Crime

Report: SC has 184 open missing persons cases

Owner cited after horses found wandering in Richmond County

UPDATE: Thomson murder suspect arrested

Three men wanted for questioning in connection with Broad Street assault

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

Dashcam video shows suspect jump off overpass in Moncks Corner to elude police

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Sheriff: SC couple charged after relative reports severe burns on 16-month-old child

Subject wanted for questioning in forgery case

Two adults injured in drive-by shooting in North Augusta

Iowa mom gets life for death of baby son found in maggot-infested diaper

Veterinarian says horses did suffer some neglect, but some stories floating around the community are exaggeration

Aiken man arrested on child pornography charges

Robbery at Martinez Wells Fargo

Columbia County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery at the Wells Fargo on Washington Rd. in Martinez.

Man arrested for slapping 12-year-old stepdaughter’s bully, police say

Police said the suspect shouted at and slapped his stepdaughter’s 12-year-old classmate for allegedly calling her names and throwing rocks at her.

  Local bar responds to backlash after not letting shooting victim inside

The bar did not open it's doors after hours for a gunshot victim for safety reasons.

Man killed in Augusta shooting identified

The man killed in a shooting on Essie McIntyre Blvd. Monday afternoon has now been identified.

  Investigators: 25-year-old injured when bullets fly during argument on Broad Street

Man wanted for questioning in Augusta forgery case

Burglar arrested after mistaking police car for getaway Lyft

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Teenager who fired shot in NM school planned to kill ex-girlfriend, others, police say

Parents arrested after 3-year-old’s body found in container of acid, police say

Rapper ’21 Savage’ booked into Liberty County Jail

Rapper, “21 Savage,” whose real name is Shayaa Joseph, was booked into the Liberty County Jail Friday morning.

Investigators searching for man and woman in Valentine’s night assault

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man and woman wanted in connection to an assault in Downtown Augusta Valentine’s Day.

Proposed bill at SC Statehouse could make fake service animals a crime

In it, it would become a misdemeanor for anyone who breaches the term “service animal” in how their pet is represented.

Bacon Co. volunteer firefighter arrested for arson

A Bacon County volunteer firefighter has been arrested and charged with arson after an investigation into a fire on Sunday.

Deadly fight on Hunting Horn Way under investigation

Columbia County deputies respond to deadly shooting from earlier this morning.

Fatal Richmond County shooting on Walton Way

Fatal shooting on Walton Way leaves one man dead.

Prison nurse accused of killing husband to marry convicted murderer

The woman allegedly poisoned her husband with antifreeze then set their home on fire to try and cover up the crime.

Man accused of locking family inside house, setting it on fire after Cheez-It argument

The suspect’s brother and 61-year-old mother were able to escape the house via the second floor, and no one was injured.

Stolen vehicle chase ends in downtown Augusta

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has ended a vehicle chase in downtown Augusta.

El Chapo likely off to ‘prison of all prisons’ after drug trafficking conviction

The notorious has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States.

Fleeing bank robber trips in front of police officer; money blows away

Police say the suspect slipped on the ice in a nearby parking lot while running from the scene and dropped both his gun and the cash he allegedly stole.

Ex-boyfriend arrested in connection to death of woman found in suitcase

The 24-year-old suspect is being held without bail on a kidnapping charge. He will be prosecuted by federal authorities because the alleged crime crossed state lines.

Georgia, South Carolina two states out of five in U.S. with no hate crime laws

A hate crime in Georgia or South Carolina won’t cost you any more time in state prison than a random crime. The states are two of five that don’t have hate crime laws in the U.S.

‘It really got real when I saw the loaded assault rifles:’ Family victim of fake 911 call that leads to police, SWAT response

A Myrtle Beach family is in shock after a fake 911 call indicated that a man had just shot his wife.

Suspect charged in 2018 Cherokee St. murder

Investigators with Aiken Public Safety has issued arrest warrants for Andrew Tyrone Harrison of Greenville, charging him with a December 2018 murder.

Hours-old baby girl with umbilical cord still attached found in freezing weather on CA road

The sheriff's office says just before the infant was found, a young woman approached a man walking his dog in the area and asked him to take the baby.

North Augusta man arrested for firing gun into nearby home

A North Augusta man has been arrested after investigators say he drunkenly fired a gun into a nearby home.

Columbia County investigator arrested, fired for DUI

An investigator with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has been terminated after he was arrested for DUI in Northern Georgia.

Naked woman who caused a brief shutdown at Florence Regional Airport faces trespassing charge

A woman has been charged following an indecent exposure incident Sunday morning at Florence Regional Airport.

RCSD arrests woman for leaving 3-year-old in vehicle while she received manicure

A woman has been arrested in Richland County for Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child after leaving her 3-year-old in a vehicle while she got a manicure, RCSD deputies said.

Utah boy, 5, forced to call 911 after mother fatally stabbed

A suspect who lived in the same trailer home as the mother and her son was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated murder, domestic violence and child abuse.

Mom charged in disappearance of 3-year-old son more than 30 years ago

Detectives say they found enough evidence to arrest the mother in her 3-year-old’s presumed death after working on the cold case for the last 12 to 18 months.

Minnesota man calls 911 to report killing wife, police say

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, where he is being held on informal second-degree murder charges.

