Aiken County Crime

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is responsible for law enforcement outside of communities possessing their own police forces in the 1,080 square miles that make up Aiken County, South Carolina.

Divisions include Administrative, Communications, Investigations, Juvenile, Narcotics, Public Information, Records, Training, Uniform Patrol, Civil Process and Aiken County Detention Center.

Patrol responsibilities for the county are divided into nine patrol zones. A Special Operations team includes a SWAT, or Special Weapons and Tactics team and a Criminal Interdiction Unit made up of three deputies and their K-9 units. The Aiken Bloodhound Team includes deputies and officers from ACSO, Aiken DPS and North Augusta DPS.

Information courtesy Aiken County Sheriff's Office website.

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30-year-old Aiken County case remains unsolved

It was late one day in January 1986 that the body of Tammy Lynn Thomas was found off Interstate 20 in Aiken County, and 30 years later investigators still haven't found her killer.
By Travis Highfield | Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

2 suspects sought in Aiken shooting

A man was shot in Aiken Saturday and the Department of Public Safety is asking the public's help in finding two suspects.
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Officer injuries down in Richmond, Aiken counties

More often than not, local deputies were hurt while fighting with or pursuing suspects in 2014 and 2015. Vehicle accidents ranked second in frequency.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

North Augusta holdup suspects sought

North Augusta Public Safety is asking the public's help in identifying two individuals.
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Suspects sought after attempted armed robbery

About 9 p.m., Aiken police officers responded to the Wal-Mart at 2035 Whiskey Road in reference to two suspects in possession of handguns.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

1992 North Augusta homicides still unsolved

Leroy "Leo" Roosevelt McCoy and Joseph Nathan Tillman, both 28, were found gunned down at Tillman's Boylan Street home on Jan. 27, 1992.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

4 face school break-in, vandalism charges

Four teens are facing charges in connection to vandalism and burglaries at Gloverville Elementary School.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

15-year-old killed in Aiken County hit-and-run

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run accident in Aiken County that killed a 15-year-old boy Thursday.
By Travis Highfield | Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Aiken authorities seek December assault suspect

The Aiken Department of Public Safety has obtained a warrant for an Aiken man who they say participated in an assault last month.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Police get tips in double slaying

Aiken County investigators have received several tips about the slayings of a Jack­son couple last month, but they continue to ask for the public's help in the case.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

Aiken man faces drug, gun charges

An Aiken man has been charged with drug trafficking after police found him with more than $10,000 in crack cocaine, cash and a gun.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Aiken man charged in armed robbery

A 22-year-old Aiken man has been charged with the armed robbery of a Florida resident who lost $10,000 while trying to look at a car that had been advertised on Craigslist.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Aiken man accused of grand larceny

Jessie Pittman Williams, 24, has been charged with second degree burglary and grand larceny (more than $10,000), according to a statement from Lt. Jake Mahoney.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Authorities say couple found dead Tuesday appeared to be shot

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton identified the couple as Sandra L. Cochran, 70, and Louis "Baker" Cochran, 74.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Police after shoplifting couple

Police are seeking a pepper spray-wielding, shoplifting duo who have recently been identified.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Police seek help in 2 Aiken holdups

The Aiken Department of Public Safety asks the community’s assistance in identifying the individuals in the security photos.
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Aiken fugitive back in custody

A man sought by Aiken authorities after he removed his electronic monitoring device has been captured.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Aiken man hit more than once by police gunfire

An autopsy on a man killed in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night shows he died from "multiple gunshot wounds," Aiken County Coroner Tim Carl­ton said. 
By Travis Highfield | Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Aiken cop in fatal shooting

About 8:38 p.m., Aiken County deputies responded to a home on Pine Drive in reference to a domestic dispute involving a man and a woman, Capt. Nick Gallam said.
By Travis Highfield | Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Former officer's trial postponed

Jack Swerling, the attorney for Justin Craven, confirmed the move to Edgefield County's next term of court Wednesday, attributing it to a normal flow of court cases and nothing related ...
By Mike Rosier | Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
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