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One Arrested in Attack of Wesley Spires

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identity and arrest of one of the suspects in the Riverwalk attack on Wesley Spires and Ashley Solesbee.  Lt. Calvin Chew of the…

Update to Johnston H&R Block Identity Fraud

Update to Johnston H&R Block Identity Fraud

As previously reported by The Advertiser in Feb. of 2012, an employee with the Johnston branch of H&R Block was charged with stealing personal information from clients and using that…

Update On Attack of Wesley Spires

– Edgefield County Man Assaulted at Riverwalk in Augusta, Ga. – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a suspect in the attack of Edgefield County resident Wesley Spires…

Edgefield County Man Injured in Attack at First Friday Event in Augusta

An Edgefield County man and his date were injured in an attack Friday night, May 4, at an event held in Augusta, Ga.  Known as First Friday, the event has…

Crime Wrap-Up

Crime Wrap-Up

Thieves Steal From County Edgefield County became the victim of thieves sometime over the weekend of Apr. 27 when a county-owned rotary tiller was stolen from the park at Bettis…

Rural Church Burglarized and Vandalized

Rural Church Burglarized and Vandalized

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary call Friday, Apr. 26, at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church on Red Oak Grove Road.  According to a report filed by…

Domestic Dispute Ends in Death in Johnston [Updated]

A domestic dispute between a man and his common-law wife ended in the man’s death, Friday, Apr. 26.  According to Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston, who spoke with The Advertiser…

Two Domestic Crimes Involving Firearms

Two domestic disturbances last week, both involving firearms, resulted in warrants being sought against two males and the recovery of one stolen pistol.  According to a report filed by the…

ECSO Recovers Stolen Items from Greenwood

ECSO Recovers Stolen Items from Greenwood

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Sheriff’s Office in Greenwood County, recovered stolen items Wed., Apr. 10, that had been taken from a Greenwood man several months ago.…

Crime Wrap Up

Crime Wrap Up

Three crime related stories from the area. By Advertiser Staff – Man Sought for Indecent Exposure A case of indecent exposure has Edgefield County law enforcement as well as North…