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Anonymous donor offers $10,000 reward in Riverwalk attack

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A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest in the Riverwalk attack case.

Richmond County Sheriff's Office said the reward is being offered by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The funds are being held by Phillip Scott Hibbard, PC.

This comes just hours after the Downtown Augusta Alliance met Wednesday morning to discuss safety in the area.

The reward is designated for the person who provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of the aforementioned assault.  The reward recipient may not be an employee of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

If an arrest is made within 60 days, the reward will stay in trust via Phillip Scott Hibbard, PC until conviction, provided that conviction occurs within 24 months.  If no conviction occurs within 24 months from the date of the arrest, the reward is null and void.  If no arrest is made within 60 days the reward is null and void.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1080.  Callers may remain anonymous.  

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No arrests have been made yet in a downtown beating. The beating happened on Friday night along the 700 block of Reynolds Street on the Riverwalk.

Investigators say Wesley Spires of Edgefield and Ashley Solesbee of North Augusta were sitting on a bench when two men walked up to them with an aluminum baseball bat or pipe. The suspects demanded money from the victims and then began hitting them with the metal weapon. Both victims were hit in the face and head. The male victim is currently in critical but stable condition at University Hospital.

The suspects were described as tall and slender wearing all black clothing.

The suspects were believed to be traveling in a 2002 Hyundai Sonata with SC Tag 1909FR. If you have any information, call the Sheriff's Office at 706.821.1020.

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