34-year-old Augusta man gets 10-year prison term for drugs and assault on officer

...assault on a police officer, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and driving without a license. Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. accepted a plea deal for a 10-year prison term. Brown imposed an additional 20-year probation sentence to be...

Supreme Court reverses Augusta murder conviction

...state's highest court ruled the judge who presided over Freeman's Richmond County Superior Court jury trial, Carl C. Brown Jr., made an improper statement in front of the jury.Brown's statement ? that he already determined statements...

Taxpayer activist group awaits ruling on records

Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. said Wednesday that he will issue a decision after reviewing written...reached an agreement Wednesday. WHAT'S NEXT: Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. said he will review the oral and written arguments presented by...

Roger Bettis' 2010 rape conviction for brutal attack at MCG in Augusta, reversed on appeal

...trial judge didn't follow the proper procedure to determine whether Bettis could represent himself at trial.Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. presided over Bettis' trial in Richmond County Superior Court. A jury found Bettis guilty of attempted rape...

Two child molesters sentenced to prison terms

...DeLardge, 53, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to molesting a 9-year-old girl in June. Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. sentenced DeLardge ? who had previously been convicted of enticing a child for indecent purposes ? to 25 years...

Evans woman goes to prison for homeowner association thefts

...stealing more than $267,000 from the Stratford Community Association over nearly five years.Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. sentenced Vanover to seven years in prison followed by 28 years on probation. Though she presented a $12,500...

Murder conviction for 2010 Augusta homicide affirmed

...painkiller, and $1,715.Gibbs is serving two consecutive life sentences for murder and armed robbery. Judge Carl C. Brown Jr., who presided over Gibbs' case, imposed additional five-year sentences for weapon charges.

Woman pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter for stabbing boyfriend

...her boyfriend's stabbing death pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter.Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. accepted the plea negotiation reached for Catherine Gibson. On Nov. 14, he sentenced her to 12 years in prison...

Augusta man who shot good Samaritan sentenced to 45 years in prison

A man who shot a good Samaritan in the face was sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday.Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. sentenced Stanley L. Fields to the maximum time possible for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission...

Former sheriff's deputy Wade Smith pleads guilty, gets probation

...Thursday to violation of oath of office, a felony, and misdemeanor trespass.Richmond County Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. sentenced Smith, 34, to six years probation under the First Offender Act. Smith must also pay a $5,000 fine...