Thursday, July 28, 2011

Attorney Arrested for Felony Obstruction in Augusta

Augusta Attorney Matthew James Duncan was arrested early Thursday for felony obstruction of an officer after allegedly interfering with a traffic stop and injuring a deputy while being arrested, a report says.

Just after midnight Thursday, the 29-year-old bankruptcy attorney walked up to a traffic stop at Broad & 11th streets where a woman was undergoing sobriety tests. He yelled to the woman that she should not perform any evaluations and told the officers he was her attorney. According to a report, Deputy Donnie Chavis told the man to leave or he would be arrested. Duncan walked away, but returned again and told the woman again not to cooperate.

That is when Deputy Chavis attempted to place the man under arrest, but the attorney "snatched his hand back and stated I was not going to place him under arrest," the officer's report says.

When Duncan snatched his hand back, it caused the handcuff chain to strike the deputy's hand and reopen six stitches he had received the week before. Duncan was finally taken into custody and the officer "smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage from his breath" and noted slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Duncan was transported to the Richmond County Jail on the felony charge. County records show he was convicted in 2002 of DUI.

Deputy Chavis required treatment at MCG for the injury. The entire incident was recorded on the officer's in-car video, a report says.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mugshot of the Day: Chaz Williams

Chaz Williams, 20, of Lexington, S.C., was arrested Sunday for disorderly conduct in Richmond County.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mugshot of the Day: Dorothy Harrison

Dorothy Harrison, 49, of Aiken, was charged Tuesday by the Aiken Department of Public Safety with having an open container of beer.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mugshot of the Day: Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes, 18, of Aiken, was charged Sunday with assault & battery in Aiken County.

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Website: Augusta Mugs

Make sure to check out our website,, for more mugshots.

Mugshot of the Day: Bradley Calhoun

Bradley Calhoun, 20, of Aiken, was charged with trespassing Wednesday by the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mugshot of the Day: Lonnie Bargeron IV

Lonnie Bargeron IV, 26, was arrested Wednesday for shoplifting between $50 and $300 worth of merchandise in Richmond County.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mugshot of the Day: Cynthia Walker

Cynthia Walker, 51, was arrested Friday in Richmond County for two counts of felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer and simple battery. That suggests she gave two officers a really hard time.

Apparently, she didn't like the jailers either, because she displayed this frown for them when it came time for her mugshot.

Mugshot of the Day: Sherry Lee

Sherry Marie Lee, 43, of Augusta, was arrested Tuesday for disorderly conduct (engaging in a fight) in Richmond County. Apparently, she needed help on her side profile, and a jailer reached in to pull her hair back, making for this bizarre-looking mugshot.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mugshot of the Day: Robert Brooks

Robert Brooks, 33, of Augusta, was arrested Tuesday for disorderly conduct in Richmond County.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mugshot of the Day: Joan Stine, 85 Years Old

Joan Stine, 85, of Augusta, was charged last week with simple battery in Richmond County.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mugshot of the Day: Ted Day

Ted Norris Day, 26, of Hephzibah, was charged last Thursday with DUI and failure to maintain lane. He was arrested by a deputy with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mugshot of the Day; Stephen Daughterty

Stephen Daughterty, 28, of Aiken, was charged Thursday with two counts of assault & battery and one count of driving under suspension. He was arrested by Aiken County Sheriff's deputies, and he remains in the Aiken County Jail this morning.