Man breaks into apartment while fleeing from police

A 20-year-old Augusta man is charged with breaking into a woman's apartment Wednesday afternoon while fleeing from police.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Arrests didn't close case in 1982 Aiken slaying

Aiken police were certain they could close the unsolved 1982 slaying of Linda Bradberry when they arrested five men, including her husband, for the supposed "murder for hire." But the men were eventually let go.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

AC units stolen from Gordon Highway property

Deputies responded to 1650 Gordon Highway, where an employee of Diversified Properties said two outdoor units had been removed from the property.
By Doug Stutsman

Man arrested in Waffle House robbery

Jamarion Raheem Bell, 24, of Aiken, was booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during commission of a crime.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Peebles will join new marshal's office

Richmond County Marshal-elect Ramone Lamkin confirmed that sheriff's Maj. Scott Peebles will be joining him in January when he assumes the job.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Autopsy shows woman hit by vehicle died of blunt trauma

An autopsy on a woman killed after being hit by a vehicle allegedly driven by her husband earlier this month showed she died from blunt impact injuries to the torso.

Registered sex offender granted bond on new rape charge

At a bond hearing in Richmond County Superior Court, Senior Judge Albert M. Pickett set a $50,000 bond for Fritz L. Wedgeworth.
By Sandy Hodson

Boy reports man stole sneakers, then tried to sell them on Facebook

According to an incident report, the child told police he was at his apartment complex's swimming pool on Caldwell Road about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when an adult neighbor pointed a gun at him and demanded he hand over his shoes and everything in his pockets.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

168 agencies to get body camera funds

COLUMBIA - More than 160 law enforcement agencies across South Carolina will split the $5.8 million legislators provided for police body cameras, their maintenance and video storage.
By Seanna Adcox

Augusta man sentenced to jail for not cleaning property

Officials have deemed the property a dangerous breeding ground for mosquitoes.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Woman pleads guilty to role in Jamaica-based lottery fraud scheme

Vania Lee Allen, 30, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Augusta on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and false impersonation of an U.S. employee.
By Sandy Hodson

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 June 13-20.

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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Trinity on the Hill holds annual God and Country Celebration
On Sunday, Sgt. Jim Dover - along with 25 other World War II veterans - were recognized for their service at the annual God and Country Celebration at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church.
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