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Only On 12: Bald Bandit suspect waives extradition

Updated: 06/05/2007 - News 12 was the first to tell you the Richmond County Sheriff's Office had arrested the Bald Bandits. Monday, one of the suspects appeared in court for an extradition hearing.

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Drayton neighbor shocked at arrest

Posted: 06/05/2007 - Accused killer David Drayton has lived with his parents in a quiet Augusta neighborhood since he got out of jail in 2005. Residents say it's hard to believe he could have committed such a horrific crime.

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South Augusta Dollar General robbed

Updated: 06/04/2007 - Richmond County investigators tell News 12 a man wearing a mask robbed the Dollar General on Mike Padgett Highway around noon.

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Richmond County sheriff: Bald Bandits arrested

Updated: 06/04/2007 - The men nicknamed the Bald Bandits are behind bars. Investigators say Brian Cates and Christopher LeFever were involved with 12 robberies across the CSRA.

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ACSO makes six arrests, seizes guns, money, drugs

Updated: 06/01/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office and the ATF, arrested six people Thursday night and seized guns, money and drugs at a home in Monetta.

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GBI investigating Warren County domestic shooting

Updated: 06/01/2007 - The GBI is investigating two shootings in Warren County. 43-year-old Janice Hudson was shot and killed last night at her West Reese Road home. Her husband, Willie Hutson, Jr., is recovering at MCG.

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Man wanted in Aiken shooting

Updated: 06/01/2007 - Deputies are searching for 28-year-old Christopher T. Roper of Aiken after they say he shot 26-year-old Carlos Allen during an argument on Wadley Road around 2:30 Friday morning.

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Clothing store owners fed up with serial burglaries

Posted: 06/01/2007 - Some business owners in south Augusta say they are being targeted by burglars. The break-ins are happening at urban clothing stores within close proximity of each other.

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Assaulted special needs teacher dies after 7-year coma

Posted: 06/01/2007 - Gail Hendrick died Thursday after spending the last seven and a half years in a coma. Hendrick was a special education teacher who was brutally attacked by one of her own students at Murphey Middle School.

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Police substations often vacant

Posted: 05/31/2007 - Sheriff's office substations are designed to keep crime down in some areas and make it easier for deputies to do their job, but neighbors in some high-crime areas say the police presence they once had is gone.

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Serial robbers strike for 12th time

Updated: 05/30/2007 - An armed robber held up the Family Dollar on Wrightsboro Road Wednesday morning. It is another robbery investigators are linking to the "bold bald bandits"

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Investigators: Bald Bandits strike again

Updated: 05/30/2007 - Lt. Scott Peebles with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office tells News 12 there was an armed robbery at the Family Dollar at 3258 Wrightsboro Road Wednesday morning.

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Bold Bald Bandit strikes again

Updated: 05/29/2007 - The FBI and investigators in three counties are still looking for a serial robber. They say Saturday marked hit number eleven for the man who's being called the Bold Bald Bandit.

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Burglar breaks into area hospitals

Updated: 05/29/2007 - Investigators say thieves are targeting local hospitals, and it could be for quick cash. Break-ins happened last weekend at the Medical College of Georgia, University, and Jefferson hospitals, as well as at the Burke County Medical Center.

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Serial store robber hits west Augusta bank

Updated: 05/24/2007 - Officers in Richmond, Columbia, and Aiken counties are still searching for a man they say robbed eight convenience stores over the last two weeks, and tried to rob a bank Thursday.

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Robbery suspect captured after manhunt

Updated: 05/24/2007 - A robbery off I-20 in Thomson led to a manhunt Thursday morning. Officers with the GBI captured William Busbee of North Augusta in the woods in Greene County after he crashed his truck off Highway 77.

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Attempted kidnappings in south Augusta

Updated: 05/25/2007 - South Augusta families say a man tried to take their young children from their own neighborhood. They say the kidnapping attempts happened in the 3900 block of Ellen Street on Monday, and then again on Tuesday.

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Explosive material found in student's book bag

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Westside High School was evacuated Wednesday morning after a suspicious device was found in a student's book bag. 18-year-old Raymond Smalley is charged with possessing an explosive or destructive device.

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Serial armed robber strikes three local counties

Updated: 05/21/2007 - Nine days, eight armed robberies--and today investigators say it's the same man. He's targeted Richmond, Aiken, and Columbia Counties, and now investigators are offering one thousand dollars for his arrest.

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Local lawmaker arrested for DUI

Updated: 05/24/2007 - Atlanta police say they arrested state representative Ben Harbin for driving under the influence. They say he crashed into a light pole early Sunday morning.

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Harbin arrested for DUI

Updated: 05/22/2008 - State Rep. Ben Harbin was arrested and charged with DUI after his car hit a utility pole in downtown Atlanta early Sunday. Harbin was alone in the car. He was treated at Grady Hospital after the wreck.

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Hefty reward offered in Love murder case

Updated: 05/21/2007 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is now offering a $5000 dollar reward for information leading to an arrest in the Robert Love murder case.

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String of burglaries in South Augusta

Updated: 05/23/2007 - The sheriff's department says someone took things like televisions, computers, and video games from several homes in South Augusta this Thursday. And a simple number can help investigators find the stolen stuff.

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Man robs Highway 1 Circle K

Updated: 05/20/2007 - The Circle K on Highway 1 across from Taylor Toyota was robbed Friday morning. Aiken County deputies tell News 12 a man entered the store, waited until all other customers had left, and then demanded money.

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