Pair pleads guilty, sentenced for 2014 Augusta storage unit burglaries

...second-degree burglary, and Eric D. Holloway, 22, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of second-degree burglary.Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the plea negotiations and sentenced Wright to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years on probation. He sentenced...

Augusta guardian ad litem program overhauled

...approved for credit in Georgia that addresses domestic law issues.Despite the new guidelines, one Superior Court judge, Wade Padgett, said he continues to shy away from the program. Court records show that as soon as Padgett became aware that a guardian...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


...at 11:00 a.m. in Court Room 2 H of the Richmond County Courthouse, Augusta, Georgia before the Honorable J. Wade Padgett. Ashley Wright District Attorney Augusta Judicial Circuit April 9, 16, 2015 Ad #16594089

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.

Judge orders local attorney Christopher Nicholson's involuntary commitment to mental hospital

...is completed and Craig issues an order for his release.Nicholson was cited for contempt by Superior Court Judge J. Wade Padgett.According to a transcript of the exchange between Nicholson and Padgett on Dec. 11, the attorney demanded Padgett...