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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-26/augusta-democr
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-04/death-penalty-trial-ex
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-29/augusta-taxpayers-dodg
Man pleads guilty to pimping charges

...woman ? who told officers that Tyler took all of their money and kept them captive ? cannot be found.Judge J. David Roper accepted the plea agreement and sentenced Tyler to two years unsupervised probation on condition he leaves the Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-22/man-pleads-guilty-pimp
Gunfire met with jail terms

...aggravated assault and weapon charges for a Feb. 7, 2013, ruckus at Anthony's Auto Clinic on Olive Road. Judge J. David Roper, who said Monday there was no evidence that Holt fired at anyone at the shop, imposed an additional four-year probated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-19/gunfire-met-jail-terms
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-25/man-sentenced-life-aug
Columbia County sample ballot

...Wade Padgett)J. Wade Padgett * For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit(To Succeed J. David Roper)J. David Roper * Columbia County Board Of Education, District 2Kristi Baker * Columbia County Board Of Education, District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-17/columbia-count
Richmond County sample ballot

...Wade Padgett)J. Wade Padgett * For Judge, Superior Court Of The Augusta Judicial Circuit(To Succeed J. David Roper)J. David Roper * For Chief Judge Of State Court Of Richmond County(To Succeed Richard A. Slaby)Richard A. Slaby *For...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-17/richmond-count
Former guard at juvenile detention centers pleads guilty to drug charge

...to the firing and resignation of directors and many staff members, the prosecutor recommended probation.Judge J. David Roper accepted the plea agreement because of Tice's cooperation with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe.Roper sentenced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-05/former-guard-juvenile-
Judge offers defendant chance for lesser sentence

...from a case in which the real drug dealer walked away with probation while a delivery man got prison time, Judge J. David Roper brought the courier back to court Tuesday."Quite frankly, I wasn't sure what I would do today," Roper said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-15/judge-offers-defendant