Augusta man gets life sentence without parole in slaying

...who came from behind King's car and opened fire on him.Assistant District Attorney Titus Nichols said Judge J. Wade Padgett imposed a sentence of life without parole.Because of Roberts' criminal history, he faced the maximum penalty to...

Guilty pleas entered in child molestation cases

...Steven J. White, 46, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to two counts of child molestation. Judge J. Wade Padgett sentenced him to 20 years in prison followed by 20 years on probation. White was accused of similar conduct with the...

Prison nurse guilty of giving inmate tobacco

...Robert Homlar. She confessed to the misconduct in October when she was questioned about an inmate's note.Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the plea negotiation and sentenced Belangia to five years probation under the First Offender Act. She must...


...30815 an Answer in writing within sixty (60) days of the date of the order for publication. WITNESS, the Honorable Wade Padgett, Judge of this Superior Court. This the 24th day of February, 2015. ELAINE C. JOHNSON Clerk, Superior Court March...

Law license for Augusta lawyer reinstated

...connection with a vehicle accident.Nicholson also faces a contempt of court citation for his conduct before Judge J. Wade Padgett on Dec. 11. Another judge will conduct a hearing to determine if Nicholson was in contempt.

Robber who made victim strip gets life sentence

...around. Though the three friends denied it, Beckwith said they encouraged Ramsey to accost the victim.Judge J. Wade Padgett said the incident was a case study in sadness, not only for Luckie but also for Ramsey and his family and the friends...

Attorney faces allegation of making false statement under oath

...agreement to voluntarily undergo an evaluation, which delayed a hearing on a contempt of court citation. Judge J. Wade Padgett wrote the citation, which accused Nicholson of abusive and disrespectful behavior in court on Dec. 11.

Cast judgeship vote for Padgett

J. Wade Padgett is ideally suited to be Columbia County's next chief magistrate judge...dedication and loyalty and gives all tasks that he takes on his all. J. Wade Padgett is, without question, the best candidate for Columbia County's next...

Man pleads guilty to theft in Richmond County

...580,612.Walter Stokes, 44, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to seven counts of theft. Judge J. Wade Padgett sentenced Stokes, who had no prior criminal record, to 10 years in prison followed by 20 years on probation.Stokes...

Judgeship interviews scheduled

...candidates are Jim Blanchard Jr., Sheryl B. Jolly, J. Wade Padgett, Larry I. Smith and C. Thompson Harley. The Augusta...particularly domestic violence and child abuse matters." J. Wade Padgett Age: 36 Experience: Served as an assistant district...

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