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Argument ends in stabbing

Effingham County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a late Wednesday night incident that ended in a reported stabbing.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Biker dies after running from police

Law enforcement officers may never know why a Rincon man decided to hit the gas on his motorcycle - and ended up dying as a result of a crash.

February 06, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Two men arrested on child porn charges

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Treutlen County Sheriff's Office, arrested a Soperton man on child pornography charges Thursday.

February 06, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO: Toddler left at home as parents go on drunken joyride

Two Effingham County parents arrested Wednesday for driving recklessly in a church parking lot also were charged with child cruelty - even though their toddler wasn't with them.

January 30, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Reaction to ‘spice’ ends in an arrest

An Effingham County woman was arrested Monday evening on charges she provided the synthetic drug "spice" to a minor, who then became violently ill.

January 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Teen jumps into pond to avoid deputies

A late-night burglary at South Effingham Middle School led to criminal charges for two 18-year-olds - and hypothermia for one of them.

January 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Springfield fire chief arrested on DUI charge

The Springfield fire chief, hailed last week for his efforts in a tanker truck-pickup crash and explosion that claimed three lives, is on suspension following his arrest Saturday morning.

January 20, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


Woman tries to post bail for friend, gets arrested

A Bloomingdale woman went to the Effingham County Jail to post bond for a friend Tuesday night, and wound up in jail herself.

January 16, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Bench warrant issued for child porn suspect

A bench warrant was issued for a Savannah man who was caught as part of an online child pornography sweep last year.

January 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Crime Reports


ECSO finds pets left abandoned, dead in home

A Rincon man was arrested Wednesday night after Effingham County Sheriff's Office deputies found three dead animals and two emaciated ones in the home where he used to live.

January 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


ECSO warns not to fall for text scam

For the second time in three weeks, the Effingham County Sheriff's Office is alerting the public about a text message scam that asks for people's personal banking information.

January 06, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Burglary suspect caught on Christmas Eve

A burglary suspect spent Christmas in the Effingham County jail after allegedly breaking into a house and stealing firearms.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO issues scam warning

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about a scam where people are being contacted via text message on their cellular phones.

December 26, 2013 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Dad takes off with tot in tow

A Springfield man was charged Monday night with stealing a car from his mother-in-law, fleeing and fighting Effingham County deputies.

December 19, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Marshals arrest fugitive in Rincon

A fugitive wanted on multiple drug charges in Savannah was captured Friday in Effingham County by U.S. Marshals.

December 16, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


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Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

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April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Trio receives sentences for 2013 robbery

Two men and a woman who pled guilty to the April 2013 break-in of a Rincon home received their sentences Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Driver in fatal hit-and-run pleads guilty

A Port Wentworth man pled guilty Tuesday in a December 2012 fatal hit-and-run incident.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Man who sought sex with child gets prison

A Savannah man who thought he was making contact with the mother of a child to set up a sexual encounter with the 5-year-old will avoid going to trial on the charge.

April 10, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Pig attacker sentenced

A man accused of a vicious attack on a pet pig last year has been sentenced in Effingham County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

March 22

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO seeks hit-and-run suspect

Investigators are looking for the driver who critically injured a pedestrian in a hit-and-run Friday night in Faulkville.

March 31, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

March 13

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Multi-county drug probe leads to three arrests

SAVANNAH - Three people were arrested Thursday following a six-month investigation into illegal drug sales, including some that originated from Effingham County.

March 24, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

March 8

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Task force rounds up six for sex with minors

Two Pooler men were among six arrested over the weekend for intending to have sex with minor children.

March 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

March 2

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


ECSO searches for suspect in church burglary

Surveying the damage from a break-in at Goshen Road Baptist Church, parishioner John Tyson was thankful it wasn't worse.

March 13, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


Effingham County Sheriff's Office reports

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March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Crime Reports


Repeat offender back in jail after arrest for meth

A Sylvania man jailed last year on drug and weapons charges in Effingham County was arrested again Thursday in Screven County.

March 10, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Crime Reports


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