Man found guilty in home invasion, acquitted of sexual assault charges

...violation and three counts of false imprisonment ? crimes he confessed to committing for a gang initiation.Judge J. David Roper sentenced Samuel to 25 years in prison.Samuel and three others were arrested in the spring of 2012 after a pregnant...

Riverwalk attackers sentenced to 30 years in prison

...cellphone after knocking Mora unconscious on Broad Street the same night Solesbee and Spires were attacked.Judge J. David Roper accepted the plea negotiation and sentenced Moses and Richardson to 30 years in prison for attempted murder and armed...

Shooter who wounded girl sentenced to 10 years in prison

...Court to two counts of aggravated assault and two weapons violations for the Feb. 8 shooting at her home.Judge J. David Roper sentenced George to serve 10 years in prison followed by five years on probation.

Guardian ad litem program faces scrutiny

...about half of which are active, deferred "all comment about the guardian ad litem program" to Superior Court Judge David Roper.A 14-page packet titled GAL Essentials that Roper issues to each appointee prohibits guardians from discussing any...

Mother gets a year incarceration for cruelty

...Superior Court to cruelty to children in the second degree and a misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals. Judge J. David Roper sentenced Oyer to serve one year in jail and 2½ years on probation. She will get credit for the seven months she has...

Augusta Democrat John Barrow touts his bipartisan ranking

...saying gerrymandering has skewed representation."I'm very upset of what has happened here," Superior Court Judge David Roper said of redistricting. "We don't have a chance of electing a senator or House representative from our area of Columbia...

First defendant in Augusta gang battle case pleads guilty

...Superior Court to charges that included aggravated assault, unlawful gang activity and property damage.Judge J. David Roper accepted the plea negotiation and imposed a prison term of 12.5 years followed by 17.5 years on probation.Although...

Death penalty trial expected to begin next month

...significant discovery, District Attorney Ashley Wright complained to a judge Thursday.It's not fair, Judge J. David Roper agreed, but the rule in death penalty cases is that discovery doesn't have to be provided until 10 days before trial...

Bonman sentenced to life plus five years in shooting, beating death of unarmed man

...Bonman rejected a plea offer in favor of taking his chances with a jury. After the verdict was announced, Judge J. David Roper sentenced Bonman to life in prison plus five years.Bonman told sheriff investigators that he was one of the men who...

Augusta taxpayers dodge financial bullet thanks to judge's ruling

...33,917 it spent preparing a bid to oversee the city employees' self-insured health insurance fund, Judge J. David Roper ruled in a July 8 order.In late 2013 Meritain filed a Richmond County Superior Court lawsuit against the city after...