Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

20-year-old in custody after shooting incident in Richmond County

A 20-year-old suspect is in custody following a shooting incident that injured one person Friday in Richmond County. 
By Doug Stutsman

Still no arrest in fatal hit-and-run

Devontae Sims and Zykeith Harris, both 14, were crossing Gordon Highway around midnight April 12 when they were hit by vehicles that didn't stop.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deputy suffers concussion in scuffle

Officers spent more than an hour searching for a suspect after a deputy was struck in the head and suffered a minor concussion.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Details in church shooting released

Suspect in killing of Marvin United Methodist Church member arrested in Jacksonville, Fla.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Valerie Rowell

Bus burns in Augusta Exchange

A charter bus was burnt beyond repair after shrubbery in a Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway parking lot caught fire.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Shooting suspect has criminal history

A Jacksonville man suspected in Thursday night's fatal shooting at a Martinez church has a criminal history in his Florida hometown.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Suspect caught in Martinez church shooting

A suspect has been captured in Florida after a man was fatally shot and his wife injured Thursday night outside a Martinez church.
By Doug Stutsman

Defense asks evidence be suppressed in triple-homicide

Because of an illegal search," all evidence collected in the days that followed should be suppressed at Ryan Jones' impending death penalty trial, lead defense attorney Ryan Swingle said Thursday.
By Tracey McManus

Man robbed outside skate park

Richmond County deputies are searching for a male suspect accused of “robbing a man by force” Wednesday outside a local business.
By Doug Stutsman

False police reports rare in Augusta

Police expect some embellishment when investigating a crime, but records show that false reports of a missing mountain lion in Aiken and a child abduction in Augusta this week are rare occurrences.
By Wesley Brown

SC announces drunken driving crackdown

South Carolina police agencies plan to crack down on drunken driving through the Labor Day weekend and hope social media will spread the word with younger drivers.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

North Augusta man facing drug charge

A North Augusta man is facing drug and obstruction charges after he tried to flee from custody Wednesday, police said
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Lottery ticket thief sought

Police are seeking a man suspected of stealing nearly 400 lottery tickets during a burglary Wednesday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

SC man facing bigamy charges

NEWBERRY, S.C. - A Newberry man has been charged with bigamy after officials discovered he has married four times since 1988 without divorcing any of the women.

Mother faces murder charge

Mary Katherine Smith, 39, of Hephzibah, was jailed July 31 after her 2-year-old son, Mason, was hospitalized; he died Aug. 3.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

SC judge accepted sexual favors

An Abbeville County judge who admitted accepting sex acts has received one final scolding.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Hancock County officials to lease office space from local college after courthouse fire

Hancock County officials will soon have temporary office space after the county's historic courthouse was gutted by fire earlier this week. 
By Donna Stillinger

Man gets probation in robbery

A man accused of robbing and pistol whipping a Surrey Center restaurant owner was sentenced to a probation term Wednesday. Melvin E. Jackson, 34, entered an Alford plea to the reduced charge of ...
By Sandy Hodson

Ex-deputy sentenced to prison

A former Richmond County sheriff's deputy who gathered and sold the personal identity of people he encountered on the job was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday.
By Sandy Hodson

Bond request denied in Augusta homicide case

Dequan Blake, 18, has been held without bond since his arrest in the March 6 shooting death of 18-year-old Montravious McNair.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Aug. 11-18

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Aug. 11-18. 

Columbia County registered sex offenders

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

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes for the past week included 102 assaults, four of which was classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 22, occurred Aug. 17.

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Commission to discuss Jackson replacement Monday

Mayor Pro tem Corey Johnson requested the issue be addressed at Monday's called commission meeting at 11:30 a.m., according to clerk Lena Bonner.
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