Aiken County Crime

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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

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
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