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Woman says she was kidnapped from lot

A 35-year-old Augusta woman told police she was kidnapped Thursday night from the Raceway parking lot in the 2100 block of Gordon Highway.

According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, Angela Dawn Chavis, of the 2100 block of Nolan Connector, said a man 25 to 40 years old forced her into his black Chevrolet Suburban a little before 11 p.m.

She said the man told her he wanted money her ex-boyfriend owed him. The victim said the man took her about an hour away and released her.

The woman reported the kidnapping Friday. The report said she had scratches and bruises on her face and right arm.

Man is pushed out of moving car during fight

A 46-year-old Johnston, S.C., man told authorities he was pushed out of a moving car early Saturday in Augusta.

According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, Wesley Eugene Burton said he and another man were in the back seat of a car traveling on Gordon Highway about 3:40 a.m. The victim said he and the assailant were arguing when the other man opened a door and pushed him out.

The victim was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Calls Saturday to MCG representatives were not returned.

Police seek suspects in apartment shooting

Police were called to Bon Air Apartments on Walton Way late Friday after at least one person was shot at a party.

According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, witnesses said a 22-year-old man was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

A deputy was told that a man came into the party and fired two or three times at the DJ, then fired a number of shots into the ceiling.

The shooter was described as black, 17 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. He had shoulder-length dreadlocks, brown eyes and was wearing a light brown Carhart jacket and light blue jeans.

Police also are seeking another black man, 18 to 25 years old and about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing a camouflage jacket.

No information on the identity of any victims or their conditions was available.

Man taken to hospital after evening attack

A 19-year-old Augusta man told police he was assaulted while walking in the 3500 block of Milledgeville Road.

According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the man was walking about 6:45 p.m. Friday when a small, four-door, green car with tinted windows stopped in the road next to him. Three men were in the car.

The victim said the driver, who had shoulder-length dreadlocks, said something to him, but he was unable to understand because of loud music coming from the car.

Two men got out of the car, and one hit the victim on the head with an unknown object, knocking him to the ground.

The victim said that when he regained consciousness the assailants and the vehicle were gone.

The victim was taken to Eisenhower Army Medical Center by his father.

According to the report, the victim had cuts on top of his head and on his forehead, a large bump on his left temple and a large bump on his left forearm.

8 inmates face new charges in jail fight

At least eight inmates were arrested on additional charges for their part in a fight at the Richmond County Jail on Friday night that injured three deputies.

The fight started about 7:30 p.m. Friday when deputies confronted a group of inmates who were gambling and told them to stop.

At least 31 inmates were involved in the scuffle, which required additional officers to be called to the scene.

The deputies' injuries included a broken nose, rib injuries and facial injuries because a deputy was stabbed in the face with a pencil.

The exact role of each of the inmates in the fight is unclear, and the incident is still under investigation.

Part of the sixth floor, where the clash occurred, is still under lockdown. The inmates were on the floor as violent offenders and had previous charges ranging from armed robbery to murder.

The charges were as follows:

Lewis Eugene Smith, 21, of Hephzibah, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated assault on a police officer with an "other" weapon and one count of rioting in a penal institution.

Markale Lebron Robbinson, 19, of Augusta, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery and one count of rioting in a penal institution.

Jatavious January, 20, of Augusta, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery and one count of rioting in a penal institution.

Tavis Famon Harris, 18, of Augusta, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated assault on a police officer and one count of rioting in a penal institution.

Jeffery Giliard, 30, of Augusta, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery and one count of rioting in a penal institution.

Joseph Thomas, 23, of the 100 block of Calvary Drive, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery and one count of rioting in a penal institution.

Levaughn Sloans, 23, of Augusta, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery and one count of rioting in a penal institution.

Nathaniel Smith, 25, of Augusta, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery and one count of rioting in a penal institution.

Man hit, killed in road; no charges pending

A pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday night while crossing the intersection of North Belair and Cox roads, according to the Columbia County coroner.

A Jeep Cherokee hit 65-year-old Reamer Allmond, of the 200 block of Bohler Drive in Evans, just before 9 p.m., Capt. Steve Morris said.

Morris said witnesses confirmed the driver, Denise Radford, of Evans, had a green light and Allmond walked into the road.

No charges will be filed.

Allmond had a history of brain damage and confusion and was listed as a member of Columbia County's Project Lifesaver, Morris said. The project registers people to assist in the recovery of those with dementia-type disorders who tend to wander.

Winners named in Augusta pageant

Four winners were crowned Saturday during the 35th annual Miss Augusta Scholarship Pageant at Augusta State's Gro­ver C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theater.

Brittany Hill was named Miss Augusta; Leah Via is Miss Augusta Outstanding Teen; Abby Killough, of Bainbridge, is Miss Savannah River Pageant; and Kendyl Pennington, of Evans, is Miss Savannah River Outstanding Teen.

Hill and Killough will compete in the Miss Georgia Pag­eant in June, while Pen­ning­ton and Via will compete in the Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Pag­eant.

