Court Reports: Threat results in prison time
by The Press and Standard | July 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: July 25, 2018 at 10:48 am
A Yemassee man was ordered to spend three years in prison when he appeared before visiting Circuit Court Judge Thomas Cooper in Colleton County General Sessions Court this week.
Michael A. Brown, 48, of Yemassee, faced five charges stemming from different incidents.
Cooper sentenced Brown to time served on two counts of shoplifting and a single count of use of a motor vehicle without permission. He was also charged with threatening a life of a public official or their family. His guilty plea on that charge resulted in a five-year prison term, serving three years with five years on probation. The charge stemmed from Brown threatening the lives of several Walterboro Police Department officers when he was arrested on one of the shoplifting charges.
Brown also pled guilty to a charge of habitual traffic offender and given a concurrent five-year prison term.
• Robin P. Donovan, 29, of Walterboro pled guilty to a charge of third-degree burglary, was ordered to serve two years of a five-year prison term and then spent 18 months on probation. The charge was a result of her breaking into a shed at a residence at Byrd Farm Road in Cottageville on Sept. 22 and taking three coolers. On a second burglary charge, Donovan was sentenced to time served. In that case, Donovan entered a shed on Wesley Grove Road in Cottageville on Sept. 15 and removed a lawn mower.
• Lamont D. Ferguson, 33, of Yemassee pled guilty to a charge of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Officers serving a search warrant found the crack cocaine in Ferguson’s vehicle.
• Charles S. Headley Jr., 29, of Ruffin was sentenced to one year in prison when he pled guilty to a charge of second-degree domestic violence.
• Randy A. Crosby Jr., 29, of Walterboro pled guilty to a charge of obtaining a signature under false pretenses, was given a suspended 18-month prison term and placed on probation for 18 months. Crosby was charged with entering into a contract to do work, receiving a payment of $2,659 and then failing to do the work. He was also ordered to make restitution to his victim.
• Stephen R. Jooy, 30, of Ruffin pled guilty to charges of use of a motor vehicle without permission and third-degree domestic violence, was sentenced to time served and placed on probation for one year.
• Rebecca J. Schultz, 25, of Walterboro pled guilty to a charge of possession of controlled substances was given a suspended six-month jail term with credit for time served and was placed on probation for 18 months.
• Lynne L. Vanhouse, 70, of Round O pled guilty to six counts of ill treatment of animals and was fined $100 and costs.