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Hot confines of car can be deadly to pets

...about pets in hot cars.Last year, the departments responded to 65 calls combined.Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said his department has yet to receive a complaint about animals locked in cars. Daniel Mayne, the operations manager...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-28/hot-confines-car-can-be-deadl
Vehicle pursuits in Augusta area usually end with arrest

...suspect fled on foot and was later apprehended. Pursuits ended in wrecks 18 times.Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said that his agency has been involved in 63 pursuits dating back to 2012. Deputies only called off 13 of those chases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-26/vehicle-pursuits-augus
Grovetown woman dead, man critical after domestic incident

...condition early Monday after being treated for a stab wound to his chest, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris."At this stage of the investigation, evidence suggests this is a domestic incident," Morris said.Deputies responded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-15/grovetown-woman-dies-m
Harlem woman airlifted to GRU after car wreck

...2004 Jeep Wrangler went off the east shoulder of the roadway, according to a statement from Columbia County Capt. Steve Morris. The vehicle then overturned and James was ejected from the vehicle. She was not wearing a seatbelt, Morris stated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-16/harlem-woman-airlifted-gru-a
Mother, boyfriend charged in baby's death

...boyfriend in the mobile home he shared with the couple and a 2-year-old sibling, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.Investigators obtained warrants Friday afternoon charging Jacob Drew Harris, 26, with malice murder in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-19/mother-boyfriend-charg
Baby found dead in Martinez trailer park, mother and boyfriend facing drug charges

...charges, according Columbia County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.Emergency officials were summoned to their residence...for an autopsy scheduled today.Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Russell and Harris were later arrested on narcotics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-17/baby-found-dead-martin
Columbia County sheriff's deputies search Martinez mobile home where child died

...Harris, 26, in M&M Mobile Home Park at 4222 Wheeler Road on Thursday afternoon, according to sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.Deputies arrived at the home about 4 p.m. and searched inside and outside, including a search of the trash bin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-18/columbia-county-sherif
Man answers door with knife in chest at scene of woman's fatal stabbing

...man answered the phone, stated everything was fine and that he would open the door for deputies, according to Capt. Steve Morris.Philip West, 46, answered the door with a large butcher knife embedded in his chest and numerous lacerations to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-15/grovetown-woman-stabbed
2 Greenbrier students charged with 'playing chicken'

...the lane, aggressive driving and reckless driving, according to a statement from Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. Each was released on a $3,300 bond.Hogan is a member of Greenbrier's baseball team, which defeated Gainesville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-28/2-greenbrier-students-
Suspect who backed car into Columbia County convenience store sought by police

...through the front doors of the Sprint store at 500 Flowing Wells Road, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. The man, wearing no shirt or shoes, crawled through the broken doorway and stole a can of Arizona tea and a pair...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-09/authorities-looking-ma