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Arrest in Evans slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 9:06am

 

An Evans man is facing a murder charge after police discovered a man with stab wounds on the side of Washington Road late Sunday.

Deputies were called to Washington Road at Steeplechase Lane about 11:40 p.m. for what appeared to be a crash involving a pedestrian. They found Lavon Crawford, 60, of Evans, who had several stab wounds to the neck.

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Home intruder shot and killed

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 7:39am

An Augusta man was fatally shot early Monday by the resident of an Wrightsboro Road home while attempting to break into the residence, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The man killed was identified by authorities as Anthony James Lawson, 40, of 3411 Charing Cross Ct., of Augusta. He was shot at a residence in the 2400 block of Wrightsboro Road and pronounced dead at 3:38 a.m, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.

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Small plane lands on I-20

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 7:13am

 

COVINGTON, Ga. — A small airplane had to make an emergency landing on Interstate 20 in Newton County after running out of gas.

 

The Georgia Department of Transportation tells local media that the landing occurred around midnight Sunday near Mile Marker 95 between Covington and Social Circle.

 

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