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Trial of former North Augusta officer charged in unarmed man's shooting death moved to January

...the city of North Augusta paid $195,000 and Edgefield County paid $2,500.In a May hearing before Edgefield County Magistrate Brenda Carpenter, Swerling said his client "feared for his life" and fired "in self defense."At the hearing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-11/trial-former-north-aug
Bond modified for ex-Richmond County sheriff's deputy accused of family violence

...him to contact his wife regarding their children and financial matters and for him to carry a firearm. Columbia County Magistrate Judge Jason Troiano agreed, with consent from Sward's wife, to allow them to speak about their children and other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-10-20/bond-modified-ex-richm
NAACP leader says Ga. clerk assaulted him

...SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- A Fulton County magistrate will hear a warrant request...Susan Dobson with the Effingham County Magistrate court on Sept. 3.The warrant...visible bodily harm.Effingham County Magistrates have recused themselves from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-16/naacp-leader-says-ga-clerk-assaulte
Martinez couple won't face murder charges in infant's death

...signs of drug use.Authorities suspected Harris suffocated the baby. At a July 14 preliminary hearing, a Columbia County magistrate judge determined there was little evidence supporting the murder charge, but enough to continue prosecution in Superior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-09-04/martinez-couple-wont-f
Teen released on bond in school gun case

...which was changed to no bond after a bond reconsideration hearing was requested. In granting bond, Co lum bia County Magistrate Judge Jason R. Troiano said Haw kins must not go onto Co lum bia County school property, continue to live with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-18/teen-released-bond-sch
Georgia 'rampage' victim dies

...Thursday.Arnold was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon and was subsequently denied bond by an Oglethorpe County Magistrate Court judge. He was being held at the county jail in Lexington.Arnold already is charged with feticide, as Hill's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-28/georgia-rampage-victim-dies
Man charged in wife's murder admits cutting himself

The case against a Grovetown man charged in the June 14 stabbing death of his wife will continue. Columbia County Magistrate Judge Jason R. Troiano decided at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that there is enough evidence to continue prosecution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-21/man-charged-wifes-murd
Prosecution continues malice murder charge against Martinez man in baby's death

...after her infant son, Bentley, died inside the home in which police said they admitted using drugs.Columbia County Magistrate Judge Rodney Quesenberry determined there was "sufficient probable cause, however slight," to prosecute Drew...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-14/prosecution-continues-
Columbia County couple quick to take advantage of gay marriage ruling

...have extended hours, but that wasn't true," Perez said.Just before 4 p.m., Mendez made a call to Columbia County Magistrate Court and found out they were ready to issue a same-sex marriage license. Plans changed quickly."She was like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-29/columbia-county-couple-quick-
Officer's gun charge advances to grand jury

An Edgefield County magistrate judge determined Wednesday there is enough evidence to pursue the most recent criminal charge against a North Augusta Public Safety...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-20/officers-gun-charge-ad