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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Man tries to convince judge to reduce sentence after 49th arrest

In Richmond County Superior Court, Teddie Scarborough pleaded guilty again, this time to entering an automobile with the intent to commit a crime.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, March 2, 2015

Grisham tells Augusta lawyers to keep up probation fight

The writer known for such books on courtroom drama as "A Time to Kill" and "Runaway Jury", offered attorneys John Bell and Jack Long encouragement in a letter.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Bond denied for robbery suspect

A man involved in a fatal kidnapping nearly 13 years ago was denied bond Friday on new charges filed in a recent robbery attempt that left the victim with gunshot and knife wounds.
By Sandy Hodson

Baseball bat attack leads to revoked probation, prison time

James Bush, 52, has been indicted on the new charge of aggravated assault for attacking John Morrison with a baseball bat on Oct. 6
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Woman pleads guilty in arson case

Christian S. Jones, 25, admitted she set fire to a mattress in her Lumpkin Road Apartment on May 11. The fire spread to eight other apartments in the building.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Private probation legislation returns

House Bill 310 contains some measures that could stop practices that critics - including a scathing state audit - have denounced.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Bond granted in beating death

An Augusta man charged with murder in the beating death of his girlfriend was granted a $50,000 bond Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Florida demands extradition of Augusta woman

A woman who has lived quietly in Augusta for the past 15 years without so much as a parking ticket was in court Thursday because the state of Florida is demanding her shackled extradition.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Prosecutions of over 300 people might be tainted

As the investigation into the improper and possibly illegal conduct of a federal prosecutor and ATF agent continues, U.S. Attorney Edward Tarver released the names of an additional 340 people ...
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

4th trial sought for man convicted in 1995

Nearly two decades after Willie Palmer gunned down his estranged wife and teen-age stepdaughter, his attorneys contended Wednesday he is entitled to a fourth trial because, for the third time, ...
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Man seeks access to his GBI file

Christopher A. Evans just wants to know what information the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had gathered about him in a case alleging that he and two colleagues stole more than $1 million from ...
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Man who confronted trespassers not guilty

Todd Fulmer was acquitted Thursday of two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Man pleads guilty to theft

Walter Stokes, 44, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to seven counts of theft. Judge J. Wade Padgett sentenced Stokes, who had no prior criminal record, to 10 years in prison ...
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Federal prosecutor, ATF agent under investigation

A federal prosecutor and a federal ATF agent are being investigated over allegations that they conspired to illegally obtain a visa for an informant, which could create havoc in dozens of criminal ...
By Sandy Hodson

Robber who made victim strip gets life sentence

An Augusta man who robbed a random stranger, made him strip and then fired a shot at him as he ran away was sentenced Monday to life in prison plus 20 years.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Man shot at by GRU officer gets probation

A man convicted this week of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer - one who shot at him - wasn't in danger of going to prison, the judge reassured him Friday before sentencing him to probation.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Verdict split in GRU shooting case

Keith James, who was shot at by Georgia Regents University Police Officer Wesley Martin, was acquitted Thursday of the two most serious charges he faced - aggravated assault on a police officer ...
By Sandy Hodson

Man pleads guilty in 2001 killing

Marquise C. Redfield, 40, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter in the July 23, 2001, death of James "JT" Mills, 30.
By Sandy Hodson

Molester to spend life in prison

A jury convicted an Augusta man Thursday of repeated sexual assaults against a 6-year-old girl. He will spend the rest of his life in prison for the crimes.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Augusta man shot at by GRU officer on trial

The first of two young men shot at by a Georgia Regents University police officer could learn today whether a jury believes he committed a series of crimes before and after the shots were fired.
By Sandy Hodson
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