his sentence commuted by President Obama on Thursday.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Augusta woman died in Richmond County jail of infection

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen reported Debra Leverette, 50, died of peritonitis.
By Sandy Hodson

Private probation firms collect millions

The number of people on probation sentences in Georgia helped generate $10 million for private probation companies in a single quarter, with the one handling cases in Richmond County leading the way.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, May 2, 2016

Repeat offender pleads guilty to stalking

A Columbia County man with a history of harassing and stalking women pleaded guilty Monday to a third offense of stalking and was given six months in jail.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 29, 2016

Judge splits bond decision in murder case

Bond was granted to one Augusta homicide suspect Friday but was denied for a second man also charged with murder in the same April 13 slaying over $10 worth of marijuana.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Convicted felon gets 6 years in prison for firearm

A convicted felon caught trying to sell an assault weapon after shooting a hole in a window at Goodwill Indus­tries was sentenced Thursday to serve six years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bond denied in rape case

Christopher R. Davis, 47, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges that include aggravated assault, rape, aggravated sodomy and weapon violations.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, April 25, 2016

Attorney disbarred by SC Supreme Court

Timothy Eugene Mo­ses had admitted to stealing from his former partners at the Hull Bar­rett law firm.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 22, 2016

Bond denied for 2 suspects in Augusta slaying

Bond was denied for Broderick Merritt, 34, and Jaqwon T. Baker, 18, who are charged with murder in the April 12 shooting of 22-year-old Malik A. Miles .
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Man receives 20-year prison sentence in 2013 fatal shooting at motel

Marcus Cole­man was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Ralph Harrell at an Augusta motel on Dec. 29, 2013.
By Sandy Hodson

Man gets 20-year sentence for 2005 rape

An Augusta man who started a crime spree a decade ago by robbing and raping a convenience store clerk pleaded guilty Thurs­day.
By Sandy Hodson

Registered sex offender pleads guilty to new child molestation charge

Christopher Hankerson, 45, pleaded in Richmond County Superior Court to a single count of child molestation.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 15, 2016

Bond set for murder defendant in AK-47 shooting death

A retired judge set a $70,000 bond Friday for a convicted felon accused of shooting another man to death with an AK-47 rifle.
By Sandy Hodson

2 more granted bond in deadly brawl case

Senior Judge William M. Fleming Jr. set a $50,000 bond for Terry Lee Daniels, 19, and a $35,000 bond for Mi­chael Donnell Dean, 20. Daniels, Dean and nine others are charged with murder in the ...
By Sandy Hodson

Bond denied for man accused of raping disabled woman

Judge Sheryl B. Jolly determined that Ronald Harris, 62, poses a possible flight risk and might commit new crimes.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Three former Augusta State Medical Prison guards enter not guilty pleas

John Williams, Antonio Binns and Justin Washington were arraigned Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Augusta. Bonds of $20,000 were set for Williams and Washington, and a $30,000 bond was set for ...
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Former contractor's sentence for stealing to expire with victims left with little recourse

Richard Heslen, who owned Augusta Building and Construction, still owes victims $65,525, but there is little to no chance they will recover anything, Assistant District Attorney Hank Syms said ...
By Sandy Hodson
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