UPDATE: Arrests made after multi-county robbery, car chase

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Richmond County deputies have arrested two men in connection to a robbery turned car chase.

It all started around 2 a.m. Thursday, when Columbia County deputies put out an alert on a person who stole a car and wallet.

Richmond County deputies later spotted the car on Gordon Highway, which they say was being driven by 31-year-old Charles Lamar Burnett, and chased him.

Burnett allegedly hit a mailbox at the Barton Village Community Center on Rome Way.

He was taken to the Richmond County Jail and is being held without bond. Burnett is facing traffic charges as well as armed robbery, theft, burglary and a weapons charge.

Travis Whigham, 32, was taken to the Columbia County Detention Center and is being held without bond. He is charged with armed robbery, burglary and theft.


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.


WRDW.com 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 © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 175757181 - wrdw.com/a?a=175757181
Gray Television, Inc.