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Augusta Store Busted for Video Gambling Payouts

The store owner and a clerk at an Augusta convenience store were busted Tuesday for giving cash payouts on video gambling machines. Hemant Phutane, 36, store owner of C-Mart Gas Station (left), and clerk Mukundlal...

Assistant Public Defender Charged in Ring Theft

Assistant Public Defender Alexia Davis has surrendered to Columbia County authorities on charges of theft of lost or mislaid property. Davis, 31, is accused of holding onto a $10,500 diamond ring she found in the...

Sources: Asst. Public Defender To Surrender in Ring Case

Assistant Public Defender Alexia Davis is expected to surrender Tuesday to face charges in connection with a $10,500 ring that was lost at the Cracker Barrel in Columbia County, according to several sources. The Jail...

Man Rapes Comatose Girlfriend at Augusta Hospital

A 68-year-old man has been charged with raping his girlfriend while she was in a coma at the Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta William Harpley Jr., of Wrens, Ga., is accused of raping the 69-year-old...

Augusta Woman Beats Boy with Plastic Bat

An Augusta woman has been charged for beating a 6-year-old boy with a plastic bat and leaving bruises, authorities said. Julia Ann Baitmon, 21, was asked by a family friend to watch the friend's children...

Aiken Police Make Quick Arrests in Robbery

Aiken police have arrested two men in Tuesday's armed robbery at Quick Cash at 1114 Richland Avenue West. Carlos Demetrius Williams, 21, left, and Jamaques Deundray Salley, 23, right, were each charged with armed robbery. The...

New Jailer Smuggles Contraband Into Columbia Co. Jail

After working there just three months, Columbia County Jailer Kester Dozier was arrested today for smuggling in contraband and violating his oath of office. An inmate alerted detention officers Feb. 5 that the new jailer...

Augusta Man Kills Neighbor’s Dog … With Chainsaw?

An Augusta man was arrested Sunday after killing his neighbor's dog and being found with a chainsaw covered in dog hair and blood, according to a sheriff's report. Pablo Chaves, 35, of 2006 Chester Avenue, ...

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