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Murder! Augusta Mom’s Boyfriend Beats Toddler to Death


An Augusta man was charged Tuesday with murder and child cruelty in the violent death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter. Jamie Shelton Brown, 36, is accused of causing the injuries that led to Monday night’s death of 18-month-old Karmen Tianna Lashay Brown (pictured below). Brown allegedly struck the young girl in her face ...

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Coroner: Foul Play is Suspected in Augusta Toddler’s Death


Foul play is suspected in the death of a 18-month-old Augusta girl who was pronounced dead Monday night shortly after she was brought to Augusta University Children’s Medical Center, authorities said. Karmen Tianna Sashay Brown, of the 2100 Block of C Street, was taken to the Augusta University Children’s Medical Center ...

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Cops: Augusta Man, 42, Had Sex with 15-Year-Old Sister-in-Law


   A 42-year-old Augusta man was charged Friday with child molestation for allegedly having a sexual relationship with his wife’s 15-year-old sister, authorities said. Elmer Solorzano-Rios, 42, was charged with one count of aggravated child molestation and one count of non-aggravated child molestation. According to a sheriff’s report, investigators were called ...

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Man Locks Wife in Closet All Day in Columbia County

Christopher Marvin Shultz

An Appling man locked his wife in the closet by nailing it shut, keeping her in there all day after an argument over missing keys, authorities said.  (This is one of many stories in today’s Jail Report, available at gas stations in the area for $1.50.) Christopher Marvin Shultz, 53, was ...

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Augusta: Driver Jailed After Passenger Dies in Wreck


Richmond County authorities arrested a man for “homicide by vehicle” after he wrecked his vehicle Monday night on Old Waynesboro Road and his unrestrained passenger was ejected and killed. Warren Nicholson, 46, of Larkin Rice Road, Saluda, S.C., was charged Monday night in the connection with the wreck that killed ...

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