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Guilty verdict leads to 30-year sentence

A Jacksonville, Fla., man faces 30 years in prison after his conviction on four counts of computer pornography and attempted child molestation.

February 24, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Remains ID'd as those of missing Savannah man

A set of human remains found off Rahn Station Road have been identified as those of a Savannah car salesman believed to have been killed five years ago.

January 12, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


CNT arrests storage unit thieves

Two men are in custody following the seizure of stolen items.

December 23, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Man who shot at deputies gets 20 years

An Eden man will serve 20 years in prison for shooting at two Effingham County Sheriff's deputies last year.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Winn sentenced to three years for high-speed chase

An Effingham County man who led deputies on a high-speed chase that exceeded 100 mph has pled guilty to fleeing/attempting police officers.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO urges caution and to check storage units

The holidays bring joy and excitement to many families throughout the area. This is not the only thing that increases during the holiday season. Thefts, burglaries and car break-ins also rise in numbers.

December 22, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Springfield Police bust drug ring

The Springfield Police Department closed a five-month-long narcotics investigation Thursday morning, leading to 11 arrests.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO deputy wounded, but recovering after shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to probe an incident Friday morning that resulted in wounds to an Effingham County Sheriff's deputy and the death of a suspect.

November 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Two men arrested in auto break-ins

Effingham County deputies arrested two people Thursday in reference to Oct. 13 vehicle break-ins in the county.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Fatal wreck leads to 15-year sentence

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2014 vehicular homicide charge.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


20-year sentence for guilty plea in Dollar General armed robbery

One of two men arrested for the 2013 armed robbery of a store has received his sentence for his role in the crime.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO teams up to arrest South Carolina murder suspects

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshals Task Force in South Carolina and the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Georgia, apprehended two murder suspects wanted out Berkeley County in South Carolina.

October 02, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO, other agencies arrest 3 in meth bust

Two men and one woman are in the Effingham County Jail, arrested after months of investigation, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

October 01, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


GBI continues probe into Springfield shooting death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is continuing its probe into the shooting death of a Springfield woman.

September 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Tyre sentenced for sexual encounter with minor

The founder of a local theatre troupe has entered a plea on charges of child molestation.

August 31, 2015 | Staff report | Crime Reports


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Missing kayaker found in OKC

A kayaker reported missing off Tybee Island this weekend has been found in Oklahoma City.

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Three arrested in Friday attack on Sherwood Drive

A Rincon homeowner was injured seriously during a robbery attempt of his Sherwood Drive home Friday, according to the Rincon Police Department.

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


CNT operation lands several Effingham people in jail

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team made numerous crystal methamphetamine-related arrests last week, including those of Effingham County residents, following several investigations.

April 26, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO makes three arrests for meth

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office, along with the Chatham Narcotics Team, arrested three people at a home south of Guyton, according to the ECSO.

April 22, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO, CNT arrest meth dealer out on parole

Undercover agents posing as potential buyers met with Jeffery Sanders of Rincon at a local convenience store and purchased a large quantity of methamphetamine "ice ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Guilty pleas entered in several child sex cases

A Rincon man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years probation after he pled guilty last month to child pornography charges.

April 05, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Suspect turns himself in

A man who reportedly traveled to meet a 14-year-old girl at a local park turned himself in to Effingham County Sheriff's deputies late Monday ...

March 28, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Operation Shamrock leads to nine arrests

While others celebrated St. Patrick's Day, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit was on the hunt.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Deputy hurt while enforcing court order

An Effingham County Sheriff's deputy is recuperating from injuries sustained Friday.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


CNT arrests two Effingham people

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) has seized a large amount of drugs and made multiple arrests, including two people from Effingham County.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Rincon Police issues warning about scam

The Rincon Police Department has received several complaints from local businesses who have received calls from a person attempting to scam the business out of ...

March 15, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Man accused in 2014 fatal accident to get bench trial

A Bloomingdale man accused of causing a June 2014 accident that killed a 4-year-old boy has asked for a bench trial in his case.

March 09, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO looking for Dollar General armed robber

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is looking for the culprit in an alleged armed robbery Monday night.

March 08, 2016 | Staff report | Crime Reports


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