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UPDATE: Man Dies After Suicide Attempt at Burke County Jail


A Burke County suspect who was found hanging in his jail cell has died at the hospital, authorities said. Quilton Patrick Thomas died Thursday night at Augusta University Medical Center, according to Burke County Chief Deputy Lewis C. Blanchard. He was 34. Thomas – known as “Neighborhood Pat” to friends ...

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Augusta Teen Whips Out Willy in Walmart Toddler Section

Kendrick Neely, 19, of Augusta, Public indecency

A woman shopping in Walmart got an eyeful recently when a man exposed himself in the toddler section of the store. Kendrick Neely, 19, of Kindling Drive, Augusta, was charged Aug. 13 with public indecency for the alleged act at the store on Deans Bridge Road. A store employee called the sheriff’s ...

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Richmond County is Seeking 2 Killers in Unrelated Murders

Wanted Killers

Richmond County authorities are seeking two murder suspects in unrelated killings, including a man accused of fatally shooting his brother Thursday night. Berques Owens (above left photo) is wanted in Thursday night’s killing of 26-year-old Michael Dykes (at right in green hat), according to authorities. Owens should be considered armed and ...

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