Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Friday, April 18, 2014

Man sentenced after threat to eat judge's kids

Georgia man sentenced to prison after threat to eat judge's children.

6-year-old boy shoots, kills SC woman

Easley police say a 6-year-old boy accidentally shoots and kills woman in car.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Georgia dealers top 5 in nation in lost, stolen firearms

Nearly 900 firearms were lost or stolen from Georgia gun dealers last year, which ranks the state among the Top 5, according to federal data released this month.
By Wesley Brown

Aggressive suspect injures sheriff's deputy

A Richmond County deputy was injured Thursday morning while placing an Augusta man in custody.

Investigator glad he changed careers

WAYNESBORO — The first time Dan­iel Rodriguez considered a career in law enforcement in the late 1980s, he turned it down because of the low pay. The second time, he was the victim of an armed ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Not guilty plea entered in 2013 homicide case

A man accused of committing the last homicide in Augusta in 2013 pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Sheriff announces downtown policing unit

Business owners are hopeful a plan unveiled Thursday by Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree will change the perception of a dangerous downtown.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man hit, killed by train

A Warrenville man has died Thursday after being struck by Norfolk Southern train in Aiken County.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Authorities seek information in fraud case

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said the person entered the Peach Orchard Road Wells Fargo on March 20 and cashed the "stolen document" before leaving the scene.

Missing Augusta woman sought

Deputies are searching for a missing woman who hasn't been seen in almost a month.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cash reward offered in local robberies

Authorities are offering a cash reward to anyone who provides the location and identity of a suspect accused of robbing two local businesses this past weekend.
By Doug Stutsman

Preetorius gets 24-year prison sentence for fraud scheme

The former Augusta area businesswoman who turned the American dream into a nightmare that has yet to end for many people was sentenced Wednesday to 24 years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Police suspect Corolla struck teens

Police believe a 1990s model Toyota Corolla might have been one of three cars that left the scene Saturday night after a fatal accident on Gordon Highway.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta doctor sentenced in pill case

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- An Augusta physician who worked 14 days at a Brunswick pill mill will serve five years of probation during which he is prohibited from practicing medicine or prescribing drugs.
By Terry Dickson

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Judge offers defendant lesser sentence

Man given jail sentence for being courier for drug dealer gets probated sentence to prevent what judge called a "manifest injustice."
By Sandy Hodson

Authorities looking for suspects in NC kidnapping

ATLANTA - A federal prosecutor said agents were still looking for more suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father as a judge denied bond Tuesday for five people arrested ...
By Kate Brumback

Augusta man killed in crash on McDade Road

An Augusta man is dead after he cut a corner on his motorcycle and struck a car Tuesday, authorities say. 

Sheriff to announce new initiative

Sheriff Richard Roundtree will release Thursday morning details of his vision for a safer downtown Augusta downtown.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Dragged by car, SC man dies

LANCASTER, S.C. - A Lancaster County man has died after authorities say he was hit by a car and then dragged underneath it.

Crime plagues Ga. Habitat effort

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - A Habitat for Humanity official says that gunfire and gang graffiti are hurting the nonprofit's efforts to build homes for people in a central Georgia city.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 14-21

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 14-21.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for 406 registered sex offenders living in Richmond County. Updated Nov. 7, 2013.

Weekly Richmond County crime map and database

Violent crimes during the week included 13 robberies in 11 emergency response areas of the city.