Columbia County Crime

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Sheriff's nephew pleads guilty in pot case

Walter Taylor Hensley, 23, pleaded guilty to trafficking marijuana. Although the crime carries a mandatory minimum five-year prison term, Judge Daniel J. Craig sentenced him to 10 years on ...
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

2 men arrested in Walgreens crash

Two men, one believed to have crashed into a Martinez drugstore last week, were arrested early Sunday.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Driver sought after truck crashes into drugstore

Authorities are looking for a man who crashed his truck into the front door of the Wal­greens drug store at Furys Ferry and Evans to Locks roads Friday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Martinez man arrested in trespassing, fleeing event

A Martinez man was arrested for driving under the influence and attempting to elude Grovetown sheriff's deputies.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Man arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails

Gerald Snodgrass was arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails at a Grovetown home. Snodgrass is charged with first-degree damage to property and criminal attempt to murder.
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Death investigations are an emotional challenge

Area coroners say death investigations are among the most emotionally taxing things a person can do. However, the desire to help others through difficult times keeps them going.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Kidnap attempt suspects sought

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has photos of two men they say tried to kidnap a man on Thursday.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Columbia County kidnap attempt reported

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men accused of trying to kidnap a man Thursday.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Father charged with forcing son to re-enact movie sex scene with dog

Police said a Martinez father was charged with child molestation after a YouTube video showed him instructing his son to re-create a movie sex scene with his dog.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Teen charged with BMX track damage pleads not guilty

An Evans teen charged with extensively damaging Columbia County's new BMX track can remain out on bond, a judge said Friday. The 16-year-old pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree criminal ...
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Repairs to BMX/skate park to top $50,000

Columbia County officials said the latest damage estimate from an incident of vandalism at Blanchard Woods Park over the Christmas holiday has risen to $57,000.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Man who spied on girl gets prison halved

A Columbia County man’s prison term imposed for secretly video-recording a girl as she dressed and undressed was cut in half.
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Suspect in DaVitte killing pleads not guilty at arraignment

A Florida man accused in an Aug. 14 fatal shooting outside Marvin United Methodist Church pleaded not guilty to charges at his first court appearance.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Vandals delay BMX opening

The opening of Columbia County's BMX track will be delayed at least two months after Christmas Day vandalism.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Grovetown sending four officers to New York

Four Grovetown police officers are flying to New York to attend the funeral of NYPD officer Wenjian Liu.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Grovetown chief to name advisory board

GROVETOWN — Three weeks into his new job as Grovetown’s Public Safety director, Gary Jones is wasting little time putting policies and programs in place to address growing pains the Columbia ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Trial near for mom charged in toddler death

A woman charged with the 2013 death of her toddler could be tried in the next few months.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Supreme Court denies Sentinel appeal

In an unanimous decision released Thursday, the Georgia Supreme Court denied a motion for reconsideration filed by Sentinel Offender Services.
By Sandy Hodson | Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Plaintiffs counter Sentinel's plea to state Supreme Court

Plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuits against Sentinel Offender Services have fired off a counterattack to Sentinel's plea to the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Holiday crime perceived as greater threat

Richmond County officials say the holiday season puts more people at risk of becoming victims of property crimes, but the numbers tell a different story.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
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