Trial of man charged in son's hot SUV death will be moved

MARIETTA, Ga. - The trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die will be moved, the judge said Monday, granting a defense request to hold it elsewhere because pretrial publicity has caused potential jurors to form strong opinions about the case.
By Kate Brumback

Sheriff's deputy moves into ministry

Jason Feemster is moving from enforcing man's laws to teaching young people about God's laws when he leaves the Aiken County Sheriff's Office this month to become children and youth pastor at Clearwater First Baptist Church.
By James Folker

3 sought in death investigation

Investigators are seeking three people for questioning in an April death investigation involving a 22-year-old woman.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man finds car on cement blocks missing tires at Augusta Mall

The victim, 37, called police about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after he found his 2011 Dodge Charger missing its driver-side tires and wheels and sitting on concrete blocks in the Sears parking lot.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sheriff's office begins gun initiative

Starting Thursday the Richmond County Sheriff's Office begins an initiative to remove 500 illegal guns from the streets of Augusta.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta woman died in Richmond County jail of infection

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen reported Debra Leverette, 50, died of peritonitis.
By Sandy Hodson

Second man suspected in club shooting

A second man has been charged in connection with a shooting at a downtown club last month. Niatavius Diquyll Green, 23, was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday on two counts of aggravated assault and a count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Private probation firms collect millions

The number of people on probation sentences in Georgia helped generate $10 million for private probation companies in a single quarter, with the one handling cases in Richmond County leading the way.
By Sandy Hodson

Crash kills Augusta man

An Augusta area man died Monday evening after being partly ejected during a rollover crash on Old Waynesboro Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Harlem pedestrian hit, killed

A 26-year-old Harlem woman died after being hit by a car while walking across Gordon Highway in Columbia County on Sunday evening.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Inmate who died in Augusta jail identified

An inmate who died at the Richmond County jail on Sunday has been identified as Debra Leverette, who had been in jail since March 30.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 25-May 2.

Weekly 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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