Murder suspect freed in error still sought

A Waynesboro murder suspect remains on the run after being accidentally released last month from the Richmond County jail.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

1997 death on Laney-Walker roadside remains mystery

No one knows who left Delphine Brown to die on the side of Laney-Walker Boulevard in July 1997. Investigators aren't even sure how she got there.
By Travis Highfield

6 cars damaged in Augusta subdivision

At least six cars in one Augusta neighborhood were damaged by what deputies believe to be BB guns.
By Travis Highfield

Tips can help Augusta-area shoppers prevent thefts, police say

Local law enforcement agencies are advising holiday shoppers to beware the naughty if they plan to buy something nice this season, one of the worst times of the year for thefts from vehicles.
By Travis Highfield

Ga. police seek man wanted in death of infant, sought for attempted homicide

Police in Georgia are searching for a man accused in the beating death of an infant.

Ex-boxing champion O'Neil Bell fatally shot, Atlanta police say

Police say a former boxing champion has been shot to death during a robbery in Atlanta.

Woman kills would-be robber

A woman shot and killed a man who tried to rob her Wednesday when she showed up at a meeting to buy a car that had been advertised on Craigslist.

SLED denies request for 911 call in fatal shooting

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says it won't turn over the 911 call made prior to a fatal officer-involved shooting in Aiken, citing a pending investigation.
By Travis Highfield

Mom charged after kicking teen out of home

An Augusta mother is facing charges for kicking her 14-year-old daughter out of her home for laughing at her during an argument.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

McDuffie slaying suspect caught

The woman wanted in the slaying of her father in Dearing on Tuesday night has been apprehended.
By Donna Stillinger

Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Columbia County teacher accused of sexual assault on student

A Columbia County high school teacher is facing sexual assault charges after confessing to having a sexual relationship with one of his students, officials say.
By Steve Crawford

Killing of 82-year-old at mobile home unsolved

The slaying of an 82-year-old great-grandfather remains unsolved after more than a decade, but police suspect it was the result of a robbery. 
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Former Augusta area residents victimized by fraud in real estate transfer

In a new twist on identity theft, someone made off with nearly a quarter million dollars Don and Abby Evans were due from the sale of their former West Lake home.
By Sandy Hodson

Man accused of shooting same victim second time denied bond

Rodney Reese, 25, and J'quez Washington, 22, both requested bond in Richmond County Superior Court on charges of aggravated assault and weapon violations.
By Sandy Hodson

Three Augusta men plead not guilty to murder charge in fatal shooting

Brandon L. Jackson, 21, Marcellus L. Nipple, 24, and Antonio B. Rivers, 26, were arraigned on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and weapon violations in the Aug. 5 death of Carlton Deon ...

Ga. child taped in car, woman charged

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A woman has been arrested after authorities say her 16-month-old child was found bound with cellophane and packing tape in the back of her car.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Man shot on Ellis Street

Richmond County sheriff's deputies have detained a suspect and are searching for another in connection to a Thursday night shooting in Augusta's historic Harrisburg community.

Man sentenced to 20 years after molestation plea

Keenan J. Mosely, who was caught molesting a 10-year-old girl, pleaded guilty but mentally ill in Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Man takes plea after third shooting arrest

An Augusta man recently indicted on charges that he was involved in a third shooting was convicted Thursday on reduced charges.
By Sandy Hodson

Aiken man hit more than once by police gunfire

An autopsy on a man killed in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night shows he died from "multiple gunshot wounds," Aiken County Coroner Tim Carl­ton said. 
By Travis Highfield

Fake Ga. cable workers steal meds

CUMMING, Ga. - Authorities in Forsyth County are warning residents of a group of men posing as cable workers to gain access to homes to steal prescription medications.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Aiken cop in fatal shooting

About 8:38 p.m., Aiken County deputies responded to a home on Pine Drive in reference to a domestic dispute involving a man and a woman, Capt. Nick Gallam said.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta convenience store robbed Tuesday

Deputies say two armed men robbed an Augusta convenience store Tuesday evening, stealing at least $100.
By Travis Highfield

Former officer's trial postponed

Jack Swerling, the attorney for Justin Craven, confirmed the move to Edgefield County's next term of court Wednesday, attributing it to a normal flow of court cases and nothing related ...
By Mike Rosier

Woman conned into buying fake gift card

A 64-year-old Alabama woman told police she was tricked out of $200 by a man she met at an Augusta ATM.

Con man faces UGA kidnap charge

ATHENS, Ga. - A man who got out of prison last year after swindling $10,000 from an elderly retired University of Georgia professor was arrested again early Tuesday on charges of kidnapping a student.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Teacher arrested for sex with student

A 37-year-old Thomson High School teacher is facing charges after an investigation into sexual conduct with a student.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police arrest after finding marijuana plant

According to an incident report, the 3 1/2- foot plant was growing in a planter in the garden.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man facing aggravated assault charges

John Dazal Drayton, 26, was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday on two counts of aggravated assault.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Rape victim's suit against hospital back on

The Georgia Supreme Court has denied a request by Select Specialty Hospital to further appeal the rights of an Augusta woman to sue the hospital where she was raped by a nursing assistant.
By Sandy Hodson

Search: Georgia sex offender map

Search the map for sex offenders registered in Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren and Washington counties.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Richmond County.  Updated Jul. 17, 2015.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Nov. 16-23
Kelly Gissendaner

Witnesses, visitors recount Gissendaner's final moments

Kelly Gis­sen­daner sobbed, then apologized and described her husband, Doug Gissandaner, as “an amazing man.” And then she sang Amazing Grace until she died at 12:21 a.m., according to witnesses.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 82 assaults, four of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 17, occurred on Nov. 11. There were also four robberies, and one car jacking.

3 arrested in July armed robbery

North Augusta Public Safety officers have arrested three people who they say robbed a Taco Bell last month.
By Travis Highfield
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