Columbia County Crime

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Body of Jackson man found in lake

A man wanted in South Carolina who disappeared from a lake recreation area over the weekend was found dead in the lake early Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Authorities seek missing, wanted man

Columbia County authorities are searching for a man wanted in South Carolina who disappeared from a lake recreation area over the weekend.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, April 13, 2015

Girl rescued, 4 arrested in child exploitation sting

An underage girl was recovered in a sex trafficking sting in Columbia County, and four people were arrested and charged with attempted child molestation, FBI officials say.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, April 4, 2015

Cafeteria manager investigated over money

Greenbrier Elementary School's former cafeteria manager is being investigated over missing lunch money, school officials said Thursday.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Doctor linked to unlicensed pain clinic

Imo F. Ndem, 55, of Darwood Drive in Grovetown, was arrested March 17 at his office on Old Petersburg Road, according to a Columbia County sheriff's report.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Judge dismisses child molestation charges

Magistrate Judge W. Bryant Swan Jr. dismissed child molestation charges Tuesday morning against a man arrested by Grovetown authorities in February.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Law enforcement agencies closing racial gap

Recent employment figures show the racial gap between area law enforcement agencies and the communities in which they serve continues to shrink.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, March 27, 2015

Grovetown Public Safety offers locations for Craigslist transactions

The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is encouraging Craigslist buyers to use public safety parking lots to complete transactions.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, March 27, 2015

Teen to repay damages for BMX track damage

A teen accused of damaging Columbia County's BMX track was ordered to repay the damages.
By Valerie Rowell | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Decision on new Harlem public safety chief expected soon

Harlem's lengthy search to fill its vacant director of public safety position is expected to end this week, city officials said.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, March 21, 2015

New Grovetown K-9 gets arrest in first week

K-9 Roscoe trained four months before officially joining the Grovetown Police Department. It took him four days to be called into action.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, March 20, 2015

Man accused of sex with teen granted bond

An Augusta man accused of having sex with an underage teen was granted a bond on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, March 20, 2015

Woman accused of stealing from husband's company granted bond

A woman accused of stealing more than $400,000 from her husband's company was granted a bond in teh same amount on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, March 20, 2015

Woman sentenced for ramming car into Dollar General

Roshana Lequisha Payne, 38, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence and driving with an open container of alcohol.
By Valerie Rowell | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Case continues against man accused of having sex with teen

The case against an Augusta businessman accused of sex with a teen will continue after a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Harlem athletic director resigns after burglary arrest

Harlem High School's athletic director resigned Monday after a weekend burglary arrest.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, March 2, 2015

Few ticketed for 'slowpoke' law

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Ramone Lamkin said law enforcement agencies aren't cracking down on it like they do other traffic offenses, such as following too closely and failure to maintain lane.
By Travis Highfield | Sunday, March 1, 2015

Man charged with attacking father with golf club

A Grovetown man was charged Tuesday after authorities say he attacked his father with a golf club.
By Valerie Rowell | Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Augusta businessman accused of sex with teen

An Augusta businessman was recently arrested after being accused of having sex with and delivering sex toys to an Evans teen.
By Valerie Rowell | Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Grovetown man denied bond in child molestation case

A Grovetown man who allegedly told a mother he would pay $200 to spend alone time with her children was denied bond and remains in police custody.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
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