Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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

Woman reports home intruders

An Augusta woman told police two male intruders were hiding in her house while she and her boyfriend had sex on Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Unsolved murders: Natalie Clark's 2003 mystery

It's been 11 years since Natalie Clark was found suffocated in the backyard of her home, and her 68-year-old mother continues to ask one question: Why?
By Doug Stutsman

2 dead in Burke County shooting

Two men are dead and another has been arrested after a birthday party shooting in Burke County early Sunday, officials say.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Hephzibah man arrested on chop-shop charge

A Hephzibah man accused of running a chop shop was arrested Saturday, jail records show.
By Travis Highfield

Across South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal jury awarded almost $3 million Friday to the family of a Berkeley County inmate who died three years ago after a month at the jail.

Suspect arrested in September slaying

A man wanted in a Sept. 27 Augusta slaying was arrested late Friday and charged with murder, officials say.
By Travis Highfield

Slaying remains mystery

Three weeks have passed since a body was found in a burned vehicle in Elbert County, and it remains unidentified even as the Georgia Crime Lab is using DNA to establish an identity.
By Wayne Ford

Wagener man killed in Graniteville nightclub shooting

A 20-year-old Wagener man was killed and three others were hurt early Saturday in a shooting at a Graniteville nightclub.

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

21-year-old beaten, robbed

A 21-year-old woman was hospitalized Friday morning after being robbed and assaulted on Heard Avenue.
By Doug Stutsman

Officials: Property damage increases on Halloween

Insurance companies say they see an uptick in homeowners claims related to vandalism during Halloween week.
By Wesley Brown

Robbers get maximum terms

A Richmond County Superior Court jury found 26-year-old Willie Lee Cuyler Jr. and 29-year-old Andre Antonio Brown guilty of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary ...
By Sandy Hodson

Motorcycle accident injures 1

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle collision that hospitalized one person early Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Authorities investigating suspicious death

Coroner Mark Bowen said Marty Fann, 43, of Fenwick Street, was found by authorities lying face down on his floor Wednesday morning. He had been under the care of a in-home medical program.
By Travis Highfield

Man accused of setting wife on fire denied bond

Ronnie Lee Jones, who has a history of violence against women dating back two decades, will remain in jail pending possible indictment and trial in Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Suspect used stolen credit card, deputies say

According to a sheriff's office news release Friday, the suspect entered Central Expresso at 2061 Central Ave. on Oct. 7 about 3 p.m. and used the card.
By Travis Highfield

Deputies seek phone thief

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect who they say stole a cell phone from the counter of a local restaurant earlier this month.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Delays next week for Richmond drivers

The Georgia Department of Transportation released a statement Thursday warning drivers of road construction zones next week in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

City's marina operator still on site

The city’s marina operator hasn’t taken any steps to vacate the premises after the Augusta Port Authority filed a notice of intent to evict the company last month for failing to pay months of back ...
By Susan McCord

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 164 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes included 84 assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 17, occurred on Oct. 17 and again on Oct. 18.   

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Charges for sex offender

A man convicted of sex charges in Columbia County, who then went to prison for child molestation in south Georgia is back behind bars.
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