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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lengthy prison sentence result of flights from police

A man who fled a traffic stop and crashed his vehicle twice in a two-week period pleaded guilty to multiple charges Thursday.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ex- Burke gun dealer pleads guilty

A former Burke County firearms dealer pleaded guilty Monday to illegally selling weapons to a convicted felon and to out-of-state residents.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bond denied in child molestation case

A 36-year-old man accused of repeated acts of child molestation was denied bond Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Man pleads guilty in burglary

A man who used his 7-year-old daughter as a lookout while he burglarized an Augusta home has pleaded guilty to burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
By Sandy Hodson

Attempt to dismiss serial killer's appeal fails

Attorneys from the Georgia attorney general's office filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss Reinaldo Rivera's petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
By Sandy Hodson

Ex-school janitor admits sex charges

A former janitor at Augusta schools pleaded guilty Thursday to committing sexual battery on two students.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Conviction, 95-year sentence reversed on appeal

An Augusta man convicted of attempted rape and other crimes in a brutal attack inside a hospital women's restroom is entitled to a new trial, the Court of Appeals of Georgia has ruled.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, July 11, 2014

Man gets life for molestation

A Richmond County Superior Court convicted Frank K. Jones, 53, of one count of aggravated child molestation. He was acquitted of a second count.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Augusta man wants to withdraw guilty plea

An Augusta man who pleaded guilty to his role in prostituting a teenage girl told a judge Tuesday he's really not guilty.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, July 7, 2014

Bond revoked for firearms dealer facing federal charges

A Burke County firearms dealer who was out of jail on bond and bragged on Facebook that he remained open for business is now behind bars.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Report details violence in Georgia prisons

The recent stabbing death of an Augusta State Medical Prison inmate is one of 34 homicides in Georgia prisons since 2010, according to a new report by the Southern Center for Human Rights.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 30, 2014

Augusta attorney surrenders law license

Ronald Pak who faces a charge of attempted armed robbery in Columbia County asked the court to accept the surrender of his law license.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Veteran fabricated heroic acts

Charles Chavous's attorney detailed his heroic acts during the Vietnam War in an attempt to convince the judge that he was deserving of leniency. But his deeds of heroism weren't true.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, June 27, 2014

Man sentenced to 15 years for vehicular homicides

Derrick L. Thompkins, 26, entered his guilty pleas in Richmond County Superior Court, accepting a plea negotiation for a 15-year prison term.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Man sentenced to life in slaying

Judge J. David Roper sentenced Curtis Bonman to life in prison plus five years.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 23, 2014

Trial begins in 2013 killing

Curtis M. Bonman, 30, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to murder and weapon violations.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, June 20, 2014

Last members of tax conspiracy sentenced

The group conspired to defraud the IRS by filing fraudulent income tax returns in the name of 90 people. The bogus documents claimed each person had lottery winnings with overpayment of taxes, ...
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ex-hospital worker acquitted of molestation

A former hospital employee accused of molesting child patients was acquitted of all charges Wednesday.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, June 16, 2014

Teen pleads guilty to YDC murder attempt

A former resident of the Au­gusta Youth Development Campus accused of trying to kill another resident pleaded guilty Monday.
By Sandy Hodson

Molestation trial begins

The trial began Monday for a former hospital employee accused of molesting child patients.
By Sandy Hodson
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