DaVitte family issues statement to thank community

...Jacksonville, and there is no timetable on when he'll be extradited to Columbia County.Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Thursday afternoon that there were no updates on the case.

Man killed, wife injured outside Martinez church

...Martinez church.Columbia County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, of Jacksonville...activate the sprinkler system," Columbia County Capt. Steve Morris said. "The husband was shot fatally and the wife has...

Teen in critical condition after Thurmond Lake accident

...officials said. Columbia County sheriff's deputies were called to the Keg Creek boat ramp about 3:30 p.m., Capt. Steve Morris said. The teen, whose name and sex have not been released, fell off a personal watercraft and was run over by another...

Church shooting details released

...said."We don't know who he was here visiting, what his business was here," Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said. DaVitte and his wife, Jennifer "Jenny" Wright DaVitte, 64, of Cutter Mill Road, had gone to the church...

False police reports rare in Augusta

...counties for phony crimes in 2013."Far too often we have to deal with false or embellished reports," said Capt. Steve Morris, of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. "In doing so, valuable resources were needlessly redirected, and...

Chokehold not option for local police

...not need to resort to the often dangerous practice."It is very dangerous," Co lum bia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said of the chokehold.He said officers have several hand-to-hand options, but the chokehold is not one of them...

Bus cameras being tested to deal with offenders

...Road between Belair and Washington roads and Belair Road from Washington to S. Old Belair roads, according to Capt. Steve Morris.Inattention is a common cause of the offense, but some drivers are just impatient or unfamiliar with the law, police...

Event organizer upset forfeited guns aren't destroyed

...to change that."Guns re-entering the market isn't necessarily a bad thing, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said. Federal firearms license dealers must undergo rigorous checks before they can place bids."We're not going...

Augusta teen charged after radio host threatened

...charged with making terroristic threats against WGAC host Austin Rhodes, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.Rhodes called authorities about 11 p.m. Sunday and said someone had threatened him through Facebook. Rhodes said...

Michael Drawdy, 21, crashes Jeep into Evans house while driving under the influence

...house Friday morning was driving under the influence, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.Capt. Steve Morris said Steven Michael Drawdy, 21, lost control of his Jeep Commander after striking a speed bump while traveling too...