Drugs, stolen gun seized in Burke County traffic stop

Drugs and a stolen gun were seized during a traffic stop in Burke County Thursday.

Anderson man gets over 30 years for weapons charges

Anderson Man gets sentenced to over thirty years in federal prison for using weapons of mass destruction.

Man wanted in Richmond County for gun, tool theft

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted for stealing tools and a gun.

Evans Target shoplifting suspect wanted

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a shoplifting suspect.

Local law enforcement consider new non-lethal Bolawrap device

"There's a gap in the tools we use and how we handle the calls for service. So there's been an outcry, a call for what can we do better?".

Midland Valley HS on lockdown

Midland Valley High School is on lockdown after an apparent threat was made to the school.

Richland County man arrested on child pornography charges

A Richland County man has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Suspect in Wisconsin teen’s abduction ordered to stand trial

A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, telling his family, “I love you,” moments after he was ordered to stand trial.

Suspect indicted in deadly Gordon Hwy. crash

A man from Hazlehurst, GA has been indicted in connection to a crash that killed an Augusta man in Summer 2018.

Hephzibah man wanted for vehicle break-in

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted for breaking into a vehicle on Greystone Dr. in Martinez.

Aiken man arrested after 5-hour SWAT standoff

An Aiken man has been arrested after investigators say he kidnapped a woman, leading to a standoff with law enforcement.

Remains found in Bamberg Co. identified as missing Beufort Co. teen

Human remains found earlier this year in Bamberg County have been identified as a missing teenager from Beaufort County.

Mother accused of burning 1-year-old daughter with hot bathtub water, biting her

Police began investigating after a nurse reported suspected physical abuse when the mother took the 1-year-old to the hospital for treatment of second-degree burns.

College student terrified after finding strange man wearing her clothes in apartment closet

Property managers at the apartment complex say they are still investigating how the suspect and two other intruders in December got inside.

Businessman disappears after allegedly scamming mom, friends out of $750K for Super Bowl tickets

About a dozen people say they paid the suspect at least $20,000 for Super Bowl tickets, but the man went missing before delivering.

  Puppy left for dead, survives emergency surgery

A litter of puppies were left for dead on Bobby Jones Expressway. We know of one who survived.

Augusta man arrested for attempting to rape elderly woman

An Augusta man has been arrested after investigators has he attempted to rape an elderly woman.

2 wanted for Milledgeville Rd. armed robbery

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 2 subjects wanted in connection to an armed robbery that happened Wednesday, Jan. 30 on Milledgeville Rd.

2 men arrested, 4 kilos of meth seized in Augusta

At around 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 28-year-old John Durst and 41-year-old Bjorn Wiley on the 200 block of Boy Scout Rd.

Orangeburg teen charged in Bamberg sex crime

An Orangeburg teen has been arrested in connection to a sex crime that happened in Bamberg in 2018.

Allendale town administrator pleads guilty to stealing federal funding

Allendale Town Administrator Harold Dewayne Ennis, Jr. has pleaded guilty to the theft of federal finds.

Investigators searching for check fraud suspect in Columbia County

Investigators with the Columbia county Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man they say deposited fraudulent checks into ATMs.

Man accused of livestreamed sex assault is arrested, charged

The 34-year-old is accused of assaulting a woman, who had been livestreaming herself dancing, at the crowded Opera Atlanta nightclub.

Augusta residents targeted by scammers posing as government agencies

The U.S. Marshal’s Office is advising Augusta residents to be on the lookout for jury duty scams.

48 human trafficking victims rescued, more than 300 suspects arrested in CA sting

Among those rescued were runaways or homeless young women. Others were lured by traffickers through social media and online chat sites, authorities say.

Caught on camera: Man punches 2 women in fight allegedly over hot dogs

According to the victims, the suspect didn’t say a word, just started throwing punches, when the two stood up for a hot dog vendor he had allegedly been harassing.

Shooting that hurt 5 undercover officers in Houston occurred during drug raid

The suspects were killed after firing at narcotics officers who were trying to enter a home where authorities allege black tar heroin was being sold, according to the police chief.

Stolen service gun leads to arrest of Richmond County BOE police officer

An investigation of a stolen service gun has let to a Richmond County Board of Education officer’s arrest.

Grovetown Middle on soft lockdown after social media threats

According to a Facebook post made by Grovetown Public Safety, they were notified at around 11:13 a.m. of violent threats made against the school on social media.

Armed man stops road rage incident when he sees man clinging to hood of SUV

Two men were arrested after a witness, who has a license to carry, pulled over the driver of an SUV involved in an alleged road rage incident and detained him until police arrived.

Subject wanted for questioning in Augusta burglary

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a subject wanted for questioning in connection to a burglary.

Security guard fired from Best Buy after helping deputies catch fleeing suspect

Deputies say the former security guard tackled the suspect in the store’s parking lot, preventing him from escaping. The guard was fired a week later for violating company policy.

Drive by shooting in Beech Island injuries two men

Two people were shot in a drive by shooting in Beech Island.

UPDATE: Man shot and killed in New Ellenton identified

New Ellenton police are investigating after finding a man shot and killed Thursday night.

Suspect wanted in connection to High St. murder

Twenty-five-year-old Michael Mitchell AKA “Boo Man” is wanted in connection to the shooting death of Zachary Dunnum earlier this month.