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Who guards the guardians?

...situation is bad enough. Being asked to pay good money for the abuse is another assault.One Superior Court judge, Wade Padgett, stopped appointing guardians in October because he no longer wants the hassle.The GAL system desperately needs an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-14/who-guards-guardians
Augusta man pleads guilty in shovel assault

...Superior Court to a charge of third-degree cruelty to children for assaulting his sister in front of a child. Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the plea negotiation and sentenced Hendrix, who is serving out a year's imprisonment for an unrelated domestic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-13/augusta-man-pleads-gui
Guardian ad litem program faces scrutiny

...behavior is punishable by sanction and the court provides standardized invoices to guide billing.Superior Court Judge Wade Padgett stopped appointing guardians in October because he no longer had the desire to manage the program's day-to-day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-29/guardian-ad-litem-prog
Maximum sentence imposed for murder and assault

...of murder and other charges was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum prison term.Rickey Grover Smith told Judge J. Wade Padgett that he was sorry but, "... they shouldn't have come after me."That, the judge said, told him everything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-01/maximum-sentence-impos
Lengthy prison sentence result of flights from police

...their direction.Jackson, who must still use a walker because of spinal damage from the second crash, told Judge J. Wade Padgett that he had a gun but didn't shoot it.Jackson entered an Alford plea to the charge of aggravated assault on a police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-24/lengthy-prison-sentenc
Drunken assault leads to prison term

...Richmond County Superior Court to felony obstruction of an officer, theft of services and simple battery. Judge J. Wade Padgett sentenced Peninger, who had a previous felony conviction for forgery and three misdemeanor convictions, to serve two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-21/drunken-assault-leads-
Scam artist headed to prison

...Richmond County Superior Court to two felony counts of theft and six misdemeanor counts of theft by deception. Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the plea negotiation and sentenced Smith to 10 years in prison, followed by 16 years on probation.Smith's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-25/scam-artist-headed-pri
Ex-school janitor admits sex charges

...County Superior Court to two counts of sexual battery for what he did to the girls in Richmond County schools.Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the negotiated plea agreement and sentenced Price to serve two years in prison followed by eight years on probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-17/ex-school-janitor-admits-sex
Man who fondled child sentenced to year in prison

...followed by four years of probation, because the prosecutor's office cannot locate the victim or her family.Judge J. Wade Padgett accepted the negotiation and sentenced Jason Lee Driver. On July 3, 2013, Driver was at a party when an 11-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-13/man-who-fondled-child-
Richmond County Coroner faces charges of theft and violation of oath of office

...Tuten made another application to dispose of a 1997 Mercedes S320 Sedan on Feb. 13. The case was assigned to Judge J. Wade Padgett. There was no order granting the request in that file. However, in a second application for the disposal of "miscellaneous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-15/richmond-county-corone