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Suspicious Death: Augusta Man Found Dead in Car


An Augusta man was found dead in a running vehicle Saturday morning on Gordon Highway, a death authorities are investigating as suspicious. Witnesses said the vehicle was parked Friday night in a lot at 1245 Gordon Highway and remained there Saturday morning. So the witnesses checked it out and discovered ...

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Dumas Arrested After Chase from Augusta Mall


A suspect in an attempted murder in South Carolina was captured Friday after a police chase from the Augusta Mall, authorities said. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Gang Task Force investigators, along with agents from the ATF and other South Carolina law enforcement agencies, attempted to arrest a subject at the ...

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Roundtree: I’m Ready for Internal Review of Steroid Use


Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree says he is ready to begin an internal investigation into the use of steroids by officers. It’s a move that comes after news Thursday – broken by WGAC’s Austin Rhodes – that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has turned over its Roid-Gate files to District ...

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Metro Spirit’s Joe White Files Stalking Charges on Story Subject


Metro Spirit Publisher Joe White has pressed stalking charges against the alleged victim of a McCormick County trail attack whose claims were featured in White’s weekly paper. This is one of many stories in this week’s edition of The Jail Report. (Cover image: http://thejailreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Augusta-Cover-642.jpg) Michaal Robert Koon, 36, of Lexington, S.C., ...

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Aiken Man Arrested for Sending Child Pornography


An Aiken man is facing many years in prison after he was caught sending child pornography from his home on Dogwood Drive, authorities said. State Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of 22-year-old Brizbon McCamey Chapman on 15 counts involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The Aiken County Sheriff’s ...

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Man, 86, Arrested in Augusta Shooting Death

Obryant, John Dickey (86)

An elderly Augusta man was formally charged Monday in the weekend shooting death of a 65-year-old man, authorities said. John Dickey O’Bryant, 86 (pictured) was charged with one murder and weapon possession in connection with the death of Karl Allen Hardge. The victim was shot once in the upper torso ...

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Brazen Lowe’s Thief in Martinez Caught on Camera

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A Gamecocks fan was caught on camera brazenly picking out a $600 Dewalt Drill Combo Pack from the Martinez Lowe’s on March 7 and leaving the store without paying. Authorities say the man may have been driving a Dodge Ram truck with a South Carolina tag. The surveillance images are ...

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Augusta Man Killed on Leland Drive; Suspect Identified


A suspect is in custody in connection with Saturday’s shooting death of a 65-year-old Augusta man on Leland Drive, authorities said. The victim in this case has been identified as Karl Alan Hardge, of Olive Road in Augusta. The assailant, John Dickey Obryant, 86, of the Leland Drive address, has ...

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