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Shooting victims

2 Dead in Shootout in Augusta; Drug-Related

(ARREST INFO BELOW) Two people are dead after a triple shooting in Augusta on Monday night and persons of interest are in custody, authorities said. Jerald Carter Jr., 17, of Augusta (left picture), and  Ian Roberts, 21, of A...
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Williams Burns Murder Suspects

2 Men Charged in Augusta Murder; No Motive

Two men were charged Friday morning with murder in Wednesday’s shooting death of 20-year-old Javarius Walthour on Cornell Street in Augusta. Demarco Mandrell Williams, 34. (left) and Jeffrey Houston Burns, 54 (right), are...
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Javarius Walthour victim

Augusta Man Found Shot to Death on Cornell Street

Richmond County authorities are looking for a killer. Javarius Donte Walthour, 20, of Inez Street, Augusta, was found shot to death on Cornell Street in Augusta at 8 p.m. Wednesday. At the same time, deputies were called to sho...
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fraud

Aiken County Holds Fraudulent Check Bond Court

Want to avoid a surprise arrest during a routine traffic stop? Aiken County is making that possible for hundreds of people. The sheriff’s office is by holding a Fraudulent Check Bond Court from 5-8 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 6) ...
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Jackson, Jessie

Ex-RCSO Deputy Tazed After Firing Gun in Walmart

A former deputy with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is in custody after reportedly opening fire in the gardening department of Walmart early Wednesday. No one was injured. Deputies were forced to use a Taser on Jess...
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Jason Woods

Aiken County Inmate Found Dead in Cell; SLED Called

State agents have been called in to investigate an inmate’s death in the Aiken County Detention Center after a guard found the man dead with a bedsheet around his neck in his cell at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Jason Allen Woods, ...
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Donald Middleton

A Boy’s Nightmare: Man Demands Sex at Ga. Welcome Center

A registered sex offender tried Monday to have sex with a 14-year-old boy who was using the bathroom at the Georgia Welcome Center in Augusta, authorities said. But the boy forcefully told the man to leave and scared him off. R...
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Arrington

Augusta Woman Caught with Loaded Gun at Airport

An Augusta woman was arrested Thursday morning for bringing a loaded gun in her bag at the Augusta Regional Airport. Cheryl Arrington, 53, is being held without bond in the Richmond County Jail on a charge of carrying a weapon ...
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