Roundtree sworn in as new Richmond Co. sheriff

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Richard Roundtree is sworn in as sheriff of Richmond County. (WRDW-TV)

Richard Roundtree is sworn in as sheriff of Richmond County. (WRDW-TV)

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Richard Roundtree has officially been sworn in as Richmond County's newest sheriff.

Roundtree took his oath of office Thursday morning on the steps in front of the Richmond County courthouse.

He becomes Richmond County's first black sheriff, replacing outgoing Sheriff Ronnie Strength.

He defeated Republican nominee Freddie Sanders in the general election last month and fellow Democrat Scott Peebles in a hotly-contested primary runoff in July.

News 12 will have in-depth coverage of the ceremony and of Sheriff Strength's last day in office tonight on News 12 at 5 and 6 o'clock.

Have information or an opinion about this story? Click here to contact the newsroom.

Copyright WRDW-TV News 12. All rights reserved. This material may not be republished without express written permission. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 184275741 -
Gray Television, Inc.