Richmond County Crime

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Woman, child flee during attempted burglary

An Augusta woman and her child fled their home Sunday evening as burglars allegedly entered their residence.
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Suspect sought after ransacking home

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect accused of stealing a computer and television from an Augusta home.
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Crime rate declined in 2014

Crime in Richmond County has declined sharply over the last two years, possibly due to shifts in policing tactics, officials say.
By Travis Highfield | 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

Toxicology report for fatal June accident

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirmed Friday that toxicology reports showed that the tractor-trailer driver of a June fatal accident had been drinking.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Man arrested after traffic stop

An Augusta man was arrested Thursday after he refused to cooperate with police during a traffic stop for a brake light and possible tint violation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Deputies give handouts, warnings for a day

Instead of tickets, drivers in Augusta got a handout on driver safety during multiple traffic operations Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Martinez woman caught shoplifting

Sara Anne Newsome, 36, of Holly Road, was seen on camera attempting to steal a four-pack of Pilot pins and ear-stud earrings from the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Help police identify theft suspect

Police are asking for help finding a man who used a stolen credit card to purchase electronics.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Elementary pupil takes loaded gun to school

A 6-year-old pupil took a gun to his classes at Bayvale Elementary on Tuesday after "mistaking it for a plaything," school officials said.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Augusta teen arrested, charged with burglary

An Augusta teenager is in custody after allegedly stealing $1,500 worth of electronics Tuesday from a home on Brussels Street.
By Doug Stutsman | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Care-giver indicted on murder charges

A Hephzibah woman faces a charge of murder in the drug-overdose death of a toddler entrusted to her care.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

3 men indicted for murder

Three men facing charges of murder in unrelated 2014 Augusta homicides were indicted by a Richmond County grand jury Tuesday.
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Man charged with hitting pedestrians with car

An Augusta man has been charged after striking two pedestrians with his car in a gas station parking lot in December.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Children found home alone during home invasion

Police are seeking a man who broke into an Augusta home early Tuesday while two children were home alone.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Man accused of attacking brother with 'samurai sword'

Bobbby Martin Law, 56, is being held on charges of felony aggravated assault and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime.
By Travis Highfield | Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Man charged with indecency in Wal-Mart

A Hephzibah man was arrested Sunday after authorities say he was caught masturbating near the toy aisle for the second time in less than a year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Man stabbed during failed robbery attempt

A 29-year-old man is accused of stabbing someone during a failed armed robbery attempt late Saturday, deputies say.
By Travis Highfield | Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Bank robbery suspect apprehended; deputies seek 2 more

According to an earlier police statement, two of the suspects entered the Southern Bank at 2455 Highway 88 about 10 a.m. and robbed the bank at gunpoint.
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Augusta fashion shop damaged, burglarized

Deputies say an Augusta fashion shop was burglarized this week, causing more than $2,500 in damage to the store.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
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Train wreck leaked acid

MARTIN, S.C. -- Hydrochloric acid leaked from a breached railcar Tuesday in an Allendale County accident, CSX officials said today.
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