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Murder Update: 2 Shot Augusta Teen & Took His Marijuana

marijuana murder suspects

An Augusta man was arrested quickly in Wednesday morning’s drug-related killing of a local teenager, and a second suspect was caught later, authorities said. Derrick Knight, 25, of Truxton Drive (top picture), was arrested Wednesday in the shooting death and robbery of 18-year-old James Pixley of Augusta. Authorities later captured 21-year-old Damien Jerome Barnes. ...

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Augusta Mom Watches Her Kids Beat Up Girl & Does Nothing


An Augusta woman was arrested Friday for allowing her 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son to beat up another kid in a street fight back in March. Not only did Candice McCullough not do anything to stop fight which happened on Williams Drive on the afternoon of March 10, she stood ...

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2 Men Kill Augusta Man for His Cell Phone

Murder suspects

Two armed men killed an Augusta man and stole his cell phone early Tuesday, according to authorities. One of the men later confessed to the killing. Authorities quickly charged 34-year-old Brodrick Kyle Merritt of Augusta (left) and 18-year-old Jaqwon Tyree Baker of Hephzibah with murder and weapon possession in the death ...

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Augusta Man Shot to Death on Idlewild Drive

Malik Miles shooting

An Augusta man was shot to death early Tuesday on Idlewild Drive, authorities said. Malik Anthony Miles, 22, of Wylds Road, suffered at least one gunshot wound and was rushed to Augusta University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:17 a.m. Tuesday. He was shot on the 3000 block ...

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Aiken Bank Employee Steals Cash from Customer’s Account

Caldwell, Carrie

A former Regions Bank employee has been arrested for stealing money from a customer’s account, according to Aiken public safety officials. Carrie Butler Caldwell, 38, of Aiken, was charged with two counts of financial identity fraud. On March 30, Regions Bank investigators notified police of a possible fraud involving a former ...

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Pregnant Wife of Ryan Paquette: He’s Abused Me for 10 Years

Ryan Paquette

Roid-gate figure Ryan Paquette was arrested Sunday for a hair-dragging attack on his pregnant wife in front of their four children in Appling, an attack that led his wife to confess that she’d been abused for almost 10 years, according to Columbia County authorities. Paquette, 35, of Winfield Road, Appling, ...

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Exposed – North Augusta Mom’s Secret Life of Prostitution

Kristen Perry, 26, of North Augusta, Prostitution

A young mother’s secret life of prostitution from her home in North Augusta was exposed this week with her arrest by Aiken County authorities. Kristen Perry is facing 21 counts of prostitution for a series of “escort” ads she allegedly posted on Backpage.com offering sex with strangers for between $100-$200, ...

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Arrest at Masters: Drunk Patron Sneaks on Sand Trap

David Key

A Pennsylvania man attending practice rounds for the Masters Tournament in Augusta was arrested Monday after sneaking onto the sand traps, marking the only arrest this week so far, authorities said. David Fitzgerald Key, 47, was charged with disorderly conduct for being intoxicated in public, said Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. ...

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