Local Update - October 5, 2007

Narcotics Investigators Fired; Investigation Launched
This morning, Aiken County is running without a narcotics division, after the sheriff fires four narcotics investigators and suspends one.
Sheriff Michael Hunt fired Investigator James Crowell, Lieutenant Jonathon Owenby, Investigator Tim Roberts, and Investigator Luke Williamson.
Sheriff Hunt says on September 13th, they drove a county car to two bars where they drank alcohol and left with two women.
We're told one of the women performed a sexual act on an investigator on the way to a hotel.
Investigator Brian Owens is on leave with pay.

News 12 Animal Shelter Abuse Investigation
The Department of Agriculture will visit Augusta Animal Control today after a news 12 investigation reveled suspected animal cruelty there.
Problems with animal cruelty at the shelter are said to reach back nearly 3 months.

New Daycare Arrest Information
The 18 year old, whose wallet had a photo of a naked 3 year-old in it, is now also being charged with child molestation.
Before his arrest, he was working at a local daycare.
Police reports say the victim admits sometime within the past year, while she was at the daycare center, Miller exposed himself.
We're told he then told the child touch the exposed area.

Wanted for Questioning
This morning, Richmond County investigators are on the lookout for Lewis Wigfall.
Officers want to question him in the shooting death of Marquez Williams.
It happened at the East Augusta Commons Saturday.
Williams was shot several times and later died at the hospital.
One woman, Tamika Murphy, turned herself into deputies Monday, but investigators also want to talk to Wigfall.
He is also wanted in Aiken County for assault with intent to kill, and two felony weapons charges.

Wanted for Questioning
A presidential hopeful is on the campaign trail in our neck of the woods this weekend.
Tomorrow is your chance to meet Senator Barak Obama in Aiken.
He'll be at South Aiken High School Saturday
Doors open at 3:00 for the free event.

Sales Tax Holiday
Going green could save you some green this morning.
Today through Sunday, if you buy any number of energy saving products in Georgia, they're tax free.
Refridgerators, washers, windows, doors, ceiling fans, and flourescent light bulbs are all included as long as they're energy-star rated.


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