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Police seek man in apartment shooting

Police are looking for a man suspected in a Thursday night shooting at Cedar Village Apartments on Windsor Spring Road.

According to a Richmond County sheriff's dispatcher, one person was shot about 9:30 p.m. and taken to a local hospital. The dispatcher did not know the extent of the injuries or gender of the victim late Thursday.

Sex offender accused of following teenager

Police have arrested a registered sex offender accused of inappropriately touching himself as he followed a 16-year-old on her way to school.

Robert Lee Bennefield, 43, of Augusta, has been charged with public indecency, said Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Charles Mulherin. A parent witnessed Mr. Bennefield driving closely behind the Butler High School student on Lumpkin Road around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, said Richmond County School System Lt. Richard Roundtree.

Mr. Bennefield was convicted of rape in 1993 and served nearly three years in prison, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records.

Aiken man arrested in fatal Aug. 12 shooting

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office arrested another person Thursday in an Aug. 12 incident in which a 16-year-old was fatally shot at a mobile home park.

Sammie Leon Smith, 33, of the 200 block of Wadley Drive, Aiken, was charged with assault with intent to kill and unlawful possession of a handgun, said Aiken County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Myers. Although police say Mr. Smith didn't injure anyone, he is accused of firing the first shot in the incident at T and S Trailer Park.

More than a week ago, Akia Raziel Jordan, 17, was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of James Collins of Aiken.

Sgt. Myers said Mr. Smith was hurt in the shooting and was treated at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. He was taken to the Aiken County Detention Center and released on bond.

Man accused of sexual misconduct surrenders

An Edgefield man authorities wanted on a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a 5-year-old turned himself in within hours of information being released via media outlets Wednesday. Johnnie Lee Snodgrass, 42, surrendered at the Edgefield County Detention Center at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Two men are wanted for robbing barber shop

Police are looking for two men who held up La Nay Nay's Barber Shop at 2919 Peach Orchard Road on Thursday.

The two men entered the barber shop about 11 a.m. and fired one shot from a shotgun. The men fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, said Richmond County Sgt. Blaise Dresser.

Police saw the men as they jumped into a burgundy Toyota Tercel. The two robbers were chased until the driver lost control and wrecked the vehicle. The men ran away, Sgt. Dresser said.

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/28/09 - 01:52 am
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Convicted of rape and served

Convicted of rape and served nearly 3 years - When are these judges going to wake up and do their jobs - there should be a large public outrage that this individual is even able to be on the streets in the CSRA and now he is going after a 16 year old girl on her way to school - Lock him up for life.

cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 08/28/09 - 03:14 am
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When the 2 men wrecked their

When the 2 men wrecked their car and ran away,what did the RCPD do?

getalife
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getalife 08/28/09 - 08:32 am
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It is sad and frustrating

It is sad and frustrating when our so-called justice system continues to put these sexual offenders back on the street to rape and murder more women and children. These sexual offenders should be given life sentences with no release option.

1trugent
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1trugent 08/28/09 - 09:09 am
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No violent offender should

No violent offender should ever be released from prison.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/28/09 - 10:31 am
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You folks do not understand

You folks do not understand the Georgia prison system. It is full. Whenever you convict and sentence someone to prison, someone else has to be released to make room for the new one. It makes no difference how much of the sentence they served, someone has to be released.

Javital
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Javital 08/28/09 - 10:35 am
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They ran away??? Bizarre!!!!

They ran away??? Bizarre!!!!

mad_max
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mad_max 08/28/09 - 10:44 am
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BUILD MORE PRISONS!!!! Good

BUILD MORE PRISONS!!!! Good use for the "stimulus" money. Provide jobs to construction workers and a place to put thieving scumbag sub-human low lifes.

cricketflea
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cricketflea 08/28/09 - 11:17 am
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These sexual repeat

These sexual repeat offenders should be CASTRATED---no questions asked. First time lock them up for many years! Second time CASTRATION! Period. IF there is a third time (???), death!!!

Crazy Irish
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Crazy Irish 08/28/09 - 11:34 am
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Maybe it's time for the

Maybe it's time for the families of the victims take matters into their own hands. If they hurt my child I wouldn't depend on these liberal judges to resolve it. I'd call my two friends Smith and Wesson.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 08/28/09 - 02:04 pm
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if money is to

if money is to spent.....BUILD BIGGER PRISONS!!!!!! A 10,000 bed maximum security facility should be sufficient

1trugent
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1trugent 08/28/09 - 04:02 pm
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There is a grim outlook for

There is a grim outlook for America. There will come a time, when graveyards will overflow, prisons will be busting at the seams, no jobs will be had, no groceries on the shelves and ten times as many criminals walking among us. In those days, every hand will be against thy neighbor. The bible speaks of this and it will happen. The end of days may be twenty years away or a few thousand, but it is coming. Get prepared and get yourself right with God. You think times are tough now, but really you haven't seen anything yet.

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