Trial of man charged in son's hot SUV death will be moved

MARIETTA, Ga. - The trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die will be moved, the judge said Monday, granting a defense request to hold it elsewhere because pretrial publicity has caused potential jurors to form strong opinions about the case.
By Kate Brumback

Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cops 'going to have to kill me,' priest slaying suspect told dad

The father of Steven James Murray, who is accused of killing a Florida priest, told police his son called him during a high-speed chase to say police would have to kill him because he wasn't going ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Pedestrian struck on Gordon Highway

A 40-year-old Augusta man was struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening after he attempted to cross Gordon Highway on foot.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta man sentenced in shooting

An Augusta man accused of shooting another man in the stomach at the request of a friend pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated assault and a weapon violation.

SC inmates' music headed to White House

COLUMBIA - A group of musicians affiliated with Carnegie Hall are taking music created by inmates at one of South Carolina's most dangerous prisons to the White House.
By Meg Kinnard

State attorney general plugs campaign to "unmask" child sex abusers

"It's the buyer that creates the demand," Sam Olens said.
By Susan McCord

Ga. businesses raided in gambling probe

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - Authorities have executed search warrants at several central Georgia convenience stores in connection with illegal gambling practices.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bond denied in rape case

Christopher R. Davis, 47, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges that include aggravated assault, rape, aggravated sodomy and weapon violations.
By Sandy Hodson

Woman's body found on SC golf course

OKATIE, S.C. - A woman's body has been found in a pond on a golf course in Beaufort County.

Athens pharmacy holdups worry police

ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County Police are searching for a group of people they believe might be responsible for two drugstore robberies.

Grovetown wrecks stall I-20

Crashes on eastbound Interstate 20 in Columbia County caused slowdowns Tuesday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, April 25, 2016

Suspect had 4 guns amid shootings

According to Columbia Coun­ty Coroner Vernon Col­lins, Wayne Anthony Hawes had a shotgun, a rifle with a scope, a revolver and a semi-automatic weapon at the time of the shootings, though ...
By Abbigail Lennon

North Augusta man killed while fleeing police

A North Augusta man died early Monday after crashing a motorcycle in Edgefield County while being pursued by police.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Attorney disbarred by SC Supreme Court

Timothy Eugene Mo­ses had admitted to stealing from his former partners at the Hull Bar­rett law firm.
By Sandy Hodson

2 shot, killed outside Atlanta Burger King

ATLANTA - Police are investigating a fatal double shooting that occurred in a northwest Atlanta Burger King parking lot.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Couple's 1977 deaths unsolved

More than 38 years ago, Grover Cleveland and Gwendolyn Sailors were found slain in their Tamarack Drive home near Interstate 20. Both had been shot four times.
By Travis Highfield

Suspect sought after man injured in shooting

A 35-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound on Jackson Street late Saturday.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Grovetown man faces drug, driving charges

A 25 year-old Grovetown man was in the Richmond County jail Saturday facing numerous charges including fleeing police, driving under the influence and felony possession of marijuana.

Shooting suspect's daughter calls him 'ticking time bomb'

Columbia County experienced its deadliest shooting incident since 1998 on Friday night, in a neighborhood that has come a long way from a troubled past.
By Abbigail Lennon

Friday, April 22, 2016

Federal review sought in driver's death

An alliance of area ministers, elected officials and representatives of the National Ac­tion Network announced plans Friday to ask the Justice Depart­ment to review the shooting of Ernest ...
By James Folker

Suspect found dead after killing 5 in Appling

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office confirmed the suspect in the shooting deaths of five people in Appling killed himself.
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 25-May 2.

Weekly crime map, database

Browse the weekly map of crimes as reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office or search the database of all crime reports. You can search by date range, or by entering all or any part of an emergency response area, address or type of crime.

Person robbed on Deans Bridge Road

About 10 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to 4706 Deans Bridge Road, where a person had been robbed at gunpoint, according to Richmond County dispatch.
By Doug Stutsman
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