Scales of justice

An Orangeburg man is going to prison after pleading guilty to a jewelry store burglary.

Maurice Sapp, 34, of 1373 Marshall Street, Orangeburg, recently pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.

Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein sentenced him to four years in prison.

According to his indictment, Sapp broke into Andrae’s Jewelers on May 14, 2017.

In other pleas:

• Marcus Zimmerman, 28, of 67 Northwood Court, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

Goodstein sentenced him to three years in prison, suspended to three years of probation.

She ordered him to obtain his GED, have no contact with the victim, complete a batterer’s treatment program and not to possess a firearm for three years.

• Keenan Alonza Georgia, 21, of 1068 Fireglow Street, Manning, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary.

Goodstein sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years.

• Christopher Alexander Lucas, 35, of 158 Prospect Road, Bowman, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

Goodstein sentenced him to prison for three years, suspended to two years of probation. He was given credit for serving two days.

She ordered him to complete a batterer’s treatment program, stay in mental health counseling and not possess a firearm for three years.

• Rodriques B. Brown, 38, of 3390 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic violence.

Goodstein sentenced him to prison for three years, suspended to two years of probation.

Brown is required to complete a batterer’s treatment program and undergo mental health counseling.

• Jason A. Burleson, 26, of 181 Snipes Road, Aiken, pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle valued at $10,000 or more.

Goodstein sentenced him to prison for five years, suspended to three years of probation.

• Emily J. Thompson, 41, of 1514 Sifly Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to obtaining goods under false pretenses and forgery valued at $10,000 or more.

Goodstein sentenced her to five years in prison, suspended to three years of probation.

She’s required to continue with mental health counseling, take prescribed medications and follow recommendations.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD.

1
1
1
1
0

Crime Reporter

Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 15 years.

Load comments