Service station bandit sought

Police are seeking a man who robbed an Olive Road service station this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta homicide suspect's statement admissible as evidence

At the conclusion of a hearing Wednesday in Richmond County Superior Court, Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. ruled the videotaped statement was legally obtained, freely given and is admissible as evidence.
By Sandy Hodson

For the record

Richmond County indictments and marriage licenses

Man flees traffic stop with child in car

A man is facing multiple charges stemming from an incident Saturday where he fled from a traffic stop while a small child was in the vehicle.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man who stole quarters wanted for questioning

According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the man was captured on surveillance video Sept. 19 prying open the coin vault at 25 Cent Car Wash, 3743 Peach Orchard Road, about 7 a.m. and removing $300 in quarters.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cyber command officer waives preliminary hearing in child pornography case

Lt. Col. Jonathan Morris Hurwitz was arrested Sept. 16 on a charge of receipt, transport or distributing child pornography.

Columbia County man charged with exposing himself

Jeffrey Steven Stallings was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center Sunday morning on a charge of public indecency - third or subsequent conviction.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Greenbrier Elementary student admits gun threat

According to a Columbia County sheriff's incident report, a parent contacted police after hearing the child had exposed his genitals to other students and threatened to bring a gun to school.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Hospital settles lawsuit with woman raped at facility by nurse's aide

The civil case against Select Specialty Hospital was settled for undisclosed terms on Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

McCormick prison inmate killed in fight

MCCORMICK, S.C. - An inmate has been killed at one of the state's high security prisons.

Burnettown policeman injured during arrest

A Burnettown police officer underwent emergency surgery after being injured by a suspect last week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Sheriff's Office continues search for homicide suspect

On Wednesday, about 30 Richmond County officers went door-to-door, canvasing the nearby streets where Lawaun Flournoy was killed.
By Doug Stutsman

New member selected for juvenile court judgeship

The eight members of the Superior Court bench selected Amanda Heath to become the newest juvenile court judge for the circuit which includes Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties.

Augusta woman arrested on charge of operating personal care home without license

Brenda Lee Nations, 57, was charged with the misdemeanor offense of operating an unlicensed personal care home at 2571 Mount Auburn St.
By Sandy Hodson

Delivery man robbed of pizzas, wings

The 21-year-old Pizza Hut employee called police about 11 p.m. Monday after a man took off with two pizzas and 36 wings
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Vacant home vandalized with paint

Three walls in one bedroom contained threats written in paint that said things like "whoever moves in will be killed" and "this is officially a black zone."
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Body found in July identified

A decomposing body found in a Wilder Street home in July has been identified, but his cause of death remains undetermined.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken County investigating morning homicide

An autopsy showed Denzel D. Bates had been shot multiple times and his death is being called a homicide.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

Woman pleads guilty in Waynesboro home invasion of elderly woman

Iyanna Brown pleaded to charges of armed robbery, home invasion, burglary, kidnapping and hijacking a motor vehicle, said Assistant District Attorney Leah Chalkley.
By Sandy Hodson

Man wanted on drug charges leads deputies on chase

According to Sgt. Monica Belser, a deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jacob Craven, 22, of Beech Island, about 1 p.m. on Interstate 20 at Washington Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Judge allows teacher to turn self in after bus incident

Chief Probate Judge Harry B. James III "reluctantly" signed an order for a warrant against a former Barton Chapel Elementary teacher following a Tuesday hearing into possible battery against a ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fort Gordon officer linked in child porn probe

An Evans man suspected of downloading child pornography is being held without bond pending a preliminary hearing next week.
By Sandy Hodson

Service station bandit sought

Police are seeking a man who robbed an Olive Road service station this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

State Bar seeks attorney disbarment

Two new cases filed with the Georgia Supreme Court seek the disbarment of Augusta-area attorney Christopher Nicholson.
By Sandy Hodson

Sheriff's office starts inmate GED program

Monday was the first day of classes for the detention center's new GED program, which officials hope will increase an inmate's chances of finding employment upon release and lower the chances of ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Grovetown woman claims fake sex ad posted on Craigslist

After viewing the ad, she learned someone had posted on it her Facebook photo and cell phone number.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Two Columbia County juveniles claim "clown" harrassment on social media

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office was contacted on two occasions in the past week by juveniles who claimed they were harassed by clowns on social media.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man jailed in Evans High thefts

A man who two years ago ran for a Richmond County school board seat is facing theft charges after Columbia County deputies say he took several athletic jerseys from Evans High School.
By Bill Kirby

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

Details few in 1995 homicide

Aiken County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Eula Helen Street in Gloverville on April 2, 1995 where they found Paul Edward Griffin, 58, dead in his home.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Agency makes changes to physical training testing

The Richmond County Sher­iff's Office is adjusting its physical training assessment to account for an officer's age and sex.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Columbia County rape suspect denied bond

Paul Alvin Tabor, 61, is accused of raping and taking nude photos of a 39-year-old woman with the mental capacity of a 7- to 14-year-old.
By Abbigail Lennon

UPDATED: Sex Offender Search

Search for sex offenders living within 0.5 - 5 miles from addresses in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties. (updated 8/30/16)

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 12-19.

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