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RCSO Earns National Accreditation

CALEA group photo

On Saturday, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) at its Fall Conference in Miami, Florida. During the Commission hearing, Sheriff Roundtree answered questions from Commissioner Julie Righter-Dove regarding the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Recruitment Plan, Physical Fitness ...

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Wanted: Aiken Co. Suspect Removes Electronic Monitor


UPDATE: William Todd Sanders was apprehended Wednesday night and is currently at the Aiken County Detention Center. ORIGINAL STORY: Deputies with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the communities help in locating 50-year-old William Todd Sanders. Sanders is wanted for a General Sessions Bench Warrant (original charge is Trafficking Methamphetamine/Cocaine) ...

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Is Martinez Woman the Worst Babysitter Ever?

Gretchen Parker

A Martinez babysitter driving with two young boys was drunk Saturday when she ran a red light and jumped a curb during a police chase, authorities said. Gretchen Parker, 33, was traveling with two boys – ages 3 and 5 – when someone called 911 to complain about her driving, ...

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Body Found in Augusta Canal

Augusta Canal Body

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Violent Crimes Division, are currently at the Augusta Canal, near the courthouse, retrieving an unidentified deceased male from the water. The body has been identified as Mark Anthony Ellison, 41, of the 2000 blk Old Savannah Road Augusta. He is pictured here. The body was ...

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Evans Mom Threatens Bus Driver Who Called Cops on Her

Lakeya Collins

An Evans mother threatened to kill a bus driver who called the cops Wednesday when the mother wasn’t at bus stop to pick up her child, according to a sheriff’s report. Lakeya Collins, 39, was charged with terrorist threats & acts, according to a Columbia County sheriff’s report. Bus driver ...

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Aiken County Officers Kill Domestic Violence Suspect

officer-involved shooting

Aiken County officers shot a domestic violence suspect dead on Wednesday night after returning a second time to a disturbance at the Aiken home. Brian Gavin, 57, of 1304 Pine Drive NW, Aiken (pictured), was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m.Wednesday at his home, Coroner Tim Carlton said. SLED has taken ...

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CCSO: Grandpa Confesses to Molesting Grandchildren

Wayne Throckmorton

Columbia County authorities have charged a man with child molestation after he confessed to inappropriately touching his four granddaughters when they visited him, according to a sheriff’s report. Wayne Throckmorton, 58, was charged Sunday with child molestation. (For more crime news, pick up this week’s issue of The Jail Report, ...

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0 Seat Belts. 1 Stop Sign Ignored. 1 Child Dead. 2 Arrests.

Kimberly Dixon arrest

A young Augusta girl died Saturday while riding without a seat belt in a Ford Explorer that was struck by another vehicle, authorities said. The driver of both vehicles are facing charges in the death of 4-year-old Destiny Dorsey, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Destiny (pictured at right) was ...

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