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Richmond County Deputy Arrested for Domestic Violence


A four-year veteran of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Tuesday for simple battery and criminal trespassing under the domestic violence statutes.

DEPUTY ANTHONY BOTTOM-2Deputy Anthony Bottom from the Road Patrol Division was charged in connection with an incident on Georgetown Drive in Augusta.

At 3:08 p.m. Tuesday, Richmond County deputies responded to the 2500 block of Georgetown Drive for a domestic violence call. After an investigation, Deputy Bottom was arrested.

Deputy Bottom has been employed with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office since September 2011 and is currently assigned to the Road Patrol Division.

According to Sgt. Monica Belser, the deputy has been placed on administrative leave until further notice.

No other details of the crime were released Tuesday night.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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