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Warrenville Drug Bust – ACSO Seizes Pot, Crack, Guns & Cars

Drug Bust

Six people were charged with drug offenses this week after a months-long operation ended with a search warrant at a Warrenville home, authorities said Friday. Sheriff’s investigators and ATF agents raided 178 Keith Drive in Warrenville on Wednesday night, seizing crack cocaine, marijuana, firearms, two vehicles and other items related to illegal drug ...

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North Augusta Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges 


A North Augusta man was charged Tuesday with distributing child pornography, authorities said. Derrick Jonathon Donchez, 33, is facing 12 charges connected to sexual exploitation of minors. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Department, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, made the arrest. The Aiken Department of Public Safety, ...

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Evans High School Students Investigated for Shooting Comment

Evans High

Two students at Evans High School are in serious trouble after a classmate overheard them talking about “shooting up the school,” authorities said. Nathan Harding, 18, and Kaleb Smith, 18, were identified as the two students. Both students are in a special needs class at Evans High School. They have not been ...

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Wagener Burglar Caught on Home Video; Residents Identify Him!


A Wagener burglar caught on home video has been arrested with the help of tipsters who recognized him, authorities said. Willie Lee Chandler III, 26, of Wagener, has been charged with burglary in the second-degree. “Numerous tips and information from citizens assisted in identifying Chandler as the person who was ...

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Augusta Mom Leaves Baby in Car to Shop at Walmart


An Augusta mother left her 6-month-old baby in a running car Saturday evening while she went shopping at Walmart, authorities said. Ebone Monique Madison, 22, left the baby girl alone in a car seat in the back of a 2013 Chevrolet Impala with the keys in the ignition and the ...

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RCSO Deputy Arrested for Battery, Placed on Leave

Clanton, Danafrey

A Richmond County deputy was arrested for misdemeanor battery and trespassing Saturday morning after a domestic dispute, authorities said. Deputy Danafrey Alvin Clanton, 28, was immediately placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation, sheriff’s Lt. Allan Rollins said in a press release. Just after 3 a.m. Saturday, deputies ...

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