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Steroids Suspect Names Cops Who Used! Polygraph is Next

Steroids suspect Brandon Paquette has handed over a list of Richmond County deputies he claims have used steroids, and the sheriff’s office is preparing to give him a lie detector test, authorities said. Investigators re-...
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North Augusta Greg's Gas Plus Robbbery

Halloween Mask Ties Robbers to N. Augusta Hold-Up

A Halloween mask found in the car of two men during a traffic stop tied them to Thursday morning’s robbery of the Greg’s Gas Plus on Jefferson Davis Highway, authorities said. Ronald Reco Ashley, 26, and Alvin Howar...
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Suspicious Death of Elderly Woman in Augusta

An elderly woman’s death in Augusta has been called “suspicious,” authorities said. About 4:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to the 2000 block of Powell Avenue, near Wrightsboro Road,  in reference to a d...
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Sheriff Roundtree Denies Purging Personnel Files

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree is denying claims on local radio that he is purging personnel files of negative information for some employees. WGAC’s Austin Rhodes said on his show Thursday that he received inf...
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Paquette Brothers

Brothers Busted: 1 for Steroids & 1 for Threats

The Paquette brothers have both been arrested overnight in the Augusta area, one for possession of steroids and weapons and the other for allegedly making threats to a Richmond County narcotics agent and his wife, according to ...
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Martinez Woman Hit with Axe & Drowned in Tub

In an Augusta homicide with more questions than answers, authorities say Emily Newbegin died from multiple blunt force trauma and drowning due to assault. Authorities have charged 47-year-old Kenneth William Howard with murder ...
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Steroids Suspect Claims He Sold to RCSO Cops

UPDATE BELOW! WGAC’s Austin Rhodes is reporting that Sheriff Richard Roundtree has started a major internal investigation concerning reports of steroid abuse among a number of his officers. But Sheriff Roundtree has just ...
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James Dyches

Graniteville Mans Breaks Into Woman’s Home & Rapes Her

A Graniteville man accused of breaking into an Aiken woman’s home and raping her two weeks ago was captured Tuesday night. James Dyches Sr., 33, of Shotgun Lane, was placed on the sheriff’s office Wanted List after ...
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