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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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State money could close school security holes

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Local lawmakers are fighting to get money that could be used to help protect your children. It's a possible solution to a security problem News 12 uncovered just weeks after a student was expelled for bringing a loaded gun to school.

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Caught on Tape: Edgefield man attacks friend

Updated: 04/25/2007 - An Edgefield County man is facing felony charges tonight for attacking his friend after a dispute over money...and it was all caught on tape. Now authorities say a fight over $30 will cost the attacker a whole lot more.

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Aiken woman assaulted in her backyard

Updated: 04/25/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the sexual assault of a 35-year-old woman at a home in Summer Lakes subdivision in Aiken. The victim was allegedly assaulted in a bath house in her own backyard.

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2 struck by car in alleged domestic dispute

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Ronette Bush is wanted for aggravated assault. Deputies say she hit Michael McRae, who was her boyfriend or ex-boyfriend, and his mother, Sharon Burnette, with a car, then turned around and hit them again.

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Middle schoolers accused in Cherry Road arson

Updated: 04/24/2007 - Abandoned house fires are on the rise in Augusta. Two Murphey Middle School students are charged with arson after investigators say they burned down an abandoned home in south Augusta Tuesday morning.

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Fires under investigation

Updated: 04/24/2007 - Two juveniles have been charged in a south Augusta fire. Crews spent the morning fighting the flames at a home on Cherry Road. Witnesses say they saw the two suspects leaving the scene.

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16 semi-automatic handguns stolen

Updated: 04/23/2007 - Richmond County investigators are working with federal agents to find 16 stolen guns. They were taken over the weekend at Walden's Outdoor World store off Highway 25 in south Augusta.

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North Augusta teen arrested for terroristic threats

Updated: 04/19/2007 - A 14-year-old North Augusta boy has been arrested on a charge of “Disturbing Schools / Terroristic Threats”. While on school grounds, the suspect made the comment that he was going to “Virginia Tech this school”.

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Couple allegedly kidnapped for ATM money

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Investigators are looking into claims from a couple who says they were taken at gunpoint at Augusta's Riverwalk. The teenagers say three men approached them with a sawed off shotgun and demanded money.

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Looking for leads in Kensington Drive murder

Updated: 04/13/2007 - Richmond County investigators are looking for new leads in a month-old murder investigation, and the victim's mother is asking for your help. Investigators say in 85 percent of the murders they solve, the help came from the public.

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Aiken County deputies arrest suspected peeping Tom

Updated: 04/13/2007 - For the last six months, deputies say Arthur Lee "Stank" Frazier has been lurking in the Country Squire mobile home park, terrorizing neighbors by peeping in their windows.

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