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Unborn Baby Dies After Assault; New Charges Possible in Augusta Case

Richmond County authorities could add more serious charges against an Augusta man after a pregnant woman he allegedly assaulted lost her baby a week later. (For more crime news, pick up this week’s Jail Report....

Who are They? Shoplifters Steal Cell Phones from Walmart

These shoplifters are accused of taking two cell phone boxes off the display from a Columbia County Walmart and concealing them in a bag and leaving without paying. The lady also took a drink, authorities...

Road Rage? Driver Shot in Head & Shoulder in Augusta

Road rage is suspected in a shooting that left one man in critical condition Thursday night in Augusta.   Just after 11 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to Gordon Highway and Old Savannah Road. "Preliminary investigation revealed that...

At Patriots Park: Girls BBall Coach Caught with Weed & Stolen Gun

The coach of a girls’ basketball team in Columbia County was caught with marijuana and a stolen gun in his van at Patriots Park last week, authorities said.    (This is one of many stories...

2 Men Kill Augusta Man for His Cell Phone

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)...

GOTCHA! DAY SPA RAPIST IN COLUMBIA COUNTY JAIL!

The King's Spa rapist has been caught. Damione Aaron Evans, 39, of College Park, Ga., is in custody at the Columbia County Detention Center. He is charged with rape, aggravated battery, aggravated sodomy, two counts...

Half-Naked Aiken Man Steals Car at Gas Pump

   A shirtless, tattooed man drove off in a man’s car at the Graniteville Road Quick Mart last Tuesday morning as the owner paid for gas. Chester Parker, 31, of Aiken, was arrested a day...

Coroner: Aiken Man Found Dead in Truck was Shot Repeatedly

An Aiken man found dead in the back of a pickup truck had been shot repeatedly, authorities said. Denzel "Zel" D. Bates, 21 (pictured),was found deceased in the back of a Dodge pickup truck on...

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