Man gets 40 years for killing shooting security guards

by | June 21, 2018 11:39 am

A 25-year-old Walterboro man has been convicted of murder and attempted murder for shooting two security guards outside a Colleton County nightclub – but only after a key piece of evidence was extracted from a survivor’s body.
Andre Nicholas Crawford was found guilty Thursday of killing Jesse Guy, 30, of Dorchester County, and attempting to kill Bruce Martin of North Charleston in 2016. The convictions followed two days of testimony from 19 prosecution witnesses in Colleton County General Sessions Court. Crawford also was found guilty of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime and of obstructing justice.
He is to serve 40 years in prison.

For more details, see next week’s edition of The Press and Standard.

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  1. Comment by David Guy

    June 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Andre Crawford had been arrested 4 times since 2013 for gun and drug charges and was out on bond the night he murdered my brother and almost killed his friend and partner Bruce Martin.In 2010 Andre was slso implicated in the murder of Jessica Judge snd attempted murder of a 16 year old boy but got aquitted in2012.Instead of using this as a scaird straight moment in his life he chose to continue to live the “gangsta” life and got arrested in 2013 for pointing a gun at someone but the charges were dismissed by judge,during the next two years he got arrested on 2 different gun and drug charges on one he was only fined $500 the other from 2025 is still penfing.During sentencing phase of this weeks trial the judge sentenced him to only 40 years due to his age and tge fact he had never been in trouble with the law before.seriously. you can go to sccourts.org to look up court records on anybody.the system made this monster by constantly enabling him conditionong him to think he could get awsy with anything and rules didnt apply to him and the Guy family paid the iltimste price and it was only by the grace of God the Martin family didnt lose Bruce because the doctors said his injuries were catastrophic and usually prove fatal.Jesse leaves behind a beautiful little girl named Veronica who wont have her father there for her anymore.Andre was a predator who was allowed to walk amongst us and you dont blame the predator for doing whats in their nature to fo you blame those that let him out to stalk his prey and in this case its the sc court system.

  2. Comment by David Guy

    June 21, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Typo in my previous post charge from 2015 is still pending.

  3. Comment by ...

    June 24, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I feel your pain David. My brother was senselessly murdered in 18 years ago. Two 18 year olds asked him for a ride. He knew one of them and worked with his brother. What he did not know was these thugs were members of a gang. My brother was kidnapped, robbed and shot several times. He was missing for 5 days. His body was found off of I-95 in a wooded area. The first trial ended in a mistrial. During the second trial, one plead guilty and was sentenced to 25 years and the other was found guilty and sentenced to 15 on all three counts, to run consecutively, for a total of 45 years. The thug who is about to be released, recanted his testimony. A hearing was held a couple of years ago. He testified that he had lied, that he was the person who did the shooting and not the one serving 45 years. It gets worse. None of us attended the hearing on behalf of my brother because the solicitor’s office failed to notify us. Thankfully, the judge denied the request for a new trial. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the person who pulled the trigger will be out in a few years. They have gotten credit for good conduct…sitting back in Allendale prison, under minimum security. That’s our justice system for you. If my brother had refused to give these two men a ride, he would be here today. He was just that kind of person. Our lives were forever changed. I shared my story to tell you to be prepared for anything. While they get off on committing crimes, they don’t want to do the time

  4. Comment by David Guy

    June 26, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Thank you for sharing your story.My condolences on losing your brother Jesse was my baby brother,I am the oldest of four and this senseless,meaningless act has hit us hard.The instigator of this fight snook ip behind another club patron and punched him in the back of the head and even thou he too was out on bond and instigated a bar fight that ended with two people getting shot he hasnt been charged with anything,not assault,not disturbing the peace…nothing.

  5. Comment by David Guy

    June 27, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    40 years because he had no priors but he had no priors because the court kept dismissing charges lol from 2013-2015 he had 3 gun charges filed on him from selling stolen gun,pointing gun at someone to illegsl possession then drug possession and drug possession with intent to distribute but no convictions.Judge at sentencing for the murder of my brother ssid since he has no record he was sentencing him to the 40 years. Hahaha hard to get a record you have a friend in the system dismissing
    the charges.


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