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Ex-Richmond County Commissioner sentenced for shoplifting from pharmacy

...pharmacy on Christmas Eve.Paul William "Bill" Hiers, 69, was sentenced Monday, June 2, to 20 days in the Columbia County jail.CVS employees at 3527 Old Petersburg Road witnessed Hiers putting CoverGirl makeup and a bottle of Aleve into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-17/ex-richmond-county-com
Man accused of stealing more than $1 million from ex-employer

...development for residential, commercial and government construction.Pizzi, who was being held without bond in the Columbia County jail, was fired from Gearig Brothers last month.According to the civil lawsuit, Pizzi is accused of using two schemes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-02/columbia-county-man-ar
Arrested owner ran restaurant without license for months

...for about two weeks, turned himself in Tuesday and was released that evening on $15,200 bond, according to Columbia County Jail personnel.On Wednesday, Glover went to the Columbia County Development Services division to pay his occupational...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-09-25/arrested-ow
Wanted Florida fugitive caught in Grovetown motel Wednesday

...was not released."James was expecting room service," the news release stated. "However, the U.S. Marshals gave James first-class accommodations in jail."James remains in the Columbia County jail until extradition to Florida.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-09-13/wanted-florida-fugitiv
Parolee who shot Richmond County sheriff's deputy arrested with gun

...sheriff's deputy is back in jail after being arrested with a gun.Carl Lamont Brandon, 39, is being held at the Columbia County jail on charges that include shoplifting, fleeing and attempting to elude police and possession of a firearm by a convicted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-10-23/parolee-who-shot-richm
Probation company agrees to jail releases

More than a dozen people in the Columbia County jail accused of violating the terms of their misdemeanor probation sentences have received an early Christmas present.Instead of having...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-12-18/probation-company-agre
Judge orders release of more held on Sentinel warrants

...order face additional felony criminal charges.On Monday, Craig ordered the release of 17 people held in the Columbia County jail based solely on warrants that Sen tinel employees obtained.Friday's order affects people with Sentinel probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-12-21/judge-orders-release-m
Private probation company Sentinel hit with another civil lawsuit

...a judge's order that kept Carter's sentence from expiring.When arrested this month, Carter was taken to Columbia County jail and then transferred to the Richmond County jail. He couldn't get out until he paid $655 that Sentinel claimed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-03-22/private-probation-comp
Go directly to jail -- but how tough should it be for inmates?

...much? Perhaps.The closest I've seen to a "happy" medium was when I was a guest earlier this year at the Columbia County jail. No, not like that ? I just toured the jail with my son's Cub Scout den. He learned how to safely cuff a suspect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/joe-hotchkiss-columns/2012-09-23/go-directl
Richmond County investigator accused of rape freed on bond

...sexual assault was released from jail Tuesday on a $25,000 bond.David T. Dutton, 35, had been held in the Columbia County jail since Nov. 20 on charges of rape, aggravated sexual battery, illegal surveillance and false statements.A Martinez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-12-04/richmond-county-invest