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Robbery, theft suspects sought

Authorities are asking for help in identifying two men who robbed a Lumpkin Road convenience store Tuesday. Two men entered the store with white T-shirts wrapped around their faces, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report. One of the thieves hopped onto the counter and stole the cash register, while the other pointed a handgun at the clerk, the report said.

Authorities also are trying to identify three people who used a man's stolen credit cards to purchase items at the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road in May. The 65-year-old victim's home was burglarized on May 26 and the same day his cards were used to buy gift cards totaling $400 from the store, according to Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Aaron Hannsz. Anyone with information can call the sheriff's office at (706) 821-1080.

Watch surveillance camera footage of people using stolen credit cards to buy gift cards.

Businessman pleads not guilty to fraud

Arthur Marshall pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in U.S. District Court Thursday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Leon Barfield explained the 22 charges against the local businessman and former hometown and NFL football star who is accused of fraud and money laundering.

A federal indictment accuses Mr. Marshall of defrauding three banks in Richmond and Columbia counties, deceiving a mortgage lender and a home buyer regarding the sale of two properties and obtaining more than $1 million from those allegedly fraudulent transactions.

Mr. Marshall was ordered to undergo a drug test and observe a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. He posted $2,500 of the $100,000 bond Thursday and will have 10 days to file a motion.

Man guilty in 12 cases of child sex assault

After three days of testimony and deliberation, a Columbia County jury found a Grovetown man guilty Wednesday of 12 felonies for sexually assaulting a child.

Arthur Clarence Williams Sr., 33, of Katherine Street, is guilty of four counts of aggravated child molestation, four counts of child molestation, two counts of rape and other charges. Sentencing was not scheduled.

Mr. Williams was accused of sexually assaulting a girl who was between 6 and 10 years old from April 2004 to April 2008.

Woman faces charge in North Augusta shooting

An Augusta woman was charged Thursday with accessory after the fact of murder in a June 11 shooting in North Augusta.

Myra Wright, of the 100 block of Reiser Court, was arrested at work at Augusta Mall and taken to the Richmond County jail, said Aiken County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Myers.

Police have arrested Dewanye Issac, 25, in the fatal shooting of Exzradrian Holloway in North Augusta. An arrest warrant says Ms. Wright met with Mr. Issac at her workplace and allowed him to drive her van to and from the site of the shooting.

Former hotel workers sought in $40,000 theft

Investigators are seeking three former hotel employees accused of stealing about $40,000.

Ashley Hurst, 21; Monica Hunt, 32; and Courtney Sturgis, 26, all of Augusta, are wanted on felony charges of theft by deception, according to Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Michelle Walden.

The women worked at the Holiday Inn at 2155 Gordon Highway, where investigators said they used the computer system to credit money to their own accounts. The hotel's front office manager, Maranda Benefield, 33, of Augusta, is in police custody. The thefts are believed to have occurred between December 2006 and November 2007, Investigator Walden said.

Anyone with information can call the sheriff's office at (706) 821-1080 or (706) 821-1020.

Talatha rural water district advisory lifted

An advisory to boil water for drinking or cooking has been lifted for Aiken County's Talatha Rural Community Water District, which includes Gray Mare Hollow Road from St. Marks Church to Silver Bluff Road as well as Storm Branch Road, according to an announcement Thursday.

Augusta man arrested in teen's molestation

Jose Alfonso Hernandez, 20, of Augusta, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of molesting a 15-year-old girl in a south Augusta mobile home park, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

Patient, workers hurt in ambulance wreck

An Augusta man was charged in a wreck with an ambulance that hurt three people Thursday.

Lawson Landrum of the 3700 block of Winchester Trail was charged with failure to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle after colliding with a Gold Cross ambulance about 1 a.m., said Richmond County sheriff's Maj. Richard Weaver.

Mr. Landrum, in his mid-20s, was driving a Ford Explorer westbound on Central Avenue when he approached a green light at Druid Park Avenue, Maj. Weaver said. He did not stop for the emergency vehicle, which was using its emergency lights.

Two emergency workers and a patient were taken to University Hospital and Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics for minor injuries, Maj. Weaver said.

Arrest made in armed robbery of gas station

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office, in coordination with the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office, arrested a man Wednesday night in the April 15 armed robbery of Greg's Gas Plus at 1186 Edgefield Road in North Augusta. Rickey Brunson, 52, of Trenton, S.C., is charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime and armed robbery.

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GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 06/19/09 - 04:25 am
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I thought that emergency

I thought that emergency vehicles still had to stop at intersections when their light was red....then proceed with caution. I don't agree with charging someone for an accident if they had a green light. It should be written up as unavoidable or the emergency vehicle should be at fault for not checking to make sure there was no oncoming traffic.

Reality
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Reality 06/19/09 - 05:53 am
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I believe that some emergency

I believe that some emergency vehicle drivers are a bit reckless. The law says to yield right of way for all emergency vehicles.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/19/09 - 06:53 am
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Under what circumstances

Under what circumstances would it be deemed okay to release this predator, Arther Clarance Williams Sr., back on to society?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/19/09 - 06:56 am
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Lawson Landrum may not have

Lawson Landrum may not have known the emergency lights trumps a green light. Young drivers aren't renowned for their intelligence or competent thought processes.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/19/09 - 06:59 am
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Public canings of all people

Public canings of all people convicted of these petty robberies would soon become a deterrent for the avidly foolish...and a satisfying source of entertainment for the rest of us.

wise
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wise 06/19/09 - 07:25 am
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These Are All Of Arthurs

These Are All Of Arthurs Williams Charges
AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION AWAITING TRIAL NO BOND
RAPE AWAITING TRIAL 2008CR0745 NO BOND
AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION AWAITING TRIAL 2008CR0745 NO BOND
CHILD MOLESTATION AWAITING TRIAL 2008CR0745 NO BOND
INCEST AWAITING TRIAL 2008CR0745 NO BOND
I hope they throw him under the jail but this is GA. He will only do 5 to 7 years. When the child now has a life time sentence of pain and trust issues.

