Defendant in gang battle case pleads guilty

Jordan J. Lovett, 19, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges that included aggravated assault, unlawful gang activity and property damage.
By Sandy Hodson

Child exploitation suspect wanted after failure to appear

Several law enforcement agencies are seeking a man who failed to show for a court appearance to answer a charge of attempted online enticement of a minor.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Missing teen's body found, police say death 'suspicious'

Nicholas Charles Dunn, 18, missing since Friday, was found in the woods behind Cross Creek High School, according to a statement from Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Woman robbed in mall parking lot

Police are seeking a man who robbed an Augusta woman in her car at the Augusta Mall on Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

47-year-old man charged in mobile home park homicide

A 47-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Monday night's homicide at Rocky Creek Mobile Home Park off Milledgeville Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta murder conviction affirmed

On Monday the court ruled Michael O. Faulks, 25, was fairly tried and convicted in Richmond County Superior Court for the Jan. 4, 2009, slaying of 22-year-old Jamar Wright.

Man gets 3 years after car chase that exceeded 140 mph

Aqualius S. Battle, 37, repeatedly balked at accepting the plea offer, insisting he should only get a year at most.

Mother gets jail time for filthy conditions

Krystle L. Oyer, 26, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to cruelty to children in the second degree and a misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals.

Man faces child molestation charge

Police said a 28-year-old Augusta man has been accused of molesting a 10-year-old relative several times at their home.

Court probation deal before city panel

Augusta commissioners are to vote Tuesday on extending a contract with the private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.
By Sandy Hodson and Susan McCord

Details released in quadriplegic's death

A quadriplegic man whose death was deemed suspicious has been determined to have died from positional asphyxia.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Oct. 15-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 15-20.

Columbia County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Columbia County. Updated Aug 8, 2014.

No internal steroid investigation, police say

Despite social media posts about deputy steroid abuse, Richmond County sheriff's officials said there will not be an investigation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 118 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes included 62 assaults, two of which were classified as aggravated assaults. 

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