The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office beefed up its presence downtown for this week’s First Friday, Augusta’s first since the May 3 Riverwalk attacks.
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office plans to put more emphasis on safety downtown during the first First Friday since two people were brutally attacked on the riverwalk after last month's event.
A small crowd braved the heat to attend the fashion show in support of Wesley Spires and Ashley Solesbee, who were attacked as they sat on a bench on the Riverwalk Augusta the evening of May 3.
Wesley Spires, 27, of Edgefield, S.C., who was attacked May 3, along with his date, is listed in fair condition, according to a Georgia Regents Medical Center spokeswoman.
Nine of the new Richmond County Sheriff's Office reserve deputies took an oath in front of Probate Judge Harry James at the courthouse Thursday and say they're ready to roll.
The second suspect in the brutal beating of a couple on Riverwalk Augusta proclaimed innocence Wednesday at his arraignment hearing.
Kevin Devonte Richardson, 21, has been extradited from Indiana and is being charged by Richmond County authorities in the Riverwalk Augusta attack of a South Carolina couple on May 3.
During the past five years, while sheriff's deputies were summoned to 27 downtown clubs 227 times, officers responded to 312 other incidents - including three homicides - at 26 clubs in south Augusta.
Kevin Devonte Richardson, wanted in the brutal beating of a couple at Riverwalk Augusta, is in the custody of the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department in Elkhart, Ind., where he turned surrendered ...
Kevin Devonte Richardson, wanted in the brutal May 3 beating of a couple at Riverwalk Augusta, has turned himself in to authorities in Elkhart, Ind., investigators confirmed late Wednesday.
A series of Augusta videos, including several posted last week on social media Web sites such as YouTube, went viral but police say they inaccurately paint a picture of increased violence.
Two suspects in two downtown assaults in early May have been extradited to Richmond County.
An analysis shows that the number of crimes reported downtown doesn't differ much from parts of the county considered safer, such as West Augusta. The time of day is a big factor, however.
Two suspects arrested in connection to two recent downtown assaults have waived extradition and are awaiting return to Augusta after being arrested Friday night in Newberry, S.C.
Police said a Broad Street brawl last month was the result of an argument over a woman.
Ashley Solesbee wants her attackers to come forward for there to be justice but also so she can talk to them and plead that they turn their lives around.
An account has been set up to accept donations for a victim of a vicious Riverwalk attack.
An anonymous donor on Wednesday offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two men who brutally beat a South Carolina couple last weekend at Riverwalk ...
Deputies were called Monday to the John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse to investigate the theft of a handgun from an assistant district attorney's vehicle, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's ...
The day after the shooting, a group of merchants and downtown residents called for ending the event. Others said they didn't want to lose an event that brings money and residents to the area.