The winners will each receive scholarships.

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TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 02/07/10 - 02:14 am
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Another person hit at that

Another person hit at that intersection? hmmm what are the odds and so close together. wierd condolenes to the family.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/07/10 - 07:44 am
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Instead of "Across the Area"

Instead of "Across the Area" it should be named "CSRA Crazies".

belle
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belle 02/07/10 - 08:26 am
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they put in a crosswalk for
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they put in a crosswalk for the Evans students. No one ever crossed there before. Drivers aren't used to looking for people in the crosswalks at night.

Brenda_G
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Brenda_G 02/07/10 - 08:31 am
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Sounds like "shoulder-length

Sounds like "shoulder-length dreadlocks" was a busy little man.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 02/07/10 - 08:32 am
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I was going to say the same

I was going to say the same thing, takeastand. Wasn't it early Monday morning that a different person was struck in the head on Milledgeville road? Maybe I should start walking that street armed just so I can get a chance a shooting one of these pieces of crap.

glassrinkmaker
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glassrinkmaker 02/07/10 - 08:46 am
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A riot at the rc jail where

A riot at the rc jail where additional officers are called to assist and three are wounded is called a scuffle? Wonder what a REAL riot would be called!

bettyboop
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bettyboop 02/07/10 - 09:40 am
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Same old shinola...different

Same old shinola...different weekend in Augusta.......taking back the streets from the low-life thugs yet?

Debdudjoe
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Debdudjoe 02/07/10 - 11:57 am
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My sympathy to the family of

My sympathy to the family of Dr. Reamer Allmond. Dr. Allmond was my family dentist for many years before he was forced to quit practicing due to a brain injury sustained following, I believe, a stroke several years ago. I have also met the woman who hit him and I know that she must be devastated, despite the fact that she was not at fault. My prayers are with both of these families as they deal with this tragic accident.

deekster
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deekster 02/07/10 - 12:15 pm
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I wonder if "Rhineharts" has

I wonder if "Rhineharts" has anything to do with the "new Gordon Hwy" fatalities. We can only hope for more "casual dining with adult beverage", motels and gas stations along the strip. It could exceed I-20 and Washington Rd.

blueshetlanddog1
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blueshetlanddog1 02/08/10 - 10:40 am
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I am so sorry about the loss

I am so sorry about the loss for the Allmond Family.I am also furious this has happened. The paper didn't say but he was in a nursing home and wandered out the door. Apparently there was nothing set in place to notify workers when a patient wandered out of the building.This is a typical example of the poor quality of nursing facilities in general. I recently was looking for a nursing home for my husband because I had no other choice. Nursing homes are rated 1 star thru 5 stars(the best). There are only 2 fitting this rating in this area and both were full. I had been told that most nursing homes give poor care.I found this to be very true in my case. I visited one where 3 beds were so close together you couldn't fit a chair between them and close the curtain.I put him in another home where he would have hit his face on the bed rail if I had not been there and asked for cushions on the side to prevent this. A nursing assistant blew his nose and never washed his hands before handling my husband.I saw 2 patients nearly fall out of their wheelchairs because no one was watching them.I called it to their attention.His nurse acted like she was so tired,bored and uncaring toward everyone. I saw a patient not get his dinner way after the other patients.My husband got an infection and I was never told until after he died.All this happened in 6 days!
These 2 nursing homes were supposedly recently taken over by new owners and had improved!Nursing homes need to be held to much higher standards.This is a disgraceful way to treat our older people! If you are concerned let's contact the lawmakers and request changes soon.

blueshetlanddog1
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blueshetlanddog1 02/08/10 - 10:40 am
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I am so sorry about the loss

I am so sorry about the loss for the Allmond Family.I am also furious this has happened. The paper didn't say but he was in a nursing home and wandered out the door. Apparently there was nothing set in place to notify workers when a patient wandered out of the building.This is a typical example of the poor quality of nursing facilities in general. I recently was looking for a nursing home for my husband because I had no other choice. Nursing homes are rated 1 star thru 5 stars(the best). There are only 2 fitting this rating in this area and both were full. I had been told that most nursing homes give poor care.I found this to be very true in my case. I visited one where 3 beds were so close together you couldn't fit a chair between them and close the curtain.I put him in another home where he would have hit his face on the bed rail if I had not been there and asked for cushions on the side to prevent this. A nursing assistant blew his nose and never washed his hands before handling my husband.I saw 2 patients nearly fall out of their wheelchairs because no one was watching them.I called it to their attention.His nurse acted like she was so tired,bored and uncaring toward everyone. I saw a patient not get his dinner way after the other patients.My husband got an infection and I was never told until after he died.All this happened in 6 days!
These 2 nursing homes were supposedly recently taken over by new owners and had improved!Nursing homes need to be held to much higher standards.This is a disgraceful way to treat our older people! If you are concerned let's contact the lawmakers and request changes soon.

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