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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-20/mother-gets-year-incar
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-20/first-defendant-august
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 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
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
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
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
Augusta teen pleads to sex crime against child

...charge of aggravated child molestation, punishable by 25 years in prison to life, for the April 29 incident.Judge J. David Roper accepted the plea to a reduced charge and sentenced Mims to the maximum possible: five years in prison, under the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-17/augusta-teen-pleads-se
Minister sentenced to prison term for child molestation

...their concerns Underwood wouldn't be able to survive a prison term.Defense attorney Clayton Jolly asked Judge J. David Roper to consider all the good Underwood had done in his life and his serious health problems.Underwood coached a girls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-13/minister-sentenced-pri