Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Clemency plea for woman slated for execution

Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles met Tuesday morning behind closed doors to hear pleas for and against granting clemency for the only woman on Georgia's death row.
By Walter C. Jones

Pet tarantulas stolen from Georgia house

Police probe theft of 5 pet tarantulas taken as they hibernated in crawlspace under house.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Suspect sought for armed robbery

A suspect is sought after an armed robbery at an area apartment complex. Gregory Sellers, 23, allegedly pointed a 38-calibor revolver at a juvenile and told the victim "give me what you got."
By Doug Stutsman

Marshal's central monitoring system nears completion

The system, which doesn't yet have an official name, is the first step in Marshal Steve Smith's plan to bring the remote monitoring of city assets under the same roof.
By Travis Highfield

Richmond County officials warn of fake currency

Counterfeit money is still a problem, police officers warn.
By Doug Stutsman

Burke County assistant football coach charged in theft

Eric Luke turned himself in Sunday on charges of theft by receiving stolen property in a case involving a stolen golf cart. He was placed on administrative leave.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta businessman accused of sex with teen

An Augusta businessman was recently arrested after being accused of having sex with and delivering sex toys to an Evans teen.
By Valerie Rowell

3 teens arrested for vandalism

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety has arrested three 17-year-olds whose spray painting spree caused more than $10,000 worth damage over the weekend.
By Travis Highfield

Son of Columbia County businesswoman slain in shooting

Steve Singleton, 45, was slain in the Sunday shooting near Clarkesville, Ga., at the home of his girlfriend, Kathy Smith, according to Pat Goodwin, Singleton's mother.
By Steve Crawford

Guilty pleas entered in child molestation cases

Nathan E. Otting, 15, pleaded guilty to two counts child molestation. On Feb. 19, Steven J. White, 46, pleaded guilty in to two counts of child molestation.

Early morning shooting reported

Police said a teen was injured when someone fired shots into a car at a stop sign overnight.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Large storage building disappears from yard

Deputies say a large storage building was removed from the yard of an Augusta home, and nobody is sure where it is.
By Travis Highfield

Appliances stolen from Hephzibah home

More than $1,500 worth of appliances were stolen from a Hephzibah rental home, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

Woman's 1984 death still questioned

Was it murder? Was it death by accidental electrocution? Three decades after Cynthia Jo Wozneski was found dead, the case is still cold and more questions than answers remain.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Private probation legislation returns

House Bill 310 contains some measures that could stop practices that critics - including a scathing state audit - have denounced.
By Sandy Hodson

Suspect sought after fleeing Kroger with beef brisket

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect accused of shoplifting beef brisket Friday from an area business.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Grovetown man denied bond in child molestation case

A Grovetown man who allegedly told a mother he would pay $200 to spend alone time with her children was denied bond and remains in police custody.
By Doug Stutsman

State Patrol Grovetown post short on manpower

An emphasis on patrolling busy thoroughfares in metro Atlanta has left the Georgia State Patrol's Grovetown post undermanned, but officials say help is on the way.
By Travis Highfield

Police substation coming to downtown Augusta

Sheriff Richard Roundtree hopes moving officers into a new substation in the old Fort Discovery space at Port Royal will make people feel safer downtown.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta attorney discusses DUI checkpoints

Attorney Jim Duncan has handled hundreds of DUI cases and says every situation is different.
By Doug Stutsman

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Feb. 23 to March 2

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 23 to March 2.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 72 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault. The most assaults, 15, occurred on Feb. 16. There were 12 assaults on Valentine's Day.

Suspects sought in Zales Jewelry theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in reference to a theft by shoplifting that occurred at Zales Jewelry Store in the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman
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Who tried to burn a bank?

Firefighters and police are investigating after someone set a fire in an Augusta bank over the weekend.
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