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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

RCSO: 'no new details' in death of teen

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday they have no update in the death of 18-year-old Nicholas Charles Dunn, who was found in the woods Tuesday afternoon behind Cross Creek High School.
By Doug Stutsman

Newbegin beaten, drowned according to coroner's office

The Richmond County Coroner's Office confirmed Wednesday evening that Emily Anne Newbegin died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma and drowning.
By Doug Stutsman

North Augusta man accused of sex offense back in custody after fleeing

On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps ruled Russell Benjamin will be incarcerated until the criminal case against him is disposed of, and that Benjamin must forfeit his ...
By Sandy Hodson and Bianca Cain Johnson

Army officer sentenced for child porn

Second Lt. Cory Griffis, 23, pleaded guilty this year in U.S. District Court. On Wednesday, he apologized for being involved in child pornography.
By Sandy Hodson

Former dentist will remain in prison for two murders

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall dismissed Barton Corbin's petition for habeas corpus, finding Corbin missed a one-year deadline to file the petition.
By Sandy Hodson

Suspect breaks police car window

Police said a Waynesboro, Ga., man kicked out a patrol cruiser window while being arrested for driving under the influence on Tuesday.

North Augusta fugitive captured

A North Augusta man arrested in an FBI sting earlier this year was re-arrested this morning after multiple agencies searched the woods off Interstate 20 in South Carolina for several hours.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Stone vows to halt judge bid if re-elected

In response to his opponent's demand he withdraw his bid to be appointed for Burke County State Court, Sen. Jesse Stone stated he will withdraw if re-elected to his senate seat.
By Susan McCord and 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

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

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

Agency blames pilot in Vein Guys plane crash that killed 5

A reported by the NTSB says pilot fatigue and a lack of aircraft knowledge contributed to a fatal 2013 crash in Thomson.
By Jenna Martin

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

Body of woman identified

A woman who was found dead Monday evening at Rocky Creek Mobile Home Park has been identified.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Body found at mobile home park

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after police found the body of a white female Monday evening at an Augusta mobile home park, according to Lt. Calvin Chew.

Man wanted for stealing plastic spoons

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man, dressed as a female, accused of stealing plastic spoons from a local business.
By Doug Stutsman

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

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.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Oct. 20-27

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 20-27.

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 163 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes included 96 assaults, six of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 19, occurred on Oct. 23.

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