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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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

Trial begins in fatal police shooting

More than two years after Ernest Satterwhite was shot to death in his driveway after a police chase, the officer who pulled the trigger is scheduled to go on trial.
By James Folker | Sunday, April 10, 2016

Motorcycle accident kills Aiken man

An Aiken resident was killed early Sunday in a motorcycle accident.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, April 3, 2016

Aiken woman charged in hit and run

Officials charged Tessa Key, 35, with hit and run in the case Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, March 28, 2016

One arrest made in Aiken drug raid

Aiken Public Safety officials seized more than $20,000 in cash, 94 grams of marijuana, two handguns and a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe after executing a search warrant Thursday in Aiken.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, March 24, 2016

3 area men face gambling charges

An Augusta man and two Aiken men were among 11 charged last week by Lexington County Sheriff's Department narcotics and vice agents conducted an illegal gambling operation.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

6 arrested in Aiken drug bust

Six people are facing charges after Aiken County police raided a drug house on Edisto Avenue Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, March 17, 2016

8 arrested in Aiken County drug raids

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that two narcotics investigations have resulted in a total of eight arrests.
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

Mysteries surround 2011 fatal shooting

In 2011, a Lancaster, S.C., man was found suffering from a gunshot wound near South Caro­li­na Highway 19 North in Aiken Coun­ty, yet no one knows how he got there.
By Travis Highfield | Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Bahamian man's 1998 slaying in Aiken County still unsolved

On Feb. 28, 1998, horseback riders discovered the body of Oswald Strachan, 34, in a utility clearing near Bettis Academy and Field Cemetery roads in north Aiken County near the Edgefield County line.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

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
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