Columbia County Crime

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Tips can help Augusta-area shoppers prevent thefts, police say

Local law enforcement agencies are advising holiday shoppers to beware the naughty if they plan to buy something nice this season, one of the worst times of the year for thefts from vehicles.
By Travis Highfield | Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Former teacher accused of sex with student granted bond

Matthew David Curley was arrested Nov. 14 and charged with sexual assault by a teacher.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Columbia County teacher accused of sexual assault on student

A Columbia County high school teacher is facing sexual assault charges after confessing to having a sexual relationship with one of his students, officials say.
By Steve Crawford | Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Former Augusta area residents victimized by fraud in real estate transfer

In a new twist on identity theft, someone made off with nearly a quarter million dollars Don and Abby Evans were due from the sale of their former West Lake home.
By Sandy Hodson | Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Grovetown man accused of setting men on fire

A Grovetown man is accused of causing an explosion that set two other men on fire.
By Doug Stutsman | Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Grovetown authorities searching for armed robbers

Grovetown authorities are searching for two men they say robbed a Grovetown business at gunpoint Monday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Judge denies motion to modify probation

A judge refused Thursday to modify the probation terms for a former bail bondsman who went to prison for trying to hire a man to harm a neighbor.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

School bus driver accused of lying about attack

A Columbia County school bus driver was released from jail Friday afternoon after lying to authorities, claiming she had been assaulted and robbed in an effort to get more prescription ...
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Brother of steroid accuser allowed to remove ankle monitor

The brother of a man who accused Richmond County sheriff's personnel of illegal steroid use is being allowed to remove an ankle monitor put on him after being charged with making terroristic threats.
By Valerie Rowell | Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Richmond County deputy resigns after arrest

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday after his arrest in Columbia County that police say involved an altercation with his wife.
By Valerie Rowell | Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Columbia County deputy in accident

A Columbia County sheriff's officer and another driver were injured in a crash that occurred during a chase late Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Report: Man may have been regurgitating drugs before death

A Richmond County sheriff's incident report suggests a man who died in a convenience store restroom after a traffic stop Thursday may have been trying to regurgitate drugs.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

GBI investigates officer shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved fatal shooting involving a Department of Natural Resources ranger in Grovetown late Sunday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Teen's murder conviction affirmed

The state's highest court determined that the murder conviction and sentence imposed on Lacy Aaron Schmidt was fair for the Jan. 31, 2011, slaying of Alana Calahan.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Woman struck by truck remains in critical condition

An Augusta woman remains in hospitalized after she was struck by a pickup in Martinez early Thursday.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Man indicted in wife's stabbing death

Phillip Stephen West, 46, is charged with malice murder, felony murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, according to court records released Friday.
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Police seek man who fled and tried to ram deputy

Columbia County authorities were looking Thursday for a Marietta, Ga., man accused of stealing a vehicle, then trying to run over a deputy.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Richmond County elementary schools lead in weapons cases

There were more weapons-related incidents in Richmond County elementary schools during the 2014-15 school year than at middle or high schools, with the weapons ranging from blunt objects to handguns.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Child exploitation task forces busy

Law enforcement agencies in Georgia and South Carolina have been busy with child exploitation crimes in recent months, but the rise in incidents doesn't necessarily mean there's more crime.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Man charged with kicking baby

A Grovetown man remained in jail Tuesday after he admitted kicking his baby over the weekend.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
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