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Bicyclist Killed in Augusta; Driver Not Charged


The driver who struck and killed bicyclist Robert Holden Jr. Friday morning was not at fault in the accident, a sheriff’s report says. Holden, 33 (pictured here), was bicycling on Peach Orchard Road around 1 a.m. Friday when he was struck by a 1999 Oldsmoble Silhouette driven by Edward Farrow ...

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Relative Charged in Triple Homicide (New Mugshot)

Ryan Jones

The Richmond County Sheriff Office has charged Ryan David Jones with 3 counts of Murder and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime in the deaths of his parents and brother. The victims’ bodies were discovered off of Matthew Court. (Initial reports indicated that the Incident Location ...

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Drugs, Guns & Cash Seized in Harlem Bust; 5 Charged

Harlem GA Drug Bust 484 White Road

Columbia County authorities seized a large amount of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, guns and cash while executing a search warrant at a home near Harlem on Wednesday. Five people were arrested in this major bust at 484 White Road near Harlem in Columbia County, sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said in a ...

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First Look at 3 Hephzibah Victims in Triple Homicide

Roosevelt Jones Edna Jones Russell Jones (Rujo Trill) Victims

The Jail Report has learned that a Richmond County couple and their adult son are believed to be the victims whose bodies were found in a wooded area in Hephzibah on Tuesday. Authorities are working to confirm the identities of the charred bodies found in the woods off Mickey Court ...

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Jury Acquits Preacher of Trespassing & Obstruction at Masters

Larry Craft at The Masters

In Augusta, a six-member jury on Monday watched the video of deputies arresting a Tennessee preacher during the Masters and found him not guilty of trespassing and obstruction of an officer. Larry Craft testified that he was not trespassing on club property and did nothing to resist arrest when officers ...

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Aiken Robber Caught While Trying to Rob Again


A suspect in last night’s attempted robbery at A+ Package Store on Whiskey Road in Aiken was captured after he tried to rob someone else nearby, authorities said. Ray Charles Smalls Jr., 35, of Aiken, was captured when Aiken County deputies put up a perimeter and caught him on Dry ...

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2 Jailed in Beech Island Barber Shop Murder

Beech Island Murder SUspects

Two Augusta men are in custody for an armed robbery and murder Saturday at the Island Cuts Barber Shop on Sandbar Ferry Road in Beech Island. Demarcus LiQuan Booker, 21, of Barnes Street, Augusta, (left) and Raphael Wooden, 18, of 1st Street, Augusta, were caught in Richmond County and held ...

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Rite Aid Robbery was Planned by Pharmacy Employee


An employee of Rite Aid and two friends were arrested overnight in a plot to rob the Augusta pharmacy as it was closing Thursday night, authorities said. Angelica Rouse (left) was armed with a knife when she walked into the Walton Way store at closing time and demanded money from ...

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