Test Drive Leads to Larceny

Test Drive Leads to Larceny

A man who wished to sell his vehicle allowed a potential buyer to test drive his truck for a few days.  However, a few days turned into three weeks and now the truck and the potential buyer are believed to have left town. According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, an […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Nearly $2500 in Damages and Stolen Items in Auto Break In The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an auto break in at Lick Fork Lake on Sunday, Nov. 24.  According to the report filed with the ECSO, the victim in this incident parked her vehicle on Lick Fork Lake Road to […]

Robbers in Merriwether Caught on the Run

Robbers in Merriwether Caught on the Run

As The Advertiser was going to press Tuesday, we learned from a family member of the victim in this incident that around 7:30 that morning a Merriwether woman was in the back of her house getting ready for work and heard a knock on her back door.  The relative related that the woman looked out […]

Burglary on Freeland Drive

Burglary on Freeland Drive

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary at a residence on Freeland Drive, North Augusta (within Edgefield County), Tuesday, Nov. 19. According to a report filed by the ECSO, the victim in this incident returned to his address to find that thieves had gained entry into his home by kicking in a side […]

Elijah Harris, Longtime Sheriff’s Office Employee, Dies

The Advertiser has learned that Elijah Harris, longtime Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office employee, died Monday night after a recent illness. Sgt. Harris had been with the ECSO since 1989 where he started as a road deputy.  Promoted to sergeant in 2003, Sgt. Harris later transferred to the detention center where he was third in in command.  […]

Second Person Sentenced in Marshal Butler, Jr. Murder

Second Person Sentenced in Marshal Butler, Jr. Murder

Tomekia Miller of Aiken pled guilty to accessory after the fact for her involvement in the 2012 murder of Marshal Butler, Jr., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Edgefield County Court House.  Miller was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 4 years probation.  However, the 453 days she has served thus far in jail will […]

Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

Accused Murderer of Mark Meadows Acquitted

John Herndon, the accused murderer of Mark Meadows, was found not guilty Friday, Nov. 8, after a week long trial at the Edgefield County Court House. Herndon had pled not guilty to the 2012 murder of Meadows citing self defense.  Meadows died from stab wounds to the throat, stomach, and lower chest after an evening […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Break In at Warehouse on Augusta Rd. Near Turkey Federation According to a report field with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, sometime between Friday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 4, Warehouse #4 on Augusta Rd. across from the National Wild Turkey Federation was broken into.  The report states that by unscrewing a side panel to […]

Former ECSO Deputy Arrested in Aiken County

Former ECSO Deputy Arrested in Aiken County

Charged With Manslaughter An Aiken County woman was taken into custody Wednesday, Nov. 6, for her connection in the fatal shooting of 31 year old Christopher Rowley of Sudlow Lake Road. According to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, Rowley was pronounced dead around 3:00 Wed. afternoon shortly after his arrival at Georgia Regents University Hospital’s […]

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