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Dog attacks 4-year-old; Sheriff says charges won't be filed

Updated: 05/14/2014 - A 4-year-old was playing in a family friend's yard. A dog named Zeus was tied to a tree, but that didn't stop him from sinking his teeth into her cheek. Her family wants to know why the dog isn't being put down.

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ONLY ON 12: Neighbor details troubled history on Laurel Street

Updated: 05/08/2014 - News 12 pulled five different reports from July 2011 to now of crimes involving the Laurel Street house Christopher Jackson calls home. Officials also tell us there are many more warrants and citations that are still tied up in state court.

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Leadership changing at local jail

Updated: 05/08/2014 - Leadership at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center will be changing soon. Major Gene Johnson, the man in charge of the jail and everything in it, will be taking off his badge at the end of the month.

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New website hopes to help lower risk of sexual assault

Updated: 05/01/2014 - The problem of sexual assault hits close to home. Since October, Safe Homes of Augusta has helped nearly 1,000 teens involved in dating violence. A new website called KiteString hopes to help women from becoming victims.

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Deputies: Trenton man arrested for ill-treatment of 77 horses

Updated: 03/26/2014 - An Edgefield County man is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly mistreating 77 horses. On Saturday morning, deputies raided a horse farm near the corner of Vann Road and New Market Road in Trenton. But as News 12's Chad Mills found out, they didn't seize all 77 horses.

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Murder suspect also "person of interest" in woman's disappearance

Angel Phelps

Updated: 03/21/2014 - 46-year-old Todd Brown is behind bars and charged with murder. Wednesday, Aiken County deputies say he kicked in a door before shooting and killing 32-year-old Lacey Parker of Warrenville. Now, the Sheriff's Office says Brown is a "person of interest" in another big case.

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New Ellenton Police investigating rash of break-ins, asking public for help

Updated: 03/14/2014 - Police in one Aiken County community are investigating a rash of burglaries. At least eight houses have been burglarized in New Ellenton. But now, the chief of police and her second-in-command are speaking out. News 12's Chad Mills is On Your Side with their message for you.

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Ga. bill looks to expand DNA sampling for suspects

Updated: 03/10/2014 - Georgia Senate Bill 135 would allow the state to collect DNA from anyone arrested for a felony. Some worry the law violates civil liberties, but others think the pros outweigh the cons.

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Sheriff issues warning to out-of-state tree services

Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Workers from all over the country are flocking to our area to make a quick buck. With trees and limbs down at every corner and in every yard, tree companies are here and ready for hire, but the top cop in Aiken County has a big warning. He tells News 12's Chad Mills not all of those workers are here to make an honest living.

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Lawyer: Cop killer's acts could have been prevented

Joshua Jones

Updated: 02/04/2014 - On Monday, 28-year-old Joshua Jones was sentenced to a life in prison with no parole for murdering an Aiken Public Safety officer. Now, the team that defended him is talking only to News 12's Chad Mills. They have a warning: with one-in-four Americans suffering from mental illness, better treatment could stop another Joshua Jones.

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