Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Teen gets 7 years in prison for molestation

Shadarrion R. Taylor pleaded guilty to child molestation. Taylor was sentenced to seven years in prison, and eight years probation.

Jury selection begins in Aiken officer's slaying

Jury selection began in the capital-murder trial of a man accused of shooting two Aiken Public Safety officers, killing one and wounding the other.

2 men arrested in Walgreens crash

Two men, one believed to have crashed into a Martinez drugstore last week, were arrested early Sunday.
By Valerie Rowell

Gov. Deal chides Georgia mayors

ATLANTA -- Some communities are still sending too many nonviolent offenders to Georgia prisons because they don't use the accountability courts, Gov. Nathan Deal said.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Georgia inmate to be executed this week

ATLANTA — A Georgia death row inmate who has come within hours of execution three times is once again scheduled to die this week.
By Kate Brumback

Man wanted in shooting incident

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who they say shot and struck a vehicle in November.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Electronics, apparel stolen from Augusta home

An Augusta woman lost more than $6,300 in electronics and apparel in a home burglary Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunglasses stolen from Augusta Mall store

Three people stole more than $1,000 worth of sunglasses from an Augusta Mall business Saturday.
By Travis Highfield

Atlanta university students research civil rights deaths

Professors at Emory University hope the three cases are just the start of an effort to uncover and understand deaths tied to race during the civil-rights era.
By Kathleen Foody

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

GBI proposals won't speed local investigations, coroners say

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is asking the Legislature to raise salaries for medical examiners at its state morgue near Atlanta and to boost the facility's capacity. Augusta-area coroners ...
By Travis Highfield

Car wash has $700 in change stolen

Police are seeking a man with heavy pockets who stole $700 in change from an Augusta car wash.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Prison worker accused of smuggling contraband

An Augusta State Medical Prison employee is facing charges after police said she accepted a fraudulent credit card in exchange for bringing contraband to prisoners.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek burglary suspect

Police are asking for assistance in their search for a burglary suspect.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Driver sought after truck crashes into drugstore

Authorities are looking for a man who crashed his truck into the front door of the Wal­greens drug store at Furys Ferry and Evans to Locks roads Friday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Man dressed as woman steals steaks

A man dressed as a female allegedly stole $45 worth of meat Thursday from an Augusta business.
By Doug Stutsman

Hit-and-run cases difficult to solve

A small bag of car parts sit on Sgt. Danny Whitehead's desk in a brown evidence bag. That and tire marks are the only things a motorist left behind after he struck and killed a Asheville, N.C., ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

MLK estate drops suit against King Center over licensing

ATLANTA - With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues ...
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Redbox machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo

Red Box machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo on Tobacco Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond Sheriff releases promotional video

A five-minute recruitment video is the latest component of Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree's effort to reduce turnover and attract quality officers to Georgia's largest full-service ...
By Susan McCord

76-year-old Augusta woman has bottle thrown at car

An elderly female had a bottle thrown at her vehicle Wednesday after telling two young men to stop littering.
By Doug Stutsman

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 128 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.

Petition urges new trial for Dean

More than 25,000 people have signed an online petition urging District Attorney Ashley Wright to grant a new trial to the former Co­lumbia County Commissioner Scott Dean.
By Valerie Rowell
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Subcommittee finalizes plan for city septic tank fee

A city subcommittee on Friday finalized plans to impose a mandatory monthly fee of $14 for three years on approximately 3,500 landowners still using septic tanks when a city sewer line is located ...
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