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Crackhead Gets Naked & Chases People at Laundromat

Joseph William

An Augusta man had an innocent explanation Monday when deputies asked him about exposing himself to customers of a local laundromat and coming at them with a knife, a report says. Joseph Elijah Williams, 35, said he was in the bathroom smoking crack and pleasuring himself with two Playboy magazines ...

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Paine College Rape Suspect Connected to Other Crimes

Rayshawn Dantzler

The suspect in this week’s rape at Paine College had previously assaulted a student in the same dorm and committed a violent home invasion of his neighbor while masked, authorities said. Rayshawn Dantzler, 18, of Belmont Avenue, was captured last night and has been charged in the Paine College incidents ...

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Aiken Shooting Ends in Arrests, Drug Seizure; 1 Sought

Aiken shooting

Aiken police have arrested two men and are seeking a woman following a shooting at a Greenville Street home where drugs were discovered, authorities said. Darryl Snow, left, has been charged in the attempted murder of 26-year-old Christopher Johnson (middle). Johnson was later arrested because marijuana, crack cocaine, and guns ...

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Evans High Student Arrested for Assaulting Teacher

Brandon Manuel

An Evans High School student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a teacher, authorities said. Brandon Manuel, 18, was in homeroom Wednesday morning when teacher Elizabeth Smith came into the class to make sure students were using the time to study, a report says. Smith told Manuel to put his ...

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Augusta Man Fires Weapon While Cleaning It

Fred Cates

An elderly Augusta man’s decision to clean his handgun while drinking ended in his arrest Tuesday after he accidentally shot a hole in his wall and into the next apartment, authorities said. Fred Cates, 68, of the 1700 block of Sibley Road, was charged with reckless conduct in the incident. ...

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Veteran Officer Fired & Jailed for Misusing Computer

David Kitchens

A veteran officer with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has been fired and arrested after allegedly soliciting business for a personal injury attorney while on duty. Staff Sgt. David Kitchens, 48, was charged this afternoon with violating his oath of office and computer theft. Bond was set at $10,000. The ...

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Aiken Man Escapes from Police During Traffic Arrest

Marrio Parker

Aiken Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in locating 33-year-old Marrio Sherard Parker on escape, weapon, and drug charges. Police say Parker was stopped for speeding on Whiskey Road and the officer smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Parker was then arrested for marijuana possession, ...

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Caught on Video: Child Cruelty at Augusta Day Care

Geraldine Mills Arrest

An Augusta day care worker has been charged with child cruelty after being caught on video striking a 3-year-old boy with a plastic object as well as yelling and violently grabbing him, a sheriff’s report says. Geraldine Mills, 47, was an employee at the Windsor Spring Road location of “The ...

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