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Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Tracks lead cops to suspect

Tracks from a stolen four-wheeler led police to a suspect's home on Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Paine coach arrested on drug charge

Paine College women's track and field coach Marquita Lynn Carter was arrested late Thursday on a drug charge in Greene County, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Man, 21, faces armed robbery, possession charges

An Augusta man is in jail after police said he fled officers in a stolen car after robbing a man at gunpoint at a Walton Way ATM on Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Warrenville man found safe

A 20-year-old Warrenville man who was reported missing by a close friend last month was located Friday, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Augusta mom charged with deprivation of minor

Jamila Desrai Maston, of Augusta, was charged with deprivation of a minor after leaving her son unattended for more than two hours after he got off the school bus.
By Doug Stutsman

Police say teen stole jewelry, other items

A 17-year-old is in custody after police say he burglarized a home Tuesday in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

District attorney complains to judge about death penalty case attorneys

Kelvin Johnson, 29, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to murder and other charges in the Aug. 26, 2009, slaying of 69-year-old Martha Greene.
By Sandy Hodson

Aiken man wanted in connection with home invasion

Aiken Public Safety investigators are searching for an Aiken man wanted on charges of first degree burglary, kidnapping, strong armed robbery and first degree assault.
By Doug Stutsman

Police asking for help finding missing man

Martine Aguilar, 20, was last seen in the Clearwater area on July 28. He was reported missing by a close friend exactly one month later.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Detention center barber faces charges

An Augusta YDC barber has been charged with soliciting a youth at the facility.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Robbery suspect surrenders

A suspect in the armed robbery of a Bath gas station has turned himself in, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Woman robbed at CVS

Deputies are searching for a black male accused of robbing a 29-year-old female Tuesday on Walton Way.
By Doug Stutsman

Labor Day weekend busy for state rangers

The Labor Day weekend was busier than officials hoped, with the three-day holiday period yielding four drowning deaths, nine boating incidents and 17 boating-under-the-influence (BUI) arrests ...
By Wesley Brown

Woman accused of forgery

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a white female accused of forgery. 
By Doug Stutsman

North Augusta Public Safety Officer transferred

Officials confirmed Wednesday that North Augusta Public Safety Officer Justin Craven has been transferred to the records division after fatally shooting a man in February.
By Doug Stutsman

Old scam in new package surfaces in North Augusta

North Augusta Public Safety is warning citizens of a new money scam. On Wednesday, a victim was mailed a notice asking to pay a small amount to an executive office in exchange for entry into their ...
By Doug Stutsman

Murder indictment returned in homicide

Daniell F. Simmons, 27, was named in the indictment which charges him with murder in the May 28 fatal shooting of 22-year-old Curtis Lemon Carter.

Gun rights group sues Sheriff Roundtree

The suit by GeorgiaCarry.org seeks an injunction to prohibit the sheriff's office from requiring a 10-day waiting period before a dealer can sell a used gun.
By Sandy Hodson

Judges violated code of conduct, commission says

The Council of State Court Judges of Georgia crossed ethical boundaries when it filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the pending appeals of the civil lawsuits against Sentinel Offender Services.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup

COLUMBIA - A 16-year-old in South Carolina sued the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday because the agency won't allow him to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup.
By Meg Kinnard

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Sept. 1-8

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 1-8. 

Columbia County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Columbia County. Updated Aug 8, 2014.

Ex-SC football player Harold Green II faces charges of sexual assaults on five female high school students

COLUMBIA - Former South Carolina and NFL running back Harold Green II has been arrested on charges of assaulting five female high school students.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes included 87 assaults, four of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults occurred on Sept. 7, with 20 assaults. There were also five robberies during the week.

4 jailed for throwing rocks off overpass

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Court records show that all four suspects have been apprehended after large rocks were dropped onto cars from a freeway overpass in Gainesville.

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DaVitte slaying suspect still in Florida

A month after the slaying of 55-year-old Bill DaVitte, suspect Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, remains in a Jacksonville, Fla., detention facility.
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