Crime & Justice

  Upstate Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty in Federal Court After Offering Cellmate $10,000 to Kill Prosecutor and Witness     Spartanburg - United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced that Detric McGowan, aka “Fat,” 46, of Piedmont, has entered a guilty plea in federal court to participating in a...
Pamela Tackett, of Gray Court, was found guilty at trial this afternoon (July 18) in Laurens County w-Solicitor's Office Statement.    She was sentenced as follows:   Felony dui resulting in death -- 15 years  Felony dui with great bodily injury -- 7 years  Child endangerment -- 7 years    All...
  Appeals Court sees “old wine, new bottle” rejecting Laurens man call for a new trial.   A criminal sentence appeal that included a focus on Facebook has been rejected by the South Carolina Court of Appeals in a Laurens County case. Fabian Lamichael Green’s attorneys presented “old wine in a new...
CRIME & JUSTICE: Abusive mother gets 15-year prison sentence   Laurens — A woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday afternoon at the Laurens County Courthouse to a charge of inflicting great bodily injury on a child, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo...
Man sentenced to 17 years for DUI crash that killed two bikers   Laurens -- A Greenwood man will spend the next 17 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday morning to two counts of felony DUI in connection to a 2018 incident that cost two Greenwood men their lives, 8th Circuit Solicitor David M...
Trial in 2 Felony DUI Charges w- DAY 2 INFORMATION   Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - WLBG on-line Following jury selection, the trial of 32-year-old Pamela Michelle Tackett of Gray Court began just before 3:00 yesterday afternoon in Laurens County’s Hillcrest Square. She is charged with two counts of...
Murder charge is withdrawn; never should have been brought, defense lawyer says   In an unrelated incident Thursday, a Fountain Inn woman died at the scene of a one-vehicle crash near the Laurens-Greenville County line. Authorities identified the victim as Christie Crocker, 40, of 700 Fairview...
  SC Supreme Court Says: Judge erred in allowing “marijuana expert” testimony   The SC Supreme Court has granted a new trial to Daniel Martinez Herrera of Laurens, sentenced to five years in prison for drug trafficking, finding that the testimony of a “marijuana expert” was invalid. The court said...
Woman Charged with Clinton CVS Armed Robbery in 2010 - $5,000 Reward in Horse Shooting Case     Thursday, January 24, 2019 - WLBG on-line   After release from the South Carolina Department of Corrections, a woman wanted in connection with an Armed Robbery in Clinton nine years ago was turned over...
  Council Member Neal will pay $1,202 after a DUI guilty plea     Clinton City Council Member Robbie Neal has pleaded guilty to first offense driving under the influence, and is paying a $400 fine. With court costs and fees, her total payment at $100 per month will be $1,202.01, according to the...

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