Flags stolen from Confederate graves

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A city police report describes the theft of 70 flags from the graves of Confederate veterans at Oak Grove Cemetery as theft of property.
By Terry Dickson

Murder Mystery: Newton's 2003 homicide remains unsolved

Police said Renardo Newton, known to friends as "Bam," was shot once in the back of the head, possibly execution-style.
By Doug Stutsman

Man selling CDs at Augusta Mall arrested

The man refused to leave to leave and told law enforcement that private property laws don't apply to him because he is part of "the people," a Richmond County police report said.
By Doug Stutsman

Thomson man fatally shot Saturday

Roosevelt Wendell Demmons, 32, was shot at CC's Car Wash/CDL Dollar Down Auto Sales on East Hill Street, Special Agent Pat Morgan of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
By Donna Branch Stillinger

Arraignment coming Tuesday in Irish Travelers case

A total of 22 people - 20 identified as Travelers and two from Augusta - face racketeering charges under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
By James Folker

Man fatally shot late Friday

Lawaun Jermaine Flournoy, 38, had been shot multiple times when authorities found him in the 1000 block of Dugas after responding to a call about 11:30 p.m.

Couple wanted in ammunition theft at Cabela's

On Aug. 18, a white male and woman are suspected of stealing 22 boxes of ammunition from Cabela's at 833 Cabela Drive.

Bond denied for trainer accused of raping client

James Herring, 36, has been in jail since July 19. A judge found that he posed a danger to the community and could be a flight risk.
By Sandy Hodson

3 charged after fight leads to stabbing

A 14-year-old and two women were charged after the fight Sunday at River Glen Apartments.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

3 arrested after drugs, guns found at home

Police discovered money, a stolen gun and marijuana after executing a search warrant at an April Drive home Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta man gets probation in cyclist's death

Judge J. David Roper found evidence that Christopher Provost committed only misdemeanor vehicular homicide when he struck 42-year-old Dennis Skillman on Mike Padgett Highway in 2013.
By Sandy Hodson

Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Man carrying dog steals two 30-packs of beer

A suspect, carrying a small dog, stole two 30-packs of beer Wednesday from an Augusta business.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man jumped, robbed by five men

An Augusta man was hospitalized after being jumped and robbed by a group of men, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Woman who stole from company gets 15 years

Not only did Angela D. Tal­king­ton, 53, steal from CSRA Health Services over an eight-year period, but she also didn't pay its payroll taxes, causing the company to incur fees and ...
By Sandy Hodson

Statements to police played at mother's murder trial

The video recordings of Mary "Katie" Smith's and Jeremy Kitchens' statements to an investigator were played for the jury Thursday in the trial of Smith, who is accused in the death of her ...
By Sandy Hodson

FBI seizes cars in Murphy Village

The FBI seized vehicles Thursday connected to this week's indictment of 20 Irish Travelers who live in Murphy Village, according to an FBI spokesman.

2 incidents reported at Greenbrier High

Columbia County deputies were called to Greenbrier High School at least twice Wednesday, once over marijuana and once over hair extensions.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Woman defecates outside Evans rehab office

Columbia County deputies were called to an Evans rehabilitation office after a woman defecated on the sidewalk by the building.

Evans pupil video investigated

An Evans Elementary School teacher's actions are under review after she recorded a video of a pupil and forwarded it to other teachers.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Grovetown officer fired for being under the influence on duty

A Grovetown police officer has been terminated for being under the influence of alcohol while on duty.
By Abbigail Lennon

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Court hears testimony about night of boy's fatal injury

Only two people could have inflicted the fatal injuries on 2-year-old Mason "Tucker" Smith - his mother, Mary "Katie" Smith or the man they were living with, Jeremy Kitchens, witness testimony has ...
By Sandy Hodson

Judge dismisses 2 jurors during murder trial

Wednesday was a strange day during Mary "Katie" Smith's murder trial. It started first thing in the morning when a juror was late for the second day in a row - after the judge had admonished all ...
By Sandy Hodson

Man gets 26 years for attacking wife, stepdaughter

A Richmond County Superior Court jury on Wednesday found Troy W. Deloatch, 50, guilty of aggravated assault, family violence battery and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.
By Sandy Hodson

2 arrested on drug trafficking charges

Rodriquez James Hall was arrested on charges of trafficking cocaine and heroin charges. Ronnie Connell Mickens Mickens was arrested on a charge of trafficking heroin.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Doctor takes stand as mother's murder trial begins

Dr. Mary Lynn Sheram couldn't say who harmed 2-year-old Mason "Tucker" Smith, but his severe brain injury was no accident, she testified Tuesday.
By Sandy Hodson

Trial starts for man accused of assaulting wife, stepdaughter

Troy W. Deloatch, 50, has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault, family violence battery and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.
By Sandy Hodson

Irish Travelers from Murphy Village indicted for racketeering, fraud

According to allegations in the indictment, the defendants operated out of Murphy Village near North Augusta and committed a number of fraudulent schemes in order to obtain life insurance ...
By James Folker

Pipe lasers stolen from Augusta construction site

A construction company is searching for answers after two pipe lasers were reported stolen.
By Doug Stutsman

Man charged with operating chop shop

Dion Devon Williams, 30, was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday on charges of operating a chop shop and theft by receiving stolen property.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Probe continues after Edgefield body found

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a truck of garbage picked up in South Carolina.

Three facing charges in auto break-in incidents

Martez Raheem Williams, 19, of Shamrock Drive; Quentin Lowell Fielding, 23, of Grand Boulevard; and Kitana Monique Long, 18, of Barton Drive, are facing five felony counts of entering an automobile.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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 Aug. 15-22.

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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