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GBI Investigating Woman’s Death at Richmond County Jail

Debra Leverett

The GBI is investigating the death of female inmate at the Richmond County Jail, but authorities say it will NOT be a suicide. Debra Leverett, 50, of Fairway Drive, Augusta, (pictured) had some medical issues that may explain her death on Sunday, authorities said. She has been held at the jail since ...

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Shock! Burglary & Theft at Perry Police Department


The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are currently investigating an early morning break in to the Perry Police Department and Town Hall. On Thursday morning, around 1:52 am, a 911 caller notified the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center that it appears that two black males ...

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The Meanest Man in Augusta? You Decide…


James Upshaw could be the meanest man in Augusta. Here’s what deputies found when they answered a 911 call to his home on Gatewood Drive this month: The deputy heard someone crying inside the door April 13 and knocked twice before Upshaw’s wife finally answered the door. Her eyes were red and ...

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Appling Killer’s Daughter Shares Family Photo

Wayne Hawes family photo2

Caitlin Hawes, the 19-year-old daughter of Appling killer Wayne Anthony Hawes, has shared a family photo with The Jail Report that shows her parents and sister during happier times. “Wayne was my dad,” Caitlin wrote to The Jail Report. “You can share this pic of us just to let everyone ...

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Relief as Appling Maniac Shoots Himself in Head After Killing 5

Wayne Anthony Hawes

The man who killed five members of his wife’s family Friday in Appling was found dead in his garage of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Wayne Anthony Hawes, 50, was discovered just after midnight inside his garage at  3311 Rosemont Road, where the man had also tried and failed to set ...

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