Two Augusta women attacked outside of home on Cooney Circle



Two Augusta women were assaulted Wednesday outside a home in Richmond County.

At 3:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 1800 block of Cooney Circle where the victims said they were standing outside when a tan sport utility vehicle drove onto the curb and almost struck the women, according to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The victims say five males and four females exited the vehicle and the men began attacking one of the victims. The other victim was struck in the face while attempting to break up the altercation, the report said.

Deputies observed marks on both victims and are searching for the SUV.