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Officials investigate liquor store robbery

Police were investigating a robbery that occurred at an Augusta business on Saturday.

The incident at H&S Wine and Spirits on Wrightsboro Road occurred just after 3:30 p.m. when a man entered the store and placed a note on a counter demanding that a worker put money in a bag, a sheriff's report states.

Man is arrested for fighting with student


A 20-year-old Augusta man has been arrested and accused of fighting a student at a Richmond County high school Friday.

Shamiar Dixon, of the 1400 block of Ridgewood Drive, was charged with criminal trespass, disruption of public schools, simple battery and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to jail records.

According to a sheriff's office report, Mr. Dixon entered the Academy of Richmond County about 10 a.m. and attempted to withdraw a 19-year-old female student from class. School staff called the student's mother, who said she didn't give anyone permission to remove her daughter.

Mr. Dixon was told to leave, but the report says he went to the student's classroom, chased her to a parking lot, then punched her in the face, pulled her hair and knocked her to the ground.

Police say they arrested Mr. Dixon across the road from the school.

Officers investigate man's death at home

Richmond County police were investigating a death Saturday at an Augusta home, according to a sheriff's dispatcher.

The dispatcher said police were investigating the death of a man who had a fatal injury to the head. Billy Daugherty, who lives across the street from the home where police vehicles were parked Saturday afternoon, said officers first arrived about 9:30 p.m. Friday. He said an officer told him there didn't appear to be any forced entry. Mr. Daugherty said an elderly man and his wife lived at the home.

Suspect in homicide surrenders to police

The 19-year-old man wanted in Richmond County's first homicide of the year turned himself in to authorities Saturday, according to jail personnel.

Mychael Faulks has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.