Crime

  Body found on Deans Bridge Rd.

The Richmond County Coroner's Office is investigating a body they say was found after laying in a wooded area on Deans Bridge Rd. for several days.

Trial begins for King Spa rape suspect

The trial for a man accused of rape at a Columbia County day spa will start at 9 a.m. , Monday. Damione Aaron Evans was arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for the incident that allegedly happened back in May of 2016, at the King’s Health Spa on South Belair Road.

Charges have been made in the murder of Antoine Jones

Three suspects have been charged in the murder of Antoine Jones from July 2018.

UPDATE: Police arrested Aiken man in connection to 74-year-old man being found dead

Joseph W. Bell is dead after an argument turned south.

Georgia mother jailed after daughter left home alone with dead dogs

An Augusta mother, Monquetta Holder, is behind bars after her deputies found her children living in "unbearable" conditions.

Barton Chapel Road murder suspect granted bond

Arquette Jones was granted $50,000 bond Friday in Richmond County Superior Court. Jones and his cousin Nigel Robinson are charged with murder for the death of 17-year-old Roshawn White.

Attempted murder suspect sought in Aiken

Aiken Public Safety is searching for an attempted murder suspect, 28-year-old Marquis Devon Hicks.

Edgefield Sheriff’s Department investigating man being found dead with a gunshot wound in the head

North Augusta man found dead in Edgefield with a gun shot wound in the head. Sheriff's Department is investigating.

Father wanted for kidnapping 9-year-old son arrested

Patrick Demon Frazier, who was wanted for illegally taking his 9-year-old son, has been arrested.

Barton Chapel Rd. shooting suspect denied bond

Nigel Robinson, one of the suspects charged with the murder of Roshawn White on Barton Chapel Rd. on Sept. 30, has been denied bond.

Man wanted for shoplifting twice at Bobby Jones Walmart

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man wanted for 2 separate shoplifting incidents at the Bobby Jones Expressway Walmart.

  Report: Former SAIL superintendent tried to illegally change her contract

Former SAIL charter school superintendent Kristy Zgol could be facing legal repercussions over allegations that she illegally altered her contract with the school.

Bomb threats on bathroom walls caused Midland Valley HS evacuation

Midland Valley High School students are back in class after a bomb threat prompted the school to be evacuated Monday afternoon.

UPDATE: Warrenville 9-year-old found safe; Father still missing

Aiken County Sheriff's Office says its searching for a missing 9-year-old who is believed to be endangered.

Bond denied for the son of the man accused of opening fire on officers in Florence

Bond has been denied for Seth Hopkins, the son of Fred Hopkins, accused of opening fire on law enforcement officers this week in Florence County.

Murder investigation continues into teens arrested for 17-year-old’s death

16-year-old murder suspect appeared in front of Judge Stephen Shepard, hours after his alleged accomplice turned himself in.

Man wanted for questioning in Augusta burglary

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a man wanted for questioning in a burglary on Ravenwood Dr.

Latest: Marchers celebrate verdict in downtown Chicago

Hundreds of boisterous but peaceful demonstrators briefly blocked several streets in downtown Chicago after white police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

16-year-old suspect charged with killing ‘Thumbs Up Mike’ pleads ‘not guilty’

Elijah Tart, the 16-year-old suspect charged with the murder of "Thumbs Up Mike" pleaded "not guilty."

Bond set for man who allegedly threatened Richmond County Commission

James Palmer was granted bond Friday morning in court.

Bond not yet set for suspect in Barton Chapel Rd. murder

Bond not yet set for 16 y/o Arquette Jones, charged with the murder of 17y/o Roshawn White on Barton Chapel Rd. His next hearing will be in Superior Court.

  Former Burke County Sergeant granted bond Friday

Former Burke County Sgt. Gene Boseman was granted bond in court on Friday afternoon.

Second suspect located and arrested in Barton Chapel Rd. murder

Nigel Robinson has been located and arrested. Robinson is the second suspect arrested for the murder of Roshawn White on Barton Chapel Road.

Wolfe and Stringfield denied bond in Cato murder case

Blaeke Wolfe and Devin Stringfield were denied bond in the murder of Andrew Cato on October 4, 2018.

Officer killed, 6 other law enforcement officers and civilian wounded in Florence County shooting

A fatal confrontation with a man who held children hostage in a Florence home before opening fire on deputies has left one officer dead and six other law enforcement officers injured, according to officials.

Man wanted for trying to spend fake $50 bill

Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who tried to spend a replica $50 bill.

Former Burke County sergeant resigns due to child molestation accusations

Sgt. Gene Boseman has resigned from the Burke County Sheriff's Office after being arrested for child molestation.

400 guns stolen from UPS, ATF offering cash reward

Police are searching for the people who stole 400 guns from a UPS facility.

18-year-old Barton Chapel Road murder suspect on the run

Eighteen-year-old Nigel Cordarious Robinson is considered armed and dangerous. He's one of two suspects accused of killing a 17-year-old on Barton Chapel Rd. over the weekend.

Update: Victim identified in Barton Chapel Rd. shooting

One person is seriously injured after a shooting Sunday afternoon on the 2600 block of Barton Chapel Rd. in Augusta.

SCHP searching for commercial truck involved in hit-and-run

South Carolina Highway Patrol is searching for a commercial truck involved in a hit-and-run that happened at around 10 a.m. on Sept. 21.

FBI releases crime statistics from 2017

The FBI has released crime statistics that show an overall decrease in crime across the United States. Though there has been a wave of crime in the CSRA, the data shows violent crimes in Georgia slightly dropped in 2017 compared to 2016.

Defense Attorney in missing person case asks judge to dismiss charges

The attorney for a man sitting in Richmond County Jail charged with murder is asking a judge to throw out the charges, claiming his clients rights were violated.

Missing Williston woman’s body found

The body of a missing Wiliston woman was found Thursday morning inside a vehicle hidden by trees and vegetation.

Man wanted for child molestation in Burke County

The Burke County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding Kevin Matthew Findley, who is wanted for a child molestation in Waynesboro.

Judge denies bond for man who threatened Augusta - Richmond County Commission

The man who deputies say threatened to slit the throats of each Augusta-Richmond County Commission member was in court on Wednesday.

Bond denied on all charges for person of interest in DeGhelder case

Bond was denied on all charges for Christopher Gibson in the Columbia County Superior Court on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Augusta man arrested for threats against Commission made on Facebook

An Augusta man has been arrested after investigators say he made threats against the Augusta Commission on Facebook. On Sept. 24, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office was notified by a member of the Commission about the alleged threat.

UPDATE: GBI investigating murder suicide; after man barricaded in home in McDuffie

An early morning shooting in McDuffie County leaves one person dead and the situation is still ongoing at this time. FOX 54 has confirmed that several state and local law enforcement agencies are on the scene where a shooting death occurred at Red Haven Drive around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Pregnant woman taken in North Augusta home invasion

A pregnant woman is missing after a home invasion in North Augusta Sunday morning. According to the Edgefield county Sheriff's Office, two white men entered a home on Ryan Ranch Ct. at around 9:30 a.m. and demanded money from the homeowner.

UPDATE: Suspect in standoff with Aiken police in custody

A man is in custody after a 5-hour standoff with police in Aiken. According to Lt. Jake Mahoney, Aiken Public Safety received calls at around 3 p.m. saying a man was walking down Jehossee Dr. SE firing shots into the air.