Richmond County Crime

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Judge denies bond for stabbing suspect

A judge declined to set bond Monday for a man accused of stabbing an Augusta man seven times in the back.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, May 18, 2015

Gunman sentenced in drive-by shooting

The gunman in a drive-by shooting at an Augusta restaurant last July that left a 14-year-old critically wounded was sentenced Monday.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, May 18, 2015

Fight on Facebook leads to arrest

On Saturday, a Richmond County sheriff's deputy was called to a fight involving juveniles at Delta Manor on East Bulla Street, but by the time he arrived it had dispersed. The following day he ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, May 18, 2015

Mother accused of abuse denied bond

Michelle Johnson, 28, has been held since February on charges of first- and second-degree cruelty to children. She has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, May 18, 2015

Stun gun shocked shoplifting suspect 5 times

A Waynesboro man was shocked with a stun gun five times after trying to shoplift aftershave at Wal-Mart, police say.
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, May 17, 2015

Man thrown out of home threw punches, police say

A man told he was no longer welcome in an Augusta home punched the occupant in the head, police say.
By Doug Stutsman | Saturday, May 16, 2015

Man arrested in tire slashing scam

A man suspected in a multicounty tire slashing scam was arrested in Richmond County Friday, officials said.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Aggravated assault difficult to prevent, officials say

Local law enforcement agencies are continuing to see a gradual decline in the number of aggravated assaults reported in their respective jurisdictions. At the same time, officials aren't taking ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, May 15, 2015

Bond denied for man accused of killing neighbor

Walter Lee Johnson, 60, is accused of shooting 49-year-old Marion Utley at his home on Norris Lane.
By Sandy Hodson | Friday, May 15, 2015

Augusta man denied bond

Bond was denied Thursday for Eddie Lee Freeman, 30, an Augusta man facing a retrial on a murder charge in a 2006 fatal shootout.
By Sandy Hodson | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lawn equipment stolen

Deputies say more than $4,300 worth of landscaping equipment from a trailer at the Augusta Mall while workers groomed the grounds Wednesday.
By Travis Highfield | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Argument over religion led to graveyard shooting

Ed Wilie Jordan Jr., 47, was booked on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Couple charged with driving impaired with young children in vehicle

An Augusta couple was arrested Tuesday after police were told they were driving under the influence and in possession of drugs while three young children were in the vehicle.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Child molester gets 35 years

Benjamin Evans pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to 11 sexual offenses committed against two children while they were between the ages of 10 and 12.
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

City employees involved in cemetery shooting

Two city employees were involved in a shooting at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, Augusta Administrator Janice Allen Jackson told a City Commission committee meeting.
By Susan McCord and Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Man takes shot at burglar

The man, 69, told police he woke about 2 a.m. to hear noises coming from the kitchen of his home on Circular Drive.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Judge refuses to return funds to jailed ex-paralegal

The man convicted of stealing more than $600,000 from the Vic Hawk Law Group and its clients was back in court Monday to press his claim that the judge was wrong to seize $6,500 from his jail account.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, May 11, 2015

Thousands taken from safe at local business

Deputies are searching for a suspect accused of taking $6,500 from Christmas Tree Shops.
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, May 11, 2015

Two charged with stealing fake eyelashes

Two Augusta women were arrested Saturday after being accused of trying to steal fake eyelashes from an area business.
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, May 11, 2015

Former caregiver pleads guilty to theft from 95-year-old

Teri R. Watts, 40, was sentenced to 10 years of probation and will have to repay the victim $7,900.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, May 11, 2015
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