Richmond County Crime

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Slain caregiver's family files suit against woman

The children of an Au­gus­ta man fatally shot by an 86-year-old dementia patient have filed suit against the woman who lived with the patient.
By Sandy Hodson | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Woman gets life for fatal 2012 River Watch Parkway wreck

Monique Sullivan was sentenced to life in prison July 23 for the 2012 wreck on River Watch Parkway that killed a mother and severely injured two other motorists.
By Sandy Hodson | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Police urge securing air-conditioning units from summer theft

As summer heat continues to hit Augusta, a recent spate of air conditioning thefts have been reported in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Family Dollar on Broad Street robbed

A black man armed with a handgun entered Family Dollar in the 1900 block of Broad Street and demanded money, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Landlord removes door when tenant can't pay

A landlord removed the front door from his rental home Tuesday after the tenant couldn't pay the rent.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Richmond County without a murder since June

More than 35 days have passed since Richmond County's last homicide, eclipsing the longest stretch thus far in 2015.
By Doug Stutsman | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Infant left in parking lot

An infant was hospitalized Tuesday after being found alone in the parking lot of Cheddar's on Walton Way Extension.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Death of teen shaken as baby ruled homicide

September Nicole Watson lost her ability to talk, walk, crawl turn over or feed herself after her father, Jerry Lee Hood, violently shook her when she was just 5 weeks old. She lived the remainder ...
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Court wants clarity before ruling on appeal in homicide

In a 2-1 opinion the appellate court remanded the case of Devin Washington, 21, back to Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wal-Mart employee arrested after cash, merchandise found missing

A Wrightsboro Road Wal-Mart employee was arrested Sunday after management discovered nearly $2,000 in cash and merchandise missing.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Teen arrested after DNA tests confirm fatherhood

According to a police report, the girl admitted to her mother she had been having sex with Zavia Anderson, now 19, since the summer at both her house and an abandoned house. Anderson denied the ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Man said he stabbed himself after wife's death

Columbia County Magistrate Judge Jason R. Troiano decided at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that there is enough evidence to continue prosecution of Philip Stephen West, 46, on a murder charge.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pro-gay church spray-painted by vandals

Vandals spray-painted Tuesday morning a Bible passage that condemns homosexual sex on a downtown church whose pastor was part of the first gay couple to receive a marriage license in Richmond County.
By Lisa Kaylor | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

City employee to repay more than $86,000

A former temporary employee who bilked the city of Augusta out of $86,456.20 must repay the money as a condition of her 10-year probation sentence.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Burglar steals furniture from Augusta home

A king-sized bed, dresser and 50-inch television were stolen from an Augusta residence.
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, July 20, 2015

Augusta home vandalized, burglarized

An Augusta residence was vandalized and burglarized Sunday, police say.
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, July 20, 2015

Augusta teen accused of molesting 12-year-old

An Augusta teen is accused of child molestation after deputies say he had sexual contact with a 12-year-old.
By Travis Highfield | Monday, July 20, 2015

Woman accused of leaving children unattended to go to bar

A Florida mother was arrested early Monday after leaving three children unattended at Waffle House while she went drinking at Wild Wing Cafe, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, July 20, 2015

Man arrested on child molestation charges

An 82-year-old man was arrested after he was caught performing oral sex on a teenage girl on Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, July 20, 2015

Augusta man robbed outside barbershop

A man was beaten and robbed Saturday outside an Augusta barbershop.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, July 19, 2015
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