Man accused of setting wife on fire denied bond

...trial, a judge ruled Friday.During a bond hearing in Richmond County Superior Court for Ronnie Lee Jones, Assistant District Attorney Pete Lamb told the judge that Jones became angry with his wife on Aug. 22 because she was going to let her...

Augusta man pleads to attempted child molestation

...the plea negotiation and sentenced Widner to five years in prison, followed by2 1/2 years on probation.Assistant District Attorney Amanda Heath said that on March 23, 2013, Widner introduced the boy to pornography and started touching him...

Man pleads guilty to reckless conduct by HIV-infected person

...Young had the two sexual partners during the same time period in 2011 and already has served time in prison, Assistant District Attorney Garon Muller agreed to recommend probation, he told Judge James G. Blanchard Jr.Blanchard sentenced Young...

Aiken fatality highlights golf cart safety

...everyone's in a seat ? these things may sound simple, but they're very important."David Zagoria, a former assistant district attorney in Fulton County who is now a personal-injury trial lawyer in Atlanta, says that golf carts are "inherently...

Prison sentence imposed for Augusta man who accidentally shot best friend

...11, 2013, when Sullivan took the magazine out of the gun, pointed at Smith and pulled the trigger, said Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers. Sullivan didn't realize a bullet remained in the chamber.According to an earlier report in...

Bond denied for suspect in Richmond County drive-by shooting

...Simpson, 28, was shot several times by two men who got out of an SUV that night with handguns and fired, said Assistant District Attorney Grant Usry.Wallace faces additional charges of battery, trespass and third-degree cruelty to children...

Child molestation brings 25-year prison term

...that report was made public, a second girl reported similar sexual abuse by Arceneaux had occurred in 2011, Assistant District Attorney Garon Muller told Judge James G. Blanchard Jr., who accepted the plea negotiation.

Man pleads guilty to assaults, gets life plus 20 years

...Dantzler quickly became a suspect because he had left a bookbag behind on the Paine College campus, said Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers. Inside the bag investigators found papers with Dantzler's name. Richmond County Sheriff investigators...

Bond denied for Augusta man shot outside house during March 28 robbery attempt

...stranger had knocked on the door, telling her a story about Collins' vehicle breaking down, according to Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers.Collins returned to their Thomas Lane home, Myers said, and found Doby peeking into the windows...

Murder trial begins for second suspect in 2013 Augusta homicide

...fatal bullet passed through his hips from one side to the other.In her opening statement to the jury Monday, Assistant District Attorney Melissa Marks said Cooper's former co-defendant, 30-year-old Curtis Bonman, will testify about what...