CyndiCk
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CyndiCk 06/19/09 - 07:33 am
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Good! I'm glad they got the

Good! I'm glad they got the guy who robbed our store!!!!

sgachief
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sgachief 06/19/09 - 07:33 am
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Willams should get the DEATH

Willams should get the DEATH penalty as should ALL child molesters. No exceptions. These things are lower than pond scum.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 06/19/09 - 08:15 am
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So that means Arthur can't

So that means Arthur can't follow the rebels football team that much if he's has a curfew.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 06/19/09 - 08:30 am
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To bad they didn't trip

To bad they didn't trip themselves up with those saggy pants hanging off there behinds........... I agree with you sqachief...

cj
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cj 06/19/09 - 08:47 am
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On the Marshall Article, the

On the Marshall Article, the last sentence says he will have "10 days to file a motion." What motion? This is poor reporting, and it shows a lack of diligence on the writer's behalf. Most likely the judge told Mr. Marshall that he has ten days to file "discovery motions." The reporter should have been more attentive or simply should have left that part out.

rufus
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rufus 06/19/09 - 09:01 am
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Dang cj, nothing else to cry

Dang cj, nothing else to cry about thios morning?

mad_max
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mad_max 06/19/09 - 09:17 am
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Is there like a mini-market

Is there like a mini-market robbery gene that gets passed along or what?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 06/19/09 - 09:23 am
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mad max, "...you wouldn't

mad max, "...you wouldn't understand".

corgimom
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corgimom 06/19/09 - 09:46 am
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Wait until Justus sees the

Wait until Justus sees the video..."Nothing new here"....the AWM is spinning this as always because it's run by U know who, he will have a profound question about it...

AAQueen
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AAQueen 06/19/09 - 09:53 am
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I understand these are hard

I understand these are hard times, and would even be sympathetic if knowing the robbers' story i.e. insulin shot, feed my family, etc, but when these lowlifes steal to buy drugs or because they are too sorry to work or look for a job then I say shoot them, That’s what I’m going to do if one try to rob me.

ALL thieves should be punished and not just petty thieves but especially people like Madoff and now Allen Stanford, people that was trusted with the average joes money.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 06/19/09 - 10:29 am
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There is no excuse for

There is no excuse for stealing and that's what welfare is for, to make sure our tax payer dollars are providing food and medical care to the so called needy. If you need money that bad take something you have to the pawn shop and get you some cash.....these people have an entitlement mentality

butterflygina
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butterflygina 06/19/09 - 10:31 am
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I wish these young men and

I wish these young men and women would stop robbing places. A pharmacist shot and killed a teenager in some state after he and another person tried to rob the store. Sadly when you go in pointing guns at people, not only is your life in danger but the victim as well. Young folks, that little bit of money, that you won't have long, since you will soon be found, IS NOT WORTH ANYONE'S LIFE, INCLUDING YOUR OWN. The child molester should have syrup poured on him and be tied to a tree in the hot south for the rest of his miserable days. I pray this child continues to receive the counseling she needs

crackertroy
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crackertroy 06/19/09 - 11:04 am
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School's out, time for some
Unpublished

School's out, time for some robberies!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 06/19/09 - 11:08 am
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If Mr. Landrum gets a decent

If Mr. Landrum gets a decent lawyer and tells the right story at his hearing, he can probably beat the traffic citation about not yielding to an ambulance. Yes, he is supposed to yield, but the ambulance is supposed to honor red lights. If Landrum convinces a judge he did not see or hear the ambulance, he likely will not have to pay a fine.

crackertroy
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crackertroy 06/19/09 - 11:18 am
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Where's that bear at?
Unpublished

Where's that bear at?

Ode
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Ode 06/19/09 - 12:11 pm
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It would be nice if the NAACP

It would be nice if the NAACP and black leaders would focus its time and energy on trying to stop the violent crimes that blacks committ in the CSRA instead of worrying about the percentage of blacks suspended from schools or what somebody posts on their facebook page.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 06/19/09 - 04:30 pm
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There was a 33 year old

There was a 33 year old recidivist cocaine, marijuana and other contraband trafficker dumb enough to post his street names, real name, suspicious activities (to put it nicely), pictures of his house, his cars, his grandma, his niece, and himself and his unusual choice of bling. His daddy couldn't get him out of trouble this time. He's in the Federal Pen now for a significant amount of time. He even had a video slide show of all the people arrested in Operation Ink, in their prison uniforms. So don't rule out checking MySpace, Facebook, etc., it sometimes can crack a case.

bandmom
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bandmom 06/19/09 - 06:53 pm
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SO SORRY GnioGnop BUT there

SO SORRY GnioGnop BUT there is s STATE LAW that requires motorists to YIELD to Emergency Lights!!! LOOK UP THE LAW!!!!!!

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 06/19/09 - 10:40 pm
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I understand that but if your

I understand that but if your approaching an intersection at 55 and a ambulance doesn't stop there is no way you can stop in time. It's common sense.

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