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Sunday, March 22, 2015

1996 death of Bridgette Benita Williams remains a mystery

Bridgette Williams, a mother of four, was found stabbed to death in a ditch along the 1200 block of New Savannah Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Bomb-sniffing dog joins sheriff's office

A four-legged Marine veteran has joined the Richmond County Sher­iff's Office to sniff out explosives.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Decision on new Harlem public safety chief expected soon

Harlem's lengthy search to fill its vacant director of public safety position is expected to end this week, city officials said.
By Travis Highfield

2 people injured in shooting

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in which two people were wounded early Saturday. 

Man found dead in car in parking lot

An Augusta man was found dead in his car Saturday morning, and the death has been ruled suspicious, authorities say.

Friday, March 20, 2015

DSS wants child endangerment suit dismissed

COLUMBIA - State officials want a lawsuit accusing South Carolina's child welfare agency of endangering children in its care to be dismissed, saying it is an attempt to force the court system to ...
By Meg Kinnard

New Grovetown K-9 gets arrest in first week

K-9 Roscoe trained four months before officially joining the Grovetown Police Department. It took him four days to be called into action.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta teen convicted of murder in 2012 shooting

An Augusta teen accused of murder in the Aug. 3, 2012, shooting death of 30-year-old Anthony King was convicted Friday afternoon.
By Sandy Hodson

Man accused of sex with teen granted bond

An Augusta man accused of having sex with an underage teen was granted a bond on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

Woman accused of stealing from husband's company granted bond

A woman accused of stealing more than $400,000 from her husband's company was granted a bond in teh same amount on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

Suspect arrested after car chase

A suspect is in custody following a police chase Friday afternoon that began at Augusta Mall, according to Richmond County Lt. Allan Rollins.
By Doug Stutsman

GBI finishes deputy steroid probe

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has finished its inquiry into allegations of illegal steroid use by Richmond County sheriff's deputies
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

County settles suit alleging court practices targeted poor

ATLANTA - DeKalb County agreed to policy changes meant to protect the rights of people who can't afford fines and fees for traffic violations and other misdemeanors as part of the settlement of a ...
By Kate Brumback

Man gets out of jail, goes right back

On Thursday, Richmond County Superior Court Judge J. David Roper revoked Michael Holt's remaining sentence of two years and two months.

Aiken deputies seek North Augusta man

Aiken County police are asking for help in their search for Michael Craig Bellamy, 24, for drug violations, who had a last known address of 649 Hutchinson Drive in North Augusta.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Dollar General robber still at large

Police are asking for help identifying a man who robbed the Dollar General in Clearwater earlier this month.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek pair of violent suspects

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a pair of suspects accused of committing violent crimes.
By Doug Stutsman

Robbery spree suspect gets 25 years

A young Augusta man who committed a slew of armed holdups - shooting at a sheriff's officer while fleeing from one robbery - pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2012 crimes.
By Sandy Hodson

Toe-sucker arrested again

A man who has repeatedly been arrested for his obsession with women's feet is facing charges again after police say he approached several women and robbed one.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Graniteville man arrested after causing bus crash

The South Carolina Highway patrol arrested a Graniteville man Wednesday who they say caused a three-vehicle wreck in Aiken County and fled authorities after attempting to pass a stopped school bus ...
By Wesley Brown

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings March 16-23

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center March 16-23.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 77 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault. The most assaults, 17, occurred on March 21. Other violent crime included five robberies and one kidnapping.

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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