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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Burnettown policeman injured during arrest

A Burnettown police officer underwent emergency surgery after being injured by a suspect last week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Morning shooting in Beech Island

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting in Beech Island.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jackson man's 1987 homicide still unsolved

Aiken County authorities found Jimmy Purvis dead with a gunshot wound to his head at his home on McElmurray Avenue on Nov. 27, 1987.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Sunday, July 10, 2016

Murder charge added to Aiken burglary suspect

A burglary suspect arrested by Aiken County sheriff's investigators has also been charged with murder, authorities said Saturday.
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Warrenville man killed in shooting

A 22-year-old man was killed in a shooting Saturday night in Warrenville, S.C., and one person is in custody.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, June 19, 2016

2015 shooting still unsolved

North Augusta police continue to investigate the death of a man in a Bradleyville Road apartment complex last year. The shooting death of Donnie Lee Brooks Jr., 23, is the only unsolved North ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cops on alert for teen parties

Richmond County deputies found themselves scrambling last week to control a teen party that was estimated to have about 700 participants.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, June 10, 2016

2 arrested in Aiken drug case

Two Florida men found wounded earlier this week in a bullet-riddled SUV in Aiken County are now facing marijuana trafficking charges.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Aiken police seek 3 after holdup

Aiken police are seeking three men who robbed a 75-year-old man at gunpoint Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, June 3, 2016

Man shot during early-morning home invasion

Aiken County deputies and department of public safety police responded to a home inthe 100 block of Kellogg Drive about 4:30 a.m. and discovered a male victim lying on the couch with a gunshot ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Death penalty trial for accused priest killer

The man accused of killing a Florida priest in Burke County has been indicted and District Attorney Ashley Wright filed notice this week that she intends to seek the death penalty.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mother still seeks answers in slaying

The Aiken Department of Public Safety said Moses Williams, 19, was shot after dropping off his girlfriend Yuvanda Pope at her home on Bradby Lane about 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2012.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Sunday, May 22, 2016

No bond for suspect in priest death

Steven J. Murray, 28, appeared briefly in Burke County Superior Court, where he could face trial on murder and other charges in the killing of the Rev. Rene Robert of St. Augustine, Fla.
By Sandy Hodson | Friday, May 13, 2016

Aiken man robbed of shoes, cellphone

A 21-year-old Aiken man said he was robbed of his cellphone and the pair of LeBron James shoes he was wearing by two men who gave him a ride.
Saturday, May 7, 2016

Teacher's 2008 slaying unsolved

Ann Fox Smith, 47, was found in her home on Whitney Drive on April 25, 2008, after she failed to show up for work at Kennedy Middle School, where she had taught special needs students for 18 years.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Sunday, May 1, 2016

Car, guns stolen from Aiken town's police department

A police car, weapons and other property were stolen during a break-in at a small Aiken County police department.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, April 28, 2016

Couple's 1977 deaths unsolved

More than 38 years ago, Grover Cleveland and Gwendolyn Sailors were found slain in their Tamarack Drive home near Interstate 20. Both had been shot four times.
By Travis Highfield | Sunday, April 24, 2016

DUI charge in cyclist death

A North Augusta woman has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Saturday night's fatal wreck involving a cyclist on U.S. Highway 25.
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Past offer capped officer's plea deal

Facing criticism that he failed to deliver justice for the family of a man fatally shot by a North Augusta police officer in 2014, the solicitor says he was bound by an earlier plea offer.
By James Folker | Saturday, April 16, 2016

Ex-bank employee faces fraud charges

A former Aiken bank employee has been arrested and charged in connection with two counts of financial identity fraud.
Monday, April 11, 2016
 
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