Local Update - July 2, 2007

Visitation Tonight For Teen Killed in Police Chase
A teenager is dead this morning after a police chase.
It happened Friday night in North Augusta and ended on Highway 25 near Belvedere Baptist Church.
17 year-old Coby Plowden of Belvedere died at the scene.
22 year old William Taylor of Belvedere was driving and is facing felony DUI charges.
Funeral arrangements for Plowden are complete.
His family will receive visitors tonight starting at 7:00 at Platt's Funeral Home.
The funeral is tomorrow at 11:00.

Man Wanted For Questioning
This morning, police are hoping to talk a murder witness from a shooting at Club Platinum.
It happened around 2:00 Sunday morning on North Leg Road.
Deputies arrested Denzel Ward, but they've also identified Kwamane Coleman as a witness.
He is wanted for questioning.
Investigators also believe a third man was at the scene, but they have not yet identified him.

Armed Robbery Suspects Sought
Public safety officers are looking for two armed robbery suspects after a robbery at the Circle K Gas Station on Atomic and Old Edgefield road.
Officers say two men walked into the gas station, demanded money, and then took off with some cash.

Drug Arrest
Two Graniteville men are in jail on drug charges this morning.
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office and SLED arrested 25 year-old James Ross and 24 year-old Ronald Jackson.
Ross is charged with trafficking cocaine, posession of marijuana, hash, crack cocaine, percocet, and intent to distribute cocaine.
Jackson is charged with possession of marijuana.

Garden Gates Closed
The gates are locked for good at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame this morning..
They closed to the public Saturday night after failing to receive the money and support it needed to stay open.



 
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