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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Teacher Assistant Accused of Illicit Relationship with Student Pleads Guilty

Teacher Assistant Accused of Illicit Relationship with Student Pleads Guilty

Former Strom Thurmond High School teaching assistant Gemil Lopez pled guilty to Assault and Battery 2nd, Wednesday, Nov. 13.  Lopez, 32, was originally charged with sexual battery with a student…

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…

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,…

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…