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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Woman, 94, dies from March traffic injury

An elderly woman who crashed her car into a home last month died earlier this week, Coroner Mark Bowen confirmed Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

River Glen homicide victim named

Coroner Mark Bowen has identified a man who died at Riven Glen apartments Tuesday after what police said appeared to have been a beating.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Augusta man arrested for assault, burglary

An Augusta man is in custody on charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and burglary in the first degree.
By Doug Stutsman

Man killed in hit-and-run identified

Police said Charles S. Grimm, 58, was hit by two vehicles about 9 p.m. Thursday as he walked near Wrightsboro Road and McDaniel Drive.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

iPad thefts believed to be part of crime ring

Men caught on video stealing iPads from a Paulding County Wal-Mart could be part of crime ring.

Deputy hospitalized after morning crash

An Aiken County deputy and another driver have been hospitalized after a collision Tuesday morning while the deputy was responding to a call, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta teen arrested, charged with felony murder

Two suspects are in custody after a man was found dead early Tuesday morning at River Glen Apartments, 201 East Telfair Street.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, April 20, 2015

2 ex-inmates accused of scam

PITTSBURGH - Two former Georgia state prison inmates have been jailed there on charges they scammed Pennsylvania residents into wiring $990 each.

House window broken by charred potato

A Hephzibah man says the front window of his home was broken by a potato.
By Doug Stutsman

Women sought for theft, battery

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects accused of concealing clothes and assaulting Augusta Mall employees.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspects sought in attempted armed robbery

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men in an attempted armed robbery Monday afternoon.
By Doug Stutsman

Woman sought after police find box of drugs

Aiken police are seeking a 25-year-old woman found with a box that contained 5 pounds of marijuana.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken teen charged in armed robbery

An Aiken teen charged with the armed robbery of an Aiken business told police he was forced to commit the crime.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

3 women bound, robbed

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking two men who entered an Augusta home, bound three women and left with cash and personal items.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Con job at law firm to end criminal career

To put it in the words of the man who had trusted him like a brother, Richard Lee Owen is a really good con artist, one who honed his criminal skills for 45 years.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 17, 2015

Final suspect in chop shop operation pleads guilty

Kyle E. Palmer, 22, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to operating a chop shop and theft. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly accepted the plea negotiation and imposed a sentence of two years in ...

One injured Friday in gas station shooting

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting Friday afternoon at an Augusta convenience store.
By Doug Stutsman

Parole board rescinds plan to free rapist in letter to DA

Charles Ivey Jr., 54, was slated for parole after serving 20 years of a 30-year prison term imposed in December 1996 for aggravated assault, burglary, rape and aggravated sodomy in connection with ...
By Sandy Hodson

Animal Rescue owner cited, stripped of license

The owner of an Evans animal rescue group was sentenced Wednesday after being cited for not caring for animals properly and was stripped of her license.
By Valerie Rowell

Police seek armed robbery suspect

Byron Danta Harris, 22, is facing charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, theft by receiving and hit and run.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 13-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 13-20.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 92 assaults, two of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults, 20, occurred on April 4, but the fewest, seven, occurred the next day on Easter Sunday.

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

Marcus Andre Coleman, 21, of Aiken, malice murder, two counts felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime

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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