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Key bills fail to make crossover deadline

...This bill would have limited the use of no-knock search warrants.HB 69: This would have prohibited the sharing of...other building structures without first obtaining a search warrant.HB 135: Rep. Wayne Howard, D-Augusta, proposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/key-bills-fail-make-cros
Aiken man arrested on child pornography charges

...arrested by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, after a search warrant was obtained and executed last week. A computer was also seized for examination.The case will be prosecuted by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-16/aiken-man-arrested-chi
Five arrested in Wadley after drug raid

...The arrests were the result of an eight-month investigation. At 6 a.m. Thursday, law enforcement executed 12 search warrants, seizing nearly $100,000 in cocaine and marijuana, more than $100,000 in currency, as well as cars, a bass...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-27/five-arrested-followin
More mystery in NC theft of $5 million in gold bars

...live outside the county, feel safe when they travel that stretch of highway." On Wednesday, authorities released search warrants for the truck and the drivers' cellphones filed the day after the heist in which detectives wrote of their suspicions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-05/more-mystery-nc-theft-
Three arrested in Aiken County EBT fraud

...County authorities concluded a six-month investigation into EBT fraud at a Warrenville store.While executing a search warrant at Smoak's Country Store at 395 Piney Heights Road, Aiken County sheriff's investigators discovered a cache of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-27/three-arrested-aiken-c
Investigation into death of Waynesboro woman officially closed, documents show

...Palmer said Bennett was found clothed and her body showed slight signs of external decomposition. Police obtained a search warrant and spoke with Salisbury, but no arrests were made in the case. The homeowner told police that no one had been inside...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-13/investigation-death-wa
Augusta man, woman arrested on multiple charges

...inside and lock the door.Deputies kicked in the front door and arrested both Mason and Elmore.After getting a search warrant, deputies located a .38 caliber revolver in the bedroom and a .40 caliber gun ? loaded with a 30-round magazine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-28/augusta-man-woman-arre
Sorry, wrong number

...top law enforcement agency says it doesn't need a search warrant to capture information from citizens' cellphones...they must do so properly under the auspices of a search warrant. Otherwise, the same tool that can help crack complex...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-28/sorry-wrong-number
Horse 'kill buying' legal, but critics see abuse, deception

...several horses with their ribs showing and two dead donkeys, according to a sheriff's office report.They obtained a search warrant and the next day found a dead goat, two dead donkeys, a dead colt and two horses dead and decaying.Mann rescued...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-17/horse-kill-buying-legal-criti
Care-giver indicted on murder charges in child's overdose death

...3-year-old Kenyon Jay Slacks.According to a search warrant affidavit, Richmond County Sheriff's investigators...died from an overdose of morphine. According to the search warrant for Osei's 3397 Thames Place home, the child had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-14/care-giver-indicted-mu