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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Convicted rapist scheduled to be paroled

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole is set to release Charles Ivey Jr., 54, according to a notice sent to the district attorney's office.
By Sandy Hodson

Child abuse ends with prison term

Ricardo A. Sturgis, 28, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to second-degree cruelty to children.

Augusta couple charged with insurance fraud

An Augusta couple is facing charges after setting their home on fire to collect insurance money.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deputies could get body cameras in July

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office started testing various body-camera models last fall. Lt. Allan Rollins said the department had hoped to have cameras on officers by now.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Teen pleads guilty to child molestation

An Augusta teen caught sexually assaulting a 7-year-old pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Fake court e-mail infecting computers

A fraudulent e-mail requesting state court appearances is resulting in computer viruses for Richmond County residents.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

RCSO investigators ask for public's help locating fraud suspects

Police are seeking information on a couple who committed financial card transaction fraud at Target.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Police chief who shot ex-wife indicted on misdemeanor

ATLANTA - A Georgia police chief who said he accidentally shot his ex-wife while they slept was indicted Wednesday on a misdemeanor reckless-conduct charge, a prosecutor said.
By Ray Henry

Thousands in copper wire stolen from mobile homes

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect accused of stealing $2,000 worth of copper wire.
By Doug Stutsman

2 Aiken men sentenced on gun charges

Two Aiken men were sentenced in federal court, each on charges of a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta guardian ad litem program overhauled

The Augusta Judicial Circuit overhauled its guardian ad litem program last month, adopting new policies to contain outrage from families who say inexperienced child-custody evaluators are ...
By Wesley Brown

3 charged in drug bust

Three Aiken County residents are facing charges after police found drugs and weapons during a routine check of an Aiken motel.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Teen gunshot fatality identified

A teen girl is dead after a drive-by shooting in Clearwater.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Augusta 911 Center sheds light into daily activities

As part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, the Augusta 911 Center opened its doors to public tours Tuesday and Wednesday, allowing citizens to receive a behind-the-scene glimpse ...
By Doug Stutsman

RCSO investigating Monday morning burglary

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary Monday in Hephzibah.
By Doug Stutsman

Lawsuit filed over medical prison inmate's death

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Eda Quinones Julbe whose son, Gustava Julbe, was found dead, hanging by his neck in an isolation cell at Augusta State Medical Prison on ...
By Sandy Hodson

Thefts from charter buses reported

Police are investigating after someone stole DVD equipment and seats from charter buses at Lewis Bus Lines.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Defendant in 2010 fatal crime spree pleas guilty

The third defendant accused of committing a 2010 crime spree that included armed robbery, sexual assault and homicide is standing trial this week.
By Sandy Hodson

2 plead guilty to conspiracy in auto parts theft scheme

Two former employees of a McDuffie County auto parts warehouse pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to steal parts for an estimated $120,000 to $200,000 in proceeds.
By Sandy Hodson

Evans mom charged with holding teen party

An Evans woman was arrested Monday, accused of holdng a party with drugs and alcohol for her teenage daughter and her friends.
By Valerie Rowell

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 13-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 13-20.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 92 assaults, two of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults, 20, occurred on April 4, but the fewest, seven, occurred the next day on Easter Sunday.

Reward offered in 2 slayings

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering rewards in two unsolved Aiken County homicides this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

For the record

Marcus Andre Coleman, 21, of Aiken, malice murder, two counts felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime

Suspects sought in Zales Jewelry theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in reference to a theft by shoplifting that occurred at Zales Jewelry Store in the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman
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