Defendant in gang battle case pleads guilty

Jordan J. Lovett, 19, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges that included aggravated assault, unlawful gang activity and property damage.
By Sandy Hodson

Newbegin beaten, drowned according to coroner's office

The Richmond County Coroner's Office confirmed Wednesday evening that Emily Anne Newbegin died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma and drowning.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect breaks police car window

Police said a Waynesboro, Ga., man kicked out a patrol cruiser window while being arrested for driving under the influence on Tuesday.

Former dentist will remain in prison for two murders

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall dismissed Barton Corbin's petition for habeas corpus, finding Corbin missed a one-year deadline to file the petition.
By Sandy Hodson

North Augusta man accused of sex offense back in custody after fleeing

On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps ruled Russell Benjamin will be incarcerated until the criminal case against him is disposed of, and that Benjamin must forfeit his $20,000 bond in its entirety.
By Sandy Hodson and Bianca Cain Johnson

Tour takes patrons back more than 200 years in history

Fourteen churches throughout downtown Augusta will open their doors Sunday to share their individual and collective histories and demonstrate the impact the faith community has had on the city during its more than 200-year history.

Army officer sentenced for child porn

Second Lt. Cory Griffis, 23, pleaded guilty this year in U.S. District Court. On Wednesday, he apologized for being involved in child pornography.
By Sandy Hodson

North Augusta fugitive captured

A North Augusta man arrested in an FBI sting earlier this year was re-arrested this morning after multiple agencies searched the woods off Interstate 20 in South Carolina for several hours.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Child exploitation suspect wanted after failure to appear

Several law enforcement agencies are seeking a man who failed to show for a court appearance to answer a charge of attempted online enticement of a minor.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Missing teen's body found, police say death 'suspicious'

Nicholas Charles Dunn, 18, missing since Friday, was found in the woods behind Cross Creek High School, according to a statement from Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Woman robbed in mall parking lot

Police are seeking a man who robbed an Augusta woman in her car at the Augusta Mall on Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Oct. 15-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 15-20.

Columbia County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Columbia County. Updated Aug 8, 2014.

No internal steroid investigation, police say

Despite social media posts about deputy steroid abuse, Richmond County sheriff's officials said there will not be an investigation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 164 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes included 84 assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 17, occurred on Oct. 17 and again on Oct. 18.   

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