Citations up; fatalities down

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office should pass last year's speeding ticket total, but it's also on track to see fewer traffic fatalities.
By Travis Highfield

Augusta teenager robbed at gunpoint

An Augusta teenager was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Event focuses on human trafficking

Adrianne Marcía Fernandez wants to get Augusta talking about sexual exploitation, and she's starting the conversation with young women in the community.
By Meg Mirshak

Richmond County deputies begin body cam training

Richmond County police officers have begun training for new body cameras, which will begin arriving in the next week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man wanted for sex assault on Fort Gordon

The Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking a man who they say was responsible for a sexual assault at Fort Gordon in November.
By Travis Highfield

Schools look to curb crime rise

While area schools are prepping for the upcoming year, administrators say they're keeping an eye on an area that could impact student achievement - crime.
By Travis Highfield

Richmond County home ransacked

A suspect is sought after a Hephzibah home was ransacked and burglarized Tuesday, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man fires gun toward intruders

An Augusta man fired a gunshot in the direction of home invaders Wednesday.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta woman wanted for assault

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman wanted in connection with an aggravated assault.
By Doug Stutsman

North Augustan accused of child exploitation

A North Augusta man is accused of disseminating child pornography after he was caught while using a file sharing service.
By Travis Highfield

Augustan sentenced for terrorist aid

An Augusta man intent on joining the terrorist Islamic State was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 15-year prison term for criminal attempt to provide assistance to a terrorist organization.
By Sandy Hodson

Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Church shooting suspect indicted on 33 counts

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The man accused of slaying nine black church members in Charleston last month has been indicted on dozens of federal charges, according to a federal law enforcement official.
By Meg Kinnard

Four dead, including gunman, in suburban Atlanta shooting

SUWANEE, Ga. — A gunman killed a woman and two children and wounded another man before killing himself inside a suburban Atlanta home early Wednesday, a sheriff said.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Infant left in parking lot

An infant was hospitalized Tuesday after being found alone in the parking lot of Cheddar's on Walton Way Extension.
By Doug Stutsman

Death of teen shaken as baby ruled homicide

September Nicole Watson lost her ability to talk, walk, crawl turn over or feed herself after her father, Jerry Lee Hood, violently shook her when she was just 5 weeks old. She lived the remainder ...
By Travis Highfield

Josey teacher accused of hitting girl with truck while driving intoxicated

A T. W. Josey High School teacher was arrested in Columbus, Ga., over the weekend on several charges including DUI and serious injury by vehicle.
By Travis Highfield

Court wants clarity before ruling on appeal in homicide

In a 2-1 opinion the appellate court remanded the case of Devin Washington, 21, back to Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Wal-Mart employee arrested after cash, merchandise found missing

A Wrightsboro Road Wal-Mart employee was arrested Sunday after management discovered nearly $2,000 in cash and merchandise missing.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Teen arrested after DNA tests confirm fatherhood

According to a police report, the girl admitted to her mother she had been having sex with Zavia Anderson, now 19, since the summer at both her house and an abandoned house. Anderson denied the ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man said he stabbed himself after wife's death

Columbia County Magistrate Judge Jason R. Troiano decided at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that there is enough evidence to continue prosecution of Philip Stephen West, 46, on a murder charge.
By Valerie Rowell

Pro-gay church spray-painted by vandals

Vandals spray-painted Tuesday morning a Bible passage that condemns homosexual sex on a downtown church whose pastor was part of the first gay couple to receive a marriage license in Richmond County.
By Lisa Kaylor

Monday, July 20, 2015

City employee to repay more than $86,000

A former temporary employee who bilked the city of Augusta out of $86,456.20 must repay the money as a condition of her 10-year probation sentence.

Burglar steals furniture from Augusta home

A king-sized bed, dresser and 50-inch television were stolen from an Augusta residence.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta home vandalized, burglarized

An Augusta residence was vandalized and burglarized Sunday, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta teen accused of molesting 12-year-old

An Augusta teen is accused of child molestation after deputies say he had sexual contact with a 12-year-old.
By Travis Highfield

Woman accused of leaving children unattended to go to bar

A Florida mother was arrested early Monday after leaving three children unattended at Waffle House while she went drinking at Wild Wing Cafe, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested on child molestation charges

An 82-year-old man was arrested after he was caught performing oral sex on a teenage girl on Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Augusta man robbed outside barbershop

A man was beaten and robbed Saturday outside an Augusta barbershop.
By Doug Stutsman

Murder Mystery: 1992 fatal stabbing unsolved

Frails, known by friends and family as "Tiny," is one of four 1992 homicides that remain unsolved in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman

Man followed home, beaten by group

An Augusta man told police he was attacked outside his home early Sunday after being followed from a restaurant.
By Doug Stutsman

Pedestrian shot on Cooney Circle

A Trenton, S.C., man was shot in the buttocks Sunday while walking on Cooney Circle after midnight.
By Doug Stutsman

Search: Georgia sex offender map

Search the map for sex offenders registered in Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren and Washington counties.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Richmond County.  Updated Jul. 17, 2015.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 20-27

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

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 107 assaults, five of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults on a single day was 22 on July 12. Other violent crime included four robberies.

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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