Bond modified for ex-Richmond County sheriff's deputy accused of family violence

...received a call at about 11 p.m. on Oct. 5, but it was hung up, according to Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Steve Morris. When dispatchers called back, Sward answered, said everything was fine and the call was an "accident."The next...

Columbia County deputy in accident

...Columbia County sheriff's officer and another driver were injured in a crash during a chase late Wednesday.Capt. Steve Morris said deputies were called to a residence on Candlewood Drive about 9 p.m. for a domestic dispute, but the suspect...

Columbia County school bus overheats

...because they were told Columbia County school bus No. 2603 was on fire, according to Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Steve Morris said. There was no fire, the bus overheated, according to Morris.All students got off the bus safely and were transferred...

Columbia County authorities seek man who fled and tried to ram deputy

...aggravated assault against a police officer and several traffic charges, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.Sheriff's office investigators saw Moore driving the minivan near the motel about 10 a.m. Thursday. They tried...

Woman struck by truck in Martinez still in critical condition

...and Stevens Creek roads with a friend when she was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup. Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said the truck driver rolled through a stop sign and struck McGowan, who was in a crosswalk.Charges are pending against...

Augusta woman injured after being hit by truck in Martinez

...Road when a Dodge Ram truck rolled through a stop sign and hit her, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. The driver of the truck was not injured. No charges had been filed Thursday night, Morris said.

Richmond County deputy resigns after family violence arrest

...from the department. Sward's resignation was accepted in lieu of him being fired. Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Steve Morris said 911 dispatchers received a hang-up call at about 11 p.m. Monday. When dispatchers called back, Sward answered...

Columbia County school bus driver lied about attack, police say

...Deputies searched for Volner's attacker, but details in her story didn't add up, according to sheriff's Maj. Steve Morris. They reviewed school surveillance video footage and didn't see anyone get into her car. They found some of the...

Columbia County deputy slapped with traffic citation

...a citation after a passer-by took video of him traveling at excessive speeds.Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said the video showed transportation Officer Anthony Streetman, 45, speeding in his patrol car on westbound Interstate...

Columbia County might revise pawn law

...code in April is intended to assist tracking sales of possibly stolen goods, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.The code requires certain merchants to collect personal information, including photographs and thumb prints, from...