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ADAMS, Ojore

2nd Suspect Surrenders in Murder of SRS Security Guard

A second suspect has surrendered to face charges in the 2012 slaying of SRS Security Guard Hester Jackson at his Hephzibah home. Ojore Adams, 22, was charged with Murder, Burglary and Possession of a Firearm during the Commissi...
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at&t suspect

Shameless Thief Steals 2 iPhones from Evans AT&T Store

This guy had some nerve, walking into the Evans AT&T store last Sunday and stealing two iPhones. It wasn’t enough to take the iPhone 6. He also grabbed the iPhone 6 Plus from the display and bolted out of the store be...
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Case Closed: Arrest Made in Murder of SRS Security Guard

There’s been an arrest made in the 2012 cold-case murder of a SRS security guard who was shot and killed behind his Hephzibah home. Damarkeo Jarome Lockhart, 21, of Kartha Drive, Augusta, has been charged in the 2012 murd...
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N.A. Suspects Pictured Breaking Into Rescue Squad

Someone broke into Belvedere-North Augusta Rescue Squad on May 17th. It’s  been broken into several times. So they put a trail camera up behind the building and got these pictures of the suspects entering the building. P...
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RCSO: Don’t Let Your Kids Loiter at Movies & Other Venues

In anticipation of the holiday weekend and the onset of the summer months, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is reminding parents to be aware of the safety of their children as they drop them off at movies and other venues...
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Rebecca Sanders, of Aiken, Unlawful neglect of child x4

Aiken Mom Jailed for Raising 4 Kids in Unsafe Home; City Officials Say House is ‘Uninhabitable’

An Aiken woman was arrested on four counts of child neglect after a neighbor found the woman’s 2-year-old son last Sunday evening wandering the streets alone. (For more crime stories, read this week’s Jail Report. Cover...
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Courtney West

Another Evans Party Mom is Arrested; This One’s a Runner

Another Evans party mom is in trouble. This time, it’s Courtney West, a 41-year-old woman who threw an underage drinking party at her home Friday night, according to authorities. When deputies got a noise complaint at 134 Pre...
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Richmond County Operation

22 Child Predators Caught in Augusta’s ‘Operation Mayday’

Nearly two dozen people – including a local jailer, a funeral home director and an extra in the TV show Glee – have been arrested in Richmond County for trying to meet a child for sex of the last four days. It was called ...
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