Articles from the Crime & courts section archive

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Prosecutor mocks athlete's version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday.
By Christopher Torchia

No arrests for illegal ticket sales so far

Warnings have been issued, but so far there have been no arrests for illegal ticket sales during this year's Masters Tournament.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cameras catch Athens school bus violators

ATHENS, Ga. -- In its first full week of operation, a new camera system now used on several Clarke County School District buses captured images of 17 violators.
By Joe Johnson

FBI rescues kidnap victim in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A North Carolina man reported missing from his home days ago was the target of a kidnapping plot, and he was rescued Wednesday from an apartment complex in Atlanta, the FBI said Thursday.
By Johnny Clark

Guilty plea in SC prison guard plot

COLUMBIA - An Orangeburg man has admitted conspiring to kill a prison guard in a hit orchestrated by an inmate on an illegal cellphone.

SC moped crash proves fatal

ANDERSON, S.C. - Authorities say one person has died after a moped collided with a truck in Anderson County.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shooting victim found in bed

NORTH AUGUSTA - Police responding to a North Augusta shooting Tuesday found Dakota Cook in bed, with the covers up to his neck and a wound to the face. A shotgun was at the foot of the bed with ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Customer throws shake at worker

A fast-food employee got a face full of milkshake Tuesday from an angry customer, a police report said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

UGA overdose should be warning, cops say

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities on Wednesday said a 21-year-old University of Georgia student found dead in his East Campus Village dorm room three months ago died from an accidental drug overdose.
By Joe Johnson

Fatal accident in downtown Aiken

One person has died after a crash on Laurens Street at Abbeville Avenue in Aiken this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

SC woman found in burning car

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Authorities have identified a Williamston woman whose body was found inside a burning car in the Honea Path area.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Man attacks woman, teen with metal pipe

Police are looking for a Burke County man who they say entered a home Tuesday, beating the homeowner and her 14-year-old daughter with a metal pipe.
By Travis Highfield

Girard woman missing

Burke County authorities are asking for the public's help to find a Girard, Ga., woman who has been missing since last week.
By Travis Highfield

Man swings at deputy, falls into cruiser

A man found with drugs in his possession was injured Monday night, police said, when he fell face first into a police cruiser while attempting to strike a police officer.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wife charged with killing husband

NORTH AUGUSTA - A woman was charged Tuesday with shooting her husband in their North Augusta Gardens apartment while their four small children were home.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ga. man charged after daughter's shotgun death

WAYCROSS, Ga. -- The father of a 10-year-old girl accidentally shot to death Friday has been charged in the illegal possession of the shotgun that killed her.
By Terry Dickson

Ex-UGA coach Jim Donnan co-defendant pleads guilty

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Ohio man charged with operating a Ponzi scheme with former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge.
By Lee Shearer

Ga. man kept pregnant teen murder victim under watch

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 34-year-old man apparently kept his pregnant teenage girlfriend under surveillance before he allegedly beat her to death at their Jackson County home outside of Jefferson.
By Joe Johnson

Bandits hit three loan companies in 24 hours

Police are investigating two armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery of Aiken area loan offices that happened in a 24-year period.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Coroner identifies shooting victim

Police are investigating a shooting death that began as an altercation on Broad Street Tuesday morning and ended with a North Augusta man dead a mile away.
By Bill Kirby

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 7-14

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 7-14.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for 406 registered sex offenders living in Richmond County. Updated Nov. 7, 2013.

Weekly Richmond County crime map and database

Violent crimes during the week included 13 robberies in 11 emergency response areas of the city.

Top headlines

Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.