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Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Bond denied to man facing molestation charges

An Augusta man accused of molesting four girls and possessing a child pornography collection that included images of children in bondage and torture was denied bond Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Ex-guard gets 10 years for trading with inmates

Stephanie N. Lewis pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to violation of oath by a public officer.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Juror jailed; Mistrial declared in trial of man with foot fetish history

The mistrial means Joey W. Leaphart, 46, will remain in jail and, unless he is afforded another trial in the next few weeks, must be released based on his motion for a speedy trial.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Woman sentenced to probation, restitution fees in bank fraud

Angelica Brittany Childs, 26, pleaded guilty in July to bank fraud for raiding her great-aunt's bank account while in school in Atlanta.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Manslaughter plea gets man 20 years in 2014 killing

A man who took a gun to a fistfight that his friend was involved in pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. Dequan O. Blake, 20, admitted in Richmond County Superior Court that he fired ...
By Sandy Hodson

Foot-obsessed robbery suspect on trial in Augusta

Joey W. Leaphart, 46, has pleaded not guilty to the robbery charge lodged on March 18 after a college student reported a panhandler had snatched money from her hand.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Grovetown man sues city, police over arrest

A Grovetown man charged with attempted child molestation is suing the city, its department of public safety and its officers, who the suit claims continued to pursue charges while ignoring ...
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Man pleads guilty in fatal crash

Brandon D. Ross, 44, pleaded in Richmond County Superior Court to a crime that carries a 15-year maximum prison term. He was sentenced to eight years, followed by seven on probation.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Augusta businessman pleads guilty in scam

Bennie Johnson, 69, pleaded in U.S. District Court to wire fraud in a plea agreement that could mean 13 months in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Legal lines drawn over judges' filing in probation suit

The state’s private probation controversy has sparked a secondary battle before the Georgia Supreme Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Pigskin surprise injures man, lawsuit claims

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for injuries an Augusta man says he sustained when he snacked on a bag of Papa Tubs Old Fashioned Wash Pot Style Pork Skins that he claims contained a hoof.
By Sandy Hodson

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

Pardon Our Mess: John C. Calhoun Expressway ramps overgrown

A department mower was at work Friday on one of the ramps, and Augusta 311 Center customer service representative Karla Coronado said during a phone call that the department will get to ...
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Augusta woman granted bond in murder case

Samantha Griffin is one of three people accused of conspiring to use social media to lure someone to her apartment to rob.
By Sandy Hodson

Woman accused of beer can attack granted bond

An Augusta woman accused of attacking another woman and leaving her with permanent scars on her face was granted bond Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Pair plead guilty in Cabela's weapon thefts

Two men accused of breaking into Cabela's Wholesale last spring and taking handguns pleaded guilty Thursday to federal firearm charges.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

3 plead guilty in loan scheme

Three former employees of a Broad Street loan company pleaded guilty Wednes­day to taking part in a fraudulent loan scheme that took the company for more than a million dollars.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Woman must pay restitution in check scam

Stephanie D. Farmer, 41, pleaded guilty in the scam that defrauded banks out of more than $7,217.
By Sandy Hodson

Delays in evidence gathering slow VA medical records trial

Cathedral Henderson has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court, where he faces a 50-count indictment that accuses him of making false statements in health care matters. 
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Augusta man's murder conviction affirmed

The Georgia Supreme Court issued an opinion Monday affirming the 2012 murder conviction of Ronnie Lee Berrian, 31.
By Sandy Hodson

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Interviews in steroids case didn't exceed 30 minutes

All of the recorded interviews of Sheriff's Office personnel accused of using steroids lasted 30 minutes or less in an investigation in which the district attorney determined she didn't have ...
By Sandy Hodson
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