News 12 First at Five/ Monday, November 25, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) – A local doctor is dead, and new details released in court today explain how it happened.
He sat in chains before a judge as new and gruesome details were released in the mystery of a missing Barnwell doctor.
“State versus Glenn Riggs II,” called out Judge Stephen Shepard.
“On the 21st of this month, Charles Mann was reported missing from Barnwell County, South Carolina,” Sgt. Shane McDaniel said, Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
It all started when investigators found his car in the woods off Old Louisville Road, but 60-year-old Dr. Charles Mann was nowhere to be found.
Our investigators were able to sift through Dr. Mann’s vehicle and confirm it was his vehicle,” McDaniel explained.
A two day search led them to a creek off Willis Foreman Road where the mystery turned into a tragedy.
“It was later learned that Dr. Mann's body was found in Spirit Creek out in Hephzibah, Ga.,” McDaniel said.
Soon after, officers arrested suspect 22-year-old Glenn Riggs II. Investigators say Dr. Mann was killed at Riggs' home on Dublin Drive.
Today in court we got a look into why he was there and what happened inside that house.
“It's alleged you lured him into your residence, and when he arrived, you choked the victim until he stopped breathing and struck him in the head with a twenty-five pound weight,” Judge Stephen Shepard said.
Now, the weight of a murder charge rests on Riggs' shoulders, and that's not the only charge he's facing.
“It's alleged you did commit a theft and took from Charles Mann 22 dollars in United States currency,” Shepard read.
Riggs is currently in the Richmond County Jail charged with robbery by force and murder. He has to go before a Superior Court judge to set bond.
Court records show Riggs’ has a history of criminal charges. According to Sheriff's Office records, he had several misdemeanor arrests ranging from criminal trespass to simple battery and some traffic violations.
As for the doctor, he lived with his family near Macon, but he worked as a surgeon in Barnwell during the week.