Man gets 60 years for robbing, raping woman

An Edgefield County man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison without possibility of parole for raping and robbing an 83-year-old woman in February 2015.

Augusta mother jailed after kids found alone at CVS

An Augusta mother remains in jail after being charged Sunday with four counts of deprivation to a minor.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspects sought for shoplifting at Grovetown Wal-Mart

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance in identifying shoplifting subjects.
By Doug Stutsman

Police called over unruly patient at hospital

Deputies responded to Augusta's Trinity Hospital on Saturday after a patient was accused of damaging property.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken officer named in lawsuit resigns

An Aiken Department of Public Safety officer named in a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations during a 2014 traffic stop has resigned, Chief Charles Barranco confirmed.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Moms charged with leaving kids at motel

Two mothers were charged after leaving their young children alone at a motel while they went to X-Mart to flirt.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek man who fired shots at car

Police are seeking a man who they say fired multiple shots at his girlfriend's vehicle on Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Drug suspect's bond revoked after arrest

An Augusta man in jail for the past week after being accused of going after his estranged girlfriend with a stolen gun will remain in jail.
By Sandy Hodson

Bond granted in child abuse case

A 22-year-old Augusta man facing child abuse charges in the injuries suffered by his 2-month-old son was granted a $15,000 bond Friday.

Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Thursday, July 14, 2016

FCC settlement ends Augusta TV fight

Media Gene­ral will pay $700,000 to settle a Fed­e­ral Communications Com­­mis­sion investigation of its actions to try to stop corporate rival Schurz Commu­nications ...
By Sandy Hodson

Man facing federal charge in connection with attempted child molestation

A federal grand jury issued an indictment on July 6 against Hoguer Carachure Durate charging him with traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual contact.

Augusta homeowner finds window broken, blood on front door

An Augusta man returned home Wednesday and found a window broken and blood on his front door.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Federal indictment brought against 2 over Augusta robberies

Two South Carolina men accused of committing a number of robberies on both sides of the Savannah River now face federal charges in connection with Augusta holdups.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Police report increased displays of gratitude

Local law enforcement agencies said it isn't uncommon for officers to get words of thanks or for someone to pay for their meal if they're in uniform, but recent expressions of gratitude have ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aggravated assault case sent to grand jury

Gerald Polk was arrested in May, accused of repeatedly hitting another man in the head and body with a jack handle.
By Sandy Hodson

Police seek pink-haired suspect

Police seek pink-haired theft suspect
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deputies respond to Dollar General holdup

Deputies were called to the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday at Dollar General on Deans Bridge Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Morning shooting in Beech Island

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting in Beech Island.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, July 11, 2016

Trial on for woman accused of firing at car

Matina M. Adolphe, 26, has pleaded not guilty to the aggravated assault and weapon violations charges in Richmond County Superior Court. The shooting left one man injured.
By Sandy Hodson

Sentinel settles rights suit

LaSaundria J. Walker, who contended that she was a victim of false arrest and incarceration, accepted the probation company's $200,000 settlement offer, her attorney said.
By Sandy Hodson

Former youth program director pleads guilty

A former director of the Youth Chal­lenge Academy at Fort Gordon who was accused of stealing from the program has been sentenced to a lengthy probation term.
By Sandy Hodson

Woman sought in Martinez theft

Columbia County authorities are asking the public's help in identifying a woman suspected in the theft of $30 of lip sore cream from a Walgreens drug store.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Jackson man's 1987 homicide still unsolved

Aiken County authorities found Jimmy Purvis dead with a gunshot wound to his head at his home on McElmurray Avenue on Nov. 27, 1987.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Guns stolen in home burglary

The Tobacco Road home was ransacked, with the burglar taking firearms, a flat-screen TV, prescription drugs, jewelry and coins.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Barnwell man slain, suspect caught

BARNWELL, S.C. -- A 25-year-old Barnwell man is dead following a shooting Friday night.
By Jonathan Vickery

Friday, July 8, 2016

Police comb through tips on 2nd riverwalk shooter

Police continue to receive tips on a possible second suspect in the shooting on Riverwalk Augusta after the Fourth of July fireworks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Young men sought in Columbia County beer thefts

Security cameras took their pictures, and now Co­lumbia County sheriff's deputies are using social media in hopes of identifying several young men wanted for questioning in a series of beer ...
By Bill Kirby

Prison guard seeks separate trial in inmate beating case

An Augusta federal court judge is considering a motion to separate an Augusta State Medical Prison guard's case from two other guards, all of whom are accused of beating a handcuffed inmate.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Charges dropped against Ga. publisher

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. - A north Georgia newspaper publisher and his attorney who were jailed in an open records dispute won't be prosecuted.

UPDATED: Sex Offender Search

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Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

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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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