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Friday, July 18, 2014

Man shot in home invasion faces charges

Police say a man shot during a home invasion at Butler Creek mobile home park Friday morning will be arrested when he gets out of the hospital.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gunmen rob 2 in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of robbing two victims at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.
By Doug Stutsman

Second arrest made in shooting

Columbia County deputies made a second arrest Thursday in connection with a shooting that occurred early Monday morning at Westwood Club Apartments on Washington Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Washington Police Department defunded, closed by Council vote

The Washington (Ga.), police department is no more. Washington City Council voted 4-3 to defund the police department at Thursday night's meeting, with Mayor Ames Barnett breaking the 3-3 council ...

Man pleads guilty in burglary

A man who used his 7-year-old daughter as a lookout while he burglarized an Augusta home has pleaded guilty to burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
By Sandy Hodson

Man sought in Beech Island shooting

 Aiken County Sheriff’s Office investigators have obtained warrants for the arrest of a man following a shooting Thursday in Beech Island.
By Doug Stutsman

Attempt to dismiss serial killer's appeal fails

Attorneys from the Georgia attorney general's office filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss Reinaldo Rivera's petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
By Sandy Hodson

Father charged after leaving toddler in car

An Augusta man has been charged after leaving his 19-month-old son unattended in a car Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police quit probe after victim balks

Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Thursday that the investigation was closed because the victim refused to cooperate.
By Valerie Rowell

Men robbed after stopping with flat tire

According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report, four black men stopped and asked if they needed help, but then pulled out handguns and forced the victims to the ground.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2 smash, rob Costco counter

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects accused of robbing a local business Wednesday evening.
By Doug Stutsman

Gunmen rob Appling couple

Columbia County investigators are looking for two men who reportedly broke into a couple's home, taped them up and robbed them at gunpoint Tuesday morning.
By Donna Stillinger

3 indicted in Augusta shooting

A Richmond County grand jury Tuesday indicted Reginald A. Forrest, 27, Carl A. Nipper, 26, and Fredrick M. Nelson Jr., 21, on five counts of aggravated assault and five counts of possession of a ...

Morning crash results in Aiken fatality

A 2009 Honda Accord struck a 2012 Dodge Ram truck head-on, killing the car's front-seat passenger, said Aiken Department of Public Safety Detective Jeremy Hembree in a statement.
By Doug Stutsman

Shooting suspect had similar crime in past

An Augusta man recently charged with shooting an Evans man in the leg was charged with a similar crime less than two years ago.
By Valerie Rowell

Man indicted in Augusta woman's death

Nathan Mims, 46, of North Augusta, faces charges of murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime in the April 28 stabbing of 43-year-old Natty Ortiz-Ramos.

Missing man found

A Beech Island man missing since July 4 has been found.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Man sought for theft of rental car

Marlon Hill is accused of felony theft by conversion after having not made payments on a 2014 silver Chevrolet Impala he rented from Hertz Car Rental on April 14.
By Doug Stutsman

Two men arrested following armed robbery

Joshua Lamar Ellison, 25, and O'Brian Steele, 26, were detained last Thursday after entering a home with pistols and leaving with $80 and a handgun.
By Doug Stutsman

Arrest made in apartment shooting

Columbia County deputies arrested a man in connection with a shooting that occurred early Monday morning at Westwood Club Apartments on Washington Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Missing man found

A Beech Island man missing since July 4 has been found.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 14-21

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

Richmond County registered sex offenders

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

Browns owner's truck-stop company must pay $92 million fine

The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty for cheating customers.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 187 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the last week.

More officer-involved wrecks reported in 2014

Through the first five months of 2014, Richmond Coun­ty sheriff's deputies were involved in 68 accidents and were found at fault 38 times, according to documents provided by the city.
By Travis Highfield

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