Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Victim beaten, robbed of $9,600

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for two unknown suspects accused of robbing and beating an Augusta man at his residence.
By Doug Stutsman

Hearing for church murder suspect rescheduled

The arraignment for Daniel Nelson Robinson will be Sept. 22, pending another date change. He had been scheduled to appear in court in Duvall County, Fla. 

Taking ownership of downtown

With new measures in place to curb street violence and illegal vendors, downtown Augusta businesses have pulled together a grassroots movement.
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Guns, jewelry stolen from pawn shop

Deputies say an Augusta pawn shop fell victim to burglars this weekend, losing at least two handguns and six long guns along with jewelry.
By Travis Highfield

2 accused of robbing man at gunpoint

A man and a teen were arrested Saturday, accused of robbing a 35-year-old Augusta man at gunpoint.
By Travis Highfield

DaVitte slaying suspect still in Florida

A month after the slaying of 55-year-old Bill DaVitte, suspect Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, remains in a Jacksonville, Fla., detention facility.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

$3,500 in valuables stolen from Augusta home

Deputies say an Augusta woman lost more than $3,500 in valuables during a break-in late Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Domestic violence complexities highlighted

Since 2005 in Aiken, Columbia and Richmond counties, 30 women and 12 men have been killed by domestic violence, according to data from The Augusta Chronicle’s crime database. 
By Meg Mirshak

Racial gap between police, community closing, officials say

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree envisions a police force that is “reflective of the community that it serves.” Local forces are getting closer to that goal, but still have a ways to go.
By Travis Highfield

Ga. juvenile changes praised

ATLANTA -- Sweeping changes in how misbehaving youths are treated have reduced the number of teens requiring lock-up, saved taxpayers money and show signs of helping produce productive adults, ...
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Augusta women scammed out of $9,500

Richmond County deputies are searching for a man accused of deceiving two Augusta women out of $9,500.
By Doug Stutsman

Windsor man reported missing

Laurell Doody, of 151 Beetle Lane, was last seen Sept. 9 at his residence, according to Sgt. Jason Feemster.
By Doug Stutsman

Officers take leadership training

About 20 police officers began a year-long training program Friday geared toward making them future leaders in their departments.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man gets 30 years for abuse, child porn

A Hephzibah man who posted pictures on the Internet of his sexual abuse of a child was sentenced to 30 years in prison. 
By Sandy Hodson

Judge rules sentence will stand, child abuser has 80 more years in prison

Mark Pistorious said he was convinced the judge intended to sentence him to concurrent time in prison, meaning he should be free now.
By Sandy Hodson

Man accused of setting wife on fire denied bond

During a bond hearing in Richmond County Superior Court for Ronnie Lee Jones, Assistant District Attorney Pete Lamb told the judge that Jones became angry with his wife on Aug. 22 because she was ...
By Sandy Hodson

Man gets 15 years for molestation

Sylvester Harris, 40, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to child molestation. Judge Daniel J. Craig imposed the prison term with an additional five years on probation.

Suspect arrested in Warrenton bank robbery

A 33-year-old Sparta, Ga., man was arrested Friday and charged with robbing First Citizens Bank in Warrenton, Ga.
By Donna Stillinger

Judge refuses murder suspect's guilty plea

A judge refused to accept a guilty plea Friday from a murder suspect who claimed he had nothing to do with the crime.
By Valerie Rowell

Deputies seek bandits

Richmond County sheriff's deputies are seeking two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside her Madison on the Green apartment late Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Sept. 8-15

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 8-15. 

Columbia County registered sex offenders

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

Housekeeper finds bodies at hotel near Atlanta

Housekeeper finds bodies of 2 people at hotel near Atlanta; both had been shot to death.

Weekly crime map, database

week. Violent crimes included 88 assaults, three of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults occurred on Sept. 14, with 21 assaults. There were also five robberies during the week.

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