Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Augusta man, 27, accused of slapping daughter

An Augusta man was arrested Tuesday on charges of battery and cruelty to children in the third degree. 
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken police searching for good Samaritan

Aiken police are searching for a good Samaritan who helped save a woman's life after a kidnapping and sexual assault in December 2013.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Grovetown inmates get new uniforms

According to Chief Gary Jones, inmates are now required to wear hot-pink uniforms instead of the traditional orange.
By Doug Stutsman

Judge orders documents released in Brown estate fight

COLUMBIA - A judge says South Carolina officials must release e-mails concerning the diary of James Brown's widow and other documents.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Video shows golf club worker taking $1,200 from patron

A golf club employee was told not to return to work after she was seen on video stealing $1,200 out of a customer's wallet Monday.
By Doug Stutsman

Court hears Vein Guys dispute

ATLANTA - A years-long dispute between the widows of two Augusta-area doctors over ownership of the Vein Guys practice they shared made its way to the Georgia Supreme Court.
By Walter C. Jones

Martinez man arrested in trespassing, fleeing event

A Martinez man was arrested for driving under the influence and attempting to elude Grovetown sheriff's deputies.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken man arrested in Dollar General robbery

Aiken County authorities have arrested a man accused of robbing a dollar store and attacking two clerks.
By Travis Highfield

Ga. cop gives 'eating while driving' ticket

ATLANTA - Madison Turner told Atlanta's Channel 2 Action News he had no idea he could be ticketed after Cobb, Ga., police pulled him over last week for eating while driving.

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Woman, child flee during attempted burglary

An Augusta woman and her child fled their home Sunday evening as burglars allegedly entered their residence.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect sought after ransacking home

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect accused of stealing a computer and television from an Augusta home.
By Doug Stutsman

Crime rate declined in 2014

Crime in Richmond County has declined sharply over the last two years, possibly due to shifts in policing tactics, officials say.
By Travis Highfield

Man arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails

Gerald Snodgrass was arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails at a Grovetown home. Snodgrass is charged with first-degree damage to property and criminal attempt to murder.
By Doug Stutsman

Teen charged in Aiken holdup attempt

A teen is facing charges after a shooting and attempted robbery at an Aiken store Sunday night.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

SC bill would change magistrate selection

COLUMBIA - An effort to strip South Carolina's state senators of their power to choose county magistrates is drawing opposition from some who say the current system works.
By Sarita Chourey

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

1 injured in Beech Island shooting

One person was hospitalized early Saturday after a shooting in Beech Island, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield

1993 slaying of woman remains unsolved

Mary Fields' body was found wrapped in her comforter and two trash bags in a makeshift grave off of a dirt road in the woods near Montmorenci.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Guns, car seized in Aiken County shooting

A car and two firearms were seized at the scene of a shooting that hospitalized one person in Belvedere on Saturday afternoon, authorities say.
By Travis Highfield

Aiken County I-20 accident

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting an accident with injuries on Interstate 20 near the Palmetto Parkway junction in Aiken County.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Ga. man appeals conviction for killing outside preschool

ATLANTA - The defense for a man convicted in a killing outside an Atlanta area preschool was undercut by the testimony of a woman who was later found to be lying, and his conviction should be ...

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes during the week included 69 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault.

Petition urges new trial for Dean

More than 25,000 people have signed an online petition urging District Attorney Ashley Wright to grant a new trial to the former Co­lumbia County Commissioner Scott Dean.
By Valerie Rowell
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Funding for homeless down slightly

Federal funding for local homeless programs decreased by $552 this year compared to 2014, which community leaders hope to offset in the future by expanding the city's homeless count into south ...
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