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Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Woman robbed at gunpoint at hotel

Deputies say an Atlanta woman was robbed at gunpoint Saturday by two men - one with a potato attached to his handgun.
By Travis Highfield

Hundreds take advantage of Sunday voting

Though numbers didn't come close to the 1,275 voters who visited four polling locations Saturday, Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said the 497 who cast ballots Sunday show how ...
By Travis Highfield

1 injured in stabbing on Raes Creek Road

The Richmond County sheriff's office is investigating a stabbing that hospitalized a 28-year-old man early Sunday.
By Travis Highfield

Blythe woman's 1982 murder still unsolved

Barbara Jefferson, 43, was a hard working divorcee who held jobs at University Hospital and Savannah River Plant.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Man, 52, stole cash from Augusta Kmart, deputies say

A Wrens man is accused of robbery after he stole cash from an Augusta store Saturday, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Man, 70, arrested in Parwood Road shooting

A 70-year-old man is accused of aggravated assault after deputies say he shot a Blythe man Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Friday shooting injures 1

One person was injured in a shooting on Parwood Road Friday, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

New Green Dot scam reported

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is warning locals of a scam involving someone posing as a lieutenant and demanding money, according to a statement from the department.
By Travis Highfield

Sheriff's office seeks GBI assistance in steroid claims

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to assist deputies in investigating claims of steroid abuse among members of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the department announced Friday.
By Travis Highfield

New charges for sex offender

A man convicted of sex charges in Columbia County, who then went to prison for child molestation in south Georgia is back behind bars.
By Valerie Rowell

Clerk's punch foils thief

Police are seeking a man who attempted to steal cash from a gas station cash register early Thursday but was punched in the face by a clerk instead.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Identity of Augusta thief sought

Police are asking for assistance in their search for a man who stole items from a Kissingbower Road store on Wednesday.

Drug tip results in Aiken arrests

Aiken police said a Crimestoppers tip resulted in a drug raid and arrests at a Alfred Street residence.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged with public utility use

An Augusta man was arrested Thursday after police discovered he had been plugging his RV into outlets at the Fifth Street marina.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Columbia County arrests promoter

A local promoter was arrested Thursday after an Evans business owner said he refused to pay money owed.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Former Hancock County probate judge pleads guilty to stealing funds

A former Hancock County probate judge pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing county funds. According to U.S. Attorney Michael Moore, Marva Rice entered a guilty plea thursday to two ...
By Donna Stillinger

Suspect sought for stealing $656 in cigarettes

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man accused of stealing $656 worth of cigarettes from an area business.
By Doug Stutsman

Body of elderly woman found in home on Powell Avenue

The body of an elderly woman was found Thursday afternoon inside a residence on Powell Avenue.
By Doug Stutsman

Former Burke County teacher pleads guilty

Ashley N. Ashe, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday in Burke County Superior Court to two counts of sexual assault against a person in school.

Teens acquitted of robbery

Christopher C. McCrary, 15, and Keylan M. Baker, 16, stood trial as adults in Richmond County Superior Court. The jury deliberated several hours Thursday before finding them both not guilty of ...

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Oct. 20-27

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Oct. 20-27.

Columbia County registered sex offenders

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

No internal steroid investigation, police say

Despite social media posts about deputy steroid abuse, Richmond County sheriff's officials said there will not be an investigation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 163 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes included 96 assaults, six of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 19, occurred on Oct. 23.

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