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9 Augusta murders so far in 2007

Updated: 05/07/2007 - This week alone saw three homicides in Richmond County, bringing the total for this year to ten. That number has doubled from this time last year. Investigators say they're doing everything they can to bring this increase under control.

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Domestic disputes not uncommon at slain teacher's home

Updated: 05/07/2007 - Schofield Middle School teacher Dana Davis was found stabbed to death inside her burning home Thursday night (May 3). Aiken Public Safety was back on the scene Saturday with the victim's daughter.

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Homeowner thankful for Stand Your Ground law

Updated: 05/04/2007 - Georgia's law allows you to defend yourself as soon as you feel threatened. And that seems to be just what one 84-year-old homeowner did when an intruder broke into his garage.

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Teacher found stabbed to death in burning home

Updated: 05/04/2007 - A middle school teacher was found stabbed to death in her home after a fire was reported Thursday night. Students and teachers at Schofield Middle School are grieving the loss of an invaluable educator.

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Middle school student brings gun to school

Posted: 05/04/2007 - A 14-year-old Spirit Creek Middle School student is in some big trouble for having a gun at school. When confronted by Richmond County BOE officers, the boy ran into the woods, apparently ditching the weapon there.

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Neighbors support homeowner who shot intruder

Posted: 05/04/2007 - Neighbors of Army Cpt. Barre Bollinger say he had the right to protect himself after an intruder broke into his home and stole his property. Bollinger shot 29-year-old Errol Royal at least twice in the stomach. Royal later died.

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Deputies say 81-year-old killed by part-time worker

Updated: 05/03/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested 21-year-old Chad Williams for the murder of 81-year-old Hubert Ellis. Ellis was found beaten to death inside his Aiken mobile home.

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Deputies say Wednesday shootings retaliatory, gang-related

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Before they could finish at the scene of one shooting, Richmond County investigators were called to another one. They believe these shootings are related to other cases and are now interlinking several crimes.

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Aiken teenager threatens high school violence

Posted: 05/02/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Aiken teenager who sent a series of electronic mail to a student threatening to carry out acts of violence at Midland Valley High School in Graniteville.

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Suspicious death in Aiken

Posted: 05/02/2007 - Aiken County investigators are looking into a homicide. The coroner says a relative of 81-year-old Hubert Ellis found him dead in a mobile home on Duck Wood Lane in Aiken.

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3 shootings in one day, 2 connected

Updated: 05/02/2007 - There were three shootings in Augusta this afternoon. Deputies say two of them are connected and gang-related. They believe they may have been in retaliation for a shooting that happened on Olive Road earlier this year.

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Tanksley not guilty

Posted: 05/02/2007 - A Richmond County jury has found Jordash Tanksley not guilty. Tanksley had been accused of trying to kidnap his own child, along with other charges from an incident last fall.

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Homemade bomb found in FedEx drop-off box

Updated: 05/02/2007 - A FedEx delivery man got the scare of a lifetime Monday night: a homemade bomb in a drop box. It happened just after 6:30 in front of the Kellogg's cereal plant on Marvin Griffin Road.

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Murdered man leaves behind fiancée, baby son

Updated: 04/30/2007 - Robert Love was a man who meant the world to his family. They are left without a son, a brother, a cousin, a father and a husband. Now they need your help to catch a killer.

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Arrest procedure of paralyzed man questioned

Updated: 04/30/2007 - Only on 12, a questionable arrest caught on tape. Neighbors claim deputies mistreated a man in a wheelchair. News 12 took the tape to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office to see if any rules were broken.

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Man shot, killed after argument

Updated: 04/30/2007 - A young father was gunned down right in front of his apartment early Saturday morning. 22-year-old Robert Anthony Love died after being shot three times. Now Richmond County deputies are searching for his killer.

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Richmond County drug bust nets wanted man

Updated: 04/30/2007 - A man wanted in Jefferson County is in jail after Richmond County police arrested him during a drug bust. Authorities had been searching for 25-year-old Brandon Heath Ballard since March.

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Shoplifter's crimes go on ID theft victim's record

Updated: 04/30/2007 - A Hephzibah woman had a criminal record for shoplifting...but it turns out someone else did the crime. Deputies say the real criminal stole her identity. Investigators say this sort of thing happens a dozen times a month.

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Woman accused of mowing down man turns self in

Posted: 04/27/2007 - Ronette Bush has turned herself in and is charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Deputies say she drove up onto the sidewalk to hit a man and his mother early Tuesday morning.

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Student arrested for weapons possession, threats

Posted: 04/27/2007 - An Aiken High School student has been arrested for bringing weapons to school and threatening two faculty members. Public safety says 18-year-old Ronnie Swancey had two knives on school property on Wednesday.

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Community comes together to support assault victim

Updated: 04/27/2007 - An Aiken woman was attacked in her backyard, and people living in the area where it happened say they are hoping to prevent it from happening again. Many of them say a good place to start is a Neighborhood Watch.

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Teen breaks into neighbor's house, ends up shot

Updated: 04/26/2007 - 19-year-old Justin "Brent" Haynie was arrested this morning for breaking into the home of his Lexington Drive neighbor, Theresa Wachowiak. The 56-year-old woman shot him before he escaped, and he survived.

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6 arrested in Aiken County meth conspiracy

Posted: 04/26/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has arrested six people as part of year-long investigation of a drug conspiracy.

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Fighting bomb threats with voice print technology

Updated: 04/26/2007 - Richmond County schools are turning to technology to fight bomb threats. The school board tells News 12 they could start taking voice prints, so when someone calls in a threat, they'll be able to match the print to the caller.

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