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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Augusta-area woman withdraws petition challenging federal inprisonment

Regina Preetorius filed the petition, which seeks release from unlawful imprisonment, in late May in the same federal court where a jury convicted her in 2013 of mail and wire fraud and money ...
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta woman gets probation in attack

Suzette A. Bush, 47, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to aggravated battery.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Georgia Supreme Court to hear Augusta woman's appeal

The Supreme Court accepted Roberson's petition for certiorari - a writ or order by which a higher court reviews a decision of a lower court - on June 20.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 27, 2016

Superior Court judge to retire

Superior Court Judge J. David Roper, who was elected to the Au­gusta Judicial Circuit bench in December 2006, announced his decision a few weeks shy of his 70th birthday.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, June 24, 2016

Registered sex offender granted bond on new rape charge

At a bond hearing in Richmond County Superior Court, Senior Judge Albert M. Pickett set a $50,000 bond for Fritz L. Wedgeworth.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Augusta man sentenced to prison term in DUI crash

Judge sentences Rondell Hocker to 13 years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Woman pleads guilty to role in Jamaica-based lottery fraud scheme

Vania Lee Allen, 30, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Augusta on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and false impersonation of an U.S. employee.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Man indicted over Augusta dog park assaults

Willie Hudson is accused of punching three dogs, hitting a person in the head and threatening to punch someone else.
By Sandy Hodson

Man pleads guilty to child abuse, gets 5 years

Jamez E. Hubbard, accused of hitting and burning the preschool daughter of a girlfriend, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Woman's attacker gets 20 years in prison

A Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted Louis Mintze of aggravated battery Tuesday but acquitted him of a second charge of aggravated stalking.
By Sandy Hodson

Man guilty in graveyard shooting

A jury convicted a former Augusta city worker who shot a fellow employee last year during an argument in a city cemetery.
By Sandy Hodson

Richmond County judge to lead state group

Come July 1, Richmond County State Court Judge Richard A. Slaby will have an additional title - president of the Council of State Court Judges.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 20, 2016

Testimony about attacks opens stalking trial

Louis Mintze, 31, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to aggravated stalking and aggravated battery.
By Sandy Hodson

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pardon our mess: Old Law Enforcement Center

The building constructed in 1985 was abandoned as the city moved prisoners to the Phinizy Road jail and sheriff's office personnel moved into a new building across the street in 2012.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Richmond County will soon handle probation services

Richmond County courts will cut ties July 5 with the private probation firm Sentinel Offender Services as the county's in-house probation department opens for business.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, June 17, 2016

Man convicted in 2001 murder gets life sentence

Woodrow Carter, 40, was the final suspect to be sentenced in the slaying of James Mills.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Will case heads to high court

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in an Au­gusta case in which a woman is challenging the legitimacy of her brother's will that left $500,000 to his guardian and the owners ...
By Sandy Hodson

Indictment returned in case of fatal street brawl

They are accused of felony murder in the March 18 stabbing death of 18-year-old Demajhay Deshawn Bell.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 13, 2016

Civil rights lawsuit against Sentinel Offender Services headed to trial

If the case is tried next month, it will be the second Sentinel lawsuit litigated in Augusta this year.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Augusta man gets probation in DUI crash that injured friends

On Thursday in Rich­mond County Superior Court, Coleman, 26, pleaded guilty to serious injury by vehicle, driving with excessive blood alcohol concentration, reckless driving and driving on a ...
By Sandy Hodson
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