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RCSO Cracks Down on Drunk Drivers Over Holiday


Press release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office: “The Fourth of July is one of America’s favorite holidays. Families and friends gather to celebrate our country with food, parades, parties, picnics and fireworks. And yet there is a very dark side to this great holiday. For many, the celebration includes ...

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Augusta Baby Boy Violently Shaken by Caretaker

  An Augusta woman has been charged with first-degree child cruelty after shaking a baby, causing the 6-month-old boy severe head trauma and bleeding to the brain, authorities said. (For more crime news, pick up this week’s Jail Report. Cover: http://bit.ly/1gbUyGP) Delores Douglas Lawrence, 45, of Deen Avenue, was arrested last ...

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Aiken County Theft Ring Tied to Nearly 100 Cases

Theft Ring

Aiken County authorities have tied a theft ring to nearly 100 cases of car break-ins and residential burglaries over the last year. Seven people (pictured) have been arrested in the theft ring, and the group is also being investigated for similar crimes in Barnwell, Edgefield and Lexington counties as well as ...

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Suicide by Cop: Deputy Kills Augusta Man

Tyler Wicks suicide by cop

An Augusta man was shot dead by a Richmond County deputy late Monday after he refused to drop his assault rifle, authorities said. Deputies were called to Blueberry Circle for a subject with a gun, where  30-year-old Tyler James Wicks was threatening to shoot any law enforcement officer that came to his ...

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Augusta Drug Dealer Hits Concrete Face-First After Getting Tased

Christopher Hunter

An Augusta drug dealer was seriously injured after running from cops and getting tased, leading him to hit the concrete face-first in a bloody fall. “I’m only taking care of my family by selling weed,” suspect Christopher Hunter told cops from his hospital bed on Tuesday. Narcotics officers found 400 ...

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Murder Charges Filed in Martinez Baby Death!


Authorities now believe a Martinez baby was intentionally suffocated by his mother’s boyfriend this week and have filed murder charges in the death of the 6-month-old boy. Lexis Russell and boyfriend Jacob Harris are both charged with murder in connection with the death of 6-month-old Bentley Reeves, sheriff’s Capt. Steve ...

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Coroner: Aiken County Woman Killed by Husband

Edward Vaughn II

An Aiken County woman was killed Thursday night in a shooting allegedly committed by her husband, authorities say. Edward Vaughn II, 38, of Aiken is being held in the Aiken County Jail on charges of murder. His wife, 36-year-old Brana Vaughn, was pronounced dead at her home on Cooper Drive ...

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