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Ex-boyfriend wanted in shooting, beating

 

An Augusta man is on the run after police say he beat his ex-girlfriend and shot at her new lover Tuesday night.

Lizzie Dukes was in her Richmond Hill Road home with her children and her boyfriend, Nathan Patterson, when Charles Warney, 24, began beating on the front door, according to Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Calvin Chew.

Angry that they wouldn't let him inside, Warney broke through a window , Chew said. They ran from the home and were shot at by Warney, Chew said. Police have not located Patterson and do not know whether he was injured by the gunshots.

They are still looking for Warney, Chew said.

Two facing multiple charges of burglary

Authorities say they believe last week's arrest of two men will halt a crime spree in Richmond and Columbia counties.

Jeremy Thomas Heard of Grovetown and Harris Adam Flesner of Augusta, both 25, are facing numerous burglary charges after break-ins of homes in the National Hills area, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Investigator Alton Creech.

In Columbia County, Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said the two have been charged in breaking into four homes and three cars.

Greenbrier teacher gets stitches after tripping

A Greenbrier Elementary School teacher received medical attention Wednesday after dealing with a pupil who became out of control, according to a school official.

The second-grade teacher received stitches after she tripped and fell while attempting to handle the situation, said Columbia County School Deputy Superintendant Sandra Carraway.

"It was reported to me that she had stitches from the fall not from anything the child did to her," Carraway said.

Grand jury indicts woman of murder in stabbing

An Augusta woman accused of stabbing another woman to death in December has been indicted by a Richmond County grand jury on murder charges.

Courtney Smith, 18, also was charged with possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, the Tuesday indictment said.

Smith is accused of stabbing 21-year-old Melissa House in a two-year argument over a man, authorities said.

Three men face multiple charges in May killing

The Richmond County grand jury has indicted three men in the May fatal shooting of Tremayne Marks Cobb.

Joseph Ty're Downs, 18, Jonathan Devar Harrell, 20, and Nicholas Nathaniel Johnson, 20, each face charges of malice and felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts off possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the Tuesday indictment.

Cobb was killed at the Econo Lodge on Gordon Highway on May 16.

Man dies of injuries from North Augusta collision

An Augusta man has died from injuries he received in a North Augusta crash last week.

Ray Carr, 65, was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at University Hospital from a head injury, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

On Feb. 26, Carr was driving his 1989 Oldsmobile north on Jefferson Davis Highway when it was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet truck that was attempting to cross over the northbound lane into the Riverfront Antique Mall parking lot.

Investigators believe the driver of the truck failed to yield.

Police investigate death of Lincolnton man, 82

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a Lincolnton man.

Dock Dozier Jr., 82, of the 100 block of Creek Hill Drive, was found dead at his residence Feb. 22, according to Gary Nicholson, special-agent-in-charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Office in Thomson. An autopsy was performed but the cause of death has not been determined, authorities said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Lincolnton Police Department in the investigation, Nicholson said.

Martinez man sentenced to 18 years in prison

A U.S. District Court judge has sentenced a Martinez man to more than 18 years in prison on drug- and firearm-related charges.

On Tuesday, Antonio Marcellus Johnson, 29, received 220 months imprisonment for crack cocaine trafficking, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking and possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon. His prison term will be followed by five years of supervised release, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice's Southern District of Georgia.