Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Thursday, May 21, 2015

K-9s gather for bomb training

Explosives K-9 units from across the state came to Richmond County on Thursday to give their dogs training and their handlers training aid.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Bond granted to two suspects in sex sting operation

A judge agreed to set $30,000 bonds Thursday for two people arrested this week in a sting operation that targeted adults seeking sexual contact with minors.
By Sandy Hodson

Man sentenced for crash that paralyzed child

A man whose drunken driving left a child paralyzed was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Man charged in 2012 slaying

The police investigation into the slaying of a Wackenhut guard at SRS has been closed with an arrest after more than two years.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Suspect named in DC murders

WASHINGTON -- Firefighters called to a Washington mansion found the bodies of a wealthy executive, his wife, child and housekeepr.Now police have a suspect.
By Ben Nuckols

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Officer's gun charge advances to grand jury

Justin Craven, 26, was charged in April with felony discharging a firearm into a vehicle in the killing of Ernest Satterwhite, 68, after a grand jury decided to not indict him on voluntary ...
By Tracey McManus

Woman takes electronics, leaves them next door

Deputies are searching for a woman accused of stealing electronics from the Salvation Army and leaving them at a nearby business.
By Doug Stutsman

Autopsy results inconclusive in Aiken County suspicious death

Lauren McKinney, 28, was found in her Glendale Terrace Apartment around noon Tuesday.
By Doug Stutsman

Burglary suspects wanted for North Augusta break-ins

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is asking for help in locating a pair of burglary suspects.
By Doug Stutsman

Warrant for arrest canceled for teacher

A bench warrant has been canceled for former Burke County teacher Debra Tanksley.
By Doug Stutsman

Five accused of $1 million loan conspiracy

The indictment names Michelle Sullivan, Danny Terrell Jr., Sherelle Blount, Corney Michelle Garnett and Jamerson B. Turner and accuses them of conspiring to commit wire fraud.
By Sandy Hodson

3 men face charges in sex crimes relating to minors

In unrelated cases, three men are facing federal charges involving the sexual abuse of children.
By Sandy Hodson

Two arrested in burglary at Boost Mobile in Aiken

Two Aiken men have been arrested in connection with an early Wednesday burglary at Boost Mobile in Aiken
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Where do drug case drugs go?

Ten months out of the year the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will allow police agencies to bring 100 pounds of drugs to be destroyed in their gigantic incinerator.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

More tests after Aiken death

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said toxicology results are needed to determine a cause of death on a woman found dead in her apartment Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

You might hear booms Thursday

Bomb squad training on Thursday could produce loud booms throughout the day.

Augusta business robbed at gunpoint

Police are seeking a man who robbed a Deans Bridge Road business at gunpoint Wednesday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Part of murder statement may be inadmissible

Ezra Lay, 42, is scheduled to stand trial June 8 in Richmond County Superior Court where he has pleaded not guilty to murder.
By Sandy Hodson

Bond denied to defendants in sex sting operation

Each of the accused faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit child molestation as a result of Operation Mayday, a four-day joint undercover investigation.
By Sandy Hodson

Parolee pleads guilty to sexual texts to teen

John Willie Williams, 60, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to obscene internet contact with a child.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings May 18-26

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center May 18-26.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 267 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.

NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital.
By Michael Balsamo

Reward offered in 2 slayings

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering rewards in two unsolved Aiken County homicides this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

For the record

Indictments and marriage licenses in Richmond County

Suspects sought in Zales Jewelry theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in reference to a theft by shoplifting that occurred at Zales Jewelry Store in the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman
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