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by | August 31, 2017 5:00 pm

Last Updated: August 30, 2017 at 10:11 am

A Cottageville man learned he will spend one year behind bars hen he appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court this week.
Tony Freeman, 39, of Cottageville, pled guilty to charges of forgery, possession of methamphetamine and making a bomb threat.
After hearing the guilty pleas, visiting Judge Doyet A. Early sentenced Freeman to one year in prison on the charge of making a bomb threat.
On May 21, Freeman called in a bomb threat in an attempt to lure Walterboro Police Department officers away from a local motel where suspects were cooking methamphetamine.
On the forgery charge, Freeman was sentenced to four years in prison with one of the years to be served concurrently with the bomb threat sentence. The other three years were suspended and he was placed on five years’ probation.
On the possession of methamphetamine charge, Freeman was given a three-year sentence with one of the years to be served concurrently with the bomb threat sentence. The two other years were suspended and he was placed on probation for five years.
n Jacob O. Dennis, 19, of Round O, pled guilty to a charge of second-degree burglary, was given a suspended 10-year prison term with credit for 207 days already served in custody and was placed on probation for five years.
He was charged with entering a Round O home on Dec. 1, 2016 and taking a number of items including 30 guns, prescription medication and money.
n Kristie Sanders, 33, of Ruffin, pled guilty to a charge of grand larceny, was given a suspended four-year prison term with credit for nine days served in custody and placed on probation for two years.
Sanders was charged with stealing jewelry valued at approximately $20,000 from a Snyders Highway location on Jan. 4.
n Henry Gaskins, 33, of Cottageville, pled guilty to a charge of violations of an electronic monitoring requirement, was given a suspended five-year prison term with credit for 109 days served in custody and was placed on probation for five years.
n Dexter Drain, 32, of Lodge, pled guilty to a charge of third-degree burglary, was given a suspended 18-month prison term and placed on probation for 18 months.
n John Dennis, 29, of Round O, pled guilty to a charge of third-degree domestic violence and was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Dennis also pled guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to time served, 112 days.
n Samantha W. Burdette, 47, of Cottageville, pled guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine and was ordered to serve 60 days in jail or pay a $150 fine.
n James L. Chisolm, 43, of Round O and John Chavez, 52, of Walterboro, pled guilty to charges of unlawful carrying of a pistol and were ordered to serve 60 days in jail or pay a $100 fine.
Last week, 14th Circuit Court Judge Carmen T. Mullen conducted a short court session at the Colleton County Courthouse.
During that session:
n Marshall Sanders, 41, of Ruffin, pled guilty to a charge of possession of crack cocaine, was given a suspended five-year prison sentence with credit for 30 days in custody and placed on six years’ probation.
n Justice O’Quinn, 20, of Walterboro, pled guilty to a charge of receiving stolen goods, was given a suspended two-year prison term with credit for 107 days served in custody and placed on probation for six years.

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  1. Comment by More 2 Come

    August 31, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Probation. Probation. Probation. That’s bullshit!!!


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