Flags stolen from Confederate graves

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A city police report describes the theft of 70 flags from the graves of Confederate veterans at Oak Grove Cemetery as theft of property.
By Terry Dickson

19 plea not guilty in Irish Traveler case

COLUMBIA -- Nineteen of 22 people indicted in the federal case involving Irish Travelers and Murphy Village entered not guilty pleas Tuesday and received $25,000 unsecured bonds.
By James Folker

Murder charge in Burke baby death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged a man with murder after the death of an infant in Waynesboro.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Body found on Woodard Avenue

Police are investigating after a man was found dead on Woodard Avenue this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged in Clemson party shooting

CENTRAL, S.C. - Authorities say a 21-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting someone during a fight at a party that may have had 1,000 people at an off-campus apartment complex near Clemson University.

Former Augusta owner of used car lot sentenced for role in tax fraud scheme

A former Augusta used car lot owner was sentenced to just over six years in prison Tuesday for his major role in a half-million-dollar tax fraud scheme.
By Sandy Hodson

Sheriff pleads no contest in shooting he called an accident

ATLANTA - An Atlanta-area sheriff who says he accidentally shot and injured a woman while they were practicing police tactics inside an empty model home pleaded no contest to a reckless-conduct charge Tuesday.
By Kate Brumback

Man accused of killing Florida priest attempts suicide again

Steven James Murray, the man accused of killing a Florida priest, attempted to hang himself Saturday at the Clayton County Jail, officials confirmed.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta mother's child cruelty trial begins

The trial began Monday for an Augusta woman accused of beating one child with a belt and encouraging two preschoolers to fight on camera.
By Sandy Hodson

Ex-deputy faces child cruelty charge

A Columbia County deputy was arrested Monday and charged with cruelty to children.
By Doug Stutsman

3 concealed woman's death, police say

Three people have been charged with concealing the death of an elderly Grovetown woman.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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Browse the latest 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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Woman convicted of child abuse caught on video
A jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday afternoon before finding an Augusta mother guilty of child abuse for ordering her two preschoolers in a physical battle and taking a belt to a 10-year-old.