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McDonald’s Robber Uses BB Gun in Augusta; Gets Nothing


An Augusta dummy who tried to use a BB gun to rob an Augusta McDonald’s went away with nothing except a quick arrest, authorities say. William Ellison McClain, 22, of Augusta, was caught around the corner from the Deans Bridge Road restaurant early today shortly after trying to hold up ...

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Martinez Man Rapes Woman & Chases Her to Circle K

Dane Lewless

A Martinez man has been charged with kidnapping and raping a woman after offering her ride home from The Finish Line Cafe, authorities said. Dane Walter Lewless, 53, of the 3900 block of Alton Drive, is accused of dragging the 48-yer-old woman out of his car around 2 a.m. Thursday, ...

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Aiken Police Chief Suspended 3 Days for Management Failure

Charles Barranco

Aiken’s top cop has just completed three days of suspension without pay for a failure of management, the city manager told The Jail Report. Chief Charles Barranco will also serve up to six months of probation for a personnel action that City Manager John Klimm said was the result of  “deficiencies ...

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Martinez Man Drags Teen Granddaughter with Car!

William Thackston

A local man has been charged with dragging his teenage granddaughter with his car Friday and seriously injuring her after an argument over a cell phone. (This is one of many stories in the new Jail Report. Cover: http://bit.ly/1Nqs0E9) William Thackston, 77, of Martinez, was charged with aggravated assault after the ...

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Grovetown High Student Makes Bathroom Bomb Threat

Itzeder Pena

A Grovetown High School student was charged Monday with scrawling a bomb threat message on the bathroom stall. Itzeder Santmar Pena, 17, was charged with making terroristic threats & acts. Pena actually reported the bathroom threat to authorities, which was a message on the handicapped stall of the gym lobby ...

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Walmart Molester Arrested in Grovetown Case

William Roberts Jr arrest

The man walked around Grovetown Walmart for nearly three hours and didn’t buy anything last week. He wasn’t shopping for merchandise; he was shopping for a child, authorities say. And he had done it before. Now, William Stone Roberts Jr. of Grovetown has been charged with child molestation in the incident ...

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3 Charged in Murder of Augusta Man

Nipple murder suspects

Three men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of an Augusta man this week, which followed a complicated series of events, authorities said. Marcellus Nipple, 24, (from left), Antonio Rivers, 26, and Brandon L. Jackson, were each charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the death ...

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Couple Steals 3 Cell Phones from Grovetown Walmart

Walmart suspectts

This man and woman stole three cell phones from the Grovetown Walmart on July 26, authorities say. Authorities say the man was seen on video taking three cell phone boxes off the shelf and walking to a different aisle. He was working with “a larger black female, who is seen wearing a ...

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