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Attorneys for suspended Lexington County, S.C., Sheriff James Metts say charges should be dropped

...for South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff will soon argue in court that some charges...representing suspended Lexington County Sheriff James Metts and federal prosecutors will...case detail phone calls between the sheriff and Frazier, who prosecutors say acted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-25/attorneys-suspended-le
Exchange Club of South Augusta donates teddy bears to sheriff's office to comfort children

...sense of security to a child in need."The idea of deputies giving children gifts isn't uncommon, says Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree, who welcomed the idea for Augusta.When a bear is given away, the Exchange Club will be notified and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-25/exchange-club-south-au
1 arrested in Aiken county child pornography investigation

An Aiken County Sheriff's Office undercover investigation into...announced Friday.Beginning Oct. 7, the sheriff's office opened an investigation on...near Whiskey Road about 8:40 a.m.Sheriff's investigators later obtained and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-24/1-arrested-aiken-count
Raise custodians' pay

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree is a compassionate leader with a backbone. That...Richmond County school leaders ought to model the same qualities as Sheriff Roundtree and seek a pay increase for their school custodians.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-25/raise-custodians-pay
Across Georgia

...say a former clerk in the Hall County Sheriff's Office is accused of stealing about...Nov. 3 during an investigation by the sheriff's office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation...the Hall County Jail for seven years.Sheriff Gerald Couch called the charges disappointing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-24/across-georgia
Mike Padgett wreck kills woman, 20

...Police were called the 4500 block of Mike Padgett Highway just before 7 a.m. for the crash.According to a Richmond County sheriff's news release, she lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve.Both directions of Mike Padgett Highway were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-25/mike-padgett-wreck-kil
Augusta man accused of taking woman's cellphone while waiting for job interview

...while they waited to be interviewed for a position at McDonalds, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.The woman agreed to let Johnson borrow her phone ? at which time the suspect allegedly went outside to get better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-24/augusta-man-accused-ta
Autopsy reports confirm Aiken County murder-suicide, coroner says

...Tomac, died from multiple gunshot wounds; her death has been ruled a homicide.About 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aiken County sheriff's deputies and a New Ellenton police officer were called to the couple's home on Ashbury Drive in reference to an altercation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-24/autopsy-reports-confir
Warrenville man accused of hunting illegally

...to search for animals. They ditched the firearms when Payne arrived. The guns were later recovered by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office's dog unit.The hog being hunted by the group was not harmed.Capt. Mark Padgett, of the DNR, said such incidents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-25/warrenville-man-accuse
Warrenville man accused of hunting illegally

...for animals. They ditched the firearms when Payne arrived on scene. The guns were later recovered by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit.The hog being hunted by the group was not harmed. Capt. Mark Padgett of the DNR said such incidents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-24/warrenville-man-accuse