Oldest death row inmate in Georgia, age 72, is executed

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed a 72-year-old man, its oldest death row inmate, early Wednesday for the killing of a convenience store manager during a robbery decades ago.
By Kate Brumback

Chrome rims stolen from Augusta carport

An Augusta woman is searching for answers after nearly $2,000 worth of chrome rims were taken Friday from her property.

January a big month for burglaries

Since 2011, January has been in the top five months for most burglaries. In three years - 2011, 2012 and 2014 - January held the top spot. Last year, January came in fourth with 154 burglaries.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Mistrial declared in murder trial

After a five-day trial in Richmond Coun­ty Superior Court, the foreman announced that the jury was hopelessly deadlocked on the murder charge against Gregory D. Patterson.

Bond granted in fatal shooting outside liquor store

Kevin Antwan Williams is accused in the Jan. 11 shooting of James Sims III in the parking lot of the Kis­singbower Package Shop.
By Sandy Hodson

89-year-old suspect in hospital shooting dies

Charles W. Gorrell, who was accused of killing a relative at University Hospital in 2012, died Friday morning, attorneys said.
By Sandy Hodson

2 inmates face murder charges in 2002 case

Two Georgia inmates nearing possible parole for their role in the 2002 kidnapping and assault of an Evans man later found dead now face murder charges in South Carolina.
By Valerie Rowell

Thieves wanted after theft at Augusta business

An Augusta business is searching for answers after more than $1,000 worth of equipment was stolen Wednesday.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect sought for stealing liquor

A suspect is sought after allegedly stealing a bottle of liquor Thursday from an Augusta business.
By Doug Stutsman

3 charged in school stairwell rape

ATHENS, Ga. - Three Athens high school students are facing charges after a 15-year-old girl says she was raped in a school stairwell.

New York fugitive caught in wreck near I-20

A New York man wanted for allegedly stabbing his stepdaughter was arrested near Harlem early Thursday.
By Valerie Rowell

Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Church utility trailer stolen, police say

Richmond County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 600 block of Metcalf Street, where officials with Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church said their trailer was stolen.
By Doug Stutsman

Man robbed at gunpoint while walking home

An Augusta man was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday while walking on Wrightsboro Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Charges filed in Hahn Village shooting

Joseph Jay Gartrell III, 31, has been booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of unlawful carrying of a pistol and discharging a firearm within city limits.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Jurors hear neighbor of slain man

A week before her neighbor was shot to death beside her, Angela Moore says, Gregory D. Patterson told her he wasn't going to allow anyone to undermine his drug sales in the Second Avenue area, she ...
By Sandy Hodson

Stolen car parks near deputy; chase, arrests follow

A vehicle stolen while being warmed up outside an apartment complex Sunday morning was recovered soon after when the occupants parked adjacent to a deputy in an unmarked car.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Jailed Augusta man wants to appeal probation violation

Richmond County State Court Judge David D. Wat­kins revoked Frederick A. Slider's probation Jan. 15, saying an electronic monitoring device indicated he had consumed alcohol.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Death row inmate's lawyers say penalty excessive

ATLANTA - Lawyers for a 72-year-old Georgia inmate set to die Tuesday for a 1979 killing urged the state's highest court Monday to throw out his death sentence, calling it disproportionate to his ...
By Kate Brumback

Augusta murder trial gets underway with testimony Tuesday

Testimony will begin Tuesday morning in the murder trial of an Augusta man. Gregory D. Patterson, 26, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to charges of murder, aggravated ...

21-year-old pleads guilty, gives apology for death outside club

Deontre Hubert, 21, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the shooting outside a Peach Orchard Road club.
By Sandy Hodson

Man wanted in liquor store theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office released surveillance footage of the man accused of taking two bottles of Hennessy from H & S Wine and Spirits on Wrightsboro Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

High court affirms conviction in fatal shooting

The court found no error in the February 2012 Richmond County Superior Court trial of Brandon White, 26.

Burke County murder conviction affirmed on appeal

Stanley Howard was tried and convicted in Burke County Superior Court for the Aug. 5, 2007, shooting death of 16-year-old Damien Wright.

Augusta gun rights case properly dismissed, according to Georgia Supreme Court ruling

Georgiacarry.org filed a civil petition on behalf of Iziah Smith in 2014, seeking to force Richmond County Probate Judge Harry James to issue Smith a temporary permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Woman convicted as teen in father's death will get new trial

A woman accused of fatally shooting her father more than 20 years ago in McDuffie County is entitled to a new trial, the Georgia Su­­preme Court ruled in an opinion released Monday.
By Sandy Hodson

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Officer killed in 1919 to be honored in Washington

Nearly 100 years after his death, the legacy of Richmond County police officer Richard Morgan will be enshrined at the U.S. Capitol during the annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service.
By Doug Stutsman

30-year-old Aiken County case remains unsolved

It was late one day in January 1986 that the body of Tammy Lynn Thomas was found off Interstate 20 in Aiken County, and 30 years later investigators still haven't found her killer.
By Travis Highfield

Three Augusta men arrested on drug charges

Three Augusta men were arrested late Saturday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta teenager robbed at gunpoint

An Augusta teenager was robbed at gunpoint Friday, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Mother, son arrested for shoplifting at Augusta Mall

A mother and son were arrested Saturday and charged with shoplifting from the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County traffic citations decline

Richmond County traffic citations dropped in 2015 by more than 4 percent from the previous year, according to an analysis of the tickets.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Updated: Sex offender search

Search the map for photos and information on registered sex offenders living in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Jan. 25 - Feb. 1.

Weekly crime map, database

There were a total of 283 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle that were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff Office Jan. 20-26.

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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