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Augusta Woman Beats Boy with Plastic Bat

Julia Baitmon

An Augusta woman has been charged for beating a 6-year-old boy with a plastic bat and leaving bruises, authorities said. Julia Ann Baitmon, 21, was asked by a family friend to watch the friend’s children between Friday and Tuesday. When the suspect returned the children, the 6-year-old boy was walking ...

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Aiken Police Make Quick Arrests in Robbery

Aiken Robbers

Aiken police have arrested two men in Tuesday’s armed robbery at Quick Cash at 1114 Richland Avenue West. Carlos Demetrius Williams, 21, left, and Jamaques Deundray Salley, 23, right, were each charged with armed robbery. The robbery occurred at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday when the suspects allegedly entered Quick Cash and ...

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New Jailer Smuggles Contraband Into Columbia Co. Jail

Kester Dozier

After working there just three months, Columbia County Jailer Kester Dozier was arrested today for smuggling in contraband and violating his oath of office. An inmate alerted detention officers Feb. 5 that the new jailer was bringing in “food, books and cellphones” for inmates, according to sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. ...

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Augusta Man Kills Neighbor’s Dog … With Chainsaw?

Pablo Chaves Arrest

An Augusta man was arrested Sunday after killing his neighbor’s dog and being found with a chainsaw covered in dog hair and blood, according to a sheriff’s report. Pablo Chaves, 35, of 2006 Chester Avenue,  called 911 to complain about his neighbor’s dog. When deputies arrived, Chaves admitted shooting the ...

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