Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Court hears Vein Guys dispute

ATLANTA - A years-long dispute between the widows of two Augusta-area doctors over ownership of the Vein Guys practice they shared made its way to the Georgia Supreme Court.
By Walter C. Jones

Martinez man arrested in trespassing, fleeing event

A Martinez man was arrested for driving under the influence and attempting to elude Grovetown sheriff's deputies.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken man arrested in Dollar General robbery

Aiken County authorities have arrested a man accused of robbing a dollar store and attacking two clerks.
By Travis Highfield

Ga. cop gives 'eating while driving' ticket

ATLANTA - Madison Turner told Atlanta's Channel 2 Action News he had no idea he could be ticketed after Cobb, Ga., police pulled him over last week for eating while driving.

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Woman, child flee during attempted burglary

An Augusta woman and her child fled their home Sunday evening as burglars allegedly entered their residence.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect sought after ransacking home

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect accused of stealing a computer and television from an Augusta home.
By Doug Stutsman

Crime rate declined in 2014

Crime in Richmond County has declined sharply over the last two years, possibly due to shifts in policing tactics, officials say.
By Travis Highfield

Man arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails

Gerald Snodgrass was arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails at a Grovetown home. Snodgrass is charged with first-degree damage to property and criminal attempt to murder.
By Doug Stutsman

Teen charged in Aiken holdup attempt

A teen is facing charges after a shooting and attempted robbery at an Aiken store Sunday night.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

SC bill would change magistrate selection

COLUMBIA - An effort to strip South Carolina's state senators of their power to choose county magistrates is drawing opposition from some who say the current system works.
By Sarita Chourey

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

1 injured in Beech Island shooting

One person was hospitalized early Saturday after a shooting in Beech Island, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

1993 slaying of woman remains unsolved

Mary Fields' body was found wrapped in her comforter and two trash bags in a makeshift grave off of a dirt road in the woods near Montmorenci.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Guns, car seized in Aiken County shooting

A car and two firearms were seized at the scene of a shooting that hospitalized one person in Belvedere on Saturday afternoon, authorities say.
By Travis Highfield

Aiken County I-20 accident

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting an accident with injuries on Interstate 20 near the Palmetto Parkway junction in Aiken County.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Ga. man appeals conviction for killing outside preschool

ATLANTA - The defense for a man convicted in a killing outside an Atlanta area preschool was undercut by the testimony of a woman who was later found to be lying, and his conviction should be ...

1 injured in North Augusta shooting

One person was hospitalized following a shooting on Dundee Drive in North Augusta Saturday afternoon, deputies said.
By Travis Highfield

Death investigations are an emotional challenge

Area coroners say death investigations are among the most emotionally taxing things a person can do. However, the desire to help others through difficult times keeps them going.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Jury being called in Aiken officer's death

About 170 Aiken County residents could be called for jury duty this month in the trial of the man accused of killing Aiken Public Safety Officer Scotty Richard­son in 2011.
By Sandy Hodson

Bullets found in Monte Sano pupil book bag

A Monte Sano Elementary School parent found bullets in a plastic bag while checking her son's book bag Thursday.
By Doug Stutsman

Toxicology report for fatal June accident

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirmed Friday that toxicology reports showed that the tractor-trailer driver of a June fatal accident had been drinking.
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 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes during the week included 69 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault.

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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