Trial of man charged in son's hot SUV death will be moved

MARIETTA, Ga. - The trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die will be moved, the judge said Monday, granting a defense request to hold it elsewhere because pretrial publicity has caused potential jurors to form strong opinions about the case.
By Kate Brumback

Cooney Circle suspicious death victim named

A woman found dead in her residence on Cooney Circle Saturday was identified Sunday morning as Camillia Tubman-Jackson, 27.

Woman's 1994 slaying unsolved

Karen Elizabeth Williams, 38, was found stabbed to death in the back seat of a car at Daniel Village shopping center in 1994.
By Doug Stutsman

Columbia County shooting suspect search continues

Columbia County sheriff's deputies said this morning they continue to search for suspects after a burglary report in which shots were fired Friday night on Old Petersburg Road.

3 suspects sought after Columbia County shooting

Columbia County police were searching for three suspects Friday night after a shooting at Old Petersburg and Baston roads.

VA workers testify about orders

In the fourth day of Cathedral Henderson's trial in U.S. District Court on 50 counts of making false statements, Tara Holliday told the jury that Meribeth Bredehoft, then chief of health administrative services, gave her a list of names and told her to close out the consults.
By Sandy Hodson

Bicycle accident kills Burke teen

A teenager was killed Wednesday night in a bicycle accident in Burke County.
By Doug Stutsman

Mayor's claims prompt investigation

According to Mayor Gary Jones, agents with the FBI and the Department of the Treasury arrived at Grovetown City Hall around 9 a.m. Wednesday and began an investigation that included interviews with roughly 90 percent of the city's employees.
By Abbigail Lennon

Community unites in prayer after ex-principal's arrest

The prayer was sponsored by the school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a way to unite the community after the arrest of former principal Joel Mitchell just days before graduation.
By Jonathan Vickery

VA official cites call to cleanup 'major problem' with consults

The government rested its case against Cathedral Henderson, who has pleaded not guilty to 50 counts of making false statements.
By Tom Corwin

Man sought in Evans parking lot attack

Columbia County authorities are trying to find the man who last week reached into a vehicle window, grabbed its driver by the throat and threatened him outside an Evans Neighborhood Wal-Mart.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Augusta man to do prison time for domestic violence

Judge sentences Phillip Miles on Thursday to four years in prison, followed by one year on probation.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta man convicted of child molestation

The guilty verdict involving a 10-year-old girl means Antonio Gathers will spend the next 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole.
By Sandy Hodson

Evans middle pupils suspended over alcohol

Two Evans Middle School pupils were suspended after they attempted to bring alcohol to campus during the last week of classes.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Suspects make off with over $170,000 in equipment, vehicles

Richmond County Sheriff's deputies responded to Augusta Industrial Coating, 911 Hayes Drive, early Monday after an employee discovered the thefts.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Trial to begin Monday in Charlie Norwood VA medical care scandal

Cathedral Henderson has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. His attorney has previously stated that Henderson was following direct orders from his supervisor.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta man arrested facing drug charges

An Augusta man who tried to evade a police officer in a "known drug area" is facing drug charges.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek help in finding iPad thieves

Police are seeking the public's help finding a couple who took an iPad from a food court counter at the Augusta Mall.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Death of man found in Greene Street home called "suspicious"

According to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen, the body of a 31-year-old man was found inside a residence in the 300 block of Greene Street.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta woman pleads guilty to reduced charges in title pawn fraud

Chandler Parker Heath, 35, entered her plea in Richmond County Superior Court to theft by taking.
By Sandy Hodson

Masked burglars steal $2,000 from store

Police were called to Fast Gas, 2067 Olive Road, about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after the owner discovered his store had been burglarized overnight.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Teen charged in weekend shooting

Davante Parks was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Probe continues in fire that killed toddler

Fire officials said it could be a while before investigators determine the cause of a fire that resulted in the death of a toddler last week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Arrest in SC police department break-in

A Perry, S.C., man has been charged in a late April break-in at an Aiken County police department.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fort Gordon sergeant arrested; runaway found in closet

A 31-year-old Army sergeant has been arrested after police discovered a 14-year-old runaway hidden in his closet.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Child molestation trial underway

Antonio Gathers, 30, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges of aggravated child molestation and child molestation.
By Sandy Hodson

Authorities not sure whether Cooney Circle shootings are related

A shooting was reported on Cooney Circle nearly 12 hours before a 29-year-old man was found dead of a gunshot wound behind an apartment complex Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Shooting reported on Massoit Court

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking two men who they say wounded an Augusta man in a drive-by shooting Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ministry puts spotlight on education's impact

Dr. Angela Pringle sent a clear message Sunday to dozens of Richmond County students, teachers and parents: "Graduate."
By Doug Stutsman

Mystery of woman found dead inside trunk

On Aug. 9, 1976, a Beech Island woman's beaten and badly decomposed body was discovered by Augusta police in the trunk of her car at Daniel Village Shopping Center
By Doug Stutsman

Cash caught in solicitor's paperwork

Nearly $1.42 million that should be in Augusta city coffers or back in the pockets of people who posted cash bonds is sitting untouched in a bank account, some of it for years, because of a backup ...
By Sandy Hodson

UPDATED: Sex Offender Search

Search for sex offenders living within 0.5 - 5 miles from addresses in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties. (updated 5/12/16)

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center May 23-27.

Weekly crime map, database

Browse the weekly map of crimes as reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office or search the database of all crime reports. You can search by date range, or by entering all or any part of an emergency response area, address or type of crime.